Expanding the Dialogue for a Just and Equitable Path Forward#EVCO2018
Stuart – (Jan 12) Plantation Ballroom 3:00pm The Everglades restoration dialogue has been almost exclusively held between environmentalists, the sugar industry, and state and federal agencies; this has been to the exclusion of the voices most directly affected, on a daily basis, by the environment and politics in and around the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). If the Everglades is indeed for everyone, then we must include those other voices in the discourse as equal partners. The restoration of the Everglades can benefit all stakeholders. We must expand the dialogue immediately if we are to achieve Everglades restoration in an inclusive, just, equitable, and sustainable way.
Moderator: Cris Costello, Sierra Club Panelists: Paul Carlisle, Glades County Administrator; Michael Frank, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; Steve Messam, Leadership Development Specialist, Wisdom Chasers Enterprise LLC, Belle Glade; Cherise Maples, Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Management Department; Antonio Tovar, PhD, Farmworker Association of Florida 5:30pm Reception in the Piano Foyer • Hosted by Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Here is the video: sorry about the technical issues at beginning and end.