RESOURCES FOR HOME AND LOCAL INITIATIVES

The Energy Star website provides all the basic tools and information for improving the energy efficiency of your home.  From light bulbs to appliances, they give you all the details needed to make the switch.

Food & Water Watch is a Washington, D.C.-based non-governmental organization and consumer rights group which focuses on corporate and government accountability relating to food, water, and fishing.

CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” – meaning the community members purchase a piece of the farm’s production, and in return, receive delicious, safe, and sustainably grown produce and herbs each week of the harvest season.  Each week we hand pick and pack spring mix lettuce, arugula, greens and a selections of other seasonal vegetables that are ready for harvest!

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Lady Green Miami is a grassroots waste management and recycling service company founded in 2010 with a mission to serve our communities by reducing and reusing waste as well as giving back through educational and philanthropic programs.

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Love the Everglades is dedicated implementing strategies to address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing positive community engagement at the local, regional, national and global levels. 

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Solar co-ops are free to join, and joining does not commit you to going solar. Solar co-op regions may be county-wide or even span multiple counties; members of the solar co-op do not necessarily live right next to each other. The process can take anywhere from three to nine months, depending on when you join the co-op.

The Environmental Working Group is an American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability.  They provide you with everything you need such as exploring the products you currently use to the products to switch to.

The U.S. Green Building Council is a private 501(c)3, membership-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in buildings design, construction, and operation. USGBC is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems and its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

The 311 app is available the app store to all Miami-Dade residents.  This app helps the community report any issues that may need to be addressed such as traffic lights not working properly, tree trimming needed, potholes on the road and even illegal dumping.  This is a great way to help keep our community safe and clean.

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VolunteerCleanup.Org engages volunteers to cleanup their neighborhoods, shorelines, and waterways as a way to raise awareness about marine debris and encourage people to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics.

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Paradise Key Media develops content solutions, and relationships to restore and protect the health of this paradise we call home.  This is achieved through both technical support and the art of crafting compelling stories about their key to developing ecologically sustainable habits or restorative solutions that we can all be a part of for the health of our planet.

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LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. Designed and built for performance, every LEED home is third-party-inspected, tested and verified. LEED homes are gentler on the environment and on your wallet, delivering lower utility bills and requiring less maintenance. Simply put, LEED certified homes are higher quality.  LEED certification is available for both single family and multifamily buildings.