The Bridge and its Community Allies present the
Seventh Annual Summer Film Series
to inform, inspire, empower and transform
Stay for community conversations after the screenings
with local experts and advocates
The second film, WEATHER GONE WILD, will be shown on
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 7 PM
WEATHER GONE WILD explores recent extreme weather events and the scientific projections of what we can expect over the next few decades. What can we do to give ourselves the best chance of protecting our homes and families from the weather’s devastating effects? The documentary travels to New York, Miami, Toronto, Calgary and Rotterdam to detail the dangers of the destructive new weather patterns, and shows the innovative plans in each city trying to engineer their way to a safer future. Everything from farming to the insurance industry to building codes will have to change. How can — and must — the average citizen adapt their life to Weather Gone Wild?
JOINING US AFTER THE FILM FOR COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WILL BE LOCAL CLIMATE EXPERTS AND ADVOCATES :
Barnali Dixon, Ph.D.
Executive Director of ICAR (Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience)
Chair of Tampa Bay Group Sierra Club
Rebecca Johns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Florida Studies and Geology – USF St. Petersburg
Volunteer for The Climate Mobilization
Research Meteorologist, NOAA
Lynn Ringenberg, MD
Physicians For Social Responsibility, Florida
The increasing frequency of hurricanes and heat waves, heat-related illnesses and changes in infectious illnesses like Zika virus call for personal and societal attention. A multidisciplinary panel will address how climate affects physical and mental health—of both individuals and communities—and highlight existing resources and approaches to developing resiliency.
Maria Sgambati, MD, Board Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Gayle Guidash, MPH, REHS, Assistant CHD Director, Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County
Adriana Uruena-Agnes, PhD, Faculty and Lead Psychologist, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, St. Petersburg College
Seating is limited and online registration is required.
Sponsored by Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College & PSR Florida
Join PSR Florida in welcoming distinguished speaker Martin Fleck for a day of Advocacy Skills Training. Martin Fleck is the Director of the Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program in Washington D.C. Learn to advocate to an elected official, utilize social media more effectively, and create more successful articles and op-eds. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss. Lunch will be provided first.
On Dec. 5 at 8 am, Whitney Fung of PSR Florida will be part of a plenary session panel, presenting on “Climate and Health Call to Action: An Evaluation of a Program to Engage Health Professionals.”
Clean water. Clean air. Clean Energy.
Transition to Renewable Energy
Join our fight against fracking and push for a transition to renewable energy.
Water Quality and Quantity
Keep our drinking waters clean, reduce runoff, and eliminate harmful algae blooms that threaten our health.
Local, regional, and statewide planning is needed to ensure that community designs are sustainable.
Create infrastructure and policies that ensure climate and wildlife protection is long lasting.
Reduce Single-use Plastic
Protect Florida’s waters and wildlife from single-use plastic bags, straws, and polystyrene.
Support measures that protect the Floridians most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
March 12th 6:30-8pm
Join us learn about the issues and how to effectively communicate with legislators.
March 13th 10am-4pm
8:30am: Mini-training for same day arrivals
10:00am: Same day registration begins
11:00am-4:00pm: Legislative meetings
Register today at www.rethinkenergyflorida.org
Registration closes March 4
ReThink Energy Florida, Floridians Against Fracking, Sierra Club Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Environment Florida, Florida Student Power Network, ReThink Energy Action Fund, Food and Water Watch-Florida, Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice
Join Physicians for Social Responsibility, Florida (PSR/Florida), for a day of advocacy training focused on climate change and health. The training will include and interactive session on advocating to an elected official, tips to utilize social media more effectively, and creating successful letters to the editors (LTE’s). Lunch will be provided, registration will begin at 9:45 am. The event is open to all and provided free of charge thanks to the generous support from the Foundation for A Healthy St. Petersburg.