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Jun
22
Fri
Film Screening: Weather Gone Wild @ Tampa, FL - Unity of Tampa Fellowship Hall
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

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
(SEE BELOW).

MORE DETAILS HERE

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)

Kent Bailey
Chair of Tampa Bay Group Sierra Club

Rebecca Johns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Florida Studies and Geology – USF  St. Petersburg

David Sinclair
Volunteer for The Climate Mobilization

Richard Henning
Research Meteorologist, NOAA​

Lynn Ringenberg, MD
Physicians For Social Responsibility, Florida

Oct
8
Mon
Climate, Health, and Well-Being: Social and Psychological Effects of Extreme Weather @ St. Petersburg, FL - Midtown Center Community Room, St. Petersburg College
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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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.

Panelists:
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.

Register here

Sponsored by Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College & PSR Florida

Oct
13
Sat
Advocacy Skills Training @ Tampa - Hillsborough Community College
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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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.

Register here

Dec
3
Mon
2018 ACEEE Conference on Health, Environment and Energy @ New Orleans, LA - Hyatt Centric French Quarter
Dec 3 – Dec 5 all-day

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.”

Mar
12
Tue
Reclaiming Florida’s Future For All – At The Florida State Capitol @ Tallahassee, FL - Florida State Capitol
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day
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Clean water. Clean air. Clean Energy.

ISSUES

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.

Growth Management
Local, regional, and statewide planning is needed to ensure that community designs are sustainable.

Resiliency
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.

Climate Justice
Support measures that protect the Floridians most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Training
March 12th 6:30-8pm

Join us learn about the issues and how to effectively communicate with legislators.

Advocacy Day
March 13th 10am-4pm

*Lunch Included*

8:30am: Mini-training for same day arrivals
10:00am: Same day registration begins
10:30am: Rally
11:00am-4:00pm: Legislative meetings

Register today at www.rethinkenergyflorida.org
Registration closes March 4

Sponsors:
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

Mar
21
Thu
Threats to Human Health: The Challenges Before Us @ USF Health MDA 1209 (LVHN Auditorium)
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg will speak. Lunch will be provided.

Presented by USF Student Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sponsored by PSR Florida

Apr
13
Sat
Advocacy Skills Training @ St. Petersburg - Allendale United Methodist Church
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Register here