One of the highlights of living in Florida is the incredible access to nature. Let’s celebrate our state’s bountiful natural treasures on Earth Day (April 22), whose numerous celebrations extend throughout the weekend. If you can’t make it to a special event, honor Mother Earth in your own way. Whether it means hopping on a paddle board or taking a walk, just get outside and enjoy the day. Think of ways to become more sustainable, too.
St. Lucie Earth Day Festival
The Oxbow Eco-Center, a 225-acre, educational nature preserve, celebrates its 18th annual St. Lucie Earth Day Festival on April 23. The “Rooted in Hope” event showcases 70+ eco-minded organizations and vendors, guided hikes and an interactive exchange for diverse topics from sustainability to beekeeping. Food trucks and live music are also part of the fun.
St Lucie County joins Indian River and Martin counties in creating the Treasure Coast. In addition to 21 miles of beaches, St. Lucie offers horseback riding on Hutchinson Island, golf and endless nature activities. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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The Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation to protect oceans and beaches hosts an Earth Day weekend at the Miami Beach Edition. Support its Miami chapter’s efforts with ticketed, plant-based dinners, a silent disco during a beach cleanup, concert and cocktails. With several Florida chapters, check to see what your area has planned as well.
The dynamic city of Miami Beach is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Jacksonville breweries are honoring Mother Earth. On April 22: Wicked Barley hosts a green market with music, while Ruby Beach Brewing releases the city’s first carbon neutral beer at a fundraiser for Green Legacy Farm (pictured), maker of the night’s farm-to-fork fare. Popular for its dog park, BrewHound plans Earth Day specials on April 23.
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Tropical Audubon Society
Birding has become hip, especially as people of all ages picked it up during the pandemic. Come see what South Florida’s Tropical Audubon Society is all about at its 75th anniversary weekend at its South Miami headquarters from April 22-24. The celebration features a birthday bash, Birdstock conservation concert and bird walks.
The ideally located city of South Miami serves many other upscale areas like Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Ponce Davis. Much of its activity centers on its commercial district (Red Road and Sunset Drive) full of indie eateries, shops and services. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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The city of Sebastian’s annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration in Riverview Park on April 23, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., is extra special this year. Beyond the complimentary event’s usual eco activities and great entertainment and food, it marks the highly successful first year of the Sustainable Sebastian initiative.