For many of us, 2021 can’t come soon enough. Growing Climate Solutions is also excited for the new year. We have ambitious programs planned for the winter and are hopeful that by late spring or summer we’ll be able to safely convene our network of partners and stakeholders for in-person events and celebrations of positive climate actions. Read about what we’ve got planned and the feedback we want from you.(5.4 minute read)
Resilience and Conservation Fared Well in Local Elections
Orlando passes a 'rights of nature' measure giving the Wekiva River and Econlockhatchee River rights.
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Rx for the Earth: Telecommuting
by Stephanie Petrakos,
Guest Columnist and lifelong SWFL Resident
Looking back, 2020 will be remembered as a year of change, one that forced people all around the world globe to re-think how we approach life. For millions of Americans, adapting to a “new normal” involved working from home, or telecommuting.
Towards a Zero-Waste Holiday: Your Questions Answered
by Sarah Swiersz, guest columnist*
Amidst all of the holiday buzz, you may be wondering how to make more sustainable choices, and particularly cut down on the immense amount of waste we’re always surprised we generate. Here are suggestions for cutting down on waste to make this year’s holiday season more sustainable--and fun!Read More
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Thoughts from Regional Director
Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin
What's Plan B?
A tenet of Growing Climate Solutions is that stakeholders who understand the reason the climate is changing, the magnitude of climate the impacts, and the various solutions, will be motivated to reduce their carbon footprint and proactively adapt to climate impacts. . The fundamental assumption is that lowering greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation, conversion to clean energy sources, and sequestering CO2 back in organic matter is the goal. But is there a different way? What if these mitigation efforts can’t achieve the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°, the perceived tipping point for irreversible environmental damage? Should we have a plan B? Read More( 6 min read)
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