Discover Miami’s Best Outdoor Group Retreats

Green Prophet

Miami offers some great scenery for everyone. Whether it’s the calming beaches or the thriving party district, Miami offers a great excuse for you to pack your bags and go for a long drive. Do you want a Miami charter tour bus rental ? Remember to check out maps in advance and plan whether you want a driver or not. Remember Miami drives can become unbearably hot and can take hours, so, you might need some professional help at the end of the day.

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Student inspires Miami-Dade County Public Schools to shift to electric buses


Holly Thorpe, a middle school student at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has pushed the school district to shift from diesel-fueled buses to electric buses. The school plans to bring in the electric buses in 2021, a year after Thorpe shared her findings. View post: Student inspires Miami-Dade County Public Schools to shift to electric buses.

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America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

Top 20 Urban Planning Successes of All Time

The Green Changemakers

at 10:00 pm on 9th August, 2010 [link] Planning a great yet functional urban area takes innovation as well as knowledge. The following top 20 urban planning successes of all time range from the Taos Pueblo to the current functionality presented by Camden Town, London. In between, you’ll discover plenty of examples of urban planning that stood the test of time or that successfully remedied the ravages of time. Tags: Urban Planning Written by L.G.

Breathing New Life Into Cities

Cool Green Science

Excessive heat, poor air and water quality, increased flood risk and the loss of biodiversity are interconnected problems caused in large part by inadequate urban planning and investment, and exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. Incorporating nature into our urban planning holds the promise to make cities more resilient, more livable, and ultimately flourishing places.

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You should only subsidize a bad on opposite day

Environmental Economics

Miami Beach is leading the way, increasing local fees to finance a $400 million plan that includes raising streets, installing pumps and elevating sea walls. Yet Congress has largely ignored these pleas, and has even tried to block plans by the military to head off future problems at the numerous bases imperiled by a rising sea.

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Solar powered yacht – sails and moors for off-grid escape

Green Prophet

See our article on the extraordinary city of Rotterdam , the home to one of resident writers, or Boyan Slat , who boldly plans to clean up the seas with his plastic-corralling invention. for the yacht maker Arku in Miami, with an option of it becoming an off-grid home. .

Subsidies for marine mammals

Environmental Economics

Are those reasons good enough for Miami and Miami-Dade County to chip in while still paying for Marlins Park for the next 36 years? The Herald reports that they plan to ask the state to double that subsidy, so the Dolphins would get $4 million a year from a general fund that Florida uses to pay teachers, police, etc.

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Green Houses Open to the Public During Tel Aviv’s Annual Architecture Weekend

Green Prophet

The two structures were planned, designed and built by Yaakov Sasson, the artist specializing in recycled construction (who we know from the roof on Alfasi Street in Florentine). A session with Avi Levi from the City Beautification Division at the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, who is planning the renovation of the ecological pool. The second part of the tour, led by Yotam Carmel from Arco Planning, Preservation and Restoration Ltd.,

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Key phase of Everglades restoration project starts in November


The state was just awarded a $200 million contract, meaning the last step of this plan, which Congress approved in 2009, will finally begin in November. Highway 41 that join Tampa and Miami.

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Yes, the federal government does close stuff down

Environmental Economics

Surrounded by three university labs, it’s one of a handful of oceanography hubs in the nation and the only government research center between New Jersey and Miami studying Atlantic fish populations. Tucked in President Barack Obama’s 218-page proposed budget for 2015 was a one-sentence mention of a plan to close an unnamed lab to save money. The coastal and ocean agency plans to shift instead to grants to non-agency scientists.

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WASHINGTON: NC ocean research lab on White House chopping block | Local/State |

Environmental Economics

Surrounded by three university labs, it’s one of a handful of oceanography hubs in the nation and the only government research center between New Jersey and Miami studying Atlantic fish populations. Tucked in President Barack Obama’s 218-page proposed budget for 2015 was a one-sentence mention of a plan to close an unnamed lab to save money. The coastal and ocean agency plans to shift instead to grants to non-agency scientists.

How a green-roofed shopping center is redefining ‘reuse’


The firm first began the project in 2017, when it won a competition for a massive redevelopment plan for Basel. Related: BIG weaves green roofs into a mixed-use development on stilts in Miami The Dreispitz Nord project includes three mixed-use, high-rise towers surrounded by mid-rise buildings; these mid-rise buildings will add more affordable housing to the city. Now that eco-friendly building and reuse projects are on the rise, there have been some pretty amazing transformations.

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The Adaptable Ptarmigan, Duckweed in Your Gas Tank & Much More

Nature Conservancy - Science

Findings inform planning to mitigate damage from climate change driven flooding. Eat the invaders : company plans to harvest and market berries from non-native autumn olives. Miami Herald). Ptarmigans have amazing adaptations to life in the cold and snow — beyond their seasonal change of outerwear. White-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus) photographed at Denali National Park in Alaska. Photo credit: © Ross Geredien.

