PrinterSMENVIRONMENTAL LINKS

The following links will help guide you in finding information about government involvement concerning environmental issues. You will also find tips on how to conserve water and electricity and minimize waste.

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTS & INFORMATION

Information about anything and everything environmental at the local, state and federal level, including future planning, current programs and tips for you at home – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

How the State of Florida is protecting the environment - Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

Initiatives, programs and “greening” ideas from Miami-Dade County – Miami-Dade Department of Environmental Resource Management.

ENERGY FACTS & INFORMATION

Up-to-date information about energy conservation initiatives throughout the United States - U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC).

How you can conserve energy at home - Energy Star® Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

WATER FACTS & INFORMATION

Breakthrough news about water conservation, preservation and quality concerning South Florida (Orlando to the Florida Keys) - South Florida Water Management District.

WASTE FACTS & INFORMATION

Information about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Wastewise Program to help businesses, non-governmental organizations and local governments reduce waste and increase recycling – U.S. EPA Wastewise Program.

Tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle – U.S. EPA Resource Conservation.

MARINE/ANIMAL LIFE FACTS & INFORMATION

Information about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Endangered Species Protection Program including a list of threatened and endangered species and where they live – U.S. EPA Endangered Species Protection Program.  

Lying on the west coast of Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay is referred to as a “Watery Wonderland” full of marine life – U.S. Department of the Interior NPS Biscayne Bay.                                            

The United States Coral Reef Task Force is dedicated to preserving and protecting coral reef ecosystems, including those that lie directly off the coast of Miami Beach – United States Coral Reef Task Force

SUSTAINABLILTY LINKS

Local/County

Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability

Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force

State

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Sustainable Initiatives

Country

I.C.L.E.I: Local Governments for Sustainability - USA

U.S. Green Building Council

National Park Service’s Sustainable Practices and Opportunities Plan

The White House: Energy & Environment

Environmental Protection Agency: Sustainability

Global

Global Water for Sustainability Program

United Nations: Division for Sustainable Development

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change