April 21-28, 2013

South Florida Celebrates Earth Day

Various South Florida schools, governmental organization and businesses are celebrating Earth Day with activities that hope to contribute to the environment, reduce pollution and encourage environmental preservation.

By Maria Camila Bernal
|  Monday, Apr 22, 2013  |  Updated 2:27 PM EDT
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The middle school students at Belen Jesuit planted seeds in a school garden to symbolize change and raise awareness on Earth Day. The students will be logging the garden’s progress online, developing the website, posting pictures and incorporating other activities in the classroom. NBC 6's Betty Yu reports.

The middle school students at Belen Jesuit planted seeds in a school garden to symbolize change and raise awareness on Earth Day. The students will be logging the garden’s progress online, developing the website, posting pictures and incorporating other activities in the classroom. NBC 6's Betty Yu reports.

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Monday, various South Florida schools, governmental organization and businesses are celebrating Earth Day with activities that hope to contribute to the environment, reduce pollution and encourage environmental preservation.

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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

The middle school students at Belen Jesuit will be planting seeds in a school garden to symbolize change and raise awareness on Earth Day.

The students will be logging the garden’s progress online, developing the website, posting pictures and incorporating other activities in the classroom.

Archbishop McCarthy High School

About three dozen football players from Archbishop McCarthy High School will rip up the current botanical garden at the Miramar Cultural Center Monday, in order to have the garden ready for replanting.

The students will leave the garden ready for Home Depot associates will replant in the botanical garden Tuesday.

ARC Broward

ARC Broward, a human services organization dedicated to providing services to special needs children and adults, will be opening its new electronics recycling facility in Fort Lauderdale.

The Electronics Recycling Services center will provide state-of-the-art data destruction, asset recovery, and environmentally responsible equipment disposal services for used equipment including computers, servers, networking, telecommunications, monitors, printers, and other IT-related equipment.

Fairchild Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is offering $7.50 admission on Monday to celebrate Earth Day and its 75th anniversary of opening to the public.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, located in Coral Gables, is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Marina Lofts

Marina Lofts Monday will bring nationally recognized arborists and other environmental experts to highlight The Rain Tree in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Local students will receive lectures from environmental experts who will demonstrate state of the art tree preservation processes and describe how The Rain Tree will be safely re-located to Rain Tree Park.

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