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  • 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 […]

  • Dream in Green Welcomes New Executive Director

    Dream in Green’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lauren Ordway has been selected as the new Executive Director for the organization, effective July 24th, 2017. “After serving the South Florida community for over a decade, Dream in Green was looking for a leader who could bring transformational potential to the organization,” said co-founder Nick Gunia. “We know that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dream in Green Receives Best of Green Schools Ambassador Award

    Miami, Florida—March 30, 2017— Dream in Green received the Best of Green Schools Ambassador award from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN). The award honorees were announced at the Green Schools Conference and Expo which took place in Atlanta, Georgia last week. Ambassador award: Recognizing individuals who have […]

  • DREAM IN GREEN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ITS FIRST ANNUAL ECO-HUB COMPETITION

    Miami, February 17, 2017 –Due to South Florida’s vulnerability to a changing climate, Dream in Green’s commitment to responding to local environmental issues and empowering people to take action is more relevant than ever. With this in mind, Dream in Green (DIG) created its first annual Eco-Hub Competition to help schools reduce their carbon footprint […]