Environmental Justice and Energy Democracy
April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Environmental Justice and Energy Democracy – A Preview of Our Short Film Expose’ of OUC’s Dirty Little Secrets and Panel Discussion – Part of Florida Climate Week
Central Florida is home to The Most Magical Place on Earth and The City Beautiful Orlando. Yet despite Orlando’s recent commitments to environmental action in signing a Climate Emergency Declaration, many vulnerable communities in the city are still on the frontlines of an un-just energy system which is gouging their incomes and harming their health. Additionally, the Orlando Utility Commission has committed to building new fracked methane gas power plants in spite of the major negative impacts on frontline communities and to our climate.
Orlando is a microcosm of the types of policies and energy infrastructure around the country which are putting an excess burden on our most vulnerable communities. It’s time for a just transition where the solutions to our economic and health burdens also help solve the climate crisis. OUC can and must do better if Orlando is going to serve as an example for the rest of the country and reach its sustainability goals.
Join us in a preview of our soon to be released short film expose of OUC and Florida’s Energy policies followed by a panel discussion. We will be discussing the realities of OUC’s accountability record with energy, environmental and justice experts Susan Glickman of SACE, Melissa Troutman of Public Herald, Jennifer Torres of Poder Latinx, Piper Vargas of Mom’s Clean Air Force and Taylor Morrow of Barry Law School. Join us to take action now and discover what YOU CAN DO to help turn this around.