(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- In celebration of Earth Day, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will be hosting District 1's first Eco-Fair. Residents are encouraged to learn how to save energy, money and the planet with help from Miami-Dade County, Home Depot, Florida Power & Light, South Florida Water Management District, and The Big Blue Foundation. This free event will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Home Depot located at 5500 NW 167th Street in the parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parents are encouraged to bring their kids; there will be several tents with educational activities, a bounce house, and giveaways. Home Depot will be providing a kids' workshop where children will learn about the environment; the store will also have information on perfecting your garden. Florida Power & Light, South Florida Water Management, and The Big Blue foundation will be present to help residents learn more on conservation.
Several County departments will also have information on their services, including the Solid Waste, Office of Sustainability, DERM, Transit, GSA, and Water and Sewer. Residents will be able to exchange their old light bulbs for energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs and exchange water-wasting showerheads for water efficient models for free. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue will be collecting old cell phones for their Dial-A-Life program, where old cell phones are reprogrammed and given to at risk residents so they are able to dial 911 in an emergency.
This event was organized with help from sponsors: Home Depot, Mike Gomez Construction Consulting, Inc, and The Connor Group.
For more information, contact Commissioner Jordan's office at 305-474-3011 or visit www.miamidade.gov/district01.