- Engage with us on social media every month using the hashtag #DIGAcademy
- Create your own monthly challenge (Green Schools Challenge program only)
- Complete all 6 monthly challenges or 4 field experiences by May 2017
Engage With Us On Social Media
Has your Green Team been sharing photos of their activities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Don't forget to tag Dream in Green's profiles and email your program manager the screen-shots of the messages you post.
Mid-Year Meeting: Jan. 23, 2017
Please save the date for our mid-year meeting which is taking place on Monday, January 23rd from 10 am to 12 pm. More details coming soon!
Dream in Green has $22,750 available to award as grants to schools this year. Visit our website to learn about the different types of grants.
Students from West Miami Middle School created 3D models of different habitats and learned how they are being impacted by human activities.
Students from Caribbean K-8 Center set up 3 hydroponic systems in their new science lab. These systems are efficient and minimize water waste.
Palmer Trinity School
helped to write a proposal to start composting. It was accepted by the administration and they will work with cafeteria staff to use food waste.
Student fromKey Biscayne Presbyterian School built an irrigation system for their new garden. They also purchased rainwater barrels which they will use to water their garden.
Every Drop Counts Poster Contest
MDCPS elementary school students from kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in the 9th Annual Every Drop Counts Poster Contest. Using this year's theme, "It Starts With Water - Conserve It," students can express the benefits of water and energy conservation. Participants will get a free T-shirt with a chance to win other prizes! Deadline to submit is February 10, 2017. Click here for the entry form and more information.
Educational & Community Resources
Florida's Dept. of Environmental Protection has proposed an easing of restrictions on toxic chemicals in our surface waters, a rule-change that would have a direct impact on our health. It's now up to the Federal EPA to accept or reject the proposed change. To help influence this critical decision,
learn more here!
CongratulationsAir Base K-8 Center for being selected a 2015-2016 Florida Green School winner in the statewide Green School and District Awards Program. An initiative sponsored by the FGSN, t
his award acknowledges the school's achievements and commitment to efforts that enhance the quality of education while preserving the environment.
Collaborate with a municipality, non-profit or community organization to plant native or Florida-friendly trees on Miami-Dade's corridors and gateways.
$5,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to those communities who can demonstrate the greatest benefits for residents, employers and visitors and are able to provide a stewardship plan for our joint investment. Deadline: Dec. 16, 2016.
Any school planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves youth is eligible to
apply. The top five programs will receive packages valued at
$750 that include plants, tools, seeds, a $50 gift certificate for gardening supplies, and a KidsGardening curriculum package. Fifteen programs will receive a similar package valued at $500. Deadline: December 15, 2016.
Gearing up for the Holidays
The volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25% during the holiday season. Below are some tips on how to be more environmentally conscious: