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Access and choice are the main drivers in healthy lifestyles and a healthy community. The way a community is designed, its open spaces, paths for biking and walking, and access to healthy foods, as well as healthcare facilities, all contribute to a healthy and sustainable community.
Whether it's the various volunteer programs offered by Miami-Dade County, contests to engage our elementary and high school students, or just simple suggestions to live a sustainable lifestyle, there are many ways for residents of all ages to live green.
Miami-Dade County residents are eligible to receive two free trees at the various Adopt-a-Tree events taking place each summer.
Artificial Reef Program
Natural reefs receive protection and artificial reefs made of concrete, steel and other materials are sunk underwater to enhance the tourism and fishing industries while keeping the ecosystem healthy.
Taking place every April, volunteers descend upon more than two dozen locations along Biscayne Bay to help keep Miami-Dade beautiful.
Bicycle trails are being developed across Miami-Dade County, offering wonderful opportunities to experience beautiful landmarks in the open air while ditching vehicles.
Community Gardens are open space areas set aside for the cultivation and harvesting flowers, fruits and vegetables. Read about where they are permitted.
Environmentally Endangered Lands Program
Volunteers can sign up to help restore natural areas in Miami-Dade County that have been acquired for conservation.
Every Drop Counts Kids Poster Contest
Elementary school students combine messages of water and energy conservation with their artistic talents, leading up to the announcement of the winners in April during Water Conservation Month.
Fit to Play, Green it Up Summer Camps
Miami-Dade Parks offers kids many ways to stay fit and go green with an array of summer camp programs that also guarantee lots of fun.
Florida Friendly Yards
Get tips and ideas while creating the perfect Florida-friendly yard, from what plants and trees you should have to easy ways to minimize water waste.
From the home to the office to the road, discover dozens of easy ways to conserve and practice sustainable living.
Public Space Permits
Miami-Dade County and its nonprofit partner, ioby, have created the following guide to public space temporary use permits and event permits.
Rain Barrel Program
Learn how to use a rain barrel to conserve water use and keep a healthy, green yard.
Home Energy Use
Find ways you use -- and can reduce -- energy at home.
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