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Miami is renowned around the world as a hub of culture and diversity, boasting some of North America’s largest festivals and most sought-after shows. However, a new chapter will begin on August 31st 2013 as the city debuts yet another global accolade – a 100% eco-friendly music festival.

Dubbed ‘Friends of Nature Music Festival’ the event aims to raise awareness about the planet through two days of spectacular music, peace, entertainment and a wide variety of activities and exhibitors. While setting the standard by being 100% sustainable in itself, the ground-breaking festival is set to take the city by storm.

4H_Science_DayOn October 10th, 81 students at Horace Mann Middle School became scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). As part of 4-H NYSD, youth participated in the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge: the 2012 National Science Experiment.

Designed by The Ohio State University Extension, this year's experiment introduced youth to robotic engineering concepts as they program a robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill. The 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge demonstrated that by utilizing engineering principles, youth can have a positive impact on communities and ecosystems.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved the Regional Climate Action Plan, a major deliverable under the four-County Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) on Tuesday, October 23. The Compact was adopted in January 2010 by Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties who committed to partner in addressing the regional challenges posed by climate change.

The Regional Climate Action Plan represents the culmination of more than three years of technical and planning processes and the support of diverse agencies and stakeholders from across the region. It provides a foundation for building community resilience through concerted actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to regional and local impacts of a changing climate. The plan’s recommendations also aim to protect the region’s unique assets and support economic development, while fostering healthy, livable communities.
Americans have been feeling the impact of rising gas prices at the pump and everything seems to indicate that it will continue to increase. The Federal Reserve’s announcement last week to move forward with more stimulus measures in an effort to spur economic growth has caused oil prices to jump.

While we have no control over the price of fuel, we can do a few things to help us save money. Below are a few tips from that may help ease the burden of rising fuel prices.

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