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.
Outreach and education campaign on the environmental and public health impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing (Fracking).
Earth Ethics, Inc. is part of a coalition, Floridians Against Fracking, that works to educate elected officials and the general public about the impacts fracking has on our environment and public health.
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 email@example.com if your interested in helping with outreach and education efforts!
Another Gulf IS Possible
Earth Ethics, Inc. is a part of a Gulf wide collaborative comprised of POC who work on environmental and social justice issues throughout the Gulf of Mexico. We work through outreach and education, expression through art, literature, and music as well youth building activities.
Solar United Neighborhoods
In partnership with the League of Women Voters of Florida and Solar United Neighborhoods, we are working to change the Sunshine State into the Solar State by outreach and education and the development of solar co-ops for the installation of solar panels. We are currently building our committees in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties (Pensacola Bay Area Solar Energy Committee) and Okaloosa and Walton Counties (Choctawhatchee Bay Solar Energy Committee). Contact us for more information!
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.
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.
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.
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: