Miami International Airport Receives Environmental Achievement Award

Miami International Airport has received the top “Environmental Achievement Award” in the “Environmental Management” category from Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). The award was presented for Miami International Airport’s ongoing Sustainability Project – “one of the largest energy-saving programs ever in the eastern U.S.” Launched in August 2015 in partnership with Florida Power & Light Services (FPLS),

Bike 305, Bike The Underline, a 10-mile festival

Friends of the Underline and Bike 305 are hosting a 10-mile festival on Saturday, April 2. The unique festival is FREE and open to all ages to promote the “proposed 10-mile stretch of biking and pedestrian trails and park spaces located beneath the county’s Metrorail, in the Transit Department’s Right of Way, between the Miami

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

“Green Passengers” – Going Without a Car in Miami

“The most powerful weapon you can use to combat global climate change may be a daily transit pass.” This was the conclusion of a study conducted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) a few years ago. The study noted that if just one commuter per household gave up their car for public transportation, it reduces the

Green Thumbs Up to Baptist Medical Plaza

A green thumbs up to the Baptist Medical Plaza at 2660 Brickell Avenue in Brickell, Miami, for their parking lot EV charging station. Forbes wrote earlier this year, “As more and more EVs enter the fleet, and annual sales continue to increase, the question of charging – and charging protocols – becomes ever more critical…

What’s a Litter Decomp-O-Meter?

It’s the newest in a series of informational ads from the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Roadside Litter Prevention Education Campaign. The campaign, which was unveiled earlier this spring, aims to reduce the incidence of littering on Florida highways, promote pride in the beauty of Florida’s landscapes and educate Florida motorists about the dangers and

Berkeley Study: Suburban Sprawl Cancels Carbon Footprint Savings of Dense Urban Cores

Recent Study: Suburban Sprawl Cancels Carbon Footprint Savings of Dense Urban Cores (via Green Building Elements) Lessons learned in history, were that, lessons learned from everyday experiences. People developed and moved to the suburbs because more space was needed to start and expand families and because they wanted fresh air away from the industrial working…

Miami in the Top Ten US “Most Walkable” Cities

The City of Miami may have an overall Walk Score of 73 (which puts us in the “Top Ten Most Walkable” cities in the United States) but my little slice of the Magic City in the Central Business District scores a “Walker’s Paradise” rating of 92 while parts of the Brickell Financial District score a