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January 2014

Eco Tourism ~ USGBC

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Pavilion – West Palm Beach Waterfront,
101 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Come enjoy a beautiful evening on the waterfront with hightlights of green tourism by the officials of the City of West Palm Beach. The USGBC Palm Beach Branch kicks off the Chapter’s 10th Anniversary with their program on Eco Tourism.  This program is being co-sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach and is being held in the City’s LEED certified Waterfront Pavilion. Info and Registration  

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February 2014

The Paintings of Florida’s Highwaymen

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Celebrate “Black History Month” with the inspiring story of a group of self-taught African American artists, who went on to create some of the most important and iconic paintings of Florida landscapes. This lecture is FREE, but please call to let us know you’re coming (so we can put out enough chairs). The artwork of the Highwaymen will be on display in the Nature Center for the duration of February.

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Edible Gardening at WPB Mandel Public Library

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach,
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, 33401 United States
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Get elbow deep in soil and join Karin Fields, the “Edible Gardening Gal”, author of “Organic Vegetable Gardening in the Tropics” for a Gardening 101 series that includes: growing, harvesting, composting, pest control, and much more. You will receive free supplies after each session and you will receive a copy of the presenter’s book at the end of the series. Hibiscus Room 3rd floor. Very limited seating. Registration required. For adults. Sundays January 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23…

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Empowering Capable Climate Communicators

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Univerisity of Miami Cox Science Building Room 126,
Coral Gables Campus, FL 33124 United States
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Open to all concerned citizens, students, professionals & legislators The University of Miami in collaboration with The CLEO Institute  offers the most important opportunity you will have this year Gain an understanding from leading climate scientists of the causes, reality, severity, and impacts of human-induced climate change. Learn what must be done to mitigate, adapt to, and work toward reversing the adverse effects of human-induced climate change. Learn from leading climate communicators so you can begin to communicate this important…

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Edible Gardening at WPB Madel Public Library

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach,
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, 33401 United States
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Get elbow deep in soil and join Karin Fields, the “Edible Gardening Gal”, author of “Organic Vegetable Gardening in the Tropics” for a Gardening 101 series that includes: growing, harvesting, composting, pest control, and much more. You will receive free supplies after each session and you will receive a copy of the presenter’s book at the end of the series. Hibiscus Room 3rd floor. Very limited seating. Registration required. For adults. Sundays January 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23…

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Edible Gardening at WPB Mandel Public Library

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach,
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, 33401 United States
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Get elbow deep in soil and join Karin Fields, the “Edible Gardening Gal”, author of “Organic Vegetable Gardening in the Tropics” for a Gardening 101 series that includes: growing, harvesting, composting, pest control, and much more. You will receive free supplies after each session and you will receive a copy of the presenter’s book at the end of the series. Hibiscus Room 3rd floor. Very limited seating. Registration required. For adults. Sundays January 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23…

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10th Annual Everglades Paddle-In

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Everglades National Park Gulf Coast

With beautiful weather upon us this weekend, we would like to let you know about a wonderful event taking place this Saturday, February 22nd … the 10th Annual Everglades Paddle-In. A social event, sponsored by Everglades Area Tours, to bring together paddling folks for a day of family-oriented fun. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends who enjoy the paddling the area, learn a bit of the colorful local history and experience a wonderful part of Florida. Everglades…

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Edible Gardening at WPB Mandel Public Library

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach,
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, 33401 United States
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Get elbow deep in soil and join Karin Fields, the “Edible Gardening Gal”, author of “Organic Vegetable Gardening in the Tropics” for a Gardening 101 series that includes: growing, harvesting, composting, pest control, and much more. You will receive free supplies after each session and you will receive a copy of the presenter’s book at the end of the series. Hibiscus Room 3rd floor. Very limited seating. Registration required. For adults. Sundays January 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23…

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C’est al Via: From Alleys to Vias – Envisioning Workshop

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Development Authority,
312 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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March 2014

North End Visioning Week

March 1 @ 9:30 am
Center for Creative Education,
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 United States
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Heart and SoulFest

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northwest Neighborhood,
Tamarind Ave, between 7th & 10th Streets, West Palm Beach, FL United States
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Soul food, soul music and soulful dancing are on the agenda for the 2nd Annual Heart & SoulFest which takes place on Saturday, March 1st from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.  

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North End Visioning Charrettes

March 2
Center for Creative Education,
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 United States
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Sunday, March 2 – Thursday, March 6 – Two public sessions 9:00AM-11 :OOAM and 6:00PM-8:00PM daily. You are invited to participate in the design process. This week long Planning Charrette for the North End of West Palm Beach will comprehensively address future development and issues affecting the North End neighborhoods of the City (Study area is from 15th Street to 59th Street and Flagler Drive to Windsor Avenue). Visioning will focus on the impact of future development along Flagler Drive,…

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Rethinking the Alleyways

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Palm Beach DDA,
312 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and the FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning to brainstorm, design, and unleash your creativity during this open collaborative workshop to build a better West Palm Beach! This event is open to the public. Please come ready to share your thoughts, ideas, and visions. What: C’est la Via: From Alleys to Vias When: Thursday, Mar. 13th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: 312 Clematis St. For more information CLICK HERE

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Climate Leadership Training

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – Village Garage,
3250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129 United States
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This Essential One-Day Training is part of The CLEO Project on Climate and is designed for citizens interested in knowing: * Basic science of climate change * Promising solutions * Current efforts toward climate resilience * AND how to talk about all of this! Training includes panel discussion with climate experts. Light refreshments and lunch will be served. More information and Registration.

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“Bicycle Commuting Essentials”

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach,
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, 33401 United States
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Monday, March 24th. Brown bag your lunch and stop by the City Library, Clematis Room, 3rd Floor  to learn about “Bicycle Commuting Essentials” hosted by Bret Baronak, Palm Beach MPO, Bicycle-Greenway-Pedestrian Coordinator and avid bicyclist. This is one of the events of Bike to Work Month put on by the City of West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, and the Palm Beach County MPO. Visit wpbtmi.org for details on other events, including: Bike-to-Work-Week Challenge Bike to…

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Bike to Work Day, March 28

March 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
City Hall,
401 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL United States
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Save the Date: The Palm Beach MPO, West Palm Beach TMI, DDA, and West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability will be hosting a Bike to Work Day on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 7 -9 am at the West Palm Beach City Hall. People who work in downtown (and others) are invited to bike to work that day and stop by the tent at the corner of Clematis Street and Dixie Hwy for information, comraderie and prizes! Give bike commuting a…

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April 2014

Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
City Center / Flagler Gallery,
401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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This meeting is open to the public. The focus of the Committee is to help advance the sustainability goals of the City.

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“Growing Cities” Screening

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches,
635 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, 33408 United States
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“Grow Where You Are” a program presented by the UUNPB Social Action Committee Environmental Justice Team includes screening of “Growing Cities”.  http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com and discussion.

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Earth Night on the Waterfront with The Lorax

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Palm Beach Waterfront,
101 S Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Choose to reuse, and join Resource Depot for Earth and Dr. Seuss recycled craft. Also visit the Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization booth to learn about bicycle and pedestrian safety! The City of West Palm Beach Transportation Initiative will also be on-site with information on car-pooling and public transit and give-aways.The Office of Sustainability with have information and give-aways to help you green your life! Activities from 6-8 PM, The Lorax begins at 8PM.

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e4 Climate Leadership Training, April 16

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Palm Beach Waterfront,
101 S Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Our signature e4 event is evolving to better suit your needs. e4 is morphing into 4 events for specific audiences: home owners, families, businesses, and individuals eager to learn more about climate change. Join us and let’s Rethink Paradise together! e4 Climate Leadership Training for Everyone ~ April 16, 2014, 9 AM – 4 PM ~ Register Now!

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Florida Earth Festival 2014

April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm
University Woodlands Park,
2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33434 United States
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Two Day Fair April 19th and 20th at University Woodlands Park in Boca Raton with activities indoors and outdoors, including: Music, Kids’ Activities and Crafts Food trucks Programs on vermicomposting, energy and your carbon footprint, sea level rise, water conservation, open mic poetry, eco-movies and MORE! Visit the website for all the details: http://www.floridaearthfestival.com Also go to the calendar to see information on events going on in the area from April 12-25, including: Sustainable Building Tours Florida Panther Sitings and…

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Earth Day 2014

April 22 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm

Find out about all the Earth Day activities in your area at: EarthDay.org

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Mounts Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale

April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Mounts Botanical Gardens,
559 North Military Train, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 United States
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Saturday, April 26 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Members breakfast starts at 8 a.m.) Sunday, April 27 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members free; Non-members $10 Discover the joy of gardening at our annual Spring Plant Sale featuring over 80 vendors with an amazing assortment of plants and goods. Rare and hard-to- find palms, orchids, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, fruit trees and many other types of plants will be for sale. This is a great opportunity to learn about…

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Earth Week Restoration Project at Grassy Waters Preserve

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Celebrate Earth week! Assist with a restoration project at Grassy Waters Preserve this Saturday April 26th. Register at grassywaters@comcast.net or 561-670-5729!

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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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