In advance of this season’s NBA Green Week Initiative, the Miami Heat hosted its 6th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami at Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning, and players Hassan Whiteside, and James Ennis worked alongside groups of volunteers from The HEAT Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami with the Florida International University School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and members of The Education Fund to complete a variety of activities which included
- The assembly of 6 HEAT themed vinyl picnic tables, creation of a new edible food forest garden,
- Creation of an outdoor classroom so teachers can use the garden to educate students about sustainability and the environment, creating two butterfly gardens on school grounds that will provide additional native habitat for local and migrating butterflies,
- Building of composting boxes and additional rain barrels for the school to use for their gardens,
- Preparing and planting native Hardwood Hammock Shade trees in the outer yard area to provides habitat and resources for our native wildlife,
- Creating a HEAT Nation Mural on a wall located on school grounds, and
- Interaction with HEAT Academy students as they discuss on topics covering sustainability and the environment while working together on activities to further this lesson.
For more pictures of the 6th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep, visit: NBA.com