Environment

Miami Questions: Can I pee in the ocean?

While we at The New Tropic care a whole lot about Miami and about the serious things affecting all of us, we’re also willing to dive into less heady topics of local curiosity. We asked for your weird questions, and it seems many of us have a particular recurring debate: Is it OK to pee in the ocean? So, we’re here to help you settle it once and for all.

/ August 11, 2021


Sustainability goes beyond just Biscayne Bay

For the last three weeks, The New Tropic has partnered with Oolite Arts to spotlight Save the Bay, the arts organization’s campaign highlighting ways Miamians can take better care of Biscayne Bay. The initiative saw several local filmmakers craft PSAs that were equal parts personal and informational, with each reflecting the director’s particular vision on […]

/ August 10, 2021


Meet the Miami filmmakers imagining ways to Save the Bay

Cinema carries a transformative quality unlike any other artistic medium. Although it may go underappreciated in our age of constant saturation and infinite content, film’s capacity to immerse viewers in perspectives other than their own is massive, carrying the potential of leaving audiences with not only lasting impressions, but new insight, understanding, and empathy about […]

/ August 3, 2021


Save the Bay: Filmmaker Shireen Rahimi

Shireen Rahimi is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

/ August 3, 2021


Save the Bay: Filmmaker Milly Cohen

Milly Cohen is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

/ August 3, 2021


Save the Bay: Filmmaker Jayme Gershen

Jayme Gershen is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

/ August 3, 2021


Save the Bay: Filmmaker Helen Peña

Helen Peña is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

/ August 3, 2021


Save the Bay: Filmmaker Alexa Caravia

Alexa Caravia is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

/ August 3, 2021


🗣 A chat with Irela Bagué, Miami-Dade’s first Chief Bay Officer

by Zach Schlein As we approach the one-year anniversary of last year’s fish kill in Biscayne Bay and navigate a summer with record-breaking heat, the urgency of addressing climate change has never been more apparent. Daunting problems require creative solutions, which is why Oolite Arts invited Miami filmmakers to produce PSAs on how locals can […]

/ July 27, 2021


Keeping Miami-Dade clean, one cleanup at a time

 Keeping Miami-Dade clean, one cleanup at a time by Zach Schlein As we approach the one-year anniversary of last year’s fish kill in Biscayne Bay and navigate a summer with record-breaking heat, the urgency of addressing climate change has never been more apparent. Daunting problems require creative solutions, which is why Oolite Arts invited Miami […]

/ July 20, 2021