Environmental Literacy Plan for Florida – Call for Public Review and Feedback – Ends Soon

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Posted: January 27, 2014

Author: Jenny Seitz, www.LEEF-FL.org

The overarching goal of the Florida Environmental Literacy Plan (FLEP) is an increasingly environmentally literate population brought about through high quality environmental education (EE). To achieve environmental literacy through environmental education, the FELP relies heavily on a strategy that includes three elements:

  1. build on existing mandates and missions of the key players;
  2. promote continuity, coordination, and where appropriate consolidation to better measure and aggregate results at the state level; and
  3. recognize the value in small, practical and no or low-cost steps that yield measurable results in the near term.

Your constructive feedback is welcome. Please share this site with others you feel would have an opinion on creating a more environmentally literate citizenry.

Comment period ends January 31, 2014.

Access survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/flenvironmentalliteracyplanreview

Florida Environmental Literacy Plan Website: http://flenvironlitplan.wix.com/flenvironlitplan

Webpage: Public Review and Feedback Page

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Seven50 SE Florida Prosperity Plan – Draft Report

Posted December 9, 2013

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Seven50 engaged a host of leading experts and thousands of citizens across the seven-county region of Southeast Florida to create a dynamic plan to guide decision-making as our region grows and evolves. View the draft report.

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Young Voices for the Planet – Dreaming in Green

Posted December 9, 2013

When four Florida middle school students learn about the potential effect of sea level rise on Miami’s economy, they conduct a school energy audit with the help of non-profit, Dream in Green. Through their actions, their school saves thousands of dollars in energy costs by doing simple things that add up.

Check out the video about what they did and how they did it.

http://youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/movie_dreaming.php

Then check out the curriculum to do it at your school:

http://youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/movie_dreaming_curriculum.php

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Floating above the rising tides debate: Keren Bolter at TEDxMiami 2013 by TEDxTalks

Posted December 3, 2013

TEDx - Floating Above the Rising Tides Debate

Keren Bolter is dedicated to increasing awareness of the need for adaption to sea level rise in South Florida. Her research to date includes mapping and analysis of the impacts of sea level rise, addressing both physical, socioeconomic, and health implications.

Click on image to view the talk.

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LED Streetlights Installed in Coleman Park Neighborhood

Posted December 3, 2013

LED2Future of Coleman Park Neighborhood Looking “Brighter!”

Coleman Park, one of West Palm Beach’s most historic neighborhoods is now the first community in the entire state of Florida to receive new, brighter, safer high-tech LED streetlights from FPL.

The lights are being paid for by the City, and are part of Mayor Muoio’s promise to pursue environmentally friendly projects as part of the city’s Department of Sustainability.

LED lights offer a savings of approximately 60% over the older lights.

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