Climate solutions for the Florida Panhandle

350 Pensacola provides local support for the global 350.org campaign. We offer lectures, discussion courses, workshops and other activities to encourage people to examine their personal values and habits and develop strategies for acting on their commitment to a healthy Earth and sustainable future.

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Public Comment Sought on New Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf

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Over the next five years, the U.S. government will grant new leases for oil and gas exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) held a public hearing on May 19 in Mobile, Alabama. Four representatives of 350 Pensacola attended the informational session. Click here to read and download […]

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Climate Update

Florida’s climate preparation grade: C- How well prepared are the states for climate change impacts? According to a report by Climate Central, states vary greatly, from five states getting A grades—California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania—to five getting F’s—Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Texas. “States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card” is a national analysis […]

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Something positive about hurricanes?

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On Tuesday evening, May 10, 350 Pensacola continues its programs to help inform the public about climate science. Dr. Jason Ortegren will share his research documenting how hurricanes striking the southeastern U.S. have historically had the beneficial effect of ending droughts plaguing the region. He will also discuss how the growth rings of living and preserved […]

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350.org’s Break Free Campaign

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Most of you probably already know that we are affiliated with 350.org, the well-known, global environmental group started by Bill McKibben. I am now the official liaison between the national group and our local 350 Pensacola group.  I will be reporting on national-level events and news, especially if it is of interest to our local […]

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350 Pensacola Film Event: Catching the Sun

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On Monday, April 18, at the West Florida Main Library, at 6 p.m., be one of the first to view the exciting film about the democratization of solar power by New Day Films. Learn how we can rewire America with clean energy.  350 Pensacola is bringing the film to town with the help of local […]

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Surround the Superdome: Get on the Pensacola Bus

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350-Pensacola is taking people to the New Lease on Life, Surround the Superdome action in New Orleans to block new leases for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. See nonewleases.org for full information about the action on March 23rd. On March 23, the Federal government is holding an auction to lease up to 40 million acres […]

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Climate Update: A New 350 Pensacola Blog Feature

With this post we begin a new series of blogs that will seek to keep us up to date on the science of climate change and actions to reduce and adapt to the impacts. We will search out the latest research studies by climate scientists as well as new reports and initiatives by those who […]

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How to Divest Your IRA from Fossil Fuel Companies

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A few years ago, I began trying to figure out if my IRA mutual fund had stocks in fossil fuel companies. I quickly realized that information was hard to find, but after some  digging it turned out it did, and in fact most mutual funds do, since those companies are considered “Blue Chip” corporations.  I […]

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