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.
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is a non-profit 501(c)(3) wildlife rehabilitation facility that specializes in brown pelicans and also cares for a variety of other animals - Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability
Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force
Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Sustainable Initiatives
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 Water for Sustainability Program
United Nations: Division for Sustainable Development
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change