Category: Environment

Parade Showcases Democrats’ Spirited Environmental Support

The Englewood Pioneer Days Parade on Saturday hosted a tremendous turnout by members of the Democratic Party.  Our neighbors showed robust support with cheers and positive reactions to the festive Award-Winning float. More than two dozen members of the newly established Englewood Democratic Club were joined by members of the Charlotte Co. DEC, Democratic Club, …

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Florida Democrats adopt rights of nature in Platform

The Florida Democratic Party has approved a new party platform which includes the Rights of Nature. This is believed to be the first time such a provision has been included in a state political party platform in the United States. The platform reads: We resolve to adequately protect our waters, support communities’ rights in reclaiming …

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Support young people on climate change

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor by CCDEC Secretary Jane Merriam was published in the Charlotte Sun on Friday, Oct. 4. Editor:   The concentration levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have risen from 339 parts per million in 1980 to 408 parts per million in 2018. Global sea levels have …

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Mosaic, state questioned

About 100 people from five counties near Mosaic phosphate mining and fertilizer operations showed up at an open house Monday for a final chance to ask questions from state regulators and company representatives. Many people at the meeting noted hazardous waste has spilled into rivers and streams in the hundred-plus years of the phosphate industry …

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Charlotte Co. Democrats prominent in Climate Strike

Alexis Loukota is the vice president of the Youth Democratic Committee for Charlotte County. Asked why people might object to climate change policies, she said, “It’s nice to live in ignorant bliss.” “You don’t know how heartening it was to me to see all the young kids out here,” said Nancy Razvoza, president of the …

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Keep Charlotte Beautiful Beach and Land Clean-up Saturday

by Phyllis Wojcik, Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus Chair The Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus invites you and  friends to join us on Saturday September 21, 2019 to clean-up the beaches and land area surrounding the beaches. There are a couple of locations to choose from where you can find us. Punta Gorda- Lashley Marina …

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Students strike to protest global climate change

by Victor Coscia “Why spend the time going to school to learn if there will no planet left for us to live on when we get out?” This is a quote from Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Stockholm Sweden who walked out of classes several years ago to protest climate change. She was later joined …

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Port Charlotte girl, 12, inspires community to clean up the environment

A Port Charlotte girl said all you need is two hands and time to make the world a better place. Alexa Poulin is wearing a sash because she was just named “Today’s International Woman Junior Queen of Queens.” But Alexa’s reason for running was not to put on a crown. She ran to put an …

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Connery attempts to save rain forest in 1992 film, “Medicine Man”.

The horrible fires in the Amazon rain forest might bring memories of a 1992 movie, “Medicine Man”, Starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Brocco. “Medicine Man” was about a biologist, Robert Campbell (Connery) who was studying native plants for their medicinal properties to cure diseases such as cancer. He built a makeshift lab in the rain …

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UPDATE: Parade Postponed – Float is ready. Join us in Pioneer Days Parade.

UPDATE! – UPDATE! – UPDATE! Parade, including the float, has been postponed Due to Hurricane (SEE THIS ARTICLE) by Think Blue — Vote Green! About three months ago a group of people from West Charlotte County and South Sarasota county came together. Our goal was as always, to increase Democratic turn out in the two …

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