Monday, May 7, 2012

Earth Day, Every Day is rescheduled for Saturday, May 12

Due to rain, Earth Day, Every Day 2012 was moved from April 21st to May 12th.    

Learn How to Make Earth Day Every Day!

This all-day extravaganza offers engaging activities that celebrate the values of sustainability, community, and fun!

Festivities will include:
  • A variety of organic and vegan food
  • Ecologically-focused workshops/activities for children and adults
  • Volunteer opportunities -- Sea turtle rescue and more
  • Free giveaway of 100 native trees
  • Live entertainment - featuring Teri Catlin, the Didgeridoo Band, and a sunset drum circle
  • Educational displays by local sustainable businesses and organizations
Also, attend the City of Fort Lauderdale’s new, exciting "Mix It, Curb It" Recycling Program Workshop! Learn how Fort Lauderdale residents won't have to sort recyclables; instead they'll be able to mix them up in one big, blue cart.

Save Water, Save Money with Free Showerhead Exchange at Earth Day Event

The City of Fort Lauderdale is sponsoring a FREE Showerhead Exchange for City utility customers at the Earth Day Every Day event set for Saturday, May 12. To receive a new, high-efficiency showerhead, simply bring a copy of your Fort Lauderdale utility bill and your old showerhead to the City’s booth and exchange it for a new one. There is a limit of two showerhead exchanges per household, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
The showerheads for the exchange are being offered through Conservation Pay$, which is rebate program developed by the Broward Water Partnership (BWP). The BWP is comprised of 18 municipalities and water utilities that are committed to providing opportunities and incentives to encourage our neighbors to save water.
For more information about the showerhead exchange, please contact the City of Fort Lauderdale 24-hour Customer Service Center at (954) 828-8000 or online at You may also contact Customer Service via LauderServ, the City's Android application.
For more information about Conservation Pay$, please visit

Helpful, Earth-Friendly Links


Standard parking rates apply: Bikes and Pedestrians - $2.00; Cars (one person) - $4.00; Cars (two people or more) - $6.00


  • Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P.)
  • Camp Live Oak
  • City Furniture
  • House of Bread
  • Green Caribbean Initiative
  • Star Brite
  • Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch Park

Gene Dempsey, City Forester
Environmental Services
Office - (954) 828-7704 Fax - (954) 828-7897

Think before you print!