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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.
Sea Level Rise and Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact
On March 2, a free 1-hour webinar will be held from 2-3 p.m. by our Chief Resilience Officer, Jim Murley, who will explain how the County has worked with regional partners, federal and state agencies and experts from around the world to develop a plan for addressing sea level rise in one of the most vulnerable locations in the U.S. Murley and his team will explain how the County's water supply is threatened.
Kids are encouraged to enter the Clean Up Green Up Contest
Miami-Dade County school students from 1st through 12th grade are invited to participate in the Clean Up and Green Up Poster & Video Contest. Students are encouraged to design a poster that explains what we can do to clean up our community.
WASD receives 2015 Sustainable Water Utility Management Award
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) recognized the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) for its effective Water Use Efficiency Program decreasing water demand to approximately 40 million gallons a day and their efforts to encourage the development of alternative water supplies. Read the News Release.
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.
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.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Mon Feb 8, 2016 11:02:34 AM
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