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  • 2014-2015 Green Schools Challenge Highlights – January to April

    As the school year winds down and the end of the 2014-15 Green Schools Challenge (GSC) program cycle draws near, we highlight some of the great accomplishments of the GSC Green Teams. In response to the Alternative Transportation monthly challenge in January, the Green Team at Pinecrest Elementary encouraged school families to create carpooling groups […]

  • Dream in Green to Honor Miami’s Green Innovators at the 9th Annual Living the Dream Fundraiser

    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karla Utting 786.574.4909 karla@dreamingreen.org MIAMI – April 13, 2015 – Dream in Green (DIG), along with its sponsors, is pleased to announce the 2015 Green Innovators to be honored at the 2015 Living the Dream Annual Fundraiser and Green Innovator Awards on Friday, May 8, from 7 p.m. […]

  • FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center: Connecting 9-12 Grade Learners with Professionals in the Fields of Environmental Science and Research.

    Placed-based learning is a critical tool for a well-rounded student. The key is for students to experience first-hand the anthropogenic impact of ecosystem interactions with instruction from knowledgeable researchers, educators and professionals. These interactions help students demystify the work involved in developing a sustainability framework for the future. The Tiblisi Declaration (1977) is considered a […]

  • WE-LAB MAKING IMPACT IN SCHOOLS

    The Water and Energy Learning and Behavior Program (WE-LAB), linked to the Green Schools Challenge, is being implemented in 25 public and private schools seeking advanced sustainability curriculum focused on the Water/Energy Nexus. Students have learned about the significance of protecting the watershed, here built model aquifers, and created water savings public service announcements through […]

  • Environmental Educators Successfully Unite to Urge County for Grant Funding

    Having experienced programmatic impacts from administrative delays by Miami-Dade County in issuing a competitive process for environmental education grant funds, seven non-profits organizations including Dream in Green (DIG), Citizens for a Better South Florida, Fantasy Theatre Factory, Friends of the Everglades, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Officer Snook and the South Florida National Parks Trust, […]

  • Keep Throwing Stars

    If you are one of the devoted change makers working on the pursuit of environmental sustainability, and you truly understand the scope of our challenges – the planetary boundaries we’re exceeding, the realities of climate change, the billions of dollars fueling the climate denial machine and the impacts of human activity on our world, then you […]

  • Rewarding Career in Sustainability

    “Building Green” essentially means designing and putting together a building that will last as long as possible, be as inexpensive as possible to operate (energy and water efficient, low maintenance, etc.), and with the highest quality of interior air- in regards to comfort and health- as possible, while creating as little waste as possible.  In […]

  • WE-LAB Workshops Educate 1,000 Households

    A major milestone was celebrated by Dream in Green (DIG) and its partner Miami-Dade Water and Sewer as it reached its 1,000th household educated through the Water and Energy Learning and Behavior Program (WE-LAB) workshops.  Free to participants, WE-LAB workshops (or “labs”) provide engaging science-based, Water-Energy Nexus information to Miami-Dade residents explaining how decreasing the […]

  • Turning Plastic Bags into Art @ ART BASEL

    Ecocouture, the US Green Building Council, the Paradise Key community and Dream in Green are collaborating to bring a “green” art installation to Art Basel in Wynwood as part of Freebee’s “FREEDOM” event. This art piece will be created using plastic bags tied together to create visual awareness about the physical space plastics occupy in […]

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    Recycling 201: Un-Learning How to Recycle

    If the title of this article caught your attention, then it served its purpose. Don’t worry, this is not a bait & switch. An arguably more accurate (though less concise) title might have been “Un-Learning bad habits about recycling through a deeper understanding of what really happens to the stuff you’re sending to the recycling facility […]

  • Lets’s Go To the Beach with Surfrider

    By Mike Gibaldi, Vice Chair, Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter We love to go to the beach to surf, swim, paddleboard, chill out with friends and family or just gaze upon beautiful Mother Ocean. We protect what we love, right? The Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit grassroots organization, exists to protect YOUR beach. As our favorite playground, we […]