Green Mile 2019 5K Run/Walk – February 16

Join Miami’s only eco-run this Sunday, February 16, on the Miami Beach Boardwalk at the 22nd Street entrance. The annual 5K mini-marathon coordinated by USGBC Miami helps promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles! Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., the race starts at 9:00, and winners will be announced at 10:15 a.m. Discounts for pre-registration, and for

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

701 Brickell Avenue Re-certified LEED Gold

701 Brickell Avenue, a 33-floor office building in the Brickell Financial District, has earned its Gold level re-certification for “LEED 2009 Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance”. 701 Brickell was originally built in 1986, and is currently owned by TIAA–CREF. It contains 677,677 rentable square feet of Class A office space. The lobby soars 38-feet with

Salon Urban Cholesterol – January 17

A multimedia DASS Salon to address critical issues downtown Miami residents confront daily: traffic congestion, walkability, and other urban cholesterol symptoms, and how to fix them. The Panelists:   Victor Dover is the author of the influential book STREET DESIGN: the Secret to Great Cities and Towns. He is cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners

Drill Baby Drill

The Trump administration proposes to open 25 of the 26 “offshore planning areas” to oil drilling over the next 5 years. This includes all of Florida’s coastline, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits adjacent to the Florida Keys National Marine Preserve. There is a 25-mile proposed buffer zone between the coasts and

Historic Resources as Green Infrastructure

Miami Beach’s Art Deco district is a testament to the benefits (and beauty) of historic preservation. At the same time, increasing flooding events is forcing Miami Beach to address climate change and sustainability in a way that many cities aren’t. On Sunday, January 14, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., the The Wolfsonian-Florida International University campus on

Saving Miami with Jack Black & Years of Living Dangerously

Miami could be underwater by the end of the century if nothing is done to curb emissions. Jack Black and the #YearsProject are trending again following the December 22 YouTube release of this video short: “Saving Miami”. It is a compilation of clips from Season 2, episode 2: “Years of Living Dangerously: Gathering Storm”, which aired

DEEP SEE – An Art Awakening for the Sea @ Art Miami

Join the U.S. Green Building Council Miami Branch at Art Miami for DEEP SEE – An Art Awakening for the Sea. Conceived by artist Tina Spiro and developed by the MiART Foundation, the DEEP SEE project seeks to leverage the power of art as a means of communication to heighten awareness about and showcase solutions

So You Think You Know Solar?

Love this solar quiz from The Climate Reality Project. Fifteen questions about the history and technology of solar energy. I consider myself to be relatively knowledgeable on this topic, yet missed quite a few of the answers. Question #2, in particular, surprised me. Solar energy is the most abundant energy source on the planet. In