Florida Climate Summit of 2017 Will Take Place on Aug. 12
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Central Floridians/Floridians, if you believe that Americans/Floridians should take part in the earthly movement in slowing down climate change or global warming, despite the Trump administration’s attitude toward the Paris Climate Agreement or Paris Accord, you need to know about this upcoming event.
I’ve just received a message/invitation from Laura Betts (Laura is the Environmental Project Auditor at Walt Disney World and Presentor and Mentor at Climate Reality) of Central Florida, about an event that will take place on Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT, at East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, as part of The Climate Reality Project, the Florida Climate Summit-Beyond Paris: Taking Local Action in Florida (by Monica Mayotte, Laura Betts, Susan Nugent, and Pakita Leone). Description of this event (taken from this web site), in italics, shared below:
Now that the Trump Administration has pulled out of the Paris Accord, it is up to the states, cities and businesses to continue the efforts to solve the climate crisis. This summit will be an opportunity to bring together various environmental groups across Florida to share their projects so we can assist one another.
Topics of discussion will be:
- How to move cities to taking the 100% renewable pledge
- Banning Fracking
- Pricing Carbon at the national level
- Rooftop Solar Power in Florida
The speakers and organizations that are currently involved are:
- Chris Castro, Keynote Speaker and Sustainability Director, City of Orlando
- Deidre McNab – FL League of Women Voters, FL-SUN, Solar Co-ops in FL
- Tony Buscemi – Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Orlando Chapter Leader
- Eric Rollings – Chair, Orange Soil and Water Conservation District, FL Fracking Ban
- George Cavros – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
- Michelle Suarez – Organize Florida
Each speaker will participate in an interactive panel discussion and provide updates on their projects. Afterwards, each panelist will hold breakout sessions for those interested in assisting with their projects.
It will be a great opportunity to network and project share with other environmental leaders in the state and expand your knowledge on how other organizations are working to solve the climate crisis. If we all work together for a common goal, we can collectively make great progress.
There is no charge to attend the all-day meeting. Lunch will be on your own. We look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando.
To Register for this event, click HERE.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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