Florida group travels to State Capitol to fight for climate change policies


South Florida students with the genCLEO youth advocacy team went to Tallahassee to rally at the capital before speaking to elected officials about the need for comprehensive climate policy Wednesday.

The CLEO institute is the only women-led nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in Florida exclusively dedicated to climate education, advocacy, and engagement.

The students are support of a the Heat Illness Prevention bill which would protect outdoor workers in the extreme summer heat and implement safety programs.

The group is also in favor of the Mangrove Replanting and Restoration bill.

The group proposes that places like landfills could capture the methane gas and break down the molecules and to then pump into a natural gas pipeline.

The genCLEO group believes we should be redirecting the focus all together to reduce fracking for natural gas. And they are hoping their voices are heard.

Giovanna Santo genCLEO Advocacy Group, said, “we are not just the future voters, we’re currently their voters and we’re the voters that they are going to have to deal with for the rest of their time because you know we’re the next generation up so hopefully our voices can be acknowledged.”
The Florida Senate bill for renewable natural gas was ruled in favor and went into fiscal policy on January 17th.

 

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