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Eco-pioneers shine in SFLHCC's Annual Green Visionary Awards Celebration

Miami's sustainability game-changers steal the spotlight at SFLHCC's Green Visionary Awards

Miami, famed for its cultural kaleidoscope and pristine beaches, is forging a fresh identity as a sustainability hotspot.

The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) marked a significant chapter in this green journey on August 18th, hosting the much-anticipated Annual Green Visionary & Sustainability Awards Lunch / Conference. This dynamic event brought together a community of eco-trailblazers committed to steering Miami toward a more sustainable trajectory.

Innovative minds cyonverge: SFLHCC's Green Visionary Awards

With the vigor of a new day, Juan Fernandez Barquín, the Court Clerk of Miami-Dade County, inaugurated the event with his opening remarks. The stage then belonged to Miami-Dade Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, whose keynote address acted as a galvanizing force, urging attendees to contribute to the green revolution.

The event hit a crescendo during the spirited panel discussion, guided by the spirited Frankie Ruiz, Chief Wellness Officer at the City of Miami. The panel boasted an ensemble of sustainability stalwarts, including Moe Hachem, Javier Sanchez, Irela Bague, Teddy Lhoutellier, and Juan Goritti. Their unfiltered discourse sparked a flurry of ideas, leaving the audience enthused to embed sustainability in their daily lives.

SFLHCC Chairman Roland Sanchez Medina Jr. ESQ., Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and SFLHCC President and CEO Liliam M. Lopez

Celebrating sustainability champions: The Green Visionary Awards

The conference climaxed with the eagerly anticipated awards ceremony. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took center stage with grace, accepting the Eco-innovation award in recognition of her substantial contributions to sustainable initiatives. The Green Visionary Awards shone a spotlight on several extraordinary individuals: Javier Sanchez of the Miami Dolphins, Miami-Dade Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, Carolina Vester from the City of Coral Gables, Josenrique Cueto from Miami-Dade County Dept. of Transportation and Public Works, and Nestor Penalver from Postal Center International. These luminaries embody the spirit of sustainable progress, underscoring that eco-consciousness transcends domains.

As the curtains drew on the SFLHCC event, the room was electrified with purpose. Miami's journey toward sustainability had gained newfound momentum.

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