Karla Utting


Miami – March 10, 2015Dream in Green (DIG) is pleased to announce that 1 Hotel South Beach will be hosting its 2015 Living the Dream Annual Fundraiser and Green Innovator Awards on Friday, May 8, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Opening mid-March 2015, 1 Hotel South Beach is the first hotel for SH Group’s new 1 Hotels Brand, which is set to be an industry game-changer, with goals of truly upending the world of hospitality through a socially and environmentally conscious platform in celebration of the beauty and preservation of nature.

“We are truly excited to collaborate with 1 Hotel South Beach,” says DIG Board Chair Jenny May. “As we combine forces, we are sending out an important message to the community that making small changes in our living habits can have a dramatic effect on a healthier and cleaner lifestyle. We are so thankful to 1 Hotel South Beach for believing in our work and embracing those values and our mission.”

The event brings together South Florida’s environmentally conscious community to support educational programs, celebrate Dream in Green’s success and showcase the 2015 Green Innovator Awards recipients. The Green Innovator Awards was launched in 2007 to recognize outstanding companies and individuals for their leadership, vision and environmental stewardship in South Florida. Previous Green Innovator Award recipients include former City of Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, The Heat Group, Miami Marlins and Waste Management. Emmy Award-winning WPLG weathercaster Trent Aric will emcee the award ceremony. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on silent auction items and enjoy an eco-fashion show during a cocktail reception featuring lavish fresh farm hors d’oeuvres and premium drinks.

“1 Hotels is not just a brand, it’s a movement,” says Michael Laas, SH Group Director of Impact. “We are challenging ourselves and others to live in greater harmony with this world, and are so pleased to support Dream in Green in helping raise awareness for current issues facing our environment and paving the way for a better future that we can all be a part of.”

All proceeds from the Living the Dream fundraiser will benefit DIG programs. Tickets are $100 per guest, with early bird tickets now available at $80 and may be purchased by visiting Eventbrite.

For more information about Dream in Green visit its website or call 786-574-4909.

Media Contacts:

Dream in Green: Karla Utting l 786-574-4909 l gro.neergnimaerdnull@alrak

1 Hotel South Beach: Samantha Franco l 305-372-2502 l moc.rp-mznull@ahtnamaS



About Dream in Green

Dream in Green (DIG) is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on promoting energy and water conservation and environmental sustainability in South Florida through innovative educational programs. DIG builds partnerships with schools, local governments, organizations and businesses for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and our reliance on fossil fuels. Its programs emphasize education and behavior change. DIG is best known for its award-winning Green Schools Challenge program, currently in its ninth year and serving 115 schools. All of DIG’s programs emphasize education and behavior change that foster long-term community sustainability.


About 1 Hotel South Beach

Occupying two entire city blocks on Collins Avenue, 1 Hotel South Beach sits directly on 600 feet of pristine beachfront. The property offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami’s nature paradise Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami’s ever-expanding skyline. Throughout the 426-room hotel, the celebration of nature is evident, from the graceful twist of driftwood furnishings to the ever-present sounds of the ocean and abundance of living, natural material. The property features four ocean view swimming pools, fully outfitted cabanas, an 18,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, three superb restaurants featuring local ingredients, and a stylish rooftop pool and restaurant-bar with panoramic views of the ocean and Miami skyline. Located at 2341 Collins Avenue, the new 1 Hotel South Beach is the first of the 1 Hotels properties.