"Our mission is to engage, educate, and empower citizens to take action and achieve energy independence in a healthier, more sustainable environment."
Rethink Energy Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to engaging and educating the public on energy issues. This includes the use of fossil fuels and the need for renewable energy and diminished energy consumption.
In 3 to 5 years, ReThink Energy Florida will be the premier organization people look to regarding energy issues in Florida, connecting and building alliances for Earth restoration, and integrating Environmental Justice issues into the understanding of energy.
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Begun as Crude Awakening Tallahassee, ReThink Energy is interested in ensuring we never see an event like the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe again. We are dedicated to promoting awareness of the dangers of fossil fuels and the renewable options for energy.
During the Deepwater Horizon disaster, when our founders organized as Crude Awakening Tallahassee, we pledged to not stop until:
- Every drop of oil is cleaned up responsibly.
- There is a permanent moratorium on off-shore oil drilling.
- There is a serious renewable energy policy in place that moves us swiftly away from dependence on oil in every level of government.
In the intervening time, it has become clear that some of these have serious impediments to their accomplishment. While it is arguable that #1 is not even possible, #3 is crucial. This foundation serves as a reminder to us of how critical it is that we shift to renewables as quickly as possible! Rethink Energy evolved from this movement and remains dedicated to promoting awareness of the dangers of fossil fuels and the renewable options for energy.