Photographs of WhereBy Us: Delightful Commutes at Miami Light Project on 4/8/14

WhereBy Us: Delightful Commutes at Miami Light Project on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. We got to hear from some fellow locals about their commute experiences, hear two experts share examples from other cities, and worked together in small groups to create innovative ideas for making our commutes more awesome and enjoyable.  They are putting $3,000 on the table to make the best ideas happen (thanks to Miami Foundation and Knight Foundation).

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Dream in Green Setting the Standard 4/11/14

Dream in Green Setting the Standard
Friday, 04/11/2014 – 04/11/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Save-the-date-as-of-2.19.2014The Standard
40 Island Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $100.00

Dream in Green will host its eighth annual fundraiser, “Setting the Standard” on April 11th at The Standard Spa Hotel in Miami Beach. The affair kicks off with the presentation of the 2014 Green Innovator Awards, recognizing local companies for undertaking green initiatives. The evening’s festivities also include a silent auction, green fashion show, and a cocktail reception featuring lavish hors d’oeuvres and premium drinks.

Early bird tickets are on sale through March 14th.

First Free and Publicly Accessible Electric Car Fast-Charging Station in South Florida Opens 2/4/14

First Free and Publicly Accessible Electric Car Fast-Charging Station in South Florida Opens
Tuesday, February 4, 5 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road.

The first free and publicly accessible electric car fast-charging station in South Florida has been installed in the Pinecrest Gardens’ parking area. The station can charge an electric car in a fraction of the time it takes to charge with a regular charging station. For example, a Nissan LEAF can be charged from zero to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. Other vehicles may take more or less time to achieve a similar charge.

Mayor Cindy Lerner and Village Manager Yocelyn Galiano Gomez will drive one of the Village’s Nissan LEAFs to Pinecrest Gardens for the first official use of the fast-charging station.
The fast-charging station is located in the northeast area of the parking lot. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road.

“We have a significant focus on sustainability, improving access to energy efficiency and renewable energy,” said Mayor Lerner, who added that her next car will be an electric car.

Pinecrest Gardens attracts over 150,000 visitors each year and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 2011, making it historically significant on a local, state and national platform.

“Because of its popularity and the Village’s commitment to conservation and sustainability, Pinecrest Gardens is the ideal location for an electric car fast-charging station,” said Galiano. “One can visit the Gardens, take a class in the community center or go to the library while charging the car.”

The fast charger is capable of charging at 44kW, compared to regular charging which runs at approximately 6kW. The fast-charger can be used by drivers of Nissan, Mitsubishi and Tesla electric cars. Tesla electric car owners need an adapter in order to charge.

Pinecrest Gardens is a premier venue for the arts, education and environmental conservation and preservation. On any given day one can catch an arts performance, tour the 14 acres of native forested wetland, tropical hardwood hammock and native cypress slough hammock or take a class in horticulture, archeology and botany.

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day at Zoo Miami 3/1/14

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day at Zoo Miami
Saturday, 03/01/2014 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
amnestyday.jpegZoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida 33177
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Have an exotic pet that you can no longer keep? Bring it to Exotic Pet Amnesty Day. FWC will accept all exotic pets (no domestics) and will place healthy animals with pre-qualified adopters.

Surrender exotic pets that can no longer be kept
No penalties for unlicensed or illegal exotic pets
See live exotic animals up close
Talk to experts about being a responsible pet owner
Surrendered pets will be adopted out the same day
Adopters must pre-register at MyFWC.com/Nonnatives

For more information visit: MyFWC.com/Nonnatives or call 1-888-IVE-Got1 (1-888-483-4681).

To download flyer go to www.zoomiami.org.

All About Orchids 1/11/14

All About Orchids
Saturday, 01/11/2014 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
IMG_20131122_111104Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: Free

Orchids are a South Florida flower staple both in the garden and on the coffee table, but how many times have you had to throw away an orchid after it’s finished blooming? Learn how to keep these plants around season through season, and discover new species in our free seminar on orchids. This fun and informative class is taught by Alex from OrchidMania South Florida. OrchidMania is an all-volunteer group of orchid growers who use their hobby to raise money from children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade County, which has the second highest AIDS infection rate in the country.

Fit City Miami: Make Healthy Happen 1/17/14

Fit City Miami: Make Healthy Happen
Friday, 01/17/2014 – 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Fit-City-Invite-copyMiami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $10- $100

The AIA Miami Chapter, in partnership with the Gold Coast Chapter of the APA, the Southeast Florida District Council Urban Land Institute, the Consortium for a Healthy Miami-Dade, and the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College, will host the first annual public conference to examine how design of the built environment creates opportunities for increasing physical activity and access to healthier food choices. This conference will bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, public health professionals and academics to address how building design and policy decisions can improve health outcomes in communities, helping to prevent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and asthma. Design plays an important role in how individuals move about and use space.

Electric Wonterland Experience 12/21/13

Electric Wonterland Experience
Saturday, 12/21/2013 – 12/22/2013 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
ElectricWonterlandExperience_ATMiami Science Museum
3280 S Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
Webpage Link
Cost: $20-$40

This unique fusion of science, adventure and EDM will be held inside the Miami Science Museum! The first of it’s kind, The Electric Wonterland Experience will be uniting the latest in technology and science with the hottest up and coming artists in dance music

EWE will bring the museum to life with incredible light shows and specialized themed entertainment in every room with one of a kind live performances and a special laser 3D experience inside the planetarium! Use promo code: elf and pay only$20 or promo code: santa and pay only $40 for Open bar all night

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