Celebrate Earth Day 2019 by Supporting H.R. 763

Earth Day 2019 seems like an appropriate day to remind ourselves of the realities of climate change, and that there is no Planet B. This blog started in April 2010 (goodness, has it been that long!) with a focus on green building in Miami. And it is still that. But much like I imagine journalist

Miami-Dade County Sea Level Rise Workshops

%TITLE% | Miami-Dade County’s Office of Resilience is seeking your input in a series of workshops addressing sea level rise in Miami. The next two workshops are scheduled for April 10 in North Miami Beach & April 13 in Palmetto Bay.

Thank You for Supporting the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act

Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), along with six co-sponsors, introduced the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, 21 additional Representatives have added their names in support. Thank you to the following Representatives for signing on as co-sponsors so far: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 03/27/2019 Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray,

Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

What can reduce carbon emissions, create 2 million new U.S. jobs, and pay a dividend to every American household? The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was initially introduce to Congress in November 2018, and re-introduced in January of this year. What is the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act? The Energy Innovation and Carbon

Canada launches Smart Cities Challenge

On November 23, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities officially announced the Smart Cities Challenge. The challenge is open to all communities in Canada, including “municipalities, regional governments and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data

Chipping Away at Our National Parks

Scientific America has an excellent (albeit disheartening) article written by Dana Hunter up at their website: The Trump Administration’s Effect on National Parks How are our national parks faring under the Trump administration and its Republican Congress? Let’s take a look at the latest actions, and you can decide for yourselves. The report goes on to

Trump Administration Silences the EPA

Apparently, the Trump administration has barred staff at the Environmental Protection Agency from awarding any new contracts or grants, or from issuing any press releases, blog updates, or posts to the EPA’s social media accounts. According to the Associated Press, “the Trump administration has also ordered a “temporary suspension” of all new business activities at the department,

Miami Rising: Resilience and Citizen Action

Last night I attended the “public program” portion of the 2016 “Design Matters” conference. This annual event by the Association of Architecture Organizations which is taking place in Miami this year November 2 through today with the theme: “Miami Rising”. The public program was titled “Resilience and Citizen Action”. On the heels of Miami being named a