- Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM
- Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus in Tallahassee, FL
Fracking is a dangerous method of drilling for oil and gas that threatens air quality, drinking water, and people's health.
It can't be done safely. In order to protect our communities, fracking must be banned.
Communities across Florida have already made it clear they want fracking banned, passing 90 local measures against fracking in cities and counties that represent over 70% of the state population. It's time the Legislature stepped up and passed a statewide ban.
Join us with the Institute for Civic Engagement, YES! Club, Earth Ethics Institute and hear from knowledageblr panelists to discuss the impacts of FRACKING on our health, local economic development and communities.
QUESTIONS? Contact Salome at 786=387-5111 or SaGarcia@fwwatch.org
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- Florida State Capitol
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.
This event is co-sponsored by ReThink Energy Florida, Environment Florida, Food and Water Watch-Florida, Floridians Against Fracking, Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida, Sierra Club Florida, Center for Biological Diversity, Ignite Change, Florida Student Power Network, Earth Justice, Foundation for Florida Environmental Protection, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and many more!
Issues on the Agenda:
Transition to Renewable Energy
Join our fight against fracking and push for a transition to renewable energy.
Water Quality and Quantity
Keep our drinking waters clean, reduce runoff, and eliminate harmful algae blooms that threaten our health.
Local, regional, and statewide planning is needed to ensure that community designs are sustainable.
Create infrastructure and policies that ensure climate and wildlife protection is long lasting.
Reduce Single-use Plastic
Protect Florida’s waters and wildlife from single-use plastic bags, straws, and polystyrene.
Support measures that protect the Floridians most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
Schedule of Events
6:30pm-8:00pm: Training, Location TBD
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.
A group rate has been set up at Howard Johnson Express Inn. The rate is $75 + taxes for rooms with either two queens or one king bed. They also will be blocking off parking spaces in their lot to accommodate for buses. Their address is 2726 N Monroe St and their phone number is (850) 386-5000.
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!
- Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- Leon High School Tennis Courts in Tallahassee, FL
2019 Energy Whiz!
This competition is an opportunity for local students from third grade and up (through high school) to use and demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge, creative thinking, teamwork to design and build small solar powered model cars, solar cookers and create a dish in that same cooker.
Rules and Guidelines: