This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the environmental movement’s birth, commemorated annually as Earth Day. Since 1970, billions of individuals from more than 190 countries worldwide have come together every April 22nd to take action toward a greener, more sustainable future for our planet.
The CLEO Institute firmly believes that climate and environmental literacy, coupled with strong civic education, will create jobs, build a green consumer market and allow citizens to engage with their governments meaningfully to address the climate crisis. Join us this Earth Day, April 22nd, as we come together as a community to highlight our environmental challenges and the solutions we must embrace. Raised funds will support climate resilience education in Miami-Dade through innovative campaigns, our Climate Resilient Schools programs in partnership with the Miami-Dade Public Schools STEAM department, and our Empowering Resilient Women’s program geared to vulnerable communities in our county.
Earth Day 5K Event Details
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Location: MAST Academy – 3979 Rickenbacker Causeway – Miami, FL 33149
7:00 a.m. – 5K run registration and packet pickup begins
8:00 a.m. – 5K run starts; 5K walk registration and packet pick up begins
9:00 a.m. – 5K walk starts
9:30 a.m. – The CLEO Institute welcomes participants to Earth Day 2023
9:45 a.m. – Remarks by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County
12:30 p.m. – Earth Day event festivities end
Please consider carpooling, use public transportation, or skip the car entirely for the sake of the environment by:
Go entirely car free and book an e-bike or e-scooter your destination.
Use Metrorail and get off at the Brickell train station, then take the Line 102 bus that runs back and forth on the Rickenbacker Causeway.
Or, a combination of all of the above: Stop at the Vizcaya Metrorail station, get on an e-bike, e-scooter or walk to MAST Academy.
If you must drive, consider carpooling. There is free, but limited, parking on the school campus and a free parking lot directly across the street. Attached, you will find a MAST Academy site map for your reference, including parking information.
UBER is also offering a 10% discount in lieu of Earth Day use code GO ELECTRIC when booking a ride on an electric vehicle (Uber Green). To activate the promo code, go to your wallet on UBER app and apply it to promotions prior to requesting your ride.
If you plan to bring your own table, cart or tent, please ensure that it is freestanding and cannot be anchored to the ground, no stakes or poles. Additionally, we kindly ask that you do not use any single-use plastics in accordance with CLEO and MAST Academy policies. Please plan to arrive by 7:15 a.m. to setup.
After the event, we kindly request that you clean up your designated area and dispose of all trash in the provided bins. If this is not possible, please make arrangements to take your trash offsite.
Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that we have a successful and sustainable event.
WEATHER / TRAIL CONDITIONS
Please note the weather conditions expected for the event are Partly Sunny with temperatures ranging from low 70 – mid 80’s, and high humidity… dress accordingly, and make sure to stay hydrated. We will have 4 water stations throughout the event and trail.
Walkers & general audience: please bring your own reusable bottles as no single-use plastic beverage bottles will be available at the event. Let’s truly ‘Walk The Talk”!
Runners: we got you covered. Volunteers will be handing you water on the trail in compostable paper bamboo cups.
Finally, don’t forget to bring hats, sunscreen, and comfortable running or walking shoes. The trail is mostly paved with the last mile being compacted gravel and offers enough shade, making it pretty comfortable.
BEYOND THE TRAIL
The CLEO Institute is very excited to welcome everyone to this 5K Earth Day celebration! We look forward to sharing an array of educational information & presentations to raise community awareness regarding our changing climate & environment. In addition, we will also hear from Miami-Dade County Mayor, Daniella Levine-Cava; Miami-Dade County School’s Superintendent, Jose Dotres; City of Miami (D2) Commissioner, Sabina Covo, and others on their sustainability and climate efforts. So please take the time after your -run or walk- to stay around for the programming part and the showcase that many students and organizations have put together.
It is also up to all of us, to truly “walk the talk’ for our planet, Miami, and our kids’ future!
https://youtu.be/UWJ2z1JXLC0 (watch .32 sec video)
We can’t wait to see you there!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $35.00
April 5th – April 21st : $39.50
April 21st – 22nd: $45.00
The CLEO Institute 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan women-led organization exclusively dedicated to build climate resilience through environmental education and advocacy ensuring a safe, just, and healthy environment.
Join us as we celebrate Earth Day and commit to protect our beautiful planet and resilient future for all generations to come!