This matching grant program provides small businesses with 7 employees or less up to $5,000 to retrofit their operation with sustainable elements that will reduce energy costs and in turn greenhouse gas emissions. The grant funds the installation of efficient lighting fixtures and appliances, new insulation, draft/ light sealants for windows, and doors, and automatic timed devices, and provides options for small-scale solar energy fixtures.
The Green Awareness Fair is an annual fair sponsored by Councilwoman Keys. The fair is an opportunity to educate the community on green products and services in their community that they did not previously know existed. It includes vendor booths, E-waste/ Shredder services, Sustainability Workshops and volunteer cleanup opportunities.
North Miami has partnered with GoGreen-EcoBins for a cost free and aesthetically pleasing curbside recycling bins and associated disposal services, to promote a “Clean Streets Initiative” program for recycling and green awareness in communities across the United States. Ten (10) new GoGreen recycling bins have been installed along Biscayne Boulevard and NE 125th Street to supplement existing waste receptacles and provide an attractive and visible new recycling receptacle.
Neat Streets Miami is a County wide street tree program. Neat streets annually awards various organizations matching grants to advance the Million Trees Miami initiative, a community-wide effort to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy for Miami-Dade County. North Miami has been receiving this grant annually since 2015.
In an effort to expand Miami-Dade County’s tree canopy by leveraging local resources, Neat Streets Miami-Dade County awarded the City of North Miami a street tree matching grant for its 2021 Neat Street Project in the amount of $11,600. As part of this project, the City of North Miami has planted 40 trees of different species including Silver Buttonwood (9), Paradise Tree (7), Pigeon Plum (9), Gumbo Limbo (1), Dahoon Holly (8), Wild Tamarind (6). The trees are to provide shade and beautify the community. All the trees are native, hence adapted to the South Florida climate. Native trees require lower maintenance in the long term and may reduce stormwater runoff.
For residents, businesses, and visitors of the City of North Miami.
North Miami is a coastal city, therefore it is fundamental to place resiliency in the forefront as we plan for the future threat of sea level rise. Rather than simply preparing for a specific disaster or event, our “Resilient NoMi” initiative seeks to assure that the City can better plan, protect and preserve for the future in the face of these challenges.
To kick start the ResilientNoMi Initiative it was essential to first give a visual representation of what it is that we are seeking to plan protect and preserve. In an effort sponsored by Councilwoman Keys, VACO Studios worked in conjunction with CP&D’s Sustainability Division to create a high-quality video to highlight the beautiful and fragile ecosystem that makes up North Miami.
This video highlights the waterfronts, parks, wildlife, flora and fauna throughout North Miami that we often take for granted. It emphasizes that if we do not make change in our day to day lives that we will eventually no longer be able to enjoy these pristine landscapes. It leaves you at the end with a call to action and a reference to the ResilientNoMi Citizens Guide to Resiliency for tips on sustainable changes that will make an impact for the future.