• Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. How can I get involved?
      The City of Miami Beach hosts events throughout the year, such as Earth Day, Family & Community Service Day, dune restorations, coastal cleanups, and hazardous waste drop-offs. Visit our Upcoming Events page to see future volunteer opportunities and other environmentally-related activities. We are constantly updating our Upcoming Events page, so we recommend checking the page frequently. If you would like to sign up to our volunteer mailing list please email Yanira Pineda at ypineda@miamibeachfl.gov.
    2. Where can I learn more about recycling?
      Check out our Recycling page to learn more about the City's recycling ordinance and about recycling in general.
    3. What is the City doing about climate change and sea level rise?
      Visit our Climate Change and Sea Level Rise page to learn about the City's regional and international collaborations to prepare for future climate change impacts. Also check out the Resilient Miami Beach page to view the presentations and videos from the one-day seminar hosted by the City of Miami Beach, the University of Miami, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
    4. In what other seminars or workshops has the City of Miami Beach participated?
      The City greatly values multi-disciplinary discussions between experts and the public. Visit our Past Workshops page to discover more programs and presentations that have included, highlighted or focused on the City of Miami Beach.
    5. Are there sea turtles in Miami Beach?
      Yes, there are sea turtles that nest on Miami Beach during the summer! To find out more about sea turtles and how artificial lights may be harmful to them, visit our Sea Turtles page.
    6.  What do I do if I find an injured animal?
      If you have come across an animal that is believed to be either injured or in danger, please contact our friends at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station.
    7.  Where can I read the laws passed by the City regarding the environment?
      Check out our Green Ordinances page to read the City's environmentally-focused ordinances.
    8. What is the Sustainability Committee?
      The role of the Sustainability Committee is to identify and promote policies and practices within the City to help achieve a sustainable environment. The Committee meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM in City Hall (1700 Convention Center Drive, 4th Floor). The meetings are open to the public. The current Sustainability Committee Chair is Commissioner Michael Grieco. Visit our Sustainability Committee page to learn more.
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