Less than 10% of lawmakers sign Fair Districts pledge

A storm is on the horizon, Conservation Voters. Redistricting - the process of redrawing maps for Florida's state and federal political districts - officially starts in Fall 2021. But things are happening now and we need you. This summer, we have asked Conservation Voters to push their lawmakers to commit

No Climate, No Deal

Over the last decade, we have seen the disastrous consequences of ignoring the climate emergency. From dangerous heat waves to disgusting red tide and blue-green algae flare-ups, the worst impacts of the climate crisis are already beginning. We cannot accept these disasters as our new normal. We MUST work to reverse

Don’t get mad, get active

Protecting democracy and our environment isn't easy. But it's worth it. There's plenty of reasons to feel disillusioned about the government process. Many Americans like me and you feel dispensable, like a speck of dust in the desert, like we are drowning in a tidal wave of injustice. The danger

Blue-Green Algae Task Force Meets for First Time Since 2020

On June 23, Governor DeSantis' Blue-Green Algae Task Force met for the first time in nearly eight months. Task Force members were interested in discussing their much-publicized recommended solutions to our state's blue-green algae problems. But, there was one giant elephant in the virtual room: Governor DeSantis, originally credited with

Speak Up Against Higher FPL Utility Bills

On Monday, June 21, the Public Service Commission held the first in a series of rate-payer workshops. These public meetings are intended to gather customer input on the massive 18% rate increase that Florida Power and Light has requested. This increase would fund new natural gas infrastructure across the state,

Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, which is recognized as June 19, 1865–the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally received word of the Emancipation Proclamation. The day is also sometimes called “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.” In Florida, enslaved

Protect Endangered Species with 30×30 Conservation Goals

Florida is one of the most species-rich states in the nation. With more than 80 different ecosystems, the state supports more than 100 species listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern. Many rare species are found only in our state—like the Florida bonneted bat and the Florida scrub-jay. While

Florida Needs Energy Efficiency

The below comments were shared by Climate and Clean Energy Advocate Zac Cosner during the Public Service Meeting on May 18, 2021.  This past Tuesday, the Florida Public Service Commission held a workshop to consider changes to the rules which govern utilities' obligations to provide energy efficiency under the Florida

Play Fair, Lawmakers: Draw Fair Districts

Every ten years, after the census, the Florida Legislature redraws the boundaries of our congressional, state House and state Senate districts. This was originally intended to ensure that districts are equal in population -- to make sure that every person has equal representation. Unfortunately, legislators who draw the districts are