Earth Action is the legislative and advocacy arm of Earth Ethics. Earth Action, is a 501 (c) (4) organization.
Earth Action is working with numerous regional, national, and global organizations on the issue of climate change, including sea level rise, storm water, food security and numerous other climate change related issues. We are working for legislative change as well as the implementation of programs to address these issues.
Another Gulf is Possible
Earth Action is working with numerous organizations and individuals along the Gulf of Mexico to move our communities into alternative energy sources. We have started work on a toolkit that would provide communities with the information they need to build community campaigns and transition to sustainable, renewable energy sources. In addition, we are working in letter writing campaigns, direct action, and meetings with legislators to ensure that additional leases are not opened sold within the Gulf of Mexico. We are also working with Senator Nelson’s office to ensure the existing moratorium (no drilling in the eastern planning area) is extended from 2022 to 2027.
Sabal Trail Pipeline
The Sabal Trail is a natural gas pipeline that runs 515 miles through the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. The environmental impacts associated with this project is immense. But there aren’t just environmental impacts associated with this project, there’s nonhuman species and public health impacts as well. As Floridians, we know the uniqueness and beauty of our natural resources, this is why so many of us have chosen to live here, right? Well this project has the potential to impact thousands of acres of wetlands, our surface waters, springs, rivers, and drinking water supply. The risks outweighs any benefit they might be selling. And who are they? Duke Energy and Florida Power and Light.
Stay tuned for details associated with the 2019 legislation.
Solar United Neighbors of Florida
If you’re interested in being on the Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties Pensacola Bay Area Solar Energy Steering Committee or part of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Choctawhatchee Bay Area Solar Energy Steering Committee, please contact Mary Gutierrez at 850.549.7472 (text) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The groups will do outreach and education on the economic and environmental benefits of going solar as well as speaking local government officials.
We have a lot to do before our launch in March 2018! Join us turning the Sunshine State into the SOLAR state!
Gulf South Rising
Gulf South Rising was a regional movement of coordinated actions and events to highlight the impact of the global climate crisis on the Gulf South region. Through collaborative events and actions around strategic dates in 2015, Gulf South Rising demanded a just transition away from extractive industries, discriminatory policies, and unjust practices that hinder equitable recovery from disaster and impede the development of sustainable communities. Earth Action was honored to be part of this group. A full report can be found here gulf-south-rising-report-final.