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April 2014

National Take Back Initiative – for unused or expired medications

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The National Take Back Initiative (Pill Take Back) is Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am- 2 pm. The three locations are: 1. West Palm Beach Police Department located at 600 Banyan Blvd 2. West Palm Beach Fire Station #2 located at 4301 S. Dixie Hwy 3. Palm Beach Outlet Mall Police substation located at 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd (use the Congress Ave entrance, it is across from the Chase Bank) This is a collaborative effort with state and…

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Pinecrest Gardens Earth Day Festival!

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens,
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Building Climate Resilience Locally

April 30 @ 7:00 pm
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church,
100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Sea Level Rise. We can debate how much the sea level is rising and we know it is happening and will continue to happen. But, what can be done to respond to this reality? Dr. Jennifer Jurado of Broward County is a key player in the four county “Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact” which includes Palm Beach and Broward counties. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her leadership in climate resilience and will tell us what’s happening…

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May 2014

Clematis by Night

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Palm Beach Waterfront,
101 S Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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The Office of Sustainability staff will be at Clematis by Night on the Waterfront. Stop by and ask them any questions and learn about our ongoing and upcoming programs!

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Kayak Cruise at Grassy Waters Preserve

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Take in the beauty of the Everglades as you learn about the history and ecology of Grassy Waters on this leisurely kayak excursion. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 6 in tandem with adult Fee: Single Kayak; $10.00 Tandem Kayak: $15.00 Reservations are required for our programs, space is limited. Please call the Nature Center at 561-804-4985

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Palm Beach Zoo Green Market

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Palm Beach Zoo,
1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL United States
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Saturday, May 17 11:00a to 5:30p NEW! Green Market at the Palm Beach Zoo All local, farm-fresh Florida produce for sale! Visitors can browse a wonderful selection of fresh, locally-grown produce and other sustainably harvested items near the exit gate (it’s free!), and learn about how buying local produce protects wildlife.

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Years of Living Dangerously – Local Viewing

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches,
635 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, 33408 United States
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“A global warming blockbuster!” First Episode showing Friday, May 23, at 7PM, with discussion following. The other episodes will be shown on the following dates at 7PM: Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, and July 3

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Jeff Speck – Walkability Presentation

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Hall Commission Chambers,
401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Downtown West Palm Beach Walkability Study Results This is the follow-up presentation regarding Downtown West Palm Beach Walkability study. Jeff Speck will present and discuss his findings during this open public meeting. What: The Walkability Mandate – A Public Forum Presentation on Downtown West Palm Beach Walkability Study When: Tuesday, May 27th from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Where: City Hall Commission Chambers, 401 Clematis Street

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Spring Into Summer Soiree – Petals with Purpose

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pampas Grille – City Place,
700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, fl United States
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Please RSVP to info@petalswithpurpose.org

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June 2014

World Environment Day

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:55 pm

World Environment Day World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet. Check out the…

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Go SOLAR Fest 2014

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 7 @ 4:00 pm
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center,
1950 EISENHOWER BOULEVARD, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States
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Interested in solar energy but not sure what it is all about? Attend the Second Annual Go SOLAR Fest and Renewable Energy and you will be exposed to a two-day conference and to business products and services that specialize in solar and other renewable energy. We will have speakers from all across America. They will talk about subjects like: Is solar right for me? How much does it cost? How do I get tax credits? How do I find a…

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9th Annual Kayak-A-Thon Fundraiser for Reef Rescue

June 7 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Paddle Boarders Welcome!! Join us for a great days journey on the intracoastal on Saturday Jun 7th. Starting at 7:30AM – Palm Beach Sailing Club Just like a Walk-A-Thon, kayakers get sponsors for their efforts. Please go to the SIGN UP page for more details. Only 35 kayak Seats are available for those who do not have a kayak. Otherwise you must use your own. This year money raised will go to benefit: REEF RESCUE www.reef-rescue.org SAILING FOR KIDS www.pbsail.net/sailing_for_kids.asp…

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Conservation Leadership Lecture at Zoo Focuses on Florida Panthers

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Beach Zoo,
1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL United States
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The third Conservation Leadership Lecture of 2014 will occur on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s Tropics Café, titled “Florida Panther Habitat Conservation and Connectivity.” The lecture will feature conservation biologist, Richard A. Hilsenbeck, Ph.D. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters before the lecture presentation from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Members of the media are invited to pre-interview Dr. Hilsenbeck by…

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July 2014

Sea Level Rise Symposium

July 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Oxbridge Academy,
3151 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 United States
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Impact, Implementation & Political Will Friday, July 25, 2014 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Pre-register by noon, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Limited tickets available the day of the event for a surcharge CEU credits available Information and Registration

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e4 Life | Green, Health and Wellness Expo

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
South Fla Science Center,
4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 United States
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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and the City of West Palm Beach team up to expand on the Green, Health and Wellness Expo and the City’s e4 Summit for families and individuals who want to live a healthier and greener lifestyle. Info: wpb.org/e4 or 561-804-4994.

