Sierra Club Florida Navigator Dec. 2017 -Clean water victories, inspirational solar stories and more

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 Dec 2017

Broward officials to stay in clean energy race, despite Trump

Broward County local, state and federal elected leaders and climate advocates held a press conference along the New River in downtown Ft. Lauderdale to say that despite Trump's recent announcement that the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, they are #StillIn and are committed to 100% clean energy. Read more ...

Marking 150 years, Sierra Club celebrates Founder John Muir's thousand-mile walk to an ever-rising Gulf

In a two-day conference last month, standing room crowds soaked in an abundance of information from scientists, historians and local leaders about Cedar Key's sea level rise battle and John Muir's famous arrival on Cedar Key 150 years ago. Read more ...

Help stop a proposed South Florida fracked gas plant

Florida Power and Light wants to build a fracked gas plant in Dania Beach, Florida. The company wants to burn fossil fuels instead of putting that investment into better, reliable clean energy alternatives like solar power.

Sierra Club is urging everyone to contact Florida Governor Rick Scott and FPL CEO Eric Silagy to tell them fracked gas is a bad bet. Solar means business. Take action ...

Sierra Club, Environment FL force chicken plant to clean up act

Pilgrim's Pride, the country's second largest poultry processor, dumped three times the allowable level of pollutants into the Suwannee River, and two weeks ago, the company settled a lawsuit filed by Environment Florida and Sierra Club's Suwannee St. John's Group.

In addition to a slate of clean-up actions, a federal judge slapped the company with what is believed to be the largest civil penalty for a Clean Water Act violation brought by a citizen suit in Florida history. Read more ...

Tour of St. Pete solar buildings inspires residents to copy success

Nearly 50 participants got an inside look at how local homeowners and businesses are using solar energy and energy efficiency to save money and help tackle climate change during the Second Annual 100% St. Pete Solar Tour in November. Read about the tour & how to start one ...

Lake County passes strong fertilizer law -- to keep its lakes

Lake County is not giving up its beautiful lakes to water pollution. That was the message as the county adopted one of the strongest fertilizer ordinances in the state banning nitrogen and phosphorus application on lawns in the summer months and enacting effective water-protecting rules the rest of the year. Read more ...

Solar power to be key component of St. Pete's affordable housing

Last month, Sierra Club Suncoast Group members joined in support of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Green Housing provider Bright Community Trust's new solar-paneled homes combining affordable housing with solar technology to make truly affordable housing. Read more ...

Volusia, Flagler County's cities are Ready for 100% Clean Energy

Seventeen mayors in Volusia and Flagler Counties have committed to 100% clean energy as part of the national Ready For 100 Mayors4CleanEnergy campaign. Community volunteers are building a network of mayors and cities that will stop at nothing to reduce greenhouse gases and set their cities on a path of sustainability powered by the sun. Read more ...

Sierra Club Florida releases 2018 Legislative priorities

The Sierra Club's list of priorities is out for the upcoming Legislative session.

See what will be the top issues, both stopping the bad, and enacting the good. Read more ...

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