Sierra Club’s Big Sugar Summit a HIT! A Call to Action!
Many thanks to Sierra Club, Florida for an amazing day and the yummy food. Sierra Club Florida packed a day with every thing we really need to know to begin our journey to be experts on the subject of Big Sugar. You could done an entire day on each section but I think ( and correct me if I’m wrong) this gave us the perfect overview as a place to start. I can see each part be broken down more because there is a lot information to get and loads of work to do.
Lucky for all of you there is loads of video. I shot a lot but there was an awesome videographer there who shot every single moment and that will be available soon. He will include all the bells and whistles and bless him for doing so. So consider this your very long teaser to when the big version comes out. A call to action! I’m going to put all my video here and then I’m going to break it down. When the whole video is complete you’ll be the first to know.
There are so many aspects to be interested in and I can see us picking the one or a few to really focus on. So I’m hoping we can put committee together to work on that special subject we were interested in. Saturday was was our associate degrees in Big Sugar. Now we need to work towards our BS, MS and PHD.
There were a lot of different people and I hoped you all walked away with the good feeling I did- a feeling of hope that we can find our way through this together. There are things that must be done and we need to find a way to do it. WE
The water must go south. We must stop the discharges, save our drinking water and stop the salt water intrusion. We must.
We must help our friends the Miccosukee’s to fix their water issues.
Not listening is no longer an option.
So here you go. This should keep you busy for a while and give you something to think about. Please share in the most positive way.
Sierra Club’s Big Sugar Summit
Introduction by Frank Jackalone, Frank is the Sierra Club’s senior field organizing manager for Florida.
Here is Mary Barley. Our Fairy Godmother! Thank you Mary Barley for your wisdom and leadership!
Dr Gail Hollander ,Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University. Author, Raising Cane in the “Glades”: The Global Sugar Trade and the transformation of Florida.
Dr Stephen Davis is wetland ecologist at the Everglades Foundation.
Richard Grosso, Director, Environmental and Land Use Law Clinic, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Dr Enrique Cesar Santejo Silveira
Molecular Oncology Research Center
Barretos Cancer Hospital
Barretos, SP, Brazil
Retired Environmental Administrator, Palm Beach County Health Department
David Guest, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice, Florida Office
Wolfram Alderson , Founding member of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition.
Chairman Colly Billie, Miccosukee Tribe Keynote Speaker
Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
Research Fellow in Agriculture Policy, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation.
Manley Fuller, President Florida Wildlife Federation
Hope you all enjoy and get something from the many different views!
Thank you for reporting on this. Sorry I could not go. I had promised my family a father’s day weekend. Thanks again Cyndi and Cris!
Your welcome we missed you!
I can’t say enough about the appreciation to the Sierra Club’s efforts in putting this Sugar Summit together. It was extremely well organized and brought so much to the table in terms of history, education and solutions. I was blown away by Earth Justice speaker and Lawyer David Guest. Just hearing the words that a lawsuit has been filed was music to my ears. A criminal act has been committed and justice need to be sought after. Cyndi Lenz as always comes through with excellent documentary and reporting skills which is so important in our journey. I sure hope I live to see the day when things go back to the way nature intended.
Great commentary Irene
Please if you were there or even just watched the video. Please leave a message and I can share with sierra club! They really did an awesome job!