April is Earth Month in the City Beautiful! Join us as we celebrate with a series of educational and impactful events to celebrate Mother Earth and the importance of natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. Help the City create a more resilient and sustainable Coral Gables for current and future generations.
Environmental Events Taking Place Throughout the Month of April
Saturday March 20th (8am-10am): Keep Coral Gables Beautiful Plogging Event at Matheson Hammock Park: Join Keep Coral Gables Beautiful on Saturday, March 20, for Plogging at Matheson, the kick-off for the Great American Cleanup Season. Plogging is a combination of jogging and “plock upp”, Swedish for “to pick up”. It entails jogging and picking-up trash while on the go. Everyone participates at their own pace, meaning people can jog, walk or run.
Saturday, March 27th (8:30pm-9:30pm): Earth Hour. The City of Coral Gables is encouraging its residents, businesses, and visitors to participate in their own way at home in the international Earth Hour event taking place on Saturday March 27th from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights at home or their place of business to show support for our planet. We encourage everyone to share their Earth Hour story on social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) by tagging @cityofcoralgables and using the hashtag #EarthHour.
April 1-30: Earth Month Social Media Campaign: Follow the City of Coral Gables on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for environmental tips throughout the entire month of April that can help you save money and the environment.
April 1-30: Take the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation for a chance to win excellent prizes.
April 5- June 20th: This Great American Cleanup season Keep Coral Gables Beautiful encourages residents to participate in solo cleanups. Now through June 20, you can earn community service hours, enter the Most Pounds of Litter Collected contest to win great prizes, and help keep our City Beautiful. Participation is simple – Register online, pick a location (around your neighborhood, a local park, etc.) and make sure to download the Clean Swell App to track your litter collection. Make sure to share your #SoloCleanup on social media with the hashtags #KeepCoralGablesBeautiful, #cleanYourblock.
Be Environmentally-Friendly Year Round with the following Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Tips that you can do everyday to help reduce your carbon footprint at home, at work/school, and/or on the road.
For any Coral Gables Business please visit www.coralgables.com/greenbusiness for more information on the City's Green Business Certification Program.
For more information on the City’s environmental initiatives please visit www.coralgables.com/sustainability or call 305-460-5008.