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

National Honeybee Day 8/16/14 – 8/17/14

National Honeybee Day
Saturday, 08/16/2014 – 08/17/2014 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $0-25

Visit the Edible Garden to learn all about honeybees! One-third of the food in our diet relies on bee pollination, so it’s important that we protect their population. Activities include honey tastings, beehive demos, honeybee products, documentary screenings, and talks.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

A Splash of Style Miami Edition 7/18/14

A Splash of Style Miami Edition
splashstyleJuly 18, 7 – 11 PM
Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery
1800 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

General Admission and VIP tickets for ‘A Splash of Style’ (which includes complimentary cocktails and a gift bag) are available online at
Splash of Style Eventbrite
Click Here for More Info

2014 Miami Swimwear Week Edition
A Fundraiser For ECOMB
Join us for a glamorous and inspiring evening!”
“See the elegant gallery be transformed into an exceptionally sophisticated soiree!
The Latest Summer Experience Of Art, Fashion, Music & Philanthropy!

Fusing together the worlds of Music, Art, and Fashion, A Splash of Style, (from the veteran producers of the global FASHION NIGHT series), will be a unique and elite industry mixer, touching down in Miami, on Friday, July 18th. The eclectic soiree produced by DolceVita and Madflower Creative Group will take place at the Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, a 10,000 water-view venue that provides an extraordinary setting for exhibitions and private events alike. Miami will once again come alive this July from the 18th-22nd, as the swimwear industry’s most highly anticipated Miami Swimwear Week 2014 touches down, when five days of designer runway shows, presentations and parties heats up the sands of Miami. A Splash of Style is sure to be one of the most sought-after events of the week, while also raising awareness for a partnering local organization (to be announced soon).

After a successful installment of ‘A Splash of Style’ in Canada for Calgary Stampede 2010, the stage is set for an experience to remember for the 800 exclusively-invited tastemakers and industry leaders attending the Miami edition on July 18th, on the opening evening of Miami Swimwear Week 2014. The event will feature an international fashion showcase by LeiMarco Miami, VIGGO (Las Vegas), VENAO Swimwear (Toronto), Royalz Clothing (Toronto), and others soon to be announced. Canada’s top female DJ and A Splash of Style tour DJ Fizza, and local Miami favorite Danny Stern (SLS Hotel, Delano) will entertain the audience for an unforgettable night of music, art, and fashion.

Science of Ecology with Steve Trash 7/19/14

Science of Ecology with Steve Trash
Sunday, 07/19/2014 – 11:00 am –
SteveTrash_180X180South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 All Tickets

This eco-empowering show with green entertainer Steve Trash, will have your children on the edge of their seats! Since 1984, Steve Trash has entertained over 20 million kids with live ecological illusions, magic tricks, and family-friendly fun. “Science of Ecology Show starring Steve Trash was eco-educational AND entertaining! Look forward to having Steve back again.” Rob Mondora – Artistic Director at Largo Cultural CenterAnd here is what kids have to say about Steve Trash: “He was so cool!” “We loved his tricks!

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 6/12/14 & 6/14/14

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Thursday, 06/12/2014 – 06/14/2014 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, document plant specimens, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Become a volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and you can do just that. Attend the Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available in programs like education, horticulture, conservation and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge and new friends.

Information sessions are offered Thursday, June 12 and Saturday, June 14. Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Please RSVP to Volunteer Services at 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.

American Bamboo Society Plant Sale 6/14/14 – 6/15/14

American Bamboo Society Plant Sale
Saturday, 06/14/2014 – 06/15/2014 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
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.

Fast-growing and eco-friendly, bamboo is one of the best plants to integrate into landscaping. The American Bamboo Society Plant Sale, organized by the Caribbean Chapter, will showcase the best varieties of tropical bamboo perfect for South Florida. Clumping bamboo is non-invasive, easy to care for, and grows well in a subtropical climate. It adds an eco-friendly touch to gardens and provides privacy, shade, and sound barriers. An assortment of bamboo will be available for purchase at the sale held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the Garden House on Saturday, June 14 – Sunday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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