Ultra Music Festival welcomes the “Eco Village” back for the 16th year! This area of the festival hosts multiple interactive booths featuring activations from the world’s most influential nonprofit organizations.
Clean Miami Beach, Inc is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by Miami Beach resident Sophie Ringel dedicated to the protection of beautiful Miami Beach and its marine wildlife.
Sophie Ringel began by organizing cleanups of Miami Beach and the wetlands close to her home with friends. As her engagement grew and word of her commitment to a clean and safe environment for wildlife and sustainable business alike became known, her organized cleanup volunteers intensified to include City officials, the Miami Beach Police Department Officers, students, teachers, and executives who care about making a difference.
About Debris Free Oceans
Debris Free Oceans is a Miami-based organization that inspires local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from our beaches, reefs, and oceans.
We believe in shifting our culture towards a circular economy, where “waste” no longer exists and all consumables are part of a closed-loop lifecycle. Our messaging encourages us all to RETHINK single-use consumption and to embrace lifestyles with more action and less clutter. This begins with understanding how the 5Rs can be incorporated into all facets of society.
We promote ways to REDUCE the amount of waste we send to the landfill by refusing single-use plastics. We spawn innovative means to REUSE what we already have instead of spending time and money on products we don’t need. We promote RECYCLING and regenerating objects unfit for reuse into functional and indispensable innovations. We RECAPTURE marine debris to prevent its consumption by marine life, its harmful interaction with our global food web, and its impacts on the aesthetic and intrinsic values of our oceans. We advocate for the REDESIGN of marine debris into artistic and functional contributions to our society.
About Bye Bye Plastic Foundation
Dreamed up and led by Vivie-Ann aka BLOND:ISH as a grassroots movement, Bye Bye Plastic is now a team of 8 eco warriors on track to wipe out single-use plastic in the music industry. Bye Bye Plastic has inspired thousands of DJs and event promoters to back the initiative since launching in 2018, through the #PlasticFreeParty movement and Eco Riders.
We officially became a Foundation in January 2020, and have partnered and consulted with industry giants such as International Music Summit (IMS) & SXM Festival. We also led sustainability panels at ADE Green, IMS, Brighton Music Conference and beyond, while turning heads and gaining coverage from media including BBC Newsbeat, GRAMMY, BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Rolling Stone, Mixmag, DWTV (Germany).
The Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (STCP) was established in 1980 in response to disoriented hatchlings found along A1A in Miami Beach. Before this time, sea turtle nesting was not being documented in the county. With the implementation of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the Parks Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission established the Sea Turtle Conservation Program to protect all species of sea turtles that call Miami-Dade beaches, home. Because of federal and state protections of marine turtles, consistently monitoring their nests became a crucial component to ensure their survival.
Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program biologist survey for marine turtle nesting everyday over 19 miles of the county from March to October. We are responsible for marking, monitoring and gathering data for nests, which is submitted to local, state and federal agencies. The purpose is to allow assessment of the distribution, abundance and trends in Miami-Dade County’s nesting marine turtles, to facilitate protection, assess nest productivity and improve conservation planning and management. Being in the public’s eye for the majority of our efforts, STCP biologists also act as stewards of conservation to promote and educate the citizens of Miami-Dade County’s charismatic sea turtles.
We are a federally-recognized, 501(c)3 non-profit organization advocating for improved water quality in the Greater Everglades through a strategy that addresses the Full Spectrum of Being, including field trips, educational workshops, the arts, spirituality, direct action, and civic engagement. We honor the value of other knowledge systems, and we are inspired to action by traditional ecological knowledge, the arts, and the insights gained through science and research and personal experience. We encourage a broader understanding of the American context for Reconciliation.
About Protect Animals Worldwide
Protecting animals all over the world through grassroots, campaigning, education, and adoption. P.A.W. is a US registered 501c3 rescuing animals in crisis situations worldwide.