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Cycling? There's a (M)ap for That

Sierra Club Compass

San Francisco''s BikeMapper and the New York Times '' Bike Wisdom are two new examples -- with these interactive tools, people can plan their bike trips to work, errands and groceries better than ever before. lets cyclists plan routes that avoid (or take on!) Louis, Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Biking is on the rise in major cities across the country, and not surprisingly, technology is keeping pace.

U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

Green Blog

With a number of new programs in the works and planned expansions of existing programs, the U.S. In addition to making shared bikes readily accessible transit, Chicago plans to extend the path and trail network to within a half-mile of all residences. Paul (1,550 bikes), Hubway in the Boston area (1,100 bikes), and DecoBike Miami Beach (1,000 bikes). For full list of current and planned U.S.

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Florida cracks down on reptile pet trade


” Related: UK plans to reduce grey squirrel population via contraceptives The charges against these bad guests? Via Washington Post , Miami Herald Lead image via Pixabay. Florida’s warm temperatures and lush flora help new residents thrive — but some of those transplants are eating the very ecosystem that’s sustaining them. And we’re not talking about New Yorkers.

How to Make Smarter Energy-Saving Decisions

Green Prophet

Whether you live in a place with extreme heat like Miami, Florida, or in the cold reaches of Alberta, Canada, researching energy plans in your area is a good idea. Finding the right plan can help you save on energy costs. Air conditioners pull water from the air, literally. It’s distilled so not great to drink, but useful in other ways.

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Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid dead at 65

Green Prophet

Zaha Hadid, the first female architect (and first Muslim) to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize, died yesterday in a Miami hospital after suffering a heart attack while being treated for bronchitis. Project planned and underway include the soaring Central Bank of Iraq in Baghdad (above), the Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center on Saadiyat Island (below), and the Riyadh Metro Station.

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Recovery: Saving the “Rat” That Isn’t

Nature Conservancy - Science

Finally, in December 2012, the USFWS published its “Integrated Pest Management Plan” for the Florida Keys, noting its legal mandate to remove cats from refuge lands and explaining that they “not only threaten wildlife through direct predation or competition, but also serve as vectors for a number of diseases including rabies, cat-scratch fever, hookworms, roundworms and toxoplasmosis. Dixon finds cats from Miami-Dade County TNR colonies on the refuge.

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IKEA Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend with Free IKEA Blue Bag Giveaway at Select Local Spots as Its Next "Random Act of Life Improvement"

Green (Living) Review

IKEA Blue Bag is the Perfect Carry-All for Trips to the Beach, Weekend Getaways and More Conshohocken, PA : On Thursday, May 24, 2012, IKEA, The Life Improvement Store, will be giving away free IKEA blue bags at locations outside of IKEA US stores* to kick off the summer season and help people prepare for their upcoming Memorial Day weekend plans. IKEA plans to give away a total of 35,000 bags nationwide.

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Weekend Reading 10/17/14

Sightline Daily

Basically, it makes the case that the Canadian tar sands oil can solve their Keystone problem—the problem that their planned pipeline to the Gulf Coast is at serious risk of failing to get approval—by building a different pipeline east to New Brunswick. As a means of opposing Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic, they’re targeting Shell’s partners like LEGO. Go to my can i find out more: Miami Airport Parking This is an gorgeous produce from a top grade manufacturer.

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Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

Green Blog

With bikes accounting for just 3 percent of traffic, though, there is still room for growth, and that is the plan. Spain’s signature program in Barcelona became so popular soon after its launch in 2007—getting many new riders to try bike commuting for the first time—that by 2008 it had quadrupled its fleet to 6,000 bikes and planned extensions to the surrounding communities. Miami Beach is planning to add 500 bikes to its current fleet of 1,000 as it extends into Miami this year.

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Teaching Old Planes New Energy Efficiency Landing Tricks

Green Prophet

At PAN-European level a Joint Industry CDA Action Plan has been adopted, which mapped out specific actions to be undertaken by the European aviation industry to ensure rapid and maximal deployment of CDA. That plan seeks CDA roll-out at up to 100 European airports by the end of 2013; and CDA start-up at an additional 20 airports per year. Trials were also completed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Miami International Airport.

What the urban exodus in San Francisco bodes for car dependency and public transit


Tens of thousands of tech workers employed by Google, Apple, Twitter and more are planning to work from home until at least summer 2021 and maybe permanently. Los Angeles and Miami haven’t yet seen a sizable shift from urban to nearby suburban housing.

Orlando’s journey to accelerate sustainability and resilience


I’m a second-generation Cuban-American from Miami. This plan not only aligns with the Green Works goals, but it also supports science-based targets to address the climate crisis. If that wasn’t enough, in December, the city also published its first smart city master plan, Future-Ready Orlando , which works to combine some of my work in sustainability and resilience with technology to position Orlando to be a leading experimental prototype city of the 21st century.

