2018 Florida State Conference

Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
The University of South Florida map Patel College of Global Sustainability 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620

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Working Together

To Build Common Ground

Co-sponsored by:

The Patel College of Global Sustainability

at The University of South Florida


Citizens' Climate Education

Saturday, February 24, 2018

11710 Maple Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33620


People who have been to our Florida Conferences have called them “transformative, empowering and inspiring.”

Florida has many unique regions, but we all share common concerns   

due to the climate impacts already manifesting along our coasts, farmlands, and cities. 

“Climate Action 2018”

is an opportunity for Floridians to bring our energies together for a clean energy future.

Our program will include keynote speakers as well as afternoon workshops and trainings.

Registration :

Regular Registration (Feb. 11-24): $45 (including lunch)
Students: $15 (including lunch) 
High School Students are free. 
(Please see note below regarding minors under the age of 18)

Paying by check 
Select your ticket type.

On the next page, underneath the order total, you will see, “Have an offer code?”

Please enter the offer code CHECK then click the green check mark. Complete your online registration and send your check to: Citizens’ Climate Education, 1330 Orange Ave, #309, Coronado, CA 92118. In the memo portion of the check, please write: “2018 Florida State Conference.” 

**Please consider an additional donation to help more people attend our conference**
You can make an additional donation when you register. This will go toward helping keep our registration fees low and to provide student rates. Your additional donation is tax-deductible. 

Conference Materials - Making for a Sustainable Conference
In an effort to reduce paper, all event materials will be available for download or to access online at the event.

If you plan to bring a laptop or a tablet, please download the conference materials in advance.

If you need a printed version of the materials, please consider printing them at home,                                                                                                as only a limited number of printed copies will be available at the venue.

There will be light vegan breakfast offerings in the morning (until 8:40 a.m), beverages during the day, a vegan lunch, and a dessert in the afternoon. 


Please use the 11710 Maple Ave address in your GPS! 
Please reference this map and directions to find the Patel College of Global Sustainability

USF is nearest to the Tampa International Airport
If you plan to drive, please consider coordinating a carpool with those in your local area.

Parking is free and in front of the Patel College building

"The Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa/USF" (by Busch Gardens) 
3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
This is the hotel recommended by the university, and it is the closest to The Patel College.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -USF-Busch Gardens                                                                                                                                                           2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612                                                                                                                                                                             (813) 936-8200                                                                                                                                                                     Website: https://tinyurl.com/y6vjq45s                                                                                                                                                                             (Making reservations online may bring some savings)

Recommendation:                                                                                                                                                                                                           It may not be a good idea to go for some of "the least expensive places" around USF, as there are some places where you probably would not enjoy staying.                                                                                                                   

So, a word to the wise, choose either of the above selections,                                                                                                                                 

or if you choose something else, you may be wise to double-check the reviews!)


(Please Check Back on Saturday, Feb 23rd to see the Final Schedule. Thank you!) 

(Please either print out the agenda at home or bring it with you on your phone)

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. - Registration (with morning beverages and light vegan offerings)

9:00 a.m. - Welcome - Donald Addu - Southeast Coordinator, Citizens' Climate Lobby

9:15 a.m. - Dr. Govindan Parayil, Dean, The Patel College of Global Sustainability

9:30 a.m. - Dr. Gary Mitchum, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Marine Science, USF

10:00 a.m. - Dr. Joanna Huxster, Professor, Eckerd College

10:30 a.m. - Short Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:45

1) Special "Climate Advocacy Training" Workshop

2) Planning for 2018 Legislation - for Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteers

1:00 p.m. - Lunch

      with Special Climate Activism Session for Students

     with Page Atcheson, the Executive Director of "Our Climate" 


2:00 p.m. - Brian Ettling - "The Power of Storytelling"

2:30 p.m. -  Ben Lowe "Finding Shared Values Through Interfaith Outreach" 

3:00 p.m. - Coffee and Dessert

3:15  -  Dr. John Van Leer, of The Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric and Marine Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables 

"Building Our Better Future Faster” - Bipartisan Carbon Pricing Legislation as the Best Step for Addressing Carbon Emissions

3:45 p.m. -  Grant Couch  - "Engaging with Conservatives about Carbon Fee & Dividend Legislation"

and a Question and Answer Session with Jay Butera.

4:15 p.m. - Greg Hamra - "Getting Down to Business"

4:45 p.m. - Donald Addu - Next Steps for Climate Action


5:00 p.m. - (Optional) Meeting for Happy Hour and Dinner in Tampa!

                       Cafe Dufrain: 707 Harbour Post Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

For more information or questions, please email: cclflorida2018@gmail.com

Minors (under 18) Registration: If you are under the age of 18, or are registering for someone under 18, a signed permission slip must be completed to attend the conference.

Please email Florida@citizensclimatelobby.org for a permission slip.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or chaperone (who must also be registered for the conference). Permission slips can be brought to the Conference.

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