The Water + Energy
Learning + Behavior Program

WE-LAB is a collaboration between Dream in Green, Miami-Dade County and various cities in South Florida to build awareness on how water and energy are interrelated, empowering each of us to make informed decisions regarding water and energy use. The program is made available through various partnerships including Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department and Solid Waste Management.


About the program

Through our educational and interactive workshops, the WE-LAB seeks to motivate community-wide water-energy-saving behaviors and foster long-term environmental stewardship through money-saving actions. WE-LAB participants will learn to track their water and energy use at home and apply these new behaviors learned in order to reduce utility costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and overall negative impact on the environment. WE-LAB demonstrates the power of WE. As a community, we can take concrete steps to change water and energy use patterns and reduce our regional greenhouse gas emissions.

Our Impact


WE-LAB workshops provide engaging science-based, Water-Energy Nexus information to South Florida residents explaining how decreasing the demand for energy and water can positively affect air quality and improve the water supply.

At the workshop, participants are provided with:

  • An overview of the Water-Energy Nexus

  • Information on how the Nexus has an impact on our community and nation

  • The role water and energy use have on GHG, air pollution, water supply, and maintaining resource reliability

  • How personal energy and water use behaviors can prevent greenhouse gas pollution and degradation of local bodies of water.

Participants receive a FREE water and energy saving toolkit (valued at $50) which includes a low flow shower head, a shower timer, energy efficient light bulbs, a reusable water bottle, and more, allowing them to take immediate action at home to save water and energy. Toolkit contents may vary by city/county.

WE-LAB Sponsors

Miami-Dade County