Environment

What – The Fifth Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, hosted by Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (“Compact”).

Who – Approximately 300 elected officials, federal agency representatives, experts from local governments, scientists, and nonprofit and business leaders will attend.

The Sandals Foundation Participates in International Coastal Cleanup Day 2013

cleanup-dayIn an effort to support environmental preservation in the Caribbean, the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, participated in International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2013 on September 21, 2013. International Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest one-day volunteer event, with over 100 countries participating each year.

In support of the Jamaica Environment Trust efforts to organize ICC Day 2013 across Jamaica, the Sandals Foundation gathered 350 participants to fill close to 7,800 pounds of garbage in 387 bags at eight different sites in Montego Bay, Whitehouse, Negril and Ocho Rios. The program was funded locally by the Tourism Enhancement Fund and the RBC Blue Water Project Community Grant. In the Bahamas, 49 volunteers came out in support of ICC Day in Nassau and Great Exuma, collecting 390 pounds of garbage in 39 bags.

Unt-1Broward County City Mayors gather for roundtable discussion on climate change and environmental initiatives. The vast majority of mayors from Broward County cities had water on their minds today.  Specifically, how to manage it, store it, save it, keep it, dispose of it and plan for it in the future.

These were a few of the topics discussed at the Broward Mayors’ Roundtable on Climate Change. “We’re here to talk about our projects, concerns and what we have in common,” said Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs, who hosted the first roundtable discussion of its kind in the region.

Roundtable is first event of its type in the region

Municipal leaders representing two-thirds of the cities in Broward County will convene for the inaugural Broward Mayors’ Roundtable on Climate Change, hosted by Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs, on Monday, September 16, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Events Hall of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach.

“A network of engaged leaders working together to build resilient communities lies at the core of an effective regional response to climate change,” said Mayor Jacobs. “The Mayors’ Roundtable seeks to spark a conversation and build ongoing relationships among our leaders in Broward County around climate issues.”

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