February 2017

February Monthly Challenge
Green Living [Buildings + Careers]

Take a look at the activities proposed in the guidebook:  
  • Green Schools Challenge: select 1 out of the first 4 activities
  • WE-LAB: refer to activity #5
  • Green City Challenge: refer to activity #6
*Activity #2 - Gr een Teams can invite a guest speaker to come to the school to present information about a particular environmental topic. You can   download our list of contacts   and let us know if you need assistance. 



How To Get Points
Download the submission form, fill out all the sections and email it to your program manager along with photos or videos by February 28th.

Green Schools Challenge program manager: Mabel@dreamingreen.org
WE-LAB program manager: Alexandra@dreamingreen.org
Green City Challenge program manager:  Education@coralgablesmuseum.org

Dream in Green has $22,750 available to award as grants to schools this year. Apply for the February grant below and visit our website  to learn more.
The deadline to submit proposals for the February challenge - Green Living [Building + Careers] - has been extended to Tuesday, January 31. Remember, the grant is for $550!  Download the guidelines for the proposal.

The Academy's Star Schools
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world

Key Biscayne Presbyterian School 
Caribbean K-8 Center 

Dante B. Fascell Elementary School
Cypress K-8 Center
Mid-Year Meeting Attendees
Thank you to those who attended the mid-year meeting yesterday. We received great feedback during our group discussions and we hope you are all  ready to take on the second half of the school year. If you forgot to sign in, please email me to let me know so you can receive your 5 bonus points for attending.
Building Leaders through Fundraising 
As we discussed during the mid-year meeting, Green Teams can choose to fundraise for Dream in Green throughout the school year. This will allow us to continue offering our programs. The school that raises the most funds receives prizes at the End-of-Year Awards Ceremony. Find out about the prizes we have for winning schools here.
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 use the hashtag #DIGAcademy and tag Dream in Green's profiles to  earn bonus points!

Educational & Community Resources

S ave the date and register for the  Miami-Dade STEAM Expo's 63rd  South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair   (SFRSEF). Taking place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at Miami-Dade College, North Campus at 10 AM. Our Eco-Hub finalists will be presenting as well! More information here
After an incredible time on Biscayne Boulevard, it's time to say goodbye to Miami's first promenade in Downtown with Biscayne Green's Last Hoorah (for now). Come celebrate on  Thursday, January 26, 2017 (7-11 PM) at  Biscayne Blvd, between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST.

Did you know that in 2015, the Florida Senate passed SB 1094, which is the first time that state law has required local governments to take into account future forms of flooding, including flooding from sea-level rise, when doing development, redevelopment and engineering plans in coastal areas. 

Grants for Special Projects

CITY FOOD is a new friend of Dream in Green. Their growbed products allow you to easily and aesthetically grow your own organic vegetable garden! Visit the site for more information. This may also be a good tool for March's  Food Efficiency challenge and Green Leadership Grant.  

Miami-Dade County 1st-12th grade students are invited to participate in the  Clean Up & Green Up poster contest. The poster (or video- for high school students only) should explain what people can do to clean up the community. Read about the rules, prizes and download the entry form  hereDeadline to submit: February 17th, 2017.