Thursday, April 22, 2010

Miami Earth Week

EARTH DAY celebrates it's 40th year anniversary today April 22, 2010. There are several events going on this week to bring awareness about our planet Earth. Some attractions celebrating this week include Jungle Island and Metro Zoo who offer FREE admission in exchange for bringing a used cell phone for recycling ( on April 24 and 25 from 11 am to 4 pm).

MIAMI GOIN' GREEN FESTIVAL will take place this Saturday, April 24, from 10 am to 7 pm. This is a FREE event, educational but fun for the whole family. Live Music, Workshops, Yoga, Electronic Recycling Center, Fashion station where you can swap clothes for free, MiaSci Lab from Miami Science Museum and Free Bike Valet by US Gas & Electric. Check out below for festival site.

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN will offer FREE ADMISSION from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm today, Thursday. Free giveaways of native plants, film showing, free tours throughout the day.


Question for you:
What are you doing to go green?

Today I'm planting a native tree, Gumbo Limbo is it's common name. Scientifically known as Bursera simaruba, it is a outstanding tree in the Hardwood Hammock ecosystem that only exists in the South East portion of the United States. It is very hurricane resistant, easy to grow even if it is broken. It provides an important food source for birds and is a lovely addition to any backyard! Will post pics soon.

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