Coral Gables is a testing site for solar powered crosswalks. Miami-Dade County has installed one such crosswalk at Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Suarez Avenue. The pedestrian crosswalk is equipped with solar panels which power the crossing. A battery backup has the capability of operating for up to five days without charging.
The City’s proactive measures in promoting an environmentally sustainable future for the next generation have generated a lot of attention. For its continuing green efforts, the Broward Audubon Society presented Coral Gables the 2007 Protector of the Climate Award.
For details about all the rules on the water restrictions, use the following URL to access the Miami Web site: www.miami.about.com/od/natureenvironment/a/wateringrules.htm
Climate Change - What You Can Do:http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/home.html
On the Road:http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/road.html
At the Office:http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/office.html
Serve to Preserve: http://www.myfloridaclimate.com/env/home/
Managing Pollution: http://www.miamidade.gov/derm/pollution_air.asp