• 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 […]

  • Let’s Build a More Resilient and Sustainable Miami

    Do you ever ask yourself “what will become of our future?” From an environmental perspective, it is an important question as Miami sits at ground zero for sea level rise.  The environmental challenges we are set to face will be determined by our success to build the infrastructure needed to make our city more resilient […]

  • LEED in South Florida Schools

    Photo Credit: Center for Green Schools South Florida is home to some of the largest school districts in America. Have you ever wondered if your child is learning in a healthy environment? Research shows that a school’s physical environment can significantly affect students’ health and ability to learn. Building designs and materials used for construction […]

  • Expanding WE-LAB

    Dream in Green’s WE-LAB (Water and Energy-Learning and Behavior) program has had a busy and exciting fall. WE-LAB brought on a new coordinator to oversee the different programs including WE-LAB Schools and workshops in Broward and Miami-Dade County. The Academy’s WE-LAB School program kicked off its semester with schools completing their 4 Pillars Challenge including […]

  • DIG seeks Office Administrator – deadline to apply July 31

    POSITION AVAILABLE:  Office Administrator (part-time) Dream in Green (DIG) seeks a part-time Office Administrator to enhance the office’s effectiveness by providing clerical and information management support. This is an administrative position with responsibilities for data and grant management as well as maintaining organizational systems. The position will also assist with correspondence, filing, research, grant writing and […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Student Carries GSC Lessons Beyond High School

    As a student who attended Ransom Everglades School, I was frequently exposed to the importance of environmental protection and the acknowledgement of climate change as an irrefutable—and frankly obvious—scientific fact. My initial arrival at this conclusion was, in large part, due to Ransom’s commitment to “greening” its campus. As a middle school student, I was […]

  • Partnership Opportunity – Universities or Colleges

    Summary Dream in Green is commissioning a study for its flagship program, the Green Schools Challenge (GSC). The proposed study, Green Schools Challenge: Evidence-based Practices, will conduct in-depth research and theoretical evaluation to understand the influence the program has on school staff and students’ understanding of the effects of climate change on human health and the […]

  • Dream in Green Receives Green Pro & NACo Achievement Awards

    Dream in Green’s (DIG) environmental education programs are recognized for their excellence by two prestigious organizations, The National Association of Counties and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. At its fifth annual Green Means Green Awards, The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce honored DIG the “Green Pro” award for its work as a lead organization in helping schools reduce their environmental […]