- The Eco-teers are a Flamingo Gardens volunteer outreach group that support habitat protection, coastal resilience, and environmental projects in Broward County, and provide climate change and environmental education to residents and visitors.
The Eco-teers plan and implement monthly projects which include, but are not limited to:
- Hardwood tree plantings to help capture carbon dioxide to counteract rising temperatures and clean our air while also providing additional greenery to our communities.
- Mangroves and other coastal vegetation planting to help capture carbon dioxide, improve marine habitat, reduce beach erosion and help protect communities from flooding.
- Waterway and shoreline clean-up to help improve marine/aquatic habitats and improve cleanliness of our communities.
Twice-monthly meetings include an educational/social meeting and an off-site project day.
- Eco-teer application and approval from Volunteer department
- Minimum quarterly project commitment
- $20 t-shirt purchase
- Age 15 and up
The first meeting of every month will be held at Flamingo Gardens while the second meeting of the month will be held off-site. The location will depend on the topic of the assigned project for that month.
Join in on the next projector to become a member please email: [email protected]
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ECO-TEERS IN ACTION!
March 4, 2023 - By: Glennys Navarrete
With only a few days into the month of March, the Eco-teers have already dedicated much of their time in restoring our coastal habitats and spreading climate change awareness.
1000 sea oats were planted at Fort Lauderdale Beach in partnership with the Youth Environmental Alliance (YEA) in an effort to restore coastal sand dunes in South Florida. Sand dunes provide habitat for several coastal species and protection from storms. Not even the blazing heat could have stopped Ezequiel, Lori, Rami, Han, Sohail, Kevin, Christopher, Laurent, Madison and Faith from getting the job done.
In downtown Fort Lauderdale, some of the Eco-teers spent their day at the Science Festival hosted by the Museum of Discovery and Science. Tiffany and Tori provided a climate presentation discussing the latest climate science, impacts and solutions as part of their climate training provided by the CLEO Institute.
The science festival also allowed students to compete in the build a better world challenge. The challenge allowed students to design solutions in cutting waste and boosting efficiency in the fight against climate change. Ines, Giuliana and Karen participated in the challenge and won first prize for their project on harvesting rainwater to reduce carbon emissions released from local water treatment plants.
Apply today and join the Flamingo Gardens Eco-teers as they lead the charge to combat climate change in Broward County! Contact the Volunteer department for an application today at 954-473-2955 x 134 or [email protected]