Dear Friends,

Now more than ever individuals, organizations, and governments are coming together to answer a call to action to save our planet. Dream in Green (DIG) takes a holistic approach to the challenges our environment faces today and through education we support the growth of a global green movement.

There are various benefits to environmental sustainability education. One is that knowledge promotes action and civic engagement in young people, as the world was witness to during the Global Climate Strike. Other benefits can be achieved in the long term, by preparing students for future careers and helping them to develop critical thinking skills.

At DIG, we focus on both short and long term actions that build upon larger movements such as the UN's Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Join us in our mission and become active leaders in making a difference for future generations to come.

Barbara Martinez-Guerrero
Executive Director
Enroll in The Green Schools Challenge!
The Green Schools Challenge (GSC) - a free and flexible environmental education program. The GSC helps to increase environmental literacy, helps develop leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking skills, and builds environmental stewardship. Enroll your school today!
New Partner Spotlight
Ocean Conservancy is a charitable not-for-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in coastal communities around the country. Ocean Conservancy has had offices in Florida for more than 30 years, and since 1972 has developed science-based solutions to protect the ocean – and coastal communities – from today’s greatest global marine conservation threats. 

The marine environment of South Florida, like that of the rest of the state, is at a crossroads. It seems like new threats emerge every day that risk taking away the special connection to the ocean. We’ve seen harmful algal blooms blanket the coasts. Pollution, from oil and gas to plastic trash, hurts Florida’s diverse wildlife and threatens the state’s pristine beaches and waters. And long-term threats like ocean acidification and sea level rise are already having clear impacts, with even more harm looming just over the horizon.  

Ocean Conservancy is strategically focused on South Florida and the numerous ocean and coastal challenges we face here, but where opportunities exist to solve these problems. We are working with a team of partners – including municipalities, local officials, citizens, and conservation groups – to tackle these threats in the most effective ways possible. - Jon Paul Brooker, Senior Manager & Policy Counsel

Parent Advisory Committee
As our Green Schools Challenge program continues to grow, we are looking for parents of pre-K through 12th grade students that would be interested in helping us continue to improve the program. For the 2019-2020 academic year, we are creating a Parent Advisory Committee that will help spread the word about our program, advise with content, and help us fund-raise and plan events. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please fill out the Parent Advisory Committee Application Form
Introducing New DIG Team Members!
Diego was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico where he developed his love for sustainability and the value of protecting and preserving the world’s beautiful flora, fauna, and resources. He attributes a lot of his passion to Puerto Rico’s native frog called el Coquí as well as El Yunque National Forest. He later moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where he graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Environmental Technologies & Management. There he gained broad knowledge and experience in sustainability and environmental education. Throughout his college and professional career, he has worked with many different groups and non-profits to help bring environmental education to minority and under-served communities. 

Diego will be taking charge of DIG’s the Water and Energy Learning and Behavior Program (WE-LAB). Through workshops, the program helps participants learn about conservation and ways to implement physical and behavioral changes at home. Although not a South Florida native, Diego has been visiting the Miami-Dade area his entire life and is eager to be part of Dream In Green and is ready to continue in his career as an environmental educator.
Agostinho Chambe is a university assistant lecturer for Universidade Save in Mozambique. He teaches Chemistry and Biology courses and has experience in facilitating community projects in waste management. As a chemistry teacher and environmentalist, he seeks to promote change by empowering young people and his community. Agostinho believes that by educating people, we can ensure the environmental sustainability and lessen the impact of climate change. He believes that people need to understand that human activities have a detrimental impact for the environment and when they understand this, will adopt good practices to keep it clean and healthier for future generations.

Agostinho joined Dream in Green the through Community Solutions Program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX for young professionals from around the world.
Agostinho works with Dream in Green to support the Green Schools Challenge, and is helping to create curriculum lessons. He believes in DIG's mission to empower students to make changes in their communities, to respond to climate change, and to tackle solutions to other environmental challenges.
Upcoming Events
Workshop in Allapattah - Nov. 9
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 for our one hour workshop in Allapattah library that will explore the relationship between water and energy use, how to change behaviors at home and implement money-saving actions that also foster long-term sustainability.
November 21, 2019 - Save the Date!
Take part in the most exciting annual giving event in South Florida! To be reminded about giving on November 21st please fill out our pledge form.
Thank you to our partners and supporters!