The Cape Coral FL cleanup, plus climate crusader Sylvia Earle, and The Climate Daily Reforestation Campaign!
The Cape Coral FL Cleanup, Climate Crusader Sylvia Earle, The Climate Daily Reforestation Campaign!
THE CAPE CORAL CLEANUP IN CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA
The city of Cape Coral has come a long way in recovering from Hurricane Ian, but there is still much more to be done. This Earth Day, they are focused on building a cleaner and healthier community by tackling the remnants of trash and debris left behind in the wake of the storm. Cape Coral is located in SW Florida between Tampa and Miami and is the 8th largest city in Florida.
The City of Cape Coral is proud to celebrate different cultures through live music, performances, international food, and more! Connect with your community during the eventful afternoon and explore the sights, sounds, and flavors of Cape Coral with performances and activities for all ages. With more than 5,000 volunteers expected to participate, Cape Coral is planning to host the biggest cleanup their city has ever seen in honor of Earth Day 2023. For more information, please check out the Deeper Dive section of theclimate.org/episodes, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/CityofCapeCoral.
CLIMATE CRUSADER, SYLVIA EARLE
Meet CLIMATE CRUSADER American marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer, Sylvia Alice Earle. Born in 1935, Dr. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. I’m gonna repeat that: FIRST Hero for the Planet.
Dr. Earle has pioneered research on marine ecosystems, with a special focus on exploration, conservation, and the development of new technologies for effectively accessing the deep sea and other remote environments. She is former chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and founder of SEAlliance, which partnered with National Geographic on Mission Blue to further global initiatives aimed at restoring health and productivity to the ocean. DR. Earle has led more than a hundred expeditions, logged over 7,000 hours underwater, and has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications.
Dr. Earle gained publicity amongst a newer generation of climate activists when she was featured in Seaspiracy (2021), a Netflix Original documentary by British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi. Among other accolades, Dr. Earle has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998 and is part of the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife.
Why does Dr. Sylvia Earle matter to us? Aside from that she is sometimes called “Her Deepness” or “The Sturgeon General”, she has published over 100 scientific papers. Her other works include Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans (1994), Wild Ocean: America’s Parks Under the Sea (1999) with American author Wolcott Henry, and The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Oceans Are One (2009).
THE CLIMATE DAILY’S 50/100 REFORESTATION CAMPAIGN!
Remember how in January we at The Climate Daily launched our first ever Climate Champions Massive Tree Reforestation campaign? Well in honor of upcoming Earth Day 2023, we’re launching The Climate Champions 50/100 campaign! What’s a climate champion, you ask? A climate champion proves that a small group of people can make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time. How? Our company, The Climate, is partnering with over 30 international tree-planting organizations–ALONG WITH our climate champions– to re-plant, and regrow forests all over the world, by planting ten thousand trees at a time. Why? Because science says the best way to combat climate change is to restore nature. And the fastest way to restore nature is to plant and grow a trillion trees, and the fastest way to plant and grow a trillion trees is to replant and regrow forests. The fastest way to do that is to plant ten thousand trees at a time,
And the fastest and most fun way to plant ten thousand trees at a time is to fundraise with friends, climate champions. So, we’re looking for folks to donate $50 or $100 one time, to help us plant 10,000 trees at a time, in one of seven regions around the planet. (Which our tree planting partners will do. They’re the tree-planting professionals.)
Please visit champions.theclimate.org/climate hyphen champions/50or100. Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. Again, visit champions.theclimate.org/climate hyphen champions/50or100. Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. And if you want to start your own team of climate champions, reach out to us at email@example.com. Well help you put together your own small group of climate champions to make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time.
(Planting 10 thousand trees–a 20-acre forest!) Wouldn’t it be great to be the change you want to see in the world? Go to champions.theclimate.org/climate hyphen champions/50or100and become part of something special. Become a climate champion. Thank you!!