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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.
Learn about solar access and rooftop systems at March 11 workshop
The Go Solar Florida workshops on March 11 in Pinecrest educate residents, building officials, contractors and community association managers about solar access and legal rights to install rooftop solar systems. Attendance is free but pre-registration required. Read more.
Race toward a sustainable future Feb. 28
Sign up for the United States Green Building Council’s Miami-Dade Branch 5K run/walk along the South Beach boardwalk on Feb. 28. Read more .
Register to volunteer at Baynanza
Baynanza's Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day takes place April 25 at 24 different locations. Boat captains for five locations are also needed. Register now. Read more.
Miami-Dade, Florida municipalities receive solar grant
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Miami-Dade County and other Florida municipalities a 2.5-year, $1.575 million grant to make it easier for residents to obtain grid-tied solar installations. Read more, and read about the Best Management Practices .
Watch Climate Change Summit video highlights
More than 575 people and 31 press representatives attend the 6th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit in Miami Beach on Oct. 1-2. Video highlights, summit media coverage and more are available. Read more.
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.
Track and analyze your energy and water use
Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce the availability of a FREE online energy and utility tracking tool. The free personal energy dashboard, powered by GreenQuest, enables community members to track and analyze the energy and water use for their home or place of business.
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