Since 2008, Dream in Green and its staff have been recognized by prominent organizations in the community. Thank you for believing in our work.

2014-15 Awards

2021 – Alexandra Ender, Dream in Green Program Manager – winner of the “Green Schools Advocate” from US Green Building Council’s GalaVerde Awards

2021 – Diego Cancel, Dream in Green Program Coordinator – winner of the “Rising Star” from US Green Building Council’s GalaVerde Awards

2019 – Barbara Martinez-Guerrero, Dream in Green Executive Director – winner of the “Green Schools Advocate” from US Green Building Council’s GalaVerde Awards

2017 – Jesse Rittenhouse, Dream in Green Vice Chair – winner of the “Green Means Green” Awards by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce in the category “Green Leadership Professional”

2017 – Executive Director Karla Utting – honoree of the “Best of Green Schools”, class of 2017 by the Green Schools National Network and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

2016 – Executive Director Karla Utting –  finalist in the “Green Means Green” Awards by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce in the category ‘Green Leader Professional’

2015 – Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for the Water & Energy Learning and Behavior (WE-LAB) Program

2015  – ‘Green Pro’ Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

2014  – Better Miami Award from Earth Day Miami

2014  – ‘Green Machine’ Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

2013 – The CLEO Institute – Leadership Circle Inductees

2012  – Certificate of Recognition for the Green Schools Challenge Program from Commissioner Michael Gongora, City of Miami Beach

2010  – Sustainable South Florida Award for Green Education & Outreach from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

2009 – Sustainable South Florida Award for Green Education & Outreach from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

2008 – 11th Annual Diamond Awards, 2008 Go Green Award Finalist from Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

2006 –  Certificate of Recognition for Miami’s First CO2 Emissions Event hosted by Dream in Green from Mayor Manuel A. Diaz, the City of Miami

Speaking Engagements

Climate Stories Through Citizen Science, April 2021. B. Martinez-Guerrero

Miami Youth Climate Summit, March 2021. “Green Schools Challenge: Whole-System Approach to Integrating Environmental Education” B. Martinez-Guerrero and A. Ender.

The Climate Reality Project Spotlight on Series, November 2020. “Talking to kids about climate change” B. Martinez-Guerrero

North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, October 2020. “Green Schools Challenge: Whole-System Approach to Integrating Environmental Education” B. Martinez-Guerrero and A. Ender

DIG’s Virtual Town Hall, August 2020. “What is education’s role in ensuring environmental justice in our community” B. Martinez-Guerrero

Goldin Solar: Fridays with Daren, June 2020. “Environmental education for resilience and resistance” B. Martinez-Guerrero