Miami Dade Redistricting Update and Dates

In the Miami- Dade County Citizens Redistricting Advisory Board Meeting on Oct 1, 2021, the following updates were discussed: ▪ District 5 Commissioner Eileen Higgins would represent all of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood under the proposed map. Currently, the southern portion of Brickell falls in Regalado’s District 7. ▪ Portions of

Tell Congress Inaction on Climate Change Is Inexcusable

Florida is on the front lines of dangerous climate change impacts, including rising seas, higher temperatures, and more extreme weather. We need climate action now. With the Build Back Better Act, we have the opportunity to transition to 100% clean electricity, move away from dirty fossil fuels, and reduce our

Updates on Piney Point

Thank you to all of the Conservation Voters that took action to protect our water. On Oct 6, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public open house in Bradenton. The purpose was to discuss the controversial deep injection well permit being sought by Manatee County to dispose

FCV Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land that the State of Florida occupies is the rightful indigenous land of the Native Peoples of America. FCV lives, works, and plays on Muskogee/Creek, Tocobaga, Timucua, and Seminole land. This land is theirs, it is sacred, and it is the duty of every person who

Keeping Communities Together: Why Redistricting Matters

This year the local community districting process is starting in Miami-Dade County. As a native to Miami Gardens and Opa-Locka area, I am so proud to be organizing to make sure that Miami Gardens (District 1) is not unjustly split in order to help incumbent politicians win elections.  Miami Gardens

FCV Celebrates Public Lands Day

For Public Lands Day, Conservation Voters like you submitted short descriptions of their favorite Florida natural areas. Thank you for helping us celebrate the many beautiful parks that Florida has to offer! (Hover over the images to see their stories.)

5 Urban Parks that Breathe Life into South Florida

Public Lands. People often think of them as sweeping landscapes, the kind that summon us for weekend getaways and decorate our postcards. They’re remote, breathtaking, and beautiful--but they are not the only public lands we have. Urban parks located within our cities provide accessible ways for people to interact with

State Redistricting Committees Announced

Big news: We have the official list of legislators who will decide how Florida's state legislative and Congressional districts are drawn for the next ten years. Using the data provided by the U.S. Census, state lawmakers come together every decade to draw new district lines that give each of our

Florida Power & Light Settles, But More Improvement Needed

Florida’s utilities are trying to raise our utility rates to benefit investors and fossil fuel interests. If we don’t speak up, our bills will go up, and we can’t afford to line corporations’ pockets. In August, FPL settled with some clean energy advocacy groups, including the below agreements. Executive Director