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August 2014

“Back to School” Safari Night to Benefit Title I School

August 8 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Beach Zoo,
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 United States
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The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is helping children enjoy one last hurrah before the new school year kicks into high gear, while helping students in need by providing school supplies. A Safari Night theme of “Back to School” will be held at the Zoo on August 8, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., to benefit Palmetto Elementary School, a Title I school in Palm Beach County. Attendees who bring approved school supplies will be granted admission at…

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“What’s All the Buzz About?”

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Art on Park Gallery,
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park, FL United States
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    Missed the opening of “What’s All the Buzz About?” NO PROBLEM!! Visit before show closes on August 11th. Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park, FL Gallery hours: M-S 11 AM-6PM   Special discussion of EcoArt works in the show led by Mary Jo Aagerstoun, President of EcoArt South Florida on: Friday August 8th, 5:30-6:30 PM Saturday, August 9th, 4-5 PM   EcoArtists and Works Left to Right: *Jesse Etelson, Ceramic Bee Habitat; *Kelly Rogers, BeeHive…

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A.C.T. for Wildlife

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Palm Beach Zoo,
1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL United States
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Resource Depot’s Back to School Block Party

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Resource Depot,
2510 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Resource Depot’s Back to School Block Party is Saturday, August 16th from 9am – 1pm, and EVERYONE’S INVITED! Stop by for a great time, including… ·         FREE entertainment and children’s activities ·         Meet Super Why! from PBS Kids ·         Art bike raffle ·         Free bike safety checks ·         Shop eco- and wallet- friendly school and art supplies Plus a special treat for teachers – click here to learn how teachers can score their own sweet swag bag of brand new…

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September 2014

Disruption. Climate. Change. Free Screenings Sept 7

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On September 7th, Disruption will premiere online and at screenings and house parties around the country. Share the trailer, and pledge to watch, and 350.org will send you a reminder on the 7th so that you can be one of the first people “in line” to see the new film. Click here to watch the trailer, pledge to watch or find a screening near you.

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e4 Business Summit, Sept 8, 3:30-6 PM

September 8 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Gallery 501,
501 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Businesses & Commercial Property Owners as well as Non-Profits within the City of West Palm Beach or businesses that do business in the City will benefit from attending this event! Don’t miss out on the launch of our Green Business Challenge and learn more about the Better Buildings Challenge and Property Assessed Clean Energy and how they can SAVE you money! Click here or on invitation above to RSVP!

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People’s Climate March, Sept 21 ~ New York

September 21 @ 11:30 am
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National Estuaries Day Celebration

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burt Reynolds Park,
805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477 United States
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The free event will feature kids’ favorites like a bounce house, interactive games with a local fire truck, and face painting. Everyone can enjoy the various exhibitions from Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Museum, and the Palm Beach Zoo among others and attend engaging presentations from Busch Wildlife featuring live animals while Jupiter Outdoor Center will present kayak and paddle demos. Live entertainment scheduled for the day includes the Hichiti Dancers and story time with Professor Clark the Science…

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October 2014

6th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 2 @ 3:30 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center,
1901 Covention Center Drive, Hall B, Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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Regions Connect → Global Effect Join us for the 6th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on October 1 & 2. The annual Summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia and the…

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King Tide – October 8

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

“Extreme high tides, or “king tides”, occur at a few specific times during the year when the moon is closest to the Earth. During these high water events, we can see what the average water levels might look like in the future, given projected sea level rise.”  from The King Tides Project Since the sea level has risen about 9 inches since the turn of the last century this is adding to this phenomenon. We are seeing flooding in certain…

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Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
City Hall – Flagler Gallery,
401 Clematis Street - !st Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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The City of West Palm Beach’s Sustainability Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 7, 4-5:30 PM in City Hall  – Flagler Gallery. Visit wpb.org/sustainability/climate-advisory-committee/ for more information on the Committee and what they are doing.

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King Tide Educational Event, Oct 8 Delray Beach

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Delray Beach Marina Historic District,
Intersection of Marina Way & SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL United States
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Artful Activism for Pro-Environment Community Engagement

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jupiter Branch Library,
705 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL United States
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Mary Jo Aagerstoun, Ph.D., president of EcoArt South Florida and Diane Arrieta, M.Sc., visual artist and scientist in a discussion of Artful Activism for Pro-Environment Community Engagement Dr. Aagerstoun will lead off the discussion by contrasting the “slow activism” of EcoArt, a hybrid practice, which combines science, engineering and art to address specific ecological damage where it is occurring, with examples of direct artistic actions and art “hijinx” that underscore and grab attention for the targeted campaigns of environmental advocacy…

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2014 Learn Green Conference

October 20 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts,
West Palm Beach, FL United States
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November 2014

LagoonFest, November 1, 9am-1pm

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Palm Beach Waterfront,
101 S Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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