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SOUTH FLORIDA EARTH DAY EVENTS 2012

Happy Earth Day #42

Inspired by an oil spill in the ocean forty two years ago. May more people choose to protect our resources this year and may your own gardens, including that pot on your desk, grow happily – and you too ! !  All the Best!  “The South Florida Green News”

HERE IS AN EVENT LIST- BY REGION

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THE KEYS

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17TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
BAHIA HONDA STATE PARK
Date: April 14, 2012 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bahia Honda State Park is having its 17th Annual Earth Day Celebration on April 14, 2012 from 9AM – 2PM. There will be live music provided by local musicians. The local Moose Lodge from Big Pine Key will be cooking up some wonderful hot dogs, sloppy Joes and fixin’s for the event. Come early, since parking is limited. Activities will include: face painting, puppet show, fish printing and sand sculpture contest. There will be environmental exhibits and booths, marine life touch tanks and children’s activities. The Florida Keys Astronomy Club will set up telescopes with special lens for viewing the sun. For more information, please call the Bahia Honda Sand and Sea Nature Center at (305) 872-9807.

Fees: Regular park admission fees apply.
http://www.floridastateparks.org/bahiahonda/events.cfm?viewevent=7093#7093

16TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY 5K RUN/WALK
MCCOY INDIGENOUS PARK, ATLANTIC AND WHITE STREETS, KEY WEST
Saturday, April 14th, 2012, 8:00 AM

Proceeds to go to Friends And Volunteers Of Refuges (FAVOR). FAVOR volunteers have been directly responsible for mountains of trash being removed from our beaches and wildlands.
http://www.facebook.com/events/334703206565740/

EARTH DAY RESTORATION DIVES
CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION
KEY LARGO
http://www.coralrestoration.org/CRF/index.php
April 20-22, 2012

Certified scuba divers can take part in an active coral reef restoration program with the marine scientists from Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation in conjunction with Sustainatopia, one of the world’s largest events that celebrates the fusion of social, financial and environmental sustainability, this year held in Miami April 19-25. Three full-day excursions in Key Largo are available Friday through Sunday, April 20-22. Participants meet for a morning training session discussing causes of coral reef decline, CRF’s role in coral restoration and how recreational divers help by volunteering. A two-tank guided afternoon dive excursion to the offshore coral nursery and an active reef restoration site includes a tour of one of the reefs where CRF has been restoring corals, followed by hands-on coral propagation and nursery maintenance activities. If weather conditions allow, participants will be able to help plant nursery-grown corals on the reef. This is primarily a dive excursion, and active participants must be certified open-water scuba divers. Cost is $100 per person and minimum age is 14.
Tickets are available at http://sustainatopia.com/april20/coral-restoration-foundation.

EARTH DAY FEST
BLUE HEAVEN
KEY WEST
DATE: April 22 from 5:30 til later

ValnChz Productions presents Rock Nacional on the Rock! – an Earth Day Festival at Blue Heaven in Key West. A family-friendly outdoor music festival honoring Pachamama – Mother Earth
http://www.wherevent.com/detail/valerie-s-carr-earth-day-fest-at-blue-heaven

OCEAN DAY CELEBRATION
DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER
GRASSY KEY

MM 59 bayside on Grassy Key, is to host its annual Ocean Day Celebration Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. DRC welcomes Florida Keys third- and fifth-grade classes for a fun-filled day of watching the center’s resident dolphins and learning about marine life, the Florida Keys environment and other topics. As well as Dolphin Research Center, presenters include numerous environmental organizations such as Bahia Honda State Park, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Reef Relief. The center is open daily to the public. General admission is $20 per adult, $15 per child ages 4-12, $17.50 for members of the military and free for children 3 and younger. For information, call 305-289-1121.

