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April 2014

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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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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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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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 Week

March 1 @ 9:30 am
Center for Creative Education,
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 United States
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February 2014

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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Edible Gardening 101 at Mandel Public Library

January 26 @ 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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Mounts – Urban Farming Sustainable Backyard Vegetable Growing & Composting

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mounts Botanical Gardens,
559 North Military Train, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 United States
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Do you want to raise tomatoes and vegetables in a sustainable way – with fewer pesticides? Mike Page will show you how. Mike is an avid South Florida vegetable grower who stresses  sensible approach to smaller-scale backyard or container vegetable growing. Mike will offer tips and techniques on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance, pest and disease control and harvesting. He’ll take you on a tour of our vegetable garden to show you creative ways to grow vegetables. In the…

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Slow Foods – $aving the 30%: Using the Food We Grow

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center,
6301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL United States
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The   4th annual Growing Green Communities event, “Saving the 30%: Using the   Food We Grow,” will be a fun-filled day aimed at tackling food waste.    In the US, at least 30% of food is wasted – in the fields, transport systems, grocery   stores, restaurants, schools, and in our homes.  Food waste is a huge   contributor to climate change as well as a drain on family finances.   At  “Saving the 30%” workshop sessions you will learn  more about  preserving food, composting,…

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Kayak Expedition

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve - South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Hike down the boardwalk trail to our new kayak launch.  Then set out on an expedition to explore the more remote western areas of the Preserve. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 10 in tandem with adult Fee:     Single Kayak;     $20.00 Tandem Kayak:  $30.00

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Hands-On History: Folklore with author Patrick Mesmer

January 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grassy Waters Preserve - South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Author Patrick Mesmer will unveil his new book: “The Pirate Santos and the Curse of the Treasure Coast”. This historical novel follows the fate of a young man shipwrecked and captured by Native Americans along our coastline during the early 18th century. His ability to survive wild Florida will depend greatly on his ability to adapt to the culture, and lifestyles of his captors. Patrick blends his extensive knowledge of Florida’s Native People with fictional characters to highlight our region’s…

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Kayak Cruise

January 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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 Required, call 561-804-4985

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Sunset Kayak

December 31, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve - South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Great photographic opportunities abound as we enjoy a late afternoon kayak trip.  Watch as birds fly into roost as the sun sets over the marsh. Bring water & insect repellent Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 10 in tandem with adult Fee: Single Kayak $15.00 Tandem Kayak $20.00 Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Marsh Critters

December 31, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grassy Waters Preserve - South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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The marsh comes alive in the palm of your hand as we discover the amazing aquatic insects and small wonders that call the wetlands home.   You’ll be knee deep in the marsh during this dipnetting adventure for the whole family! Bring closed-toed shoes that can get wet, water, hat and sunscreen. Ages: 5 and over (with participating adult) Fee:    $5/adult, $3/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Newbie Canoe

December 29, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve - South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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New to canoeing? Then you’re a newbie!  Whether you’ve never been in a canoe before or it’s just been awhile, this short trip is a great place to start! Learn the basics and then put your new skills to the test on an easy paddle through the Everglades.  Bring a water, hat and sunscreen. Ages:   6 and over (with participating adult) Fee:     $10/adult, $5/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Nature Photography Workshop

December 29, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve - South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Photographer Steve Dumond shares his keen eye for nature and teaches techniques for capturing the flowers, wildlife, and beautiful vistas in of the Everglades.  This workshop includes guided access to the exclusive restoration area. Ages: 12 and over Fee:    $20/adult, $5/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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