BC's carbon tax apparently works (i.e., carbon emissions have fallen and it hasn't destroyed the economy)

Environmental Economics

Marco Rubio, whose hometown, Miami, is projected to be largely underwater within the not too distant future as ice caps shrink and the sea level rises, argues that government efforts to combat it will “destroy our economy.” Eduardo Porter in the Economic Scene column of today's NYTimes: Ted Cruz says climate change is not happening. Donald Trump says he doesn’t believe in it.

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Your essential guide to eco-wellness in Tampa, Florida


Both bowl specialist Fresh Kitchen and Taco Dirty work on the customizable plan. Tampa is right on the New York-Miami Silver Star line, with two passenger trains daily. Tampa is a big city that loves to live outside. The city of almost 400,000 has gone from old-time Florida to explosive modern growth, surprising some long-time residents to find that their city is suddenly hip. Tampa’s setting on Tampa Bay lends itself to water sports.

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Boucher’s Bird of the Month: Horned Guan

Nature Conservancy - Science

We took it as a good sign that a coming snowstorm was going to shut down the airports on our planned departure date. Remember: the more arduous the planning and travel, the more likely you are to see your bird. So one of us got on the phone to the airline and another was on the phone with Operador Latino, trying to re-book the entire trip so we’d be leaving and returning a day later than planned.

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Experts at US-Arab Policy Conference debate Mideast’s future as global energy supplier

Green Prophet

port facilities in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans and Miami, as well as operations at 16 other ports. DP World eventually backed off from its plan, transferring operations to an unspecified American entity. “It If all goes according to plan, two more reactors will be built in 2014 and 2015, for completion in 2019 and 2020. How relevant will OPEC be 10 years from now?

Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

Another large bike share that opened in 2011 was in Miami Beach. The program will soon be expanded to the city of Miami, adding 500 bikes to the current fleet of 1,000. Chicago’s program, named Divvy, is planning to have 300 stations docking 3,000 bikes by the end of August 2013, hoping to grow to 400 stations and 4,000 bikes in 2014. An expansive bike share is being planned in the San Francisco Bay Area, where 700 bikes are planned to roll in August.

12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

Similar programs exist in other cities, and more are planned for places from Miami, Florida, to Madison, Wisconsin. Step in for this wonderful list of 12 easy ways to green your 2012. image via maliny. The folks over at Nourishing the Planet have come up with a stellar list of simple steps that every person can take to green their lives.

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Can We Outrun the Rising Tide?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sea-level rise is inundating coastal cities such as Miami and is exacerbating the impact of coastal storms such as Hurricane Sandy. Zoning and land-use planning along coastal zones might preserve critical low-lying lands that could be the locus of future wetlands. More rational coastal zone planning could save vacation home owners a lot of money and save fishermen a livelihood. Sea level is destined to rise as much as 110 cm during the remainder of this century.

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Why the Green New Deal is More Prevalent and Necessary Than When it was First Proposed

Green Prophet

coastal communities expected to face chronic and disruptive flooding before the end of the century – from Miami Beach, Fla. It’s time we start planning for the future, consider life cycle costs and start making immediate sizeable action, and adapting ideas and goals of the Green New Deal is a good place to start. Let’s just get this out of the way first, climate change is real and it is a direct consequence of our lack of regard for the scientific data.

The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Tools

The Green Changemakers

Lesson Plans from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Tools offers a five-part series of lesson plans designed for use in high school classrooms. It Took a Village In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. In the Native Way In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city.

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HafenCity: A Case Study on Future-Adaptive Urban Development

The Green Changemakers

Cities need to plan for the future now by developing infrastructure and communities that make them resilient, rugged and adaptable to planetary changes. And, as Bruce Stutz noted last year , "adapting to this reality has become a key part of future planning for London, Rotterdam, St. Here's another waterfront city that is taking future-adaptive urban planning seriously: HafenCity.

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Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

The Green Changemakers

Similar programs exist in other cities, and more are planned for places from Miami, Florida, to Madison, Wisconsin. [link] As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental impacts.

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What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

Plans for housing and mixed use development were integrated with transit stations in seven towns to foster bustling street life and boost light-rail ridership. More Great Pedestrian Streets: Wall Street, Asheville Asheville, NC, USA Strøget District Copenhagen, Denmark Cat Street Tokyo, Japan Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL, USA Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA, USA Click here for more Pedestrian streets.

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Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

People plan their trips on transit agency web sites. In Florida, Miami-Dade Transit's "bus pass" approach to moving about 1 percent of the region's Medicaid clients to less expensive fixed-route trips from more expensive paratransit trips saved the Medicaid program more than $9,285,000 per year. More than $4 Billion in New Development Planned Around Metro Rail System.”

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