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.

RENT IS TOO HIGH!

SMASH and Miami Workers Center (MWC) are having another meeting in the community, and this time, we’re going to talk about what everyone has on their minds: the rent. (Because it’s too DAMN high!)

We will not only talk about our experiences dealing with the high cost of rent, but also, talk about solutions. We’ll be meeting at the site of one such solution, the SMASH Housing Project and Community Land Trust. But there are so many others that we need to work on including the formation of a county-wide tenant union, and a state-wide rent control policy. Surely, you have your own ideas too, and we need to hear them! We need to ORGANIZE!

The Rent is Too DAMN High Meeting and SMASH/MWC Update
Thursday, Mar 28th at 6PM
SMASH Community Land Trust
2264 NW 63rd St, Miami, FL 33147

In addition, we need help doing community outreach for this meeting. If you’re interested in volunteering with us for this important event, then please attend the volunteer training happening this Thursday at 6PM at the Miami Workers Center (720 NW 55th St, Miami, FL 33127)

Got Plans for Earth Day?


What are your plans for Earth day? Join The CLEO Institute for their annual Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium in partnership with Florida International University’s Sea Level Solutions Center.

This will be the most important climate and resilience symposium in South Florida for 2019, with keynote speakers Dr. Michael E. Mann and CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Terry Tamminen.

WHEN: APRIL 26-27, 2019
WHERE: THE CLEO INSTITUTE
Get your tickets here.

Help Protect Florida’s Outdoor Workers Now

Join the Farmworker Association of Florida, South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice, and WeCount! as we launch a statewide heat stress campaign to tell our state law makers to pass heat stress protections for all of Florida’s vulnerable outdoor workers! Join the campaign by signing on to this letter.

Florida works, because people work! And, workers in the Sunshine State are at growing risk from rising temperatures as a result of global warming. Our state’s economy depends on the work of agricultural laborers, who harvest the food that feeds us, and construction workers, roofers and others who build our homes, our cities, and our roads and highways.

Please join other organizations – including the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, Organize Florida, Miami Workers Center, Food and Water Watch, SEIU 1199, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Latino Justice, Farmworker Self-Help, Agricultural Justice Project and more! – and join the campaign by signing on to this letter.
Add your organization to our sign on letter, and let’s show the broad coalition of groups that are saying “Yes! We want heat stress protections now!”  Deadline for sign-ons is March 8th

 

We Loved Seeing You!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Miami Climate Alliance’s General Meeting this past Saturday! We are looking forward to a great year ahead.

Huge congratulations to our newly elected Steering Committee members: Natalia Ortiz, David McDougal, Cynthia Hernandez, Melissa Taveras, Zelalem Adefris, and Gabriela Noa Betancourt. They will join Emily Gorman, Adrian Madriz, Claudia Tenzer, Salome Garcia, and Trenise Bryant to form the 2019-2020 Steering Committee!

If you weren’t able to attend the General Meeting last weekend, you still have an opportunity to give your feedback on the priorities the Alliance should focus on by taking our survey here.  You can also check out our “What is MCA” section at the bottom of this email.

If you are an individual or organization that would like to join the Miami Climate Alliance or get involved with the Standing Committees and Working Groups, please visit our website to view groups here, and email us at MiamiClimateAlliance@gmail.com to sign up for a committee today.