We believe that communities are capable of solving their own challenges - they just need low-barrier methods to join together and address core issues.
Our 100 Great Ideas campaigns are online conversations where we invite anyone and everyone to share their opinion about the best way to solve a pressing community issue. At the end of the campaigns, we synthesize all ideas into a report which we share broadly. We then bring the top ideas to the decision-makers in the community who have the ability to implement them.
CAMPAIGN NO. 5:
CLIMATE RESILIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY
Our fifth campaign this Fall (November 12th-16th, 2018) focused on Climate Resilience and Sustainability.
We're already experiencing the negative impacts of climate change in South Florida, and we desperately need to elevate and implement solutions to both help us adapt to rising seas and higher temperatures and help us build a more sustainable way of living that protects our planet and region for many generations to come.
On November 12th, everyone in our region was invited to a 5-day, online conversation held on Facebook to brainstorm solutions on how to build a more resilient and sustainable community. They posted their own ideas, commented on others, or read through and “liked” their favorite ideas.
If you’re hoping to learn a bit more about how our changing climate is impacting South Florida, as well as which leaders and organizations are leading the charge to advocate for and implement solutions, check out our backgrounder (available below in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole).
We also co-hosted a few events and Facebook Live opportunities:
Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilient Officer, City of Miami
Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director, The CLEO Institute
John Morales, Chief Meteorologist, NBC6
Wednesday, November 14th at 4PM, Resilient 305 hosted a panel discussion, available for viewing here. The conversation was moderated by Dawn Sherriffs, Director of Public Affairs at The Miami Foundation. Panelists included:
Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County
Kamalah Fletcher, Regional Partner and EMA Program Support Manager, South Florida Red Cross
Friday, November 16th at 2PM, we put on a panel discussion in partnership with NBC6, available for viewing here. The conversation was be moderated by meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin. Panelists include:
Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 8
John Elizabeth Alemán, City of Miami Beach Commissioner
Emily Gorman, Organizing Representative with Sierra Club of Florida and Chair of the Miami Climate Alliance
We are so excited to have launched this campaign with an amazing host committee of experts and leaders in the field of climate resilience and sustainability!
Many thanks to our sponsors, NBCUniversal and The Miami Foundation.
For any questions or comments, please reach out to Sarah Emmons, Managing Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
climate change house parties
Because we wanted to invite everyone in our South Florida region to join the conversation, this campaign, we took what has traditionally been an online conversation out into the community during community house parties to both spread information about climate change and invite solutions from community members who might not have otherwise joined us online. House parties were our way of bringing the 100 Great Ideas brainstorm off of the web and into the real world, to deepen the dialogue, and ensure that we unearthed the perspectives of a wide range of locals.
A few house party hosts have their events to the public:
Thank you to Target for supporting the stipends for house party hosts! At this time, registration to host a house party is closed, but you can still access the house party resources and host a gathering if you’d like.