EcoTech Launch 11/20/14

EcoTech Launch
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-10-30-at-11.03.46-AM667 Northwest 90th Street
667 Northwest 90th Street,
Miami, Florida 33150
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On November 20th 2014, EcoTech Visions opens its doors to the public. The new business incubator and accelerator is designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating, planning, and launching innovative and “green” manufacturing businesses in South Florida.

In collaboration with Give Miami Day, EcoTech Visions is hosting its first benefit for green advocates, the public, city officials, and philanthropist alike. This event features live music by Inner City Youth and Preforming Arts (ICYPA), high school violinists, light fare, auctions, and showcases EcoTech Visions’ facilities.

EcoTech’s mission is to address systemic poverty and climate change through manufacturing and environmentally-conscious ideas.

PeaceMiami: Human Peace Sign on Miami Beach for International Peace Day 9/21/14

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PeaceMiami: Human Peace Sign on Miami Beach for International Peace Day
Sunday, September 21, 3:05pm – 7:00pm
peacemiami71st Beach
Miami Beach, FL 33141
This a Free and All Ages event.
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Peace Sign at 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Let’s stand up for world peace, Miami! Be part of a historic event on United Nation’s International Peace Day on the sands of Miami Beach.

We need Volunteers / Peace Ambassadors:
-To help organize people
-To shoot footage and take pictures
-To get the word out

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. (That’s where we come in, Miami!)

This is a commUNITY event meant to inspire peace, nonviolence and a great opportunity to meet fellow change makers while sending a message of peace and love from the shores of Miami Beach!

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#peacemiami

Help Us Preserve Hobie Beach 8/23/14

Help Us Preserve Hobie Beach
Saturday, 08/23/2014 – 08/23/2014 08:30 am – 11:30 am
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Hobie Island Beach Park, off the Rickenbacker Causesway near the Rickenbacker restrooms, 2nd and/or 3rd entrances on south side,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami is known for its beautiful scenery and beaches. Virginia Key Beach is an oasis of lush tropical landscape, wildlife and home to various marine science explorations. With the support of volunteers, like prominent environmental activist David Doebler, and program partners like ECOMB, the community is rallying and responding to the real need for preservation of our most delicate natural resources.

In an effort to educate, empower and inspire, power publicist Frances Alban and prominent blogger Jesus Rojas Torres are organizing this volunteer beach-clean-up. All Miami residents are encouraged to participate and show their support for keeping Key Biscayne beautiful, healthy and safe for swimming and recreation.

Organizers will provide garbage bags and other materials needed to collect litter. Volunteers will receive a complimentary continental breakfast and beverages courtesy of Winn-Dixie Key Biscayne. It is recommended that volunteers wear a hat, sneakers or “aqua-shoes”, and bring sunscreen and their own refillable water bottle. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours.

Earth Day Festival 4/19/15

Earth Day Festival
Sunday, 04/19/2015 – 04/19/2015 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Earth-Day-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Celebrate our magnificent planet on Sunday, April 19th when we open our gates FREE to the public for a day of activities for the entire family including workshops organized by the CLEO Institute and Plant Societies, food demos, planting activities, plant sales, an eco-fashion show, green vendors, wild life shows, local school performances. crafts for kids and so much more.

Friendly Creatures of the Night 10/23/14

Friendly Creatures of the Night
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 05:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Owl-at-Friendly-Creatures-of-the-NightFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, and $12 for children 6-17. Free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Halloween is just around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to explore Fairchild looking for night creatures and learning about the habits of nocturnal animals. Bring the whole family and join the garden staff on twilight walks to see these amazing creatures up close.

Photographs of Freebee Launch and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brickell on 8/1/14

Freebee Launch and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brickell on Friday, August 1, 2014.

“Freebee is an alternative transportation service and marketing platform that currently services Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and the Brickell area with a fleet of 20 fully customized, 100% electric vehicles. Freebee vehicles individually host marketing campaigns for a variety of clients, which include both national brands and local companies.”

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Talk About it Tuesday: Petition against Walmart on Endangered Pine Rockland

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A few weeks ago the news broke that the University of Miami sold endangered pine rockland forest to a Palm Beach Gardens-based developer.  The developers planned to build a Walmart.  Leslye Jacobs, former student of the University of Miami was outraged and decided to make a petition against this called MoveOn.org.

Developers have vowed to set 40 acres out of the 88 purchased aside for a preserve, but that isn’t enough for the people of Miami.  An online petition created by activist Chris Wolverton called, thepetitionsite.com has almost 35,000 signatures fighting against the new developemental plans.  Leslye’s petition has already attracted 8,000 signatures as well.  Lesyle plans to present the petition to the Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez along with Gov. Rick Scott.

As residents of Miami, how do you feel about the plans for the development of the land?  Do you think it should all be protected or are you okay with the new plans to develop? Let us know on twitter, Tweet us at @Loop305 with the #TalkAboutitTuesday

 

-Samantha Wagner