This month's topic will be "Advocacy for Everyone - Bring your People Powered Movement to the Florida Legislature" featuring Brian Lee. During this legislative session and current political climate, many people are wondering: "How can I effect change in my government?"
This month's lunch and learn seeks to help answer that question by focusing on creating an effective movement to have its voices by the Florida Legislature on the important issues and concerns facing our state.
To RSVP, fill out the information below. If you are also interested in purchasing a catered meal from us, that can be purchased here.
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- Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM
- Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in Miami, FL
Dr. Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of the Concerned Health Professionals of New York, will visit Miami-Dade College to educate the general public about the potential health threats related to fracking. New and unconventional drilling methods for oil and gas could have endless, catastrophic effects on South Florida. The Concerned Health Professionals of New York have issued multiple health compendiums on the over 500 peer-reviewed studies on the impacts of fracking.
Dr. Steingraber's visit coincides with the completion of the 5th version of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking.
Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment.
Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and was adapted for the screen in 2010. As both book and documentary film, Living Downstream has won praise from international media.
To learn more about Dr. Steingraber, visit her website http://steingraber.com/
Parking for the event: Free parking is available in Building 7/Student Parking Garage- access from NE 5th or NE 6th Street between NE 1st and 2nd Ave. Attendees should mention that they are there for the event.
IMPORTANT: The garage closes at 7pm on Saturdays! All cars MUST be out by then.
Metered street parking is also available.
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM
- Florida State Capitol
Please Note: Registration closes Weds. 1/24/18 at 11:59pm
We are hosting an Advocacy Day at the Florida State Capitol. Concerned Florida citizens from all across the state will have the opportunity to speak to their legislators and let their voices be heard. We are advocating to protect Florida’s clean water, support renewable energy, and BAN Fracking! We will be talking with our legislators about these critical issues:
Supporting Renewable Energy
Banning Fracking in Florida
Protection of Florida’s Waters
Florida Forever Funding
- Citizen Engagement for Climate Justice
This event is co-sponsored by Floridians Against Fracking, Progress For All, Organize Florida, Sierra Club Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Environment Florida, Florida Student Power Network, Florida Conservation Voters, Rethink Energy Action Fund, Food and Water Watch Florida, Urban Paradise Guild, Center for Biological Diversity, National Nurses United, and other groups.
Schedule of Events
6:30pm-8:00pm: Training at LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, located at 200 W Park Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Free lodging is being hosted at the Florida’s People Advocacy Center. See the Registration Form for the available free and low-cost lodging options
8:30am: Mini-advocacy day training for day-of registrants
10:00am: Registration opens at Waller Park (at the Dolphins Statue)
10:30am-11:00am: Rally at Waller Park (at the Dolphins Statue)
11:00am - 4:00pm: Legislative Meetings being set by the Sponsors (note: some may be scheduled during the rally - please pay attention to your individual schedules you will get just prior to the event
11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch will be split into groups based on the region of FL you are from. Located at a nearby building. Mini Environmental Training Sessions on several environmental issues will also be held during lunch.
If you're interested in volunteering this event, please fill out this volunteering form. We appreciate your support!
And if you would like to donate to support this event, please click here!
ReThink Energy Florida invites and encourages school classrooms and interested individuals to participate in Regional EnergyWhiz Olympics Expo on March 3, 2018. This event is a regional expo connected with the Energy Whiz Olympics conducted by the Florida Energy Center at the University of Central Florida. Energy Whiz is a forum for students to demonstrate their STEM knowledge and skills as they relate to energy topics—such as solar thermal, photovoltaics (PV) and hydrogen technology—through friendly competition.
Junior Solar Sprints (Grades 3-8)
In this competition, students will design and race model solar powered cars with teams of 2-4. Elementary and Middle School students will be competing separately. Medals will be awarded for race time, innovation in design, and best design.
Solar Cook-Off (Grades 3-12)
In this competition, students will design a solar cooker and develop a recipe to cook in it with teams of 2-6. Elementary, Middle, and High School students will be competing separately. Medals will be awarded for cooker design, culinary (recipe & taste) and WOW! -an award for the most creative overall.