MIAMI – EARTH DAY …AND EARTH NIGHT

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THE BARNACLE HISTORIC STATE PARK
COCONUT GROVE
Date: April 22, 2012 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate all things green at The Barnacle. Booths will feature green businesses and local environmental groups. There will be environmental activities for the kids. Bring your own picnic, or buy burgers, hot dogs, and veggie dogs here. Acoustic music will be provided by Florida Historian-in-Song Grant Livingston between noon and 3 pm.
Fees: Free with regular park admission ($2, ages 5 and under are free).
Contact: (305) 442-6866
Directions: The Barnacle is located in Coconut Grove (Miami) at 3485 Main Highway.
http://www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle/events.cfm?viewevent=7929#7929

PARTY FOR THE PLANET
ZOO MIAMI
MIAMI
DATE: April 21 -22, 2012

Zoo Miami’s Earth Day celebration – Party for the Planet – will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Tropical Flowering Tree Society will be hosting the world’s largest flowering tree annual plant show and sale. There will also be fun “green” activities and entertainment for the entire family as well as animal enrichment with recycled items and/or natural materials like newspapers, cardboard tubes, bamboo, old tires, fire hoses & more.
http://www.miamimetrozoo.com/articles.asp?categoryId=1&Id=765

EARTHDAY AT FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDENS
COME VISIT – FREE ADMISSION!
CORAL GABLES
http://www.fairchildgarden.org/Events/?date=04-2012&eventID=710

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
PINECREST GARDENS
PINECREST
DATE: Sunday April 25, 2012

Pinecrest Gardens is going green at our annual Earth Day Festival. Celebrate the beauty of our planet, with eco-friendly activities for the family.
http://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/index.aspx?page=324

EARTHDAY MIAMI ECO ART FASHION
WYNWOOD
MIAMI
DATE: April 21, 2012 8:30 PM

EarthDayMiami “…One day – One community – One mission” is intended to inspire awareness and an appreciation for our Earth’s natural environment. We hope that this “One Day” event will turn into a “Lifetime” of inspiration for people.
EarthDayMiami”s concept raising environmental awareness trough music, art and design, was created by EcoArtFashion© Inc. founder Luis Valenzuela.
EcoArtFashion© has been celebrating Earth Day since 2008 with events in Miami, Miami Beach and New York City, click our previous years link to see pictures.
http://www.earthdaymiami.com/event%20program.html

VILLAGE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
PALMETTO BAY
DATE: April 19 – 22, 2012

Many nice events planned, including a movie night and Biscayne Bay Clean-up.
https://www.facebook.com/events/328702440525068/

FIRST ANNUAL GREENFEST
CORAL GABLES
DATE: April 22, 2012, from noon to 5 p.m.

Taking place in front of City Hall at 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL. Gables EarthFest will feature planet-friendly exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services that offer the community alternatives to live a more sustainable life. There will also be hybrid/electric vehicles displays to promote low emissions transportation and a bike valet for those who are interested in riding to the event. eScrap will be available to collect old computers, batteries, and flourescent lights for recycling. www.Facebook.com/GablesEarthfest

EARTH HARVEST FESTIVAL
HOMESTEAD
DATE: April 22, 2012 Noon – Sundown

Come celebrate the movement toward a Life-Sustaining, Permanent Culture in South Florida!

Enjoy Spam Allstars and various fun musical performances throughout the Day…
Taste the Homestead Harvest Café where you can enjoy delectable, locally-grown foods, lovingly prepared.
Explore Permaculture all day with Community FoodWorks, including preservation and cooking classes in our new mobile PermaKitchen.
Experience The Farm @ Verde Gardens with guided walks that explore the various food ecosystems under way and buy all types of “useful plants” from our edible plant nursery
Unwind at our Healing Arts Center where you can treat yourself to body work practitioners and movement workshops.
http://earth-learning.org/media/Earth%20Harvest/EHF%202012%20Press%20Release%202012-04-04.pdf

FORT LAUDERDALE – GETS INTO IT

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EARTH DAY EVERY DAY
HUGH TAYLOR BIRCH STATE PARK
FORT LAUDERDALE
DATE: April 21, 2012 10 am – 5pm

You’re invited to a party with a purpose.
An Earth Day party!
This all-day extravaganza offers engaging activities that celebrate the values of sustainability, community and fun!
http://earthdayhughbirch.com/everyday/

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
MARANDO FARMS
FORT LAUDERDALE
Saturday, Apr 21 10:00a to 2:00p

