June 2020 | Issue 2 GrowingClimateSolutions.org
Growing Climate Solutions Adapts to the New Normal
We are all adapting to a “new normal” in the months after the initial COVID 19 outbreak. For Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive SWFL this has meant rethinking how to deliver climate education programing, engage our partners, and keep climate action top of mind against a backdrop of tens of thousands of deaths and double-digit unemployment. The pandemic’s profound impact on our lifestyles and economy means that our climate education lectures and presentations have to be adapted to webinars or to venues where social distance measures can observed, and as institutional and corporate partners re-open they may not be able to implement previously envisioned climate actions and programs right away, as they need to focus on bottom-line revenue. 

To advance our mission Growing Climate Solutions has creatively adapted. Read More

  • Women for a Better Lee
  • Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
  • League of Women Voters
  • American Institute of Architects SWFL Chapter
  • Select Real Estate by Stephanie Miller
Hurricane Season Begins
June 1 st - November 30 th

Being resilient is about being prepared! Have a true hurricane plan. Know your evacuation zone, evacuation route and flood zone. Have important items at hand (documents, medications, telephone contacts) Help others. Listen to public officials.
Living Greener
Think Deeper
Thoughts from Regional Director
Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin
Shhhhh Everyone and Listen!
On the 50 th anniversary of Earth Day, cities around the world documented cleaner air and water resulting from the dramatic decrease in transportation, factory closings, and retail consumption related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The down-shift of human activity, fewer trains, planes, buses and cars, fewer jackhammers and tractors has been measured by seismologists who have documented a 30% to 50% reduction in ambient seismic vibration of the earth’s crust; allowing them to detect previously unheard noises deep in the planet. Likewise, the silence should inspire us all to listen to sounds and community voices that commonly get drowned out in the din of our civilization’s busyness. Read More...
Website Highlights
Our website provides updated news, information and additional climate resources. Don't miss...

  • Partners that have recently joined Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive Southwest Florida
  • FGCU students summarize climate accords
  • Webinar recording of SWFL Climate Ambassador Program: Harnessing the Power of Social Media

Want to read more? We've picked some recent compelling climate articles, including two that highlight the impact of a changing climate on our investments.