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WSVN 7 News

April 19, 2024

Viral video of boaters throwing trash into ocean draws outrage from environmental activists

EDM Maniac

February 6,2024

Ultra’s Sustainability Program, Mission:Home, Wins Prestigious Global Award

Doral Voice Logo


January 18, 2024

La campaña de Florida por #PlasticFreeCities comienza en Miami

CBS Miami

May 13, 2022

Volunteers Don Snorkel Gear to Dive in and Help with Ocean Cleanup

CBS Miami

April 26, 2022

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Shares Climate Action Strategy at the United Nations

The Miami Hurricane

October 23, 2021

UThrift models ‘reuse the runway’ at 2nd annual fashion show

Odyssey Earth

October 1, 2021

Currents from Cuba

The Miami Hurricane

September 29, 2021

University students attend Miami budget hearing to protest budget cuts within sustainability office

Local 10 News

September 22, 2021

South Florida makes a big difference on International Coastal Cleanup Day

Miami’s Community News

July 12, 2021

Hundreds of Residents Flock to Virginia Key to Reclaim their Beaches

Local 10 News

June 30, 2021

Ways to save Biscayne Bay while celebrating July 4 Weekend

Local 10 News

June 16, 2021

Kiosks stocked with cleaning refills can help South Florida cut down on plastic use

Local 10 News

April 21, 2021

She’s checked off lists, now she’s saving Miami’s endangered coral reefs

WSVN 7 News Miami

April 20, 2021

Buyu Izakaya, Debris Free Oceans team up for Earth Day Wynwood clean-up

Key News

November 21, 2019

As Council Joins the Fight, Local Nonprofit Wants Your Help to Stop Plastic Pollution

EDM Identity

July 31, 2019

As Council Joins the Fight, Local Nonprofit Wants Your Help to Stop Plastic Pollution

Mic Drop Music

July 30, 2019

Ultra Music Festival Continues and Improves Sustainability Efforts


July 26, 2019

Ultra Music Festival commits to environmental protection and sustainability for 2020 and beyond

Music Fest News

July 25, 2019

Ultra Music Festival – Sustainability at its Finest

Dancing Astronaut

July 25, 2019

Ultra will extend ‘Mission: Home’ environmental sustainability initiative

Miami New Times

July 24, 2019

Ultra Touts Sustainability Initiatives Amid Search for Permanent Venue

EDM Sauce

July 24, 2019

Ultra Music Festival Continues Commitment to Environmental Sustainability Efforts

WSVN 7 News

June 6, 2019

Litter and Liquor: 1 Hotel South Beach hosts Cocktail Cleanup Crawl

American Association for the Advancement of Science

April 26, 2019

Lucia Speroni is Shining a Light on Critical Links Between the Health of Waterways and Humans

Miami’s Community News

April 15, 2019

Palmer Trinity School commits to becoming plastic bottle-free

Edible South Florida

April 8, 2019

No More Plastic Bottles at Palmer Trinity School

South Florida Media Network

March 29, 2019

Workshop attendees learn about composting at home

Kitsap Daily News

March 29, 2019

Get your hands dirty in April

The Jitney

March 19, 2019

Clean Up Trash, Drink & Be Merry at the Grand Finale Pub Crawl Pick Up

The New Tropic

April 24, 2018

Tips and tricks for cutting down on your trash

Edible South Florida

April 20, 2018

The Last Straws

Food & Beverage Magazine

February 2018

Miami is not Plastic


February 6, 2018

Bacardi supports “Miami Is Not Plastic” campaign launch

Islander News

January 24, 2018

Can Miami lead the way in cutting back on single-use plastics? The Miami Is Not Plastic campaign is working toward just that

US Sailing

January 16, 2018

Record-Breaking Environmental Cleanup by US Sailing Team in Miami

Miami’s Community News

September 1, 2017

Coastal cleanup volunteers remove 472 pounds of trash

Coconut Grove Grapevine

August 23, 2017

They removed 472 pounds of trash from shoreline

Miami’s Community News

March 31, 2017

Debris free Oceans team shares in burden of keeping South Florida beaches clean

The Miami Herald

March 15, 2017

Coral Gables commission tentatively approves plastic bag ban

World Red Eye

September 24, 2016

Debris Free Oceans “Eco-Fashion Show” at The 1 Rooftop