April 16-22 | Sustainotopia
locations: Various around Miami
Sustainatopia is a unique seven-day fusion event focused on impact investing and sustainability taking place each year during April throughout Miami and the beaches. The week of events features conferences, speakers, movies and mixers geared toward environmental design and public awareness.
April 20-21 | Fairchild Food and Garden Festival
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
web: Fairchild Tropical Garden website
when: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Come see what's cooking at Fairchild Tropical Garden's annual celebration of local foods and the gorgeous gardens that they grow in. Ask local experts on how to successfully incorporate native and exotic flora into your gardens and landscape designs and take home spectacular plants to from the 34th Annual Spring Plant Sale.
- Gather new tips and recipes from popular culinary and gardening demos taught by top chefs and gardeners.
- Shop the Farmers’ Market! Local vendors showcase the best fruits, vegetables and herbs available in South Florida, as well as honey, jams and fresh baked goods and spices.
- Celebrate the season with crisp and refreshing spring brews and summer ales in our Beer Tasting Garden.
- Discover Fairchild's Edible Garden, lush and delicious with herbs, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals that can be grown in your home garden.
- Hear Random Acts of Gardening, ‘pop-up’ lectures in the plant sales area covering South Florida gardening, edible landscaping and more.
- Enjoy special hands-on and culinary kids' activities in the KidWay.
April 20 -21 | Earth Day 2013 at Party for the Planet
location: Zoo Miami
address: 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177
admission: General Admission for Adults & Children | Free with donation (see below)
Celebreate Earth Day 2013 with Zoo Miami’s Earth Day celebration. The Tropical Flowering Tree Society will be hosting its annual plant show and sale. There will also be fun “green” activities and entertainment for the entire family as well as animal enrichment with recycled items and/or natural materials like newspapers, cardboard tubes, bamboo, old tires, fire hoses, and more.
During Party for the Planet, guests can come in free of charge if they turn in a cellphone as part of our ECO-CELL phone recycling program. Not only will each person donating a cellphone enter the zoo for free on these two days, but they will also help save gorillas! Cell phones include coltan, a mineral extracted in the deep forests of Congo in central Africa, home to the world's endangered lowland gorillas. Fueled by the worldwide cell phone boom, Congo's out-of-control coltan mining business has in recent years led to a dramatic reduction of animal habitat and the rampant slaughter of great apes for the illegal bush-meat trade. By turning in your cell phone, we can hopefully reduce the need for additional coltan … and help protect the gorillas.