Florida Ocean Alliance Stakeholder Meeting – November 14

According to a FOA press release dated June 24, 2019: “The state of Florida has awarded the Florida Ocean Alliance a grant to develop a much-needed Strategic Plan for Florida’s Oceans and Coasts. Senate President Bill Galvano championed the project as part of the Legislature’s focus on Florida’s ever-growing water issues. The Alliance will work

Environmental Crisis ⇔ Democracy Crisis

In order to address the environmental crisis, we’re going to have to spend some time fixing the democracy crisis. Vice President Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

King Tide + Hurricane Dorian = Miami Flood Alerts

Miami-Dade County has issued a “be ready” advisory in advance of Hurricane Dorian’s approach. According to the latest forecast models, Dorian will be passing somewhere over Florida at the same time as coastal Miami-Dade is experiencing King Tides. If Dorian comes ashore over Miami this weekend, the flooding could be severe. An already saturated ground,

Greta Thunberg Arrives in New York

Greta Thunberg, a sixteen-year-old Swedish girl, has captured the world’s attention with her year-long climate change activism. She is the genesis of “Fridays For Future” as more than 2 million teenagers have followed her lead and taken part in “climate strikes”. The movement began in August 2018 when Thunberg began skipping class to sit outside

Sept 14: Miami Climate Alliance General Meeting

Miami Climate Alliance is coming together to share campaign updates, learn about climate justice initiatives in our community, and celebrate our 2019 wins! WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus; 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33132; Chapman Conference Center Room 3210 Translation available in

Empty Chair on Climate Change

As the Amazon burns, Arctic melts, & catastrophic weather threatens,Trump is missing in action at the G-7’s climate change meeting. He leaves behind nothing but an empty chair. Future Majority on Twitter

Coral Gables Styrofoam Ban Blocked by Florida Appeals Court

In February 2016, the City of Coral Gables, in Miami-Dade, approved an ordinance to prohibit the sale and use of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam). The city was then promptly sued by the Florida Retail Federation, a powerful lobbying group that represents Publix, Target, Walmart, and other large retailers. At the same time, Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature passed

Plans to Protect

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. Stewart Udall

August 29: Resiliency Through Landscape Design in Public Spaces

Join USGBC Miami and leading industry professionals as we explore how resilient landscape architecture can be an effective tool to mitigate impacts of more frequent tidal flooding, coastal erosion, and stronger hurricanes. Learn what local designers, city officials, and organizations are doing to manage our climate adaptation strategies and to improve our local blue-green infrastructure