Ocean to Everglades
The Miami Super Bowl Host Committee is proud to lead Ocean to Everglades (O2E) in conjunction with our partners: The Everglades Foundation, Ocean Conservancy and NFL Green.
Miami, Florida and Hard Rock Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LIV, are situated between two of the nation’s most valuable natural environments: the Atlantic Ocean and America’s Everglades. Through O2E, the Host Committee has created a platform for environmental events, education and sustainability efforts throughout South Florida leading up to Super Bowl LIV. These efforts include: beach cleanups, urban community greening events, invasive species education and events, a celebration of students at Everglades National Park’s 72nd birthday, recycling initiatives, food recovery and a media tour of Florida Bay.
The O2E educational mission aims to create awareness, through the Super Bowl lens, of South Florida’s unique and vital ecosystems. The Everglades provides the fresh water supply for 8 million Floridians, while the Florida Reef Tract is the largest barrier reef in the United States. Both ecosystems are home to an abundance of biodiversity while, simultaneously, providing important support to South Florida’s human communities. O2E will prioritize this important information as an essential component of its educational priority.
For more information about O2E:
Director, Ocean to Everglades
12/3 – NFL Green Pelican Harbor Island Cleanup with Miami Dolphins
12/6 – Celebration of Champions at Everglades National Park’s 72nd Birthday
1/TBD – O2E Youth Fishing Trip
1/10 – Python Bowl Kick-off Event
1/16 – NFL Green Super Kids Super Sharing at St. Thomas University with Miami Dolphins
1/18 – NFL Green and Verizon Recycling Rally at Zoo Miami
1/25-28 and 1/30-2/1 – Environmental Village at Super Bowl LIVE
1/28 or 29 – Super Bowl Week beach cleanup
1/29 – Media Tour of Florida Bay
The Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Reef: 100 CORALS FOR 100 SEASONS
Thank you to our partners in coral restoration: Force Blue, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Frost Science, NFL Green, Florida Department of Environment Protection, Verizon and Pernod Ricard.
The Super Bowl Environmental Program is part of the NFL’s sustainability platform. Carried out in partnership with the local Super Bowl Host Committee and Verizon, the program aims to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl events and leave a positive, “green” legacy in host communities. These efforts include food recovery and distribution, recycling and solid waste management, recovery and donation of event and building materials, urban forestry projects and the use of “green energy” to power events.
Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. To learn more, please visit www.oceanconservancy.org
The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Funds raised by the Foundation are used for scientific research, advancing understanding of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and to provide grants to our conservation partners. In addition to grants, the Foundation supports necessary legal actions to help protect the Everglades. Through environmental leadership, scientific expertise and policy experience, The Everglades Foundation works to protect and restore America’s Everglades. To learn more, please visit www.evergladesfoundation.org
Ocean to Everglades
2019 Launch Event
On Monday, April 22, Governor Ron DeSantis and Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee in the launch of Ocean to Everglades (O2E), the Super Bowl LIV environmental initiative in partnership with NFL Green, Ocean Conservancy and The Everglades Foundation. The Earth Day event began with a press conference at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Nature Center followed by a community beach cleanup at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
The Miami Super Bowl Host Committee would like to thank our partners and everyone who attended the event, including the Miami Dolphins, our board members, elected officials and the press.
We look forward to all the great O2E events leading up to Super Bowl LIV and are excited to leave a lasting green legacy in South Florida.