You work hard all year for our community and our planet. Let us say thank you at the MCA Holiday Party. Join us for music, karaoke, food, beverages (yes, including beverages for the 21+ members), all kinds of games and more! RSVP HERE
WHEN: Saturday, December 14th, 2019
WHERE: Space Called Tribe
TIME: General Meeting + Town Hall (3PM-5:30PM), Holiday Party (6PM-8PM)
We’ll hold our Miami Climate Alliance Quarterly General Meeting + Town Hallfrom 3 to 5PM, where we will look back on 2019 and ahead to 2020 with presentations, recognitions and a Hot Topics Panel. Interpretation available in Spanish and Creole.
The City of Miami has officially declared a climate emergency. Youth activists showed up in a big way expressing their concerns for the cities future and won a big victory. The City of Miami is joining more than 1,100 jurisdictions in 20 countries that have made a similar declaration.
Now, we must keep up the pressure and contact our local reps and the City of Miami for next steps and what we, as citizens, expect to see in the near future; an equitable, just and inclusive plan for combating our climate crisis.
11/3/19 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a Federal Register notice extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021.
The notice automatically extends the validity of Employment Authorization Documents; Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record (collectively, TPS-related documentation) through Jan. 4, 2021.
Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement (FANM), stated, “This is wonderful news. Folks have been frantic and restless worrying about the January deadline. Now , they have a reprieve while we continue our efforts to find a permanent solution for the 300,000 TPS recipients and their families . A lot of folks will sleep better tonight and it is a step forward.”
Florida is home to over 50,000 TPS holders from Haiti (~35,000), Honduras (~9,000), and El Salvador (~6,000). Over 2750,000 U.S.-born children in the U.S. have parents from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, Sudan and El Salvador who have TPS.
Miami Beach has declared a climate emergency, thanks to the advocacy efforts of Miami youth climate advocates.
They see it as a victory, and a first step toward convincing the city to do more to slow carbon emissions and climate change.
“It’s not just us holding up signs now. There’s literally legislation that says we need to put this at the top of the agenda,” said John Paul Mejia, a 17-year-old Miami Beach Senior High School student and member of several Miami-based climate action groups.
Help 350 South Florida meet their fundraising goal of $10,000 to receive a matching grant from the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.They’re only $2,000 short from their goal. Right now, every dollar you donate will be worth 5 times more. $5 X $1! They will only get the funds if the $10,000 goal is met by October 31st. Donate HERE.
Mission: To build a future that’s prosperous, equitable, just, inclusive, and safe from the effects of climate change through the elimination of fossil fuels. “350 South Florida” is affiliated with 350.org, an international non-profit that is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Growing stronger daily, the 350 family is active in 188 countries. This movement thinks and acts globally.
Last week, Miami-Dade County Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of 33 battery-electric, zero emission buses from the manufacturer Proterra, the largest purchase of zero emission buses in the the East Coast. This is the first substantial step made towards achieving the County’s commitment to a 50% battery-electric, zero emission fleet by 2035 since the commitment was made exactly one year prior and is the result of tireless advocacy from environmental and transit advocates.
We are hopeful that these buses will be deployed to improve air qualities in areas that need it most. As MCA Steering Committee member Zelalem Adefris urged Commissioners, “I want to emphasize that when we do get these buses hopefully the locations of the routes will be determined by the disproportionate asthma risk among youth throughout the county who really need cleaner air first in their neighborhoods, because we do have disproportionate access to clean air throughout the County.” Read the full blog post on Sierra Club Florida News.
The City of Miami would like your input as they finalize their strategy for addressing risks from climate change and severe weather. Please take this survey to help them determine where the City should focus limited funding and staff time. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes.
THIS FRIDAY, September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to #strikewithus.