Taking Action to Moderate Global Warming
...the greatest environmental challenge of this century...
About the Alliance
- A forty member group formed in January 1999 by a dozen Florida and nationally-based organizations.
- Funded as a project of the Natural Resources Defense Council under a grant to NRDCs' Climate Center.
- Open to group and individual memberships with the endorsements of the Alliance's Statement of Principles.
The Alliance's Statement of Principles
- Scientific evidence for global warming can no longer be ignored.
- Florida is uniquely vulnerable to global warming and will be among the states hit hardest by its effects.
- Reasonable and effective solutions exist and should be implemented now.
The Alliance's Goals
- Motivate political leadership to take action to reduce global warming.
- Engage concerned citizens, businesses, and civic organizations in reducing carbon emissions.
- Provide education about global warming, energy efficiency, conservation and clean air.
- Advocate common sense solutions for reducing costs, saving resources and improving human health.
Some of the Alliance's Activities
- Sponsored of "Blueprint for Cooling Down Florida Conference 2000," at Eckerd College.
- Participated in Cherishing the Creation Workshops and Earth Day Environmental Symposiums.
- Support for the 2000 Legislative Scorecard (Florida League of Conservative Voters).
- Support for "Global Warming: Florida's Forecast and Solutions" (Report by the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation).
- Encourages the value of ICLEI's or the International Council for Local Environmental Inititatives projects such as Cities for Climate Protection to Florida's elected officials.
- Electronic mailings of global warming news alerts.
- Website maintains extensive resources and links to government leaders and member organizations.
- Published "Household Energy Conservation Guide" booklet showing how to cut costs.
- Published Feeling the Heat in Florida: Global Warming on the Local Level, to include an overview of climate science research and peer-reviewed articles on projected impacts.
- Circulated three reports: The Union of Concerned Scientists / Ecological Society of America's new report, Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region, World Wildlife Fund's, Trouble in Paradise, and Physicians for Social Responsibility's Death by Degrees.
- Promoted a fourteen county Global Warming Resolution drive to insist that the State develop an action plan.