Dream in Green's mission is to empower individuals to respond to climate change and other environmental challenges facing local and global communities.
We assist diverse organizations, including schools, households, local governments and businesses to reduce their environmental footprint, track their success and recognize achievements. Through establishing partnerships in our community, we develop, implement and oversee educational programs and workshops that promote environmentally sustainable behaviors among all age groups, with a particular emphasis on K-12 students.
To date, our programs have served 280 unique schools and 84,000 individuals, roughly 58,500 of which were K-12 students. Our partner schools have helped to conserve 20.1 million kilowatt hours of electricity, which saved 2.1 million dollars and reduced or offset 30.6 million pounds of carbon emissions.
Pinecrest Elementary, a school participating in the Dream in Green Academy showing their support for the environment!
Another Green Team that participates in the Green Schools Challenge.
Green Schools Challenge
The Green Schools Challenge is Dream in Green's flagship program which is currently in its tenth year, serving K-12 students, teachers and staff members in Miami-Dade County, the fourth largest school district in the nation. Through the Green Schools Challenge, students and staff are directly involved in designing and implementing energy and environmental solutions at their schools. Students come together as a Green Team to build a green foundation and complete fun monthly challenge activities related to energy efficiency and conservation, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, alternative transportation, green buildings and green careers. The objective is to help reduce their school's carbon footprint while promoting the long-term environmental sustainability of their community.
Green Leadership Grants
The Green Leadership Grant program makes grants available to students from 5th to 12th grade participating in the Green Schools Challenge. Dream in Green offers grants to support Green Team monthly challenge activities. The goal of the program are to support schools in creating projects that promote environmental sustainability while empowering student leaders.
WE-LAB focuses on delivering urgent and highly relevant environmental education to Miami-Dade County residents, teachers, and students. Through educational workshops, classroom learning, on-line community forums, and interactive tools, WE-LAB seeks to motivate community wide water/energy-saving behaviors and foster long-term environmental stewardship through money-saving actions.
Past Chair & Co-Founder
Karina Hilton Spiegel
Program + Development Manager
WE-LAB Program Manager
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.