• E.W.F Stirrup Elementary Students Host Eco-Summit and Arbor Day Celebration

    On April 25 E.W.F. Stirrup Elementary celebrated Arbor Day at their annual school Eco-Summit, the final activity of the Green Schools Challenge (GSC). The Eco-Summit kicked-off with a tree planting ceremony and included facility staff, teachers, students, the school Principal, Dr. Hernandez, as well as special guests from Perris Ellis and Dream inGreen. This year, the event featured a unique […]

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    Dream in Green Schools Win Back-to-Back Samsung Education Contest

    Have you ever considered how math and science might benefit the environment? Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow National Education Contest focuses on how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education can help the environment. Last year Leewood K-8 Center won the contest and this year G.W. Carver Middle also won. Both schools are part of the Green Schools […]

  • Urban Paradise Guild

    Creating Sustainable Paradise, One Habitat at a Time!

    Written by Sam Van Leer, Founder of Urban Paradise Guild Urban Paradise Guild (UPG)was created to put the tools in your hands, so you can be the change you wish to see in the world. We offer volunteer opportunities every day of the week! Every UPG project protects Miami from the causes, and sometimes the […]

  • Sustainable Energy for a Warming Planet

    Written by John Parker, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science, Florida International University Many scientists think that climate change is the most serious long-term threat to natural ecosystems and human society, posing a global risk to human health, water supplies and food security.  97% of climate-change scientists agree that global warming is caused primarily by carbon […]

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    Students Take the Environmental Sustainability Message Home and to their Communities!

    As we approach the end of the program cycle, GSC Green Teams are ramping up efforts to continue to save water and energy and spread the environmental sustainability message learned from exciting monthly challenge activities relating to our six core topics: Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Water Conservation, Waste Reduction & Recycling, Alternative Transportation, Green Careers and […]

  • Carbon Footprint for Dummies

    Carbon Footprint for Dummies, and I’m the Dummy-in-Chief

    Via Melissa Hunsberger, GSC Coordinator Carbon emissions, carbon footprint and carbon offsetting; scientists and environmentalists use these terms often, but I imagine that few of us, myself included, have taken the time to investigate each of their meanings or how they play a role in our daily lives. Starting at the beginning is usually a […]

  • Students Focus on Environmental Stewardship Activities

    Ransom Everglades Students Focus on Environmental Stewardship

    Environmental stewardship has been an important part of Ransom Everglades and is one of the school’s six major goals with in its 2009 improvement plan. Students at the school took water conservation to the next level by replacing older plumbing fixtures with high-efficiency fixtures with motion sensors, retrofitting existing traditional filtered tap water fountains with […]

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    Nautilus Middle Eighth Graders Win Awards at Future City Competition

    The 2013-14 Future City Competition asked students from around the country to tackle tomorrow’s transportation needs by designing ways to move people in and around their city. Student competitors were placed in real world situations and became problem solvers as they brainstormed ideas and design solutions. Students from various grade levels at Nautilus Middle competed […]

  • Miami Country Day School Students Lead Lots of Green Initiatives

    The Green Task Force at Miami Country Day School has participated in and led a variety of green projects throughout the year. The Task Force, made up of students and staff, improved the school’s recycling program, installed LED lighting systems in some of its classrooms, and planted trees and bushes near several of the buildings on campus […]