Fundraising event for Broward County Community Outreach (BCCO) to help raise money to build community gardens throughout Broward’s parks and schools. We will be having a bounce house, face painting, festival food and music, organic fruits and vegetables, Trish Sheldon from GMO Free Florida speaking and more.

http://www.marandofarms.com/

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

SAWGRASS SANCTUARY
SUNRISE
DATE: Saturday, Apr 14 10:00a to 4:00p

Celebrate green living at this family-friendly day of outdoor fun. The City of Sunrise’s fourth annual Earth Day Festival will feature live music by Armando Zuppa Band, Suenalo and Seven Nations; an Eco-Chic Fashion Show; a Kids’ Korner with bounce houses, face painters, crafts and activites and more
http://www.sunrisefl.gov/customsunrisepages/earthday/earthday.html

“ALL OF THE ABOVE” – BOCA RATON, HILLSBORO, BOYTON, DELRAY BEACH and MORE…

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

DAGGERWING NATURE CENTER BOCA RATON

DATE: Saturday April 28, 2012 8am – 3pm Many live presentations and other activities, such as: *Recycled Paper-Making with the Solid Waste Authority (10:00am-12:00pm) *Paper, Plastic or the Planet Activity with Tanawha Presents (12:00pm-2:00pm) *Recycled Crafts with Resource Depot *Guided Boardwalk Tours *Live Animals on Display to See and Touch *‘Green’ Information and Giveaways *Artwork Exhibit by Coral Sunset Elementary http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/nature/daggerwing_nature_center/

OPEN GRASS’ EARTH DAY ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

KEVRO’S ART BAR DELRAY BEACH

Date and time: Friday, April 20, 2012 4:15am – Sunday, April 22, 2012 – 11:00 pm. Open Grass Earth day Weekend at Kevro’s Art Bar in Beautiful Downtown Delray Beach, Fl, 3 days of peace, music and art featuring some of the best local artists from South Florida as well as some of the most loved Jam bands from the Area. http://www.facebook.com/events/111781915610040/

A TRIBUTE TO THE DIVINE FEMININE MOTHER EARTH

GANESHA GARDEN BEHIND BUDDHA LOUNGE BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA

DATE: April 21st and 22nd, 2012 at the Ganesha Garden behind Budda Lounge in Delray Beach we will be celebrating Earth Day with a Visionary Festival to include, Yoga, Kirtan, Flow arts, workshops, Poi, Fire, Meditation. Time: Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:00 am – Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:00 pm http://www.facebook.com/events/163193963794443/

1st ANNUAL EARTH DAY CITY HALL HILLSBORO BEACH

DATE: April 22, 2012 9am On April 22, residents are invited to Town Hall, where they can pick up a bag and instructions and participate in an early-morning beach clean-up. It is slated to begin at 9 a.m. and conclude about noon. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-02-16/news/fl-dff-earthday-0216-20120216_1_recycling-rate-recycling-program-rhea-weiss

EARTH DAY 2012

PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE EISSEY CAMPUS

DATE: April 12, 2012 10am – 2pm In conjunction with Palm Beach State College’s Gardens Going Green Sustainability Committee and the Community Earth Club at the Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens, the College is planning a day of Earth Awareness Activities, including exhibits, demonstrations, music, food, movies and more. Outdoor activities in the Pavilion and Amphitheater area start at 10:00 am and go through 2:00 pm. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Tp_dvjEtwcMJ:www.sustainpbsc.org/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D52%26Itemid%3D86+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

DELRAY BEACH IN-DEPTH!!

Great link for information about Earth Day events in Delray Beach

Earth Day on the Avenue

Downtown Delray Beach

Sat, Apr. 21st

JUPITER

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JUPITER KEEPING IT CLEAN!

EARTH DAY DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS JUPITER DIVE CENTER JUPITER DATE: Sunday April 22, 2012 Celebrate Earth Day 2012 by Diving For Debris with Jupiter Dive Center! Join us Sunday morning to discuss marine debris in our local area and the effects on local marine life. Please e-mail amy@jupiterdivecenter.com to sign up or for more information. http://www.projectaware.org/ac

 

 

 

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