Action Items

Live Forum 9/20/16

  • Attend the People’s Climate March on October 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Government Center in Miami. Don’t forget to make your signs!
  • Candidate Questionnaire: We are working on developing 10 questions to ask each candidates during the election season regarding their policies, key stances, and thoughts toward climate action.

Rising Waters 9/29/16

  • Prioritizing the adoption of a Carbon Tax or Fee to account for the true cost of carbon pollution.
  • Vote NO on Amendment #1 in November. This amendment is misleading and would limit solar energy in Florida. Florida Supreme Court Justice, Barbara Pariente explains, “Let the pro-solar energy consumers beware. Masquerading as a pro-solar energy initiative, this proposed constitutional amendment…actually seeks to constitutionalize the status quo.”

Public Policy and Sea Level Rise 10/10/16

  • “If we don’t lead by example, no one will listen:” The need to fund innovation and pursue an enterprise think tank focused on climate resilience for the greater Miami area.
  • The need to collectively support a carbon tax.

Managing Florida’s Beaches for the Future 10/13/16

  • The need for intergovernmental cooperation and resiliency investments.
  • Engaging the public in an honest, transparent conversation to develop innovative adaptation plans for vulnerable areas.

Sea Turtles: An Indicator Species 10/20/16
Support legislation to:

  • End the construction of sea walls (it’s a losing battle with the sea!)
  • End subsidies to keep rebuilding in harms way

Changing the Tides: Local Solutions and Engagement 10/27/16

  • Donate to orgs that fight SLR and CC through advocacy, outreach and education
  • As we must do with our politicians, demand that our teachers and religious leaders incorporate threats of sea level rise and climate change into their curriculums/sermons
  • Keep equity to the forefront when addressing effects to population: “SLR is not just an infrastructure issue, it’s a human issue” -Valencia Gunder
  • Vote No on 1 and for leader who will #ActOnClimate
  • Switch to renewables in our personal and daily lives: “We didn’t leave the Stone Age because we ran out of stones, so let’s leave the fossil fuels in the ground.” – Caroline Lewis

Looking to the Future: Staying Ahead of the Tide 11/3/16 

  • “The cost of inaction is the greatest cost.” – Harvey Ruvin
  • “It’s always seems impossible until it is done.”  – Ann Hancock quoting Nelson Mandela
  •  Create a Federal Resiliency Partnership Fund to help finance proactive local efforts to address sea level rise
  • Invest in battery storage for renewables
  • Use California’s Community Choice Energy program as a model for Florida