Florida Events

The Florida International University Institute of Environment's Sea Level Solutions Center and the Office of Global Learning present: Environmental Sustainability Sessions. These five interactive sessions will discuss the challenges and opportunities in sustaining Miami's environment. The series will kick off with an Overview of Environmental Sustainability in Miami, followed by topics that include Organic Material Recycling (composting), Water Resources, Extreme Heat, and Sea-Level Rise. Learn more about environmental change and what you can do to help sustain our natural resources!

September 10
September 17
October 1
October 15
October 29

Time: All sessions are 4 PM to 5 PM Eastern Time

Register for the sessions HERE.

The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) will host a virtual multi-day webinar that will focus on toxic stress and its impact on infant mortality and maternal health, climate change and the housing crisis in Miami-Dade County and throughout Florida. The panelists will use local-level data to explore social and economic factors related to climate change, environmental hazards, affordable housing, infant mortality and maternal health, and discuss emotional and social resiliency in terms of community preparedness, services and an equitable response. FIHI will share local and state-level resources for policy and program recommendations with the goal of building wellness and capacity within our communities to be self-sufficient and self-sustaining.

This convening will be guided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute's annual County Health Rankings. For nine consecutive years, FIHI has coordinated the state release of the Rankings to facilitate development of community action plans. The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The Rankings compare the health of nearly all counties in the U.S. and provide local-level data that allows each to compare with other state counties on a range of factors that influence health - jobs, education, housing, community safety, diet and exercise, and other areas to ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work, and play.

Additional information about this event and the registration link will be provided in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth Henry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

​Resilient305 is exploring ways to help Greater Miami and the Beaches adapt and transform in the face of challenges, both expected and unexpected, from the effects of climate change to inadequate infrastructure, pandemics and cyber-attacks. The Miami Foundation will provide a brief overview of the project and initial implementation, followed by segments from the Chief Resilience Officers for the three founding partners (Miami-Dade County, City of Miami Beach, and City of Miami) on their resilience strategies. The webinar will feature The Miami Foundation Director of Public Affairs Director Loren Parra, Miami-Dade County Chief Resilience Officer James F. Murley, Miami Beach Deputy Resilience Officer Amy Knowles, and City of Miami Chief Resilience Officer Alan Dodd, P.E.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits for planners (#9204356), 1.0 contact hours for Florida Environmental Health Planners, and credits for Certified Floodplain managers. 1000 Friends is applying for professional certification credits for Florida attorneys and Florida DBPR Landscape Architects but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.

Date: September 30, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

Learn more and register for the webinar. 

The 2020 Annual Climate Leadership Summit is now VIRTUAL and registration is now open!

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Compact invites you to join a shorter, virtual event on October 13, 2020, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.

The Annual Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event hosted by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact to share knowledge, showcase climate action, engage leadership across sectors, and mobilize the collaboration needed to tackle this significant challenge at scale. The summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from the business, government, academic, and nonprofit community to exchange dialogue and ideas on expanding the region’s capacity to respond to climate challenges and build climate resilience.

Register and find more information about the program HERE.