Earth Hour Miami 2009 Green Event Guide 3/28/09

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KEY BISCAYNE

Event Name: Coconut Grove Chamber Green Luncheon at Sonesta Bayfront Hotel
Date: March 27 Friday
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: The Sonesta Bayfront Hotel in the Grove
Summary: Featured speakers Edith McClintock of Dream in Green Foundation and Robert Ruano, City of Miami’s Director of Sustainable Initiatives, Noel Gourmelen, PhD student at Geodesy Laboratory, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, with a fantastic slide presentation from his recent trip to Antarctica, and Frank Couzo, Sales & Marketing Director of Sonesta, the first green hotel in the Grove. Event will feature the Wines of the sustainable local winery, Schnebley.
Contact:Richard Issa info@coconutgrove.com or visit coconutgrovechamber.com

Event Name: Miami Science Museum Earth Hour Family Celebration
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 11:00-3:00 pm
Location: The Miami Science Museum
Summary: An array of environmentally-friendly activities for the entire family, including: lectures on eco-friendly architecture and Florida’s wildlife, native tree informational activities and landscaping, human food chain game and energy conservation activities, what are solar cookers¦ and their use, and much more! Check Globe@Night in the Planetarium — a cool activity that will let you see the stars. Literally! Also, the Museum’s new exhibit, Megalodon: The Largest Shark That Ever Lived! Is now open! All activities are included with regular admission price.
Sponsors: Electron Solar Energy, Yahoo! En Espanol, Urbanform Design Group, Hybrid Buildings Inc., Miami Country Day School, Urban Paradise Organization
Contact: Adriana Villar avillar@miamisci.org or call 305.646.4405

Event Name: Bike the Grove Bike Rack
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Peacock Park & Coconut Grove Chamber Terrace
Summary: An inauguration of the bike rack at Peacock Park, with a celebration (4 – 6 pm) on the Terrace of the Glass House. Biking enthusiasts are encouraged to attend (and then stick around for Earth Hour). About 200 cyclists expected.
Sponsors: Leadership Miami, (an organization created by the City of Miami Chamber of Commerce), The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce, City of Miami Parks & Rec.
Contact: Richard Issa, info@coconutgrove.com

Event Name: Grove Chamber’s Dinner & a Movie series at Arts & Minds Center
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: 3138 Commodore Plaza
Summary: Candlelight dinner on the terrace at Al Fresco Restaurant, with an outdoor screening of Al Gore’s award winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”.
Contact/Reservations:info@coconutgrove.com

Event Name: GreenStreet Cafe switches off for Earth Hour
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 8:30- 9:30 pm
Location: 3110 Commodore Plaza
Summary: Join Greenstreet Cafe as they participate in lights off and switch to acoustic music. During Earth Hour, enjoy their drink menu at 1/2 price off their regular price in honor of the climate change movement.
Contact: Sylvano Bignon, proprietor sbignon@msn.com 305.444.0244

KEY BISCAYNE

Event Name: Earth Hour @ Biscayne Nature Center
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Park
Key Biscayne, FL 33149. Please use the North Beach entrance of Crandon Park to access the Nature Center.
www.BiscayneNatureCenter.org
Summary: Come celebrate Earth Hour with a Coastal Ecology program along the beach in Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. The Coastal Ecology program will provide you with a broad background on all the South Florida ecosystems that exist within the Bear Cut Nature Preserve on Key Biscayne. The participants will learn about the history of the barrier island of Key Biscayne, plus how every ecosystem is connected, and how people impact the environment. Activities include a beach and hammock walk, a butterfly exploration in our garden, a walk through the mangroves, and a visit to our exhibit room which houses the various marine animals in the sea grass beds off the Bear Cut Preserve. The Cost is Free, but there is a $5 parking fee to enter Crandon Park
Sponsors: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. Islander News, Key Biscayne Magazine,
Contact/Reservations: (Space is limited so reserve your spot early by calling Claudia Succar at the reservation desk at 305.361.6767 ext. 123 4claudia@mindspring.com

Event Name: Everglades; Art for Children
Date: March 28 Saturday and April 4 Saturday
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Key Biscayne Public Library
Summary: In honor of Earth Hour and Earth Day Artist Edwin Villasmil will conduct a special 2 part program using art to create awareness of our Environment and Climate Change. The event is designed for children age 5 to12. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Sponsors: Key Biscayne Rotary Club
Contact: Teresa Morrell, 305.361.5192

MIAMI BEACH AREA

Event Name: Earth Hour Celebration at MCM
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 3:00-6:00 pm
Location: Miami Children’s Museum 980 Mac Arthur Causeway, Miami Fl 33132 www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
Summary: The Museum will feature Earth Hour Activities through the event.
Contact:Danielle Black Danielle@miamichildrensmuseum.org

DOWNTOWN / BRICKELL

Event Name: A Night Under the Brickell Stars
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
Location: Mary Brickell Village
Summary: Come and enjoy an intimate dining experience at one of our many fine restaurants and shopping while relished in soothing music under the Earth Hour Stars. All day parking reduced to $3.00.
Sponsors: Electron Solar Energy, Yahoo! En Espanol. Brickell Magazine
Contact: Cecilia Maldonado cmaldonado@marybrickellvillage.com

Event Name: Ultra Music Festival
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Bicentennial Park 301 North Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida 33132
Summary: Stop by the Earth Hour booth at the UMF event.
Sponsors: Generation Engage, Yahoo! En Espanol,
Contact: Heather Read heath.read@gmail.com

Event Name: Earth Hour on the Rooftop at MDC
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm
Location: MDCC Wolfson Campus on rooftop of building 3, 5th floor
Summary: Generation Engage Ambassadors in partnership with the City of Miami
Office of Sustainable Initiatives will present Project Switch & Save. The
Ambassadors have created a social marketing campaign focused
In getting MDCC students to switch from using incandescent light
bulbs to Fluorescent light bulbs in order to promote reducing emissions in the community. Students will enjoy food, an acoustic band and Capoeira performance by Nago Capoeira
Sponsors: Generation Engage, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Downtown Miami Partnership (DMP), City of Miami Office of Sustainable Initiatives, Earth Ethics Institute, MDCC Center for Community Involvement
Contact: Ali Ingersoll ali.ingersoll@generationengage.com

Event Name: Azul at the Mandarin Oriental goes Green for Earth Hour
Date: March 28 Saturday
Time: 7:00-11:00 pm
Location: Mandarin Oriental Miami 500 Brickell Key Drive
Summary: Azul is celebrating Earth Hour with a special organic focused tasting menu. Chef Clay Conley has created a special menu available a la carte or as a six course menu.
Contact: For reservations, please call 305.913.8358

NORTH MIAMI

Event Name: Earth Hour at MDC, North Campus
Date: March 27 Friday
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: MDCC North Campus outside Lehman Theater
Summary: Generation Engage Ambassadors in partnership with the City of Miami
Office of Sustainable Initiatives will present Project Switch & Save. The
Ambassadors have created a social marketing campaign focused
In getting MDCC students to switch from using incandescent light
bulbs to Fluorescent light bulbs in order to promote reducing emissions in the community. Students will enjoy food, an acoustic band and Capoeira performance by Nago Capoeira outside of Lehman Theater. Sponsored by Generation Engage and the City of Miami Gardens
Sponsors: Generation Engage, City of Miami Office of Sustainable Initiatives, MDCC North Campus
Contact: Ali Ingersoll ali.ingersoll@generationengage.com

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