• Dream in Green partners with the British Consulate General to begin The UK-US Green School Partnership Project

    -Nearly $12,000 awarded for implementation of the Green Schools Challenge locally-   December 12, 2019 – Miami, Fla. – both the UK and US share the understanding of the need for quality environmental education for K-12 students.  As a result, the British Consulate is collaborating with Dream in Green to engage students on issues of […]

  • Ocean Conservancy and Dream in Green Announce Partnership

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 Ocean Conservancy today announced a new partnership with Dream in Green, to help the South Florida non-profit craft its curriculum around ocean conservation using science-based content, like Ocean Conservancy’s recent Florida Report. Jon Paul “J.P.” Brooker, Senior Manager & Policy Counsel for Florida Conservation at Ocean Conservancy, will join Dream in Green on Saturday, […]

  • 13th Annual Awards Ceremony

    On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Dream in Green hosted its 13th Annual Awards Ceremony. The evening brought together students, teachers, administrators, environmental activists and green businesses to celebrate another successful year of the Green Schools Challenge.   Throughout the evening Dream in Green honored individuals and schools that excelled in the 2018-19 school year by […]

  • 12th Annual Awards Ceremony

    On Friday, June 1st, DIG celebrated its 12th annual Dream in Green Awards Ceremony. The ceremony brought together students, teachers, parents, administrators, facilities staff and our partners to celebrate all of the hard work that went into creating environmental stewards and greener schools during the 2017-2018 schools year. We would like to thank Stearns Weaver for […]

  • Resilience strategies that work

    Building Efficiency 305: Buildings play an important role in Miami-Dade County’s resilience efforts. For this reason, the County has joined a national initiative to cut waste in large buildings and make American cities healthier and more prosperous through energy and water efficiency. The Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience has teamed up with Miami-Dade County’s Water […]

  • Recycle Across America’s standardized labels for recycling bins are helping schools save hundreds of thousands of dollars in trash hauling fees.

    Right now, recycling is often presented in a confusing and inconsistent way. The millions of different looking recycling bins and labels throughout society make recycling seem disheveled and inefficient and this leaves the public feeling apathetic and skeptical about the effectiveness of recycling programs. Seven years ago, founder Mitch Hedlund started the 501(c)3 non-profit, Recycle […]

  • The power of the bulb

    Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) is committed to reducing energy consumption in our buildings as both responsibility to tax payers and sustainability. Our approach to sustainability is constantly improving working closely with our consultants and industry available products to shape and implement energy and resource efficiency in our buildings. One of our foci is […]

  • Ask a Scientist: Hurricanes and Climate Change

    Does this year’s devastating hurricane season make you wonder what is behind all these powerful storms? At Dream in Green, we believe in the power of science and education. In our new ‘Ask a Scientist’ series, we sat down with atmospheric scientist at University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dr. Amy Clement, […]

  • Power Up with Florida Sunshine and Save Money!

    Florida is ranked 3rd in the country for rooftop solar potential, but all the way down at 12th for cumulative solar capacity installed. In Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, where over 1.3 million people reside, only 122 residential permits were issued for solar installations since 2014. We can debate the reasons for lack of solar in the […]

  • Bridging Challenges of Telling Sea Rise Stories

    U.S. journalists continue to struggle to tell stories of rising seas, leaving the public and policymakers either in the dark about environmental change or uninformed about the challenges and potential solutions. While local newspapers, for instance, have increased their coverage – according to a 2016 report from George Mason University on media coverage of sea […]

  • 75 Awards Presented at the 11th Annual Dream in Green Awards Ceremony

    Miami, FL – On Friday, June 2nd, DIG celebrated its 11th annual Dream in Green Awards Ceremony with over 120 guests in attendance. It was an opportunity to come together and celebrate the achievements of students, teachers, parents, administrators, facilities staff and our collective progress in achieving a healthier and more environmentally sustainable community. Coral […]

  • Watt are you doing about air pollution?

    When you turn on that light in your bedroom the last thing on your mind is where that power came from. You never envision enormous power plants continuously burning fossil fuels or natural gas emitting pollutant gases into the atmosphere, into the air you breathe. The fact that energy production and use is the biggest […]