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FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) is bringing together dozens of faculty members and students from many different disciplines – theatre, dance, music, journalism, architecture, environmental science – to produce A Sea Change: a Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Response to a Global Threat. The 90 minute program will feature a lot of important research and facts presented in creative and impactful ways.

A Sea Change will be shown on both campuses. On April 4, it will be performed at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Modesto A. Maidique Campus and on April 7 at the Mary Anne Wolfe Theatre at Biscayne Bay Campus. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Space is limited.  To make a reservation, call 305-348-0496. You can find more information about the event at eyesontherise.org/aseachange.

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Wanted: Exhibitors and Vendors for sustainable practices and products are needed for the Beyond Sustainability Expo: “Sustainable Lifestyles, Living Tiny & Leaving a Tiny Footprint” at Hillsborough Community College – Dale Mabry Campus, Tampa, FL,  April 8th 2017 from 10am-4pm.  There is no cost for Exhibitors/vendors at the event, but each must apply and be accepted to the event.  Limited covered areas and tables available, but open areas for individual canopies are abundant.  Please apply via email by March 7th, 2017 with your contact information, details about your product, exhibit topic and/or kids activity, and if you will provide your own table and/or canopy. Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This event will be an exhibit of tiny houses and sustainable practices that will demonstrate that the quality of our lives is not dependent on the magnitude of our space.  Exhibits and workshops will show how even small actions taken in our daily lives can have a positive impact on both the environment and our personal quality of life. Let’s share our stories of personal interest and experience to help others live a more sustainable life.  Appropriate topics may include: tiny houses and alternative dwellings, sustainable tourism, waste and recycling, organic food gardening and products, sustainable transportation, alternative energy, and personal sustainable actions/activities/products.  This event is open to all ages and education exhibits about sustainability are encouraged.

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For the last five years, the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact's Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) has served as a critical tool to ensure that municipalities and counties of Southeast Florida are pulling in one direction, and speaking with one voice when addressing sea level rise and meeting the region's climate challenges.

This April marks the beginning of an intensive public process to update the RCAP. With your help, the Compact hopes to strengthen and improve this tool to serve the residents of Southeast Florida for the next five years.

We hope you'll consider attending an upcoming kick-off revision session on April 27. Your input will ensure that the plan is modified in ways relevant and valuable to all communities in the region.

Date & Time: April 27 | Between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm (open session)

Location: North Regional/Broward College Library

1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Located in: Broward College - North Campus

RSVP today to join your fellow Southeast Florida changemakers for our Regional Climate Action Plan Open Session. This session is open throughout the day, so drop by when you can to help shape and review the first draft of the RCAP 2.0, and to meet with other climate leaders and stakeholders in the region.

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Florida Sea Grant, in conjunction with Pinellas County, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and other local partners will hold the workshop “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning & Law for Local Governments” on May 11, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Extension Offices in Pinellas County at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774. Registration information will be posted when available at https://www.flseagrant.org/climatechange/coastalplanning/.

Who should attend: Local government managers, attorneys, engineers, floodplain managers, and planners; consultants; and interested NGOs and citizens.

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Experience the unique history and culture of North Central Florida, by diving into Florida’s Springs, handling original historical documents, debating ethical water use, exploring Native American life along the Gulf Coast, and seeing water futures through art and science fiction.
Explore college life by staying in UF’s Hume Hall, the UF Honors Residential College, and enjoying social activities around the campus.
Work with 28 other students, and leading UF and Santa Fe College faculty and students, to explore what humanities disciplines like history, English, women’s studies, philosophy, archaeology, Latin American Studies, religion, and classics teach us about Florida’s water crises. And learn digital storytelling tools to share Florida’s water stories with others. By experiencing and doing research in the humanities, students will explore how our cultural and historical experiences with water help us to address Florida’s pressing water issues in the future.

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The Humanities and the Sunshine State educator program provides an opportunity for formal and informal educators across disciplines and grades to participate in activities and discussions linking the study of human culture and the environment. The program is offered in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council’s Educator Workshop Series with major funding provided by the Florida Humanities Council.

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The EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN) is a new science enterprise launched at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) through a global public-private partnership that seeks to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for energy, water and food security. The nexus approach is based on the premise that an action in one sector impacts the other. Therefore, the search for solutions must simultaneously investigate all three elements in a new science enterprise.
 
Key Dates
  • July 14th: Last day to Submit Abstracts, and Student Scholarship Applications
  • August 16th: Deadline for Tech Expo Booth Reservations
  • September 20th: Welcome Reception
  • September 21st: Summit Day One, and Alumni & Industry Gala
  • September 22nd: Summit Day Two, including Eco-Tour
 
 
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Please mark your calendars for University of Florida's 3rd annual Campus Climate Communication Summit on Thursday October 12th. This year's theme is Virtual Reality, with a keynote by Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab. To get involved, co-sponsor, or ask a question, please email Cynthia Barnett with the College of Journalism and Communications at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carolyn Cox with the Florida Climate Institute at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Over the next several decades, economic expansion and urbanization will continue along our worlds’ coasts. Coastal populations and billions of dollars of assets are at risk from intensifying and more frequent storms. Changing coastlines due to sea level rise will impact settlement patterns around the globe. The 6th iNTA2017 conference “Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture” will provide a platform for research projects pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions that address the most pressing social and environmental problems associated with an increasingly dense world facing climate variability, sea level rise and flooding risks in a moment when these issues are understood as critical in cities across the world. The conference organizers solicit participants working on these issues in the areas of architecture, construction, planning, historic preservation, land use and policy, engineering, real estate and environmental law, social and economic policy. iNTA2017 seeks participants whose research, implementation activities and proposals explore new opportunities for reinventing current economic and development paradigms in response to the extraordinary circumstance that tropical and subtropical regions worldwide are confronting due to storm hazards.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Broward County  will host the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 14-15, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The annual summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to exchange ideas and dialogue at panel discussions and networking breaks.

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