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April 2021

Sea Turtle Season

April 1 - October 31
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Loggerhead, Green Turtle, and Leatherbacks come to our beaches every year to lay their eggs. All three of these species are protected by state law which is why it's important that we work together as a community to help our marine friends. Sea turtle season begins earlier in Miami Beach to account for earlier Leatherback nesting season. Keep the following tips in mind as you enjoy our perfect Miami Beach weather: Never approach turtles emerging from the sea or disturb…

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Sustainachella: Greening your Home

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Together with the City of Nashville and Maypop Building, we will discuss sustainable architecture, construction, and real estate. The workshop will include information on how property owners can make their homes greener by implementing upgrades that range from large projects to small, easy fixes and property values can increase with these sustainable practices. Registration: www.mbrisingabove.com/sustainachella

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Dune Restoration

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Surfrider Foundation will lead a volunteer dune restoration event in middle beach. The restoration will include the removal of invasive species within this unique coastal habitat. Restorations help stabilize the dunes and improve overall coastal resilience by allowing native species to thrive. https://miami.surfrider.org/events/

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2021 Biden International Climate Summit

April 19 - April 23

The Biden International Climate Summit is set to take place on April 23 and April 24. The Carbon Cities Neutral Alliance is planning a national campaign leading up to the summit. Cities across the U.S. including Miami Beach will have coordinated messaging telling stories of local climate efforts. To learn more, please visit: https://carbonneutralcities.org/

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Earth Day at Miami Beach Botanical Garden

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, 33139 United States

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s (MBBG) will be hosting an Earth Day celebrations which will include a plant give-away, yoga, and a social distanced movie night on lawn of the garden. Attendees will learn more about the many initiatives the City and MBBG have partnered on including composting, native landscaping, and pollinators. To learn more about Miami Beach Botanical Garden: https://www.mbgarden.org

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Sustainachella: Biscayne Bay Defenders

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Together with our partner Miami Waterkeeper, we will provide a virtual training for the community on the state of Biscayne Bay and how to protect it. Topics will include how to avoid, identify, and report pollutants as well as other hazards that can impact this vital natural resource. To learn more about Miami Waterkeeper: https://www.miamiwaterkeeper.org

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ReThink Miami Beach (Earth Month Edition)

April 24 - April 25
Lummus Park, 12th Street
Miami Beach,

As part of a series of events hosted by the Tourism and Culture Department and IDEKO Productions, this weekend long activation will celebrate earth month with activities for everyone. Programming will include yoga for kids, art installations, hands on painting activities, live performances, and a beach cleanup with Volunteercleanup.org. A full list of activities with more detail will be available at www.mbrisingabove.com/events.

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Sustainability Committee Meeting

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The role of the Miami Beach Sustainability Committee is to identify and promote policies and practices within the City to help achieve a sustainable environment. We encourage environmental awareness among our residents, employees and business partners to help accomplish our goal of keeping Miami Beach green. This meeting is open to the public - join us! Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/99665529350 Or iPhone one-tap   +13126266799,,99665529350#  or +19292056099,,99665529350# Or Telephone: US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1…

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Debris Free Cities Webinar

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will showcase how 4 city governments are promoting plastic-free lifestyles through policy initiatives, local business recognition, and community education. Tune in to hear from:
Yanira Pineda, City of Miami Beach Senior Sustainability Coordinator
Marvin Wilmoth, City of North Bay Village Vice Mayor
Stephanie Wilk, City of Ft. Lauderdale Sustainability Specialist
Elaine Franklin, City of Hollywood Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
Cat Uden, the Southeast Florida Campaign Manager for Oceana, will then present about how to draft plastic resolutions and ordinances that do not violate the state-wide preemption on certain plastic bans.
We will close the event with a Debris Free Oceans-moderated Q&A session and a fun Kahoot quiz - be sure to stay until the end!
Whether you are a concerned citizen interested in resiliency, a business owner interested in going green, or a city official interested in launching a sustainability department, you won’t want to miss this webinar! Feel free to reach out to maddie@debrisfreeoceans.org with any questions.

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Community Tree Giveaway

April 30

In continuation of the Arbor Day celebrations, the City will host a tree giveaway event. Registration for this event will be launched after the planting ceremony. The first 100 residents that register will be eligible to have a tree personally delivered to their home by the Urban Forestry Division. Deliveries will be carried out during the month of May and tree options will include multiple native fruit and flowering trees. Registration Opens after the Planting Ceremony.

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