Community Projects

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On going Projects

 

UN Climate Change Conference in Paris delegation participation.

Earth Ethics, Inc. Executive Director traveled to Paris recently to be part of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris.  She was able to meet with people from other States and Nations in discussions on how we can all become actively engaged in addressed climate change locally and globally. An event is being planned for January 2016 so stay tuned for details.

 

Partnership with Ocean Hour, the Scenic Highway Foundation, and the City of Pensacola for a month cleanup (second Saturday of the month) at Bay Bluffs and Chimney Parks.

The group meets monthly from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month to clean up Bay Bluffs Park. Sign-in begins at 8:45 a.m. so get there early if you can. Bags, gloves, and other items are provided for volunteers. Don’t forget to bring water and sunscreen! Your help is needed and appreciated!

 

Outreach and education campaign on the environmental and public health impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing (Fracking).

Earth Ethics, Inc. is working with other organizations, Floridians Against Fracking, Florida Clean Water Network, Florida Food and Water Watch, and others to educate public officials and the general public about the impacts fracking has on our environment and public health. Check out Earth Ethics calendar for an event near you.

 

Outreach and education campaign on environmental, species, and public health impacts associated with plastics and microbeads. This also includes water quality sampling.

Earth Ethics, Inc. is working with several groups in an effort to educate the public on the impacts of plastics in our environment and with our public health. Nationally, steps are being taken to ban the use of plastic bags, bottles, and microbeads. Contact earthethicsaction@gmail.com if your interested in helping with outreach and education efforts!

 

Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Restoration and Conservation Project 

 This project will reestablish coastal habitats that have been lost to either natural/anthropogenic causes while   improving water quality through the uptake of nutrients and/or pollutants from runoff from the planting of shoreline vegetation. In addition, the project will establish essential habitat for a wide array fish and bird species through the placement and creation of oyster reefs/breakwaters. The restoration of the littoral zone will reestablish the abundances and diversity in benthic and the water column communities. The project will also establish stabilization for the bluff areas along the Scenic Highway that have been subject to severe erosion which has caused the loss of vegetation and loss of species habitat.

Escambia Bay Bluffs Stabilization and Restoration Project      Project Update 2012 PowerPoint Presentation.

 

Past Projects

Community Garden Project

Earth Ethics is partnering with BowStern in the planting of a small garden at Escambia Count Area Transit Rosa Parks facility off Fairfield Drive. The garden will have edible vegetables, succulents, aromatics, and flowers.

www.pnj.com/story/news/2014/04/20/ecat-starting-garden-earth-day/26083975/

www.weartv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ecat-unveils-sustainable-garden-main-bus-terminal-56818.shtml#.VTay6Mo6Hs

http://pensacolatoday.com/2015/04/ecats-growing-more-than-ridership

Living Shoreline Project

Earth Ethics planted emergent vegetation along the shoreline on Old River. The area had been experiencing erosion due to impacts associated with boat wake and high wave energy.

Gulf Coast Environmental Education Plan

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Environmental Education. With that funding FDEP selected six (6) mini-grants recipients to rebuild key environmental education structures and programs lost over the last decade. Five (5) of the mini-grants are designed to build existing strengths and addresses challenges currently affecting the effectiveness of environmental education in Florida. This product is a result of one of those five (5) whose purpose was to focus on diversification and reaching groups underserved and underrepresented in environmental education.

This document was created in partnership with Office of Environmental Education and Sustainable Initiatives Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Earth Ethics, Inc.

10 Tools For Integrating Culture Into Environmental Education

This document can also be found on the following websites:

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) at: http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/eelinked/posts/Tools-for-Integrating-Culture-into-Environmental-Education

Office of Environmental Education and Sustainable Initiatives – Florida Department of Environmental Protection at: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/ed/files/grants/southeast.pdf

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF), Inc. at http://leef-florida.org/core/item/topic.aspx?s=0.0.0.37432&tid=85005

Florida Environmental Literacy Plan (FELP) at the following links:

http://flenvironlitplan.wix.com/flenvironlitplan#!content-standards/c1feg

http://flenvironlitplan.wix.com/flenvironlitplan#!community-education/c1xc6

 http://flenvironlitplan.wix.com/flenvironlitplan#!professional-development/c1cc2