The City of Miami Beach & University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Miami-Dade Extension will be hosting FREE Rain Barrel and Composting classes. Miami Beach residents will receive a free rain barrel and County residents  may be eligible to receive a voucher for a composting kit. 

    This event promotes living a more sustainable lifestyle by teaching the community on how to create their own compost which helps keep plants healthy. Participants can also learn how to construct a rain barrel and collect rainwater which is beneficial in reducing water usage, stormwater runoff while  also helping maintain your lawn. 


    We encourage everyone to register for either one or both classes: REGISTER HERE    

    When: Saturday, April 9, 2016
    Where: PAL Flamingo - 999 11 Street
    Time: Compost Class runs from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m./ Rain Barrel Class runs from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


    • Yoga in the Park 

    Start your earth day celebrations by connecting with nature – Yoga in the Park will be led by Green Monkey Yoga.

    • Tree Giveaway

    Miami Beach residents are eligible to receive a FREE tree! We will have a variety of native species to choose from. Don't have a yard? No problem. Small plants will be available for apartments and condo residents. You can register the day of or pre-register for a tree HERE.

    When: Saturday, April 16, 2016
    Where: North Shore Open Space Park/ 8101 Collins Ave
    Time: Yoga from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. / Tree Giveaway from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


    Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste". These products contain hazardous ingredients that require special care when disposed of in order to protect human health and the quality of environment.
    The City has organized a free household hazardous waste collection event for Miami Beach residents. Drop off your household chemicals and hazardous waste, including paints, cleaners, motor oil, propane, pool chemicals, batteries, electronics, and inkjet, toner, and laser printer cartridges for proper disposal. Additionally, a paper shredding company will have locked containers on-site to accept sensitive documents for certified destruction and recycling.
    When: Sunday, April 24, 2016
    Where: Parking Lot at 40 Street and Chase Avenue (behind the bank)
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

    Come learn how to take concrete steps to improve water and energy use in your home to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Participants will receive a savings toolkit (valued at $75). RSVP is required. Register HERE. 

    When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    Where: City Hall Commission Chambers / 1700 Convention Center Dr. – 3rd Floor 
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
    Did you know that Miami Beach is part of the Tree City USA program? Join us in welcoming the newest members of our tree community at our planting ceremony. 

    Trees are a vital part of the City infrastructure, providing numerous environmental, economic and social benefits. Among the identified benefits are cleaner air, reduced energy usage, less storm water runoff, amelioration of high urban temperatures, higher property values, improved aesthetics, a greater sense of health and well-being, reduced anxiety levels, and lower crime rates. The designation supports those of our residents, who have worked so hard to ensure a vital urban forest, and encourages residents to plant trees and properly care for those they have. 
    When: Friday, April 29, 2016
    Where:North Shore Youth Center / 501 72 Street
    Time: 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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