The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, to demonstrate support for a healthy, sustainable environment. More than 20 million Americans took part that day, gathering in streets, parks, and auditoriums coast to coast to rally for our planet.
The voices raised that day sparked the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts. The environmental movement has since spread worldwide, with commemorations in 193 countries on April 22 every year.
As more people become sensitive to the impact of humans on the earth, many are looking for ways to be more sustainable in everything they do.
One way is to turn the traditional food service model on its head. Typically events offering traditional fare with meat, seafood, and dairy at conferences, weddings and other gatherings. They'll then provide a few special dishes for vegetarians or vegans. The DefaultVeg movement aims to flip that notion.
In the past, those who wanted vegan or vegetarian meals at an event had to practically beg for special meals, if they were able to get them at all. The DefaultVeg idea begins with a wide selection of plant-based meals, and asks meat-eaters to opt out if they want their usual menu items.
Marking its 15th year, Miami Beach Pride returns once again next month for two weeks of celebrating the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ+ community.
What began in 2009 as a relatively small gathering of 15,000 people has exploded into an international extravaganza attracting more than 170,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, along with their friends, allies, and supporters.
Sixteen days of events
The festivities kick off Friday, March 31, 2023, at 6 p.m. with the Prid
Who doesn’t love a good whodunnit? Whether you want to plan something unusual for your friends, or you’re looking for a unique addition to any corporate gathering, why not throw a murder mystery party? It’s fun, it’s involving, and it’s a great team-building tool.
It may seem too complicated, but you can pull together an intriguing murder mystery party with a little planning and a couple of weeks. There are plenty of budget-friendly and even free murder mystery party kits available online. For a higher-end bash, you can even hire companies that will send actors
February is Black History Month, created to focus attention on the numerous untold contributions of African Americans to the United States. Also known as African American History Month, it honors Black people from the enslaved humans brought from Africa to African Americans living in the United States today.
This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings” since the country’s earliest days.
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One of the many great things about Miami is the many festivals that we can have here all year ‘round. Upcoming example: the Gay8 (Gay Ocho) Festival on Sunday February 19, held annually in the heart of Little Havana along the iconic streets of Calle Ocho (Southwest 8th Street).
The Hispanic street fiesta, dedicated to LGBTQ+ art, music, dance, food, and culture, is the largest Hispanic diversity and inclusion festival in the U.S., attracting more than 80,000 visitors.
What to expect
From noon to 8 p.m. between Southwest 14th to 17th avenues, Calle Och
There’s something about the slow, easy-going pace of 18 holes of golf that promotes teamwork, fosters deals, and facilitates networking.
That must be why so many companies plan their off-site events to be near at least one golf course. If you hold your corporate event in or near Miami, your attendees will have dozens of choices to suit every level of golf expertise.
That’s because Florida is the mecca of golf, due to the spectacular weather we enjoy here year-round. The state boasts over 1,200 public and private courses, from nine-hole courses to the most demanding 18-hole courses.