Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dream in Green

Upcoming Events
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SeedlingFeb. 1, 2009: Tots & Pots: Tu B'shavat Program

SeedlingFeb. 5 & 6, 2009: Precautionary Principal Academy

seedlingMarch 4, 2009: Florida Green Lodging Workshop

SeedlingMarch 28, 2009: Earth Hour Miami

SeedlingApril 7 & 8 2009: Gateway to Green: Green building & green products expo

Tots & Pots: Planting, Caring, and Greening
February 1, 2009, 2:00 pm

Join the Open Tent, The PJ Library and Dream in Green for a family craft and planting Tu B'shavat Program celebrating our environment for Jewish Earth Day. Enjoy a Tu B'shvat story with Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz and a family-friendly environmental lesson from Dream in Green. Children can plant and decorate their own flower pots.

From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, The PJ Libarary, Miami Children's Museum, The Open Tent, and Dream in Green.

Precautionary Principle Academy: Walking the Green Line

February 5 - 6, 2009
A forward thinking event designed to engage members of the legal and environmental communities in discussions about the Precautionary Principle and its implications as the basis for local and state laws. Three national experts from the Science and Environmental Health Network will lead the Academy: Carolyn Raffensperger, M.A., J.D.; Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H.; and Joseph Guth, J.D., Ph.D, along with a panel of local lawyers and decision-makers, including: Richard Grosso, Esq., executive director and general counsel for the Everglades Law Center and professor of law at Nova University; and Murray Greenburg, Esq., former Dade County Attorney.

Thursday, February 5
5:00 - 8:00 pm: Reception (Finnegan's River)

Friday, February 6
8:30 am - 3:45 pm: Academy (Lunch provided)
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 3, Room 3210

Registration: $30 general public; $80 attorneys seeking CLE credit. Free for students, faculty, and administrators of St. Thomas University, Barry University and Miami Dade College. Register by e-mail at Make checks payable to Center for Earth Jurisprudence.

Co-sponsored by Miami Dade College's Earth Ethics Institute and Law Center and the City of Miami Office of Sustainable Initiatives

Save the Date
March 4, 2009
Miami Beach Convention Center (Hall A, 2nd floor) 1:00 - 6:00 pm

The City of Miami Beach is proud to present:
Save the Date
An educational seminar on how hotels can save money and increase profits by going green.

* Energy Conservation - Waste Reduction

* Water Efficiency - Air Quality - Outreach

The workshop is free to all attendees and geared towards: Hotel Management & Personnel, Architects, Designers and Engineers. RSVP: Wanda Ortiz -

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Miami Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28, 2009
8:30 pm

In 2007, more than two million Sydney businesses and households turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour - sending a powerful global message that it's possible to take action on climate change. Just one year later, Earth Hour reached more than 50 million people in 35 countries across 18 time zones, and the campaign shifted from a Sydney event to a global sustainability movement. In 2009, Earth Hour aims to reach one billion people in 1000 cities worldwide, including Miami and Miami Beach.

Visit and click on Miami to find out what activities are happening in your neighborhood.

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April 7 & 8, 2009
Jungle Island

Mayor Manny Diaz cordially invites you to attend the
City of Miami's first Green Vendor Fair

Gateway to Green
The path to a sustainable future

* Connect with green building professionals

* Learn about green building products & services

* Listen to presentations by renowned speakers & industry experts

* Engage through unique networking opportunities

For more information, please contact Vanessa Thomas with the City of Miami Office of Sustainable Initiatives at vthomas at, 305-416-1546

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