Introduction The science behind sea level rise is now unquestionable: the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities releases enormous amounts of greenhouse gases which trap heat in the atmosphere and cause the Earth’s surface temperature to rise. As the atmosphere warms, ocean water absorbs extra heat and glaciers and ice sheets melt; not […]

  • The Importance of Recycling the Right Way

    Last week, Dream in Green’s staff toured Waste Management’s recycling facilities in Pembroke Pines. To our surprise, it was an eye-opening experience. Many of us think that because we recycle we are doing the right thing. However, that depends on the items we recycle and their condition. Garden hose = NOT recyclable The facility has […]

  • The People’s Climate March

    On October 14th, over 1,500 people came together for one purpose: to demand politicians and South Florida community leaders to take action on climate change and sea level rise with real solutions. Crowds gathered in downtown Miami and walked to the Torch of Friendship on Biscayne Boulevard chanting “the seas are rising, and so are […]

  • The Climate Reality Project Creates 1,280 New Climate Leaders

    Dream in GreenÂ’s staff, interns and Board members had the opportunity to attend the 30th Climate Reality Leadership Corps training that took place in Downtown Miami from September 28th to 30th. The 3-day event was organized by the Climate Reality Project and led by Al Gore, former US Vice-President and Chairman of the Climate Reality Project, for 1,280 […]

  • The Dream in Green Academy’s Programs Launch

    Dream in Green kicked off its 10th year on September 23, 2015, with a Professional Development Training Workshop to which over 80 K-12 teachers and administrators attended. The workshop, hosted at Westland Hialeah Senior High School, provided teachers information and equipped them with tools to allow them to achieve their green goals. The Dream in Green […]

  • Dream in Green Teachers Win 2015 Spirit of Service-Learning Award

    Six of the Green Schools Challenge and WE-LAB champion teachers and winners of the Dream in Green 2015 Innovation in Education Award were recognized on October 2, 2015 by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year Coalition and the Armando Alejandre Jr. Memorial Foundation, for integrating service into the […]

  • Miami Youth Tackle World Climate Project

    The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its Upward Bound program, Dream in Green, and Breakthrough Miami have joined forces to implement the World Climate Project to benefit students from middle and high schools in Miami Dade County while building awareness of the greatest challenge facing humanity, climate change. The Project is an […]

  • Dream in Green Launches the Academy

    PRESS RELEASE Contact: Karla Utting 786.574.4909   MIAMI – August 25, 2015 – Miami, FL – To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Dream in Green (DIG), a Miami-based non-profit organization, launches The Dream in Green® Academy (The Academy), a new education platform that promotes collaboration with other community organizations to introduce environmental education programs to K-12 schools in […]

  • Sea Level Solutions to the Threat of Climate Change

    The rising sea is a topic of grave concern in low-lying, flood prone coastal areas around the world whose ramifications will likely impact most societies. While the methods and means that allow for a successful adaptation to sea level rise are largely local in nature, it will take international, national, regional, as well as local […]

  • The Miami Science Barge: Floating the Future

    The Miami Science Barge is a self-sustaining floating laboratory, and innovation test bed, and environmental education center that provides an urban link to marine conservation and sustainability on Miami’s Biscayne Bay. The 120’x30’ steel barge will be equipped to enhance and stimulate the use of STEM education across all ages and will focus on the following […]

  • Miami’s Native Corals in Danger

    On June 30th DIG staff attended ECOMB’s Cinema Green screening of Coral City – a documentary starring Colin Foord and Jared McKay, the marine biology/art duo behind Coral Morphologic. The film is both entertaining and educational. Colin and Jared possess a unique talent for making fascinating artwork with coral reefs, while enlightening viewers about the threats […]

  • The Green Schools Academy – the Idea

    This year marks the 10th year anniversary of Dream in Green (DIG) and its Green Schools Challenge (GSC) program. As an environmental education non-profit, a key aspect of DIG is to work non-competitively at building partnerships with other community organizations in order to ‘spread the word’ about environmental and community sustainability. Recently, environmental organizations have […]