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August 2014

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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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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“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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“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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July 2014

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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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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June 2014

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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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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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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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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May 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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April 2014

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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“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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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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March 2014

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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“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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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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