Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

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Florida Board of Governors Rejects Student Led Green Fund Proposals

Posted on June 21

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Florida YES Coalition, Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa, FSU Progress Coalition

In a unexpected move, the Board of Governors voted on Thursday to reject Student Green Fund proposals from both Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU). The student led initiative would have implemented a new fee of $0.50 per credit hour for each student enrolled at the two institutions, and the money would have gone into a fund specifically for clean energy and sustainability projects on these campuses.

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Categories: Campus Action & Sustainability

Tags: campus sustainability, clean energy, FAMU, FL YES Coalition, florida, FSU, student green energy fund

 

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KSEC- Summer Webinar Series!

Posted on May 30

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa, Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition, GRASS (Group Recycling and Sustainable Solutions) at UL, EKU Green Crew

Just because school is out doesn’t mean that the learning should stop, it just means that we have time to learn about the things we really need to know!! That is why the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is hosting a summer webinar series! (AND everyone is invited!)

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Floridians, We must demand more!

Posted on November 9

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

Amidst the celebration that the election is finally over (was that the longest campaign ever, or was it just me?) and that the candidate that I hoped would win, won I’m left with a sort of bitter sweetness. Sure there are lots of things to celebrate with four states passing marriage equality laws, record breaking youth-voter turnout, and the popular vote and electoral vote both standing on the side of good, but what about those things that didn’t go so well.

Being a Floridian through and through is usually something I like to brag about. I mean nearly every day of the year here is 80+ degrees and we have warm ocean waters surrounding us on three sides… But then an election comes around and I am thrown into shame. Why is it that we can’t seem to get our shit together? We’ve only been a state (ie. holding elections here), oh for the last hundred and sixty-seven years.

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Haunted Food Forest Festival – Get Out The EARLY Vote

Posted on November 2

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

What a weekend! Shuttles to the polls, long lines, dunk tanks, sweet potato fries, environmental justice, and corporate zombies only begins to describe it.

This past weekend at Florida Gulf Coast University we held our Trick-Or-Vote Haunted Food Forest Festival, a collaboration between the Power Vote Campaign, Students for Environmental Justice, the Dominican Republic Outreach Program, and the Food Foresters to engage our community and to get folks out to the polls.

Each morning started off with shuttles to the closest early voting locations from the freshman dorms (and a TWO HOUR wait at the poll, totally worth it!) then in the afternoon we had a family friendly fall festival, complete with freshly fried sweet potatoes and sugar cane directly from the food forest and pin the blade on the wind turbine. But it wasn’t until the sun went down that the real fun started.

Read more…

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Florida Climate Groups Show Evidence of Sea Level Rise, ask Candidates to Lead on Climate Change

Posted on October 21

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

As I stood ankle-deep in sea water on the corner of 10th and Alton Street, one of the busiest intersections in Miami Beach, I wondered what else it was going to take to get our candidates to recognize the urgency of climate change. When we say its the most important issue of our generation, we’re not kidding. Because of sea-level rise, Florida is already experiencing the effects on climate change in our coastal cities. Check out the new study done by the Union of Concerned Scientists with all the details here.

Together with Climate Parents, Union of Concerned Scientists, the CLEO Institute, and Urban Paradise Guild, we came together on Thursday to call on President Obama and Governor Romney to be leaders on climate change. We can no longer deny its existence or ignore it for the sake of political gain. We must take action now. Take a look at the video above, and spread the word.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote, Building Political Power

Tags: 2012 Election, FL YES Coalition, florida, Power Vote, sea level rise, southern energy network

 

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With SSREC and 1 Presidential Debate Behind Us, Florida Youth Look Towards Nov. 6th

Posted on October 15

by Tyler Esperanzado Offerman

Posted in Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

The South is the front-line and Florida is being targeted by every politician and fossil fuel industry you could think of trying to use Florida for their own agenda’s. But youth are refusing to no longer be heard. Last weekend, youth from across the Southeast converged on Tallahassee, Florida for the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference. We met, planned, and acted to end the death-grip of fossil fuels in the South; teaching and learning from each other and marching on the Florida Supreme Court and Florida Capital Building to show that the youth voice and the youth vote is more important than ever. We have been working tirelessly to register voters in the face of unprecedented voter suppression laws, fighting the very real reality of a new era of Jim Crow Laws in the South. We are also still trying to rebuild our communities; because no matter what the media tells you, there is still oil on our shores, still neighborhoods desolate and polluted since Katrina, still people dying for our energy whims. But still we endure, the youth of the South. Between our shoulders we carry the weigh of our Southern heritage, the force of oppression of our communities by fossil fuel monopolies, the strain of unprecedented voter suppression, and our obligations to family, friends, and, finally, ourselves.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote

Tags: 2012 Election, FL YES Coalition, Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference, youth climate movement

 

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300 Youth Activists Break the Silence on Climate Change at SSREC

Posted on October 7

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

Wow, what an incredible weekend.

Over 300 young people converged at Florida A&M University for the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference (SSREC) this weekend, coming together to learn the skills they need to fight big polluters and take action on climate change in their campuses and communities. Young clean energy activists from all over the southeast converged to learn from each other through a series of workshops, speakers, and trainings, and to share with their communities all over the region.

But it didn’t stop there.

We knew this year was a special year right away. Not only was SSREC being hosted in Tallahassee, Florida – the Capitol of a very important swing state – but this year’s SSREC had a renewed energy and spirit that you could feel in the air. With the help of the incredible FAMU Green Coalition, climate activists at SSREC organized an amazing march and rally to call on the candidates to break the silence on climate change and promote true clean energy solutions.

Read more…

Categories: Moving Beyond Dirty Energy, Power Vote, Building Political Power, Conference Updates

Tags: Climate Silence, SSREC

 

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We’ll be at the polls, will you?

Posted on October 1

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

People who know me, know that I am fairly opinionated, and for the past couple of weeks I’ve been sharing my opinion on voting with everyone who will listen! As a young voter in this country I know that it can sometimes be very difficult to get my opinions heard. Often times I feel like no matter how much I try and how loud I get my voice is silenced by the very dirty energy companies (and their lobbyists) who are poisoning our air, water, and political systems. But lucky for us there is a place where the voice of the people matters more than their money, and that is at the polls.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote

 

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USF Students Call for Clean Energy: #DukeEnergy #DumpALEC

Posted on September 21

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

by Shaza Hussein, University of South Florida

On Thursday, the Student Environmental Association (SEA) at the University of South Florida in Tampa joined campuses across the country in a National Day of Action to “Get Dirty Energy Money Out Of Politics.” The students stood – clipboards in hand, cellphones ready, and with plenty of pens – outside the USF Tampa campus’ Student Center urging their peers to make a pledge to the environment with Power Vote.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote, Building Political Power

 

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Florida youth voters to Duke/Progress: #DumpALEC

Posted on September 10

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

Written by Shaza Hussein, University of South Florida

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Power Vote @ FGCU is committed to breaking the silence on climate change and show our campaigning officials that they can’t win without the youth vote while getting our peers the skills and knowledge to make an educated vote.

First Name: *

Last Name: *

Email: *

Zip Code: *

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Campus: Florida Gulf Coast University

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Florida Board of Governors Rejects Student Led Green Fund Proposals

Posted on June 21

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Florida YES Coalition, Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa, FSU Progress Coalition

In a unexpected move, the Board of Governors voted on Thursday to reject Student Green Fund proposals from both Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU). The student led initiative would have implemented a new fee of $0.50 per credit hour for each student enrolled at the two institutions, and the money would have gone into a fund specifically for clean energy and sustainability projects on these campuses.

Read more…

Categories: Campus Action & Sustainability

Tags: campus sustainability, clean energy, FAMU, FL YES Coalition, florida, FSU, student green energy fund

 

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KSEC- Summer Webinar Series!

Posted on May 30

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa, Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition, GRASS (Group Recycling and Sustainable Solutions) at UL, EKU Green Crew

Just because school is out doesn’t mean that the learning should stop, it just means that we have time to learn about the things we really need to know!! That is why the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is hosting a summer webinar series! (AND everyone is invited!)

Read more…

 

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Floridians, We must demand more!

Posted on November 9

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

Amidst the celebration that the election is finally over (was that the longest campaign ever, or was it just me?) and that the candidate that I hoped would win, won I’m left with a sort of bitter sweetness. Sure there are lots of things to celebrate with four states passing marriage equality laws, record breaking youth-voter turnout, and the popular vote and electoral vote both standing on the side of good, but what about those things that didn’t go so well.

Being a Floridian through and through is usually something I like to brag about. I mean nearly every day of the year here is 80+ degrees and we have warm ocean waters surrounding us on three sides… But then an election comes around and I am thrown into shame. Why is it that we can’t seem to get our shit together? We’ve only been a state (ie. holding elections here), oh for the last hundred and sixty-seven years.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote

 

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Haunted Food Forest Festival – Get Out The EARLY Vote

Posted on November 2

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

What a weekend! Shuttles to the polls, long lines, dunk tanks, sweet potato fries, environmental justice, and corporate zombies only begins to describe it.

This past weekend at Florida Gulf Coast University we held our Trick-Or-Vote Haunted Food Forest Festival, a collaboration between the Power Vote Campaign, Students for Environmental Justice, the Dominican Republic Outreach Program, and the Food Foresters to engage our community and to get folks out to the polls.

Each morning started off with shuttles to the closest early voting locations from the freshman dorms (and a TWO HOUR wait at the poll, totally worth it!) then in the afternoon we had a family friendly fall festival, complete with freshly fried sweet potatoes and sugar cane directly from the food forest and pin the blade on the wind turbine. But it wasn’t until the sun went down that the real fun started.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote

 

comments

Florida Climate Groups Show Evidence of Sea Level Rise, ask Candidates to Lead on Climate Change

Posted on October 21

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

As I stood ankle-deep in sea water on the