As part of our efforts to engage the community, build climate awareness and empower Southwest Florida residents, businesses and civic institutions, Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive Southwest Florida encourages business, faith and community organizations to get involved and help advance climate awareness and action in Southwest Florida.
Contact us to learn more about how your business or organization can partner with Growing Climate Solutions. We need you on our team!
The following Southwest Florida organizations have signed our pledge and committed as Growing Climate Solutions partners:
Audubon of the Western Everglades
Baywater Boat Club
Bond Schoeneck & King
Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Naples
Community Forum Foundation
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL)
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
IMAG History & Science Center
Lipman Family Farms
Temple Beth El
United Church of Christ
Growing Climate Solutions – Path to Positive Southwest Florida convened an initial meeting of its Leadership Circle on March 10 in Naples, where nearly 60 thought leaders representing the fields of health, education, faith, business, environment and philanthropy reviewed scientific data and began exploring possible solutions to counter climate trends.
Attendees were asked to identify possible courses of action that could reduce their carbon footprint, or that of their organization, and help mitigate the changing climate. Ideas filled more than 230 sticky notes, and included action items like purchasing electric vehicles for their companies, establishing a carpool-to-work initiative, creating a community garden, switching to LED lighting, installing native landscaping, emphasizing recycling, installing solar panels, discouraging the use of Styrofoam and plastic bottles, printing fewer documents and more. The “Gallery of Ideas” stretched across an entire wall at the Leadership Circle meeting.