Miss Earth Miami
Young ladies 14-26 can compete for the Teen and the Miss Earth Miami titles, the winners advancing to the state finals. The Miss Earth Miami pageant is an official qualifier for Miss Earth Florida, an annual event celebrating the beauty of pageantry while promoting environmental and humanitarian efforts.
April 17th at the Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. For more information visit www.EarthFloridaPageants.com.
Freedom from Extinction
Playing the Game of Life, a program for teaching social skills through an arts-based curriculum, presents “Freedom from Extinction,” an exhibition of murals produced by the students of the City of Miami Beach Teen Club. The works represent a variety of animals and habitats in danger of extinction, such as the Everglades, glaciers, and rainforests.
April 1 – June 29, 8:30 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m. Miami Beach City Hall Gallery, fourth floor, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach.
The Seven Seas Aveda Spa and Salon is helping South Floridians celebrate Earth Month with special promotionally priced spa services starting at $50. Guests can feel good about pampering themselves as 20% of all proceeds from eco-friendly spa treatments will be donated to Aveda supported clean water projects at home and around the world.
Seven Seas Aveda Spa and Salon, Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles; 305.749.2100
Miami-Dade County & Dream in Green Workshop
Miami-Dade County and Dream in Green host a home energy savings workshop to educate residents on energy efficiency and conservation and provide homeowners with information, resources and incentives to reduce their utility costs. Participants will receive a free energy savings toolkit valued at over $100 and learn to track household energy consumption/reduction. More importantly, residents will save money by learning how to reduce energy use in their homes by 20-30 percent.
Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street, Miami Beach; green.miamidade.gov
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild offers free admission to all visitors on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. The Shop at Fairchild will have a display of sustainable and recycled products for purchase and will offer a 10% discount on all items. Walk Fairchild’s grounds, have a family picnic, admire the sculptures of Claude and Françoise-Xavier Lalanne, keep the little ones busy with the educational Kids’ Activities, snack on gourmet food from local food trucks gastroPod and MexZican Gourmet and learn about local non-profit environmental organizations.
Friday, April 22 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables; www.fairchildgarden.org.
The Palms Hotel & Spa commemorates Earth Day by hosting Trash Bash along their adopted stretch of beach between 29th and 32nd Street. Guests are invited to their first shoreline social where they will help clean the shorelines and learn about creating permanent solutions to shoreline and marine debris.
4 p.m. April 22, The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; www.thepalmshotel.com or 305-908-5458