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Earth Month

The City of Coral Gables in collaboration with the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board is celebrating Earth Month in April, 2019 with a series of events highlighting the importance of natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. For more information on the City’s environmental initiatives, please visit www.coralgables.com/sustainability or call 305-460-5008.

 

  • Saturday, March 30 (8:30pm-9:30pm):  In celebration of Earth Hour, join the Miami Sierra Student Coalition in front of City Hall for a candlelight vigil and information on sustainable living and climate actions in your community. During Earth Hour, participants are encouraged to turn off their lights and all non-essential electric components. Please visit www.earthhour.org for more information.

  • April 1-30:  Take the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation (www.mywaterpledge.com) for a chance to win cool prizes.

  • April 1-30:  Throughout April, in recognition of Earth Month, the Florida Department of Transportation and its transportation partners are challenging commuters to try an alternative mode of transportation to get to and from work. Sharing the ride reduces traffic congestion, improves air quality, and promotes better health for South Florida residents. To participate, click here and take your alternative mode trips from April 2nd to April 30th.

  • Wednesday, April 10th (6:30pm-8:30pm):  The Coral Gables Art Cinema will feature “Chasing Coral,” a film about a team of divers, scientists and photographers around the world who document the disappearance of coral reefs. The film won the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The cinema is located at 260 Aragon Ave. $10 admission; free for members. Please call 786-472-2249 for more information.

  • Saturday, April 13 (9am-12pm):  Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Event at Matheson Hammock Park. Visit www.miamidade.gov/environment and click on Baynanza for more information and to register to volunteer.

  • Saturday, April 13 (9:30am-4:30pm):  Spring Garden Festival and 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Join us as we celebrate the season with local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in. Learn tips to keep your garden thriving during the summer months, watch cooking demonstrations from local chefs, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors. Please visit here for more information.

  • Saturday, April 13 (10am-2pm):  Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience invites you to a Sea Level Rise Planning Workshop at the Deering Estate (16701 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33157). The workshop is an open house format to discuss how to address sea level rise in our community. No expertise is needed. Children are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. The workshop will coincide with Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day. Please visit here for more information.

  • Monday, April 22 (11am-2pm):  Earth Day - Hug the Lake at the University of Miami. Please visit https://greenu.miami.edu/ for more information.

  • Monday, April 22:  Official launch of the Coral Gables Green Business Recognition Program. For more information, please visit www.coralgables.com/greenbusiness.

  • Wednesday, April 24 (5pm-7pm):  Arbor Day at the Gifford Arboretum. Tree Campus USA celebration at the Arboretum at 5pm (includes a tour of the Gifford Arboretum, a concert from Frost, and food from Green U). Please visit https://greenu.miami.edu/ for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 24 (6:30pm-8:00pm):  Join us at the Coral Gables Museum for a lecture entitled, “The Coming Reality of Sea Level Rise – And What it Means for Coral Gables,” by Dr. Harold Wanless, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami and climate change expert. The check-in/reception is at 6:30pm and the talk commences at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about the impacts of sea level rise on a local level. Please call (305) 603-8067 to RSVP.

  • Thursday, April 25 (6:00pm-9:00pm):  Join us at the Coral Gables Museum for an evening of dialogue and art, "See Change: Climate in National Parks," hosted by National Parks Conservation Association and the European Union focused on the impacts of climate change in our national parks and communities. Please visit here to register.

  • Friday, April 26 (10:30am):  Celebrate Arbor Day at Carver Elementary sponsored by the Coral Gables Garden Club! The children's program will start at 10:30am and the main event will begin at 11am. For more information, please call 305-460-5346.

  • Sunday, April 28 (1pm-4pm):  Join us for an entire afternoon dedicated to "green" programs and activities in celebration of Earth Month at the Merrick House (907 Coral Way). Ellen Book, Master Gardener, will be among the programs teaching a class on backyard composting. Please call 305-460-5361 for more details.

  • Saturday, May 4th (9am-12pm):  Coral Gables Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in the City Hall Parking Lot (405 Biltmore Way). The event is free. Please visit www.coralgables.com/electronicrecycling for more information. Please note the event date change from April 27th. 

Be Environmentally-Friendly Year Round with the following Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Please click here for tips that you can do everyday to help reduce your carbon footprint at home, at work/school, and/or on the road.