The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove’s Environment committee leads environmental efforts to benefit the community and our planet. Its missions is to create a greater awareness and wiser use of our natural resources.

  • Monthly coastal clean-ups with VolunteerCleanup.org and the Coconut Grove Sailing Club.
  • Electronic recycling program in partnership with the City of Miami and the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce.
  • Beautification/Backyard Habitat team designed a garden with native on the grounds of historic Woman's Club to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Planted several bushes in honor of Florida’s Arbor Day.
  • Raising awareness through field trips to ecologically important sites, including tropical gardens and wetlands.
  • Hosting guest speakers to talk about environmentally friendly projects in the community such as the Miami Underline.
  • During the pandemic and before face masks became readily available, a sewing circle made over 1650 eco-friendly, reusable cotton face masks and donated them to all who asked. 
The Plastic Free Initiative (PFI) was founded in 2018-19 by The Woman's Club of Coconut Grove. PFI is a coalition of non profit organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and individuals with the goal of reducing or eliminating single-use plastics.  

Efforts to achieve this goal include:

(1) Encouraging consumers to utilize reusable bags and other sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic and Styrofoam. 

(2) Forming grassroots educational programs for children to appreciate our Bay, our marine life, and fragile ecosystems.

The Plastics-Free Initiative (PFI) Coalition is uniting businesses, organizations, and all concerned Floridians in order to minimize or possibly stop the amount of plastics collecting on our shores. This Coalition costs nothing to join. It is a truly community effort. As we are growing in numbers, any donation to help defray expenses, or any talents and volunteering YOU can do, will be most appreciated. We are in this together!

To sign up to join the Coalition or volunteer with the Plastics Free Initiative, please visit PlasticsFreeInitiative.org. To donate, select the Donations icon, below, and on the next screen, select Conservation – PFI
Plastic Free Initiative
The Environment Committee is under the leadership of Priscilla Rhew
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