Celebrating Earth Day with New Steps to Protect People, Places and Local Economies from Climate Change
[Yesterday], in celebration of Earth Day, President Obama [visited] the Florida Everglades, where rising seas and other climate change impacts are endangering one of the nation’s most iconic landscapes – and increasing risks to the State’s $82 billion tourism economy. To coincide with the President’s trip, the Administration is highlighting the value of special and vulnerable places like the Everglades and announcing new steps to protect the people and places climate change puts at risk.
While in the Everglades, President Obama walked the Anhinga Trail and addressed the assembled group. In his speech, and in the earlier press release, President Obama outlined eight “new actions to protect our national parks and our public lands, and the communities that rely on them.”
Calculating the Value of National Parks Tourism to the U.S. Economy
Calculating the Value of National Parks for Storing Carbon
Investing in National Parks
Designating a New National Historic Landmark Near the Everglades
Designating National Park Week
Providing a Flood Mapping Tool to Help Communities Prepare for Storms
Making Key Landscapes Resilient to Climate Change
Partnering with farmers, ranchers and forest land owners to reduce GHG emissions
Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a Miami native currently living in the historic downtown district. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at MelanieDawn@MelanieinMiami.com
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