As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.
Welcome to Miami-Dade Green
Miami-Dade County invites you to become stewards of the environment.
Nestled between the Everglades and the sea, Miami-Dade County is blessed with a wealth of unique natural resources. Beautiful sandy beaches line the coast while Biscayne Bay is a playground for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. To the west, Everglades National Park supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. These natural resources, coupled with our tropical climate, make Miami-Dade County a great place to live and visit.
Since we live in one of America’s most vulnerable communities, the County’s focus is to achieve aggressive water conservation, energy, climate change, and greenhouse gas reduction goals to sustain ourselves, our community and our natural resources. This effort includes the County’s implementation of GreenPrint – Our Design for a Sustainable Future. GreenPrint lays out a vision and action plan for a greener, more sustainable future in which we turn the pressing challenges of our day into opportunities for economic growth and a better quality of life.
- In most Florida homes, air conditioning accounts for 40% or more of the annual electric bill. Setting the temperature at 78 degrees combines comfort and energy efficiency.
- The water heater is a large user of energy in most homes, and other wasteful water behaviors also waste energy.
- Toaster or microwave ovens use less energy and add less heat to the kitchen compared to a conventional oven.
Free Storm Surge Workshop Nov. 8
New and innovative project ideas are essential in making the region more resilient against the risk of flooding from storm surge.
Community members are invited to share their ideas on how to protect the region from storm surge at a public workshop. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will consider each project idea and some may go on to become eligible for federal funding.
The workshop will be presented in an open house format. Interested persons may feel free to drop in at any time throughout the workshop. You can also register here.
Storm Surge Workshop
Nov. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Miami Rowing Club
3601 Rickenbacker Causeway
Virginia Key, FL
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