CALLING ALL MCA MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS…

The Miami Climate Alliance is in the process of finalizing its strategic plan for 2019/2020. We are asking our member organizations to complete this survey to gather and aggregate information on who is doing what related to climate change in Miami-Dade County.

This data will allow all organizations to better understand the local climate change ecosystem, including its strengths and opportunities for growth, as well as better understand their organization’s work in the context of the ecosystem.

We only need one individual from each organization to complete this survey, which they can do HERE.  Because we love you and appreciate your time so much, we’ll be raffling off a few items to those organizations who complete the survey by end of day on Friday, May 24th. Those raffle items include (cue “The Price is Right” voice):

  • A $20 gift card to Verde Market! (5 available)
  • A special email dedicated to a topic of your choosing to the entire MCA email list! (4 available)
  • A 1-hr strategic consulting session with Radical Partners!

CITY OF MIAMI WANTS YOUR FEEDBACK

The City of Miami is holding meetings to provide an opportunity for the entire community to learn about the Stormwater Master Plan Update process, progress on the project and provide feedback. Your participation and input are very important!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – (City District 2)
Location: Shake-A-Leg Miami – 3rd Floor Verandah | 2620 S Bayshore Dr., Miami, FL 33133 – Neighborhoods: Virginia Key, Coconut Grove, Coral Way, The Roads, Brickell, and Downtown

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – (City District 1)
Location: Gerry Curtis Park | 1901 NW 24th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125 –Neighborhoods: Allapattah and North Flagami (Grapeland)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 –  (City District 3)
Location: Jose Marti Park Gym | 434 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33130 – Neighborhoods: Little Havana and The Roads

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – (City District 4)
Location: Coral Gate Community Center | 1415 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33145 – Neighborhoods: South Flagami and Coral Way

RSVP TO SUPPORT 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR SOUTH MIAMI!

On May 7, South Miami Commissioners will consider a commitment hold an inclusive community planning process and to achieve 100% renewable energy for all by 2050. Join Sierra Club Miami and Ready for 100 Action to show Commissioners and the world that you support a just transition to a clean energy economy now!

Take this brief survey to show your support.

The Promise to Protect Tour

Saturday + Sunday, May 11-12, 2019  (9AM-6:30PM)
Florida International University Wolf University Center
Learn more HERE

Promise to Protect is a historic training tour to prepare thousands to take mass action to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, fracking in the Everglades, and every other fossil fuel project that comes our way. It’s time to skill-up, expand, and deepen our ability to fight Big Oil at every level.

Sign-up for one of our Promise to Protect Trainings in MIAMI on May 11 OR May 12 to get prepared for future action against Keystone XL and Fracking in the Everglades.

At the training, you’ll learn about nonviolent direct action and support roles, protocols for mobilizing in Lakota territory, and how to apply these lessons to local campaigns, which we’ll need in order to create a countywide wave of resistance against fossil fuel development in our communities. As we’ve seen in South Florida, companies will stop at nothing to frack in the Everglades. Together we can grow our skills and our movement to create the change we need at home and at the national level.

RSVP FOR FRIDAY MAY 11 OR RSVP FOR SATURDAY MAY 12

Free Lunch. Free Childcare. Free Transportation to and from the event at FIU BBC 9 am – 6 pm. See you there!

Earth Week Challenge

Miami Climate Alliance is excited to partner with Before It’s Too Late and nine other local organizations to promote Earth Week Challenge 2019.

This regional campaign is bringing together everyday people, schools and businesses across South Florida to complete an environmental action challenge for each day of Earth Week from April 22- 28, 2019.

We Are All In The Same Boat

SUPERFLEX was founded by Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger, and Rasmus Nielsen in 1993, and since then the three artists have gained international recognition for their playfully subversive, DIY (do-it- yourself) approach to addressing critical social issues.

Increasingly during the last two decades, responses to climate change echo within the art world in a more activist way. The title of this exhibition, We Are All in the Same Boat, envisions passengers together on a ship at sea, and a set of shared risks that may put them in danger.

SUPERFLEX runs until April 21, 2019. The museum is open from 1-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and  from 1-8 p.m. on Thursdays.  MDC students, faculty and staff can enter for free.

Additional MDC events:

City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Speculative Machine III: Hard Evidence: The Visibilities and Invisibilities of a Changing Climate
Thursday, April 04, 2019 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action
A workshop for MOAD’s A City of the People program

Friday, April 05, 2019 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Speculative Machine IV: Workshop for A Sustainable Culture
Saturday, April 06, 2019 – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

SEA LEVEL RISE WORKSHOPS

Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience and/or cohosts invite you to public workshops to discuss how to address sea level rise in our community. By 2060, we expect sea levels to be approximately two feet higher. They are asking for your input on how you would like to see your community adapt to accommodate more water.