Dream in Green is excited to celebrate 10 years of success at their Living the Dream Annual Fundraiser and Green Innovators Awards at The Palms Hotel & Spa on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 7 to 11 pm. This milestone event brings together South Florida’s environmentally conscious community to support sustainability in our community. We will celebrate DIG’s success and showcase the Green Innovator Awards recipients. The Green Innovator Awards will recognize outstanding businesses, governments and individuals for their environmental leadership, vision and stewardship in South Florida.
Ten years ago the three founders of Dream in Green came together with a shared vision of educating children on climate change, hoping to instill long term generational changes in behavior. Now, a decade later, Dream in Green has reached 66,000 children and roughly 22,000 adults through their collection of educational programs. “We have far exceeded our initial goals after 10 years of program implementation. As we begin the 11th year of the Green Schools Challenge, we continue to improve the program and enhance its impact on youngsters based on the valuable lessons we have learned over the years.” said Nick Gunia, Co-Founder of Dream in Green
The Green Schools Challenge is Dream in Green’s flagship program which engages students in hands-on activities to save energy and water in schools and teaches them about the links between energy, water, waste, the environment, climate change and community sustainability. Dream in Green’s second largest program, the Water and Energy, Learning and Behavior (WE-LAB), was designed to educate students, teachers and community residents about the fundamental relationship between water and energy. WE-LAB provides participants low-to-no-cost solutions that help them save money while promoting behaviors that benefit the entire community. In 10 years, participating schools have helped to conserve 23.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity, which saved 2.3 million dollars and reduced or offset 35.4 million pounds of carbon emissions.
Dream in Green invites the public to join us in celebrating this milestone. An online auction will be activated one month prior to our event. All proceeds will go towards funding Dream in Green’s expansion of its educational programs to have a greater reach in South Florida and impact on behavioral changes and sustainable practices.
Interested in supporting a local non-profit and/or environmental sustainability efforts in our community? Consider sponsoring the event or donating to our silent auction! Contact Karla Utting, Executive Director at gro.neergnimaerdnull@alrak for a sponsorship package.
About Dream in Green
Dream in Green’s mission is to empower individuals to respond to climate change and other environmental challenges facing local and global communities. We assist diverse organizations, including schools, households, local governments, and businesses to reduce their environmental footprint. Through establishing partnerships in our community, we develop, implement and oversee educational programs and workshops that promote environmentally sustainable behaviors among all age groups with particular emphasis on K-12 students.
About the Palms Hotel & Spa
Just minutes from the heart of South Beach, The Palms Hotel & Spa combines genuine service, laid-back sophistication and oceanfront serenity into a destination where complete wellness and environmental awareness are at the center of each experience. Privately owned and managed by The Krause family, who also own just a few blocks away the 97-room boutique-style Circa 39 Hotel on 3900 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, The Palms sits on its own stretch of beach just 12 miles from Miami International Airport. An AAA 4-diamond rated hotel, The Palms Hotel & Spa is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a collection of the finest independent luxury hotels around the world, and a 4 Green Key, Florida Green Lodging and Tripadvisor Silver Green Leader accredited property. For reservations or further information, please call 800.550.0505 or visit www.thepalmshotel.com. The Palms is located at 3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140.