Floridians’ concerns over extreme weather and sea level rise, as well as the public health and economic threats posed by climate change, is reaching a tipping point. This creates an opportunity for the state’s elected officials to step into leadership roles in advancing climate action.
VoLo’s grant to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) provided critical support needed to open a Florida office focused on raising the stakes for leaders and making climate action a priority. EDF’s Florida team will catalyze leadership in key regions across the state and expand capacity for communicating with the public and key decision-makers. VoLo Foundation’s investment in Florida is generating new energy among EDF members and their student and parent organizing affiliates: Defend Our Future and Mom’s Clean Air Force.
EDF hosted a number of well attended online events, including ‘Is My Child’s Health at Risk from Climate Change?’ with Thais Lopez Vogel and ‘Turning Climate Risk Into Climate Progress’ with David S. Vogel.
In collaboration with Sachamama and Environmental Defense Fund, VoLo Foundation provided support to #InMyShoes, an immersive experience where participants can explore first-hand the beauty and sacredness of Florida´s natural ecosystems, currently threatened by climate inaction.