Oops, ECOMB did it again. For the second year in a row, the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches gathered an eco-chic crowd and honored Emerald City Awardees at its fundraising gala, the “GreenRaiser.” Nearly 200 fashionistas and environmental activists gathered on July 31 at the Mondrian South Beach to celebrate and support green living. Check out some photos here: http://www.soflanights.com/?p=42511
Luiz Rodrigues, the executive director of ECOMB, pulled the veil from ECOMB’s new plans for its Miami Beach Center for the Environment. Another highlight honored excellence in green leadership. The two business category winners were Whole Foods Market South Beach and Deco Bike, and the individual winners were environmental reporter Jeff Burnside and the Executive Director of the Urban Paradise Guild, Sam Van Leer. Congratulations to those winners, and thank you supporters of ECOMB! See you next year at the third GreenRaiser.
Twenty-Seven save on the 27th! The first 27 people to purchase tickets this Friday starting at 12:01 am will be eligible for a $18 discount on the GreenRaiser for ECOMB, being held on July 31 at the Mondrian South Beach. Be eco-chic and raise the green roof for Miami’s newest environmental center. Link to BrownPaper Tickets at http://ecomb.org/. After those 27 tickets are purchased for $57, the price goes back to $75. Member tickets are $50, and VIP tickets are $200 per couple.
New Miami Environmental Center Reveal
A new environmental center in the heart of South Beach will be revealed for the first time at an eco-chic event on July 31. The plans will show how residents and tourists walking to the beach could stumble upon a showcase of the natural ecosystems that draw them here and form the basis of the area’s economy. You can contribute to raising this new green roof by attending the “GreenRaiser” of the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB). Tickets to the event can be purchased on ECOMB’s website at http://ecomb.org.
This second annual event draws the crowd that believes in “acting locally” to protect the environment, and four local honorees will be receiving the Emerald City Award: Whole Foods Market, Deco Bike, the head of the Urban Paradise Guild, Sam Van Leer, and Florida’s premier environmental broadcaster, Jeff Burnside. The event at the Mondrian South Beach launches at 7 pm and includes complimentary cocktails by VeeV, the world’s first carbon-nuetral liquor, sustainable food, raffles, and a silent auction featuring an electric scooter.
Raise the Roof Green, July 31 only, at ECOMB’s GreenRaiser.
Buy tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/235743.
Rain plan for Thursday night: Visit Cuba (on film). Meet ecologist Fernando Bretos, a star of the film! Go home when the rain stops. Does it rain like this in Eden?
Win this electric scooter, two weeks from today! Buy tickets for the GreenRaiser for ECOMB, the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches, at BrownPaperTickets. See you at the gorgeous Mondrian South Beach on July 31st.
Canning vegetables never looked so easy
This short video explains how to pickle and preserve food in canning jars. It and will inspire you to pickle anything and everything that comes out of your garden.
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet, life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work.
The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.
Australia to create world’s largest network of marine parks
The reserves will protect ocean life with limits placed on fishing and oil and gas exploration off the coast.
Get free admission to your favorite national park this Saturday
Saturday, June 9, is no-fee day at most national parks. Which one will you visit?