3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show at FIU

It’s almost here! The 3rd annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show is on March 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Paul Cejas Architecture Building, Modesto Maidique (main) Campus at Florida International University. Created by friend and fellow USGBC member, Amira Ajlouni, as part of her thesis project in 2014, the fashion show’s purpose is to

Pollution Solutions Video Contest

The Village of Pinecrest, in partnership with Y-Grene, is hosting a video contest open to all Miami-Dade County school students, grades 4 through 12. The contest challenges students to create “a short video, 1-3 minutes in length, which identifies and explains one of the 7 types of environmental pollution:” Air Pollution Water Pollution Noise Pollution Thermal Pollution

Miami Schools Kick-Off National Green Week 2015

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization providing free lesson plans for K through 12 teachers to use in their classrooms during an annual National Green Week Challenge. What is National Green Week? National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities between the first full week

Coral Gables Museum Receives Grant to Expand Green City Program

The Coral Gables Museum announced that it “has received a $200,000 grant from the State of Florida’s Department of Education to expand its Green City Program and provide it at no cost to all K-12 students in Miami-Dade County.” The Green City Program is dedicated to the practice and purpose of teaching future generations about designing

Every School Should Have A Garden

Love this graphic from Grow Food Not Lawns and it reminded me of a Miami Herald article I read earlier this year about Leewood K-8 Center public school in Miami. Seventh-grade science teacher, Angela Holbrook, started the project with her class August 2012. They planted an organic food garden near their classroom, and students from

October 15: FPL to offer $9 million in rebates for solar water heaters & solar photovoltaic systems

If you are planning any home or business renovations for 2014, you will want to read this: Florida Power & Light is opening its application period for the 2014 solar rebate program starting at 8:30 a.m. on October 15th. You can apply at www.FPL.com/solarrebates Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate: $1,000 per installed solar water heater

2013 State of Our Schools Report from the Center for Green Schools at USGBC

"2013 State of Our Schools" Report from the Center for Green Schools at USGBC Calls for Immediate Examination of America's School Facilities (via PR Newswire) Download image Report includes foreword from former President Bill Clinton and highlights $271 billion deficit to bring school facilities up to working order WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The