Climate change remains one of the largest threats to Florida’s way of life and the Sunshine State’s native species. Through community action and advocacy, we can curb carbon emissions and improve resiliency. Audubon Florida has developed training that helps advocates master the fundamentals of climate science, get up to speed on state and county action on climate solutions, parse through local government structures and policies, and practice advocacy skills.
Laura Aguirre, one of our Conservation Organizers, provides training for both chapter participants and interested community members.
During these events, we share our model ordinance toolkit, which includes examples that city or county staff can consider as a starting point for crafting climate solutions. In Florida, so many of our best solutions have come from municipal and county governments that realize the time to act on climate is now.
In May, Audubon Florida hosted a virtual training for members of Audubon Florida’s Conservation Leadership Initiative program and members of Audubon’s campus chapters. The training, Climate Advocacy on Campus, urged students to research their university’s climate action plans and commitments, work to see how they can support the university’s goals, and develop strong coalitions and diverse relationships to drive climate solutions.