Cool Communities program blooms in Dade County.A marathon planting project in Dade County Dade County can refer to the following places:
AMERICAN FORESTS American Forests is a nonprofit conservation organization that promotes healthy forests and urban tree planting.
The organization was established in 1875 as the American Forestry Association, by physician/horticulturist John Aston Warder and a group of like-minded citizens developed Cool Communities in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and and the U.S. Department of Energy to measure the effects of planting trees to shade homes and using light-colored roofing to reflect heat. Seven cities Seven Cities may refer to:
AMERICAN FORESTS' Southeast region coordinator, Nancy Masterson, has secured funding for the Dade County sites - two Global ReLeaf Walks for Trees brought in more than $20,000 for yard trees for test homes; two Florida Division of Forestry Hurricane Andrew This article is about the 1992 hurricane; there was also a Tropical Storm Andrew during the 1986 Atlantic hurricane season.
Hurricane Andrew is the second-most-destructive hurricane in U.S. history, and the last of three Category 5 hurricanes that made U.S. Reforestation Reforestation
The reestablishment of forest cover either naturally or artificially. Given enough time, natural regeneration will usually occur in areas where temperatures and rainfall are adequate and when grazing and wildfires are not too frequent. grants, totaling nearly $70,000, will plant trees on public streets; and a $55,000 grant from the Florida Advisory Council on Environmental Education will teach homeowners about Cool Communities. Five neighborhoods in Dade County - which encompasses the Miami metropolitan area - will illustrate different tree cover and roof-color conditions:
1. Low tree canopy site: The tree cover in Richmond Heights Richmond Heights is the name of several places:
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Trained block captains are visiting the homes of 96 residents and assisting each in choosing and planting three trees to shade the east, south, and west sides of their homes.
2. Heavy Tree Canopy Site: A neighborhood of 72 homes in South Miami South Miami, city (1990 pop. 10,404), Dade co., SE Fla., a suburb of Miami; settled 1899, inc. 1926. It is a commercial and retail center for neighboring Coral Gables. demonstrates the energy savings of an extensive tree canopy. Residents helped conduct a tree survey; using GIS computer modeling, they will be shown where additional trees could further reduce their electric bills.
3. Low Reflectivity re·flec·tiv·i·ty
n. pl. re·flec·tiv·i·ties
1. The quality of being reflective.
2. The ability to reflect.
3. Roof Site: In downtown South Miami, a citizen advisory group is coordinating a "Lighten Up" contest among building owners to compete for free white roof-coating materials.
4. High Reflectivity Roof Site: Weitzer Hammocks is a 232-home development of white roofs amidst the predominately red roofs of suburban Miami. Temperature sensors will compare it to other neighborhoods.
5. New Construction Site: Homestead Habitat for Humanity's Jordan Commons Ecological Community in South Dade features homes built with white roofs and surrounded by strategically planted trees. Energy conservation and ecological landscaping are integral to the community's design. The houses will become home to 197 low-income families within the next few years.
After the trees are planted at Cool Communities sites by hundreds of volunteers, information will be collected over the next five years. When complete, Cool Communities will show the significance of the urban forest for energy consumption and calculate the financial benefits of strategically planted trees over wide areas.
The Climate Change Action Plan, the national blueprint for reducing emissions, cleaning the air, and reducing our reliance on fossil fuel, recommended the expansion of Cool Communities to 250 cities by the year 2000. AMERICAN FORESTS is currently developing a low-cost way for other municipalities to participate in the program. To find out how your city can qualify for Cool Communities designation, call Jeff Beattie, Cool Communities coordinator, at 202/667-3300, ext. 216.