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How much carbon emissions are you producing in your home, on the road and when you travel? Find out by using the Carbon Footprint Calculator, and measure your sustainability skills against friends and family.

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Hurricane Irma

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.

 

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  • 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.

Green News

Ideas sought for Arch Creek Basin sea level rise and flooding

The Office of Resilience is seeking innovative ideas and solutions to mitigate the effects of sea level rise and flooding in the Arch Creek Basin, an area with elevated groundwater. Submit pilot projects that use novel approaches to address these challenges in cost-effective and energy-efficient ways. Send your proposal by Friday, June 2.

PACE Programs now available for energy-related upgrades

Homeowners and businesses in unincorporated Miami-Dade County interested in solar panels, impact-resistant windows and other energy-saving upgrades now have another financing option through the Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs.

 

Borrow a free electricity usage meter at your nearby library

Borrow a free electricity usage meter, which helps measure the electricity used by home appliances and equipment. Log on to the Miami-Dade Public Library Catalog, and in the Quick Library search field, type “Electricity Usage Meter” and see where it is available. Read more ways to save green.

Follow the progress of our Countywide sustainability plan

The GreenPrint Progress Report describes the advancement of initiatives made in the first two years. A central component of GreenPrint is the measure and target associated with each goal, as well as the GreenPrint Scorecard of high-level sustainability indicators. Read the GreenPrint Progress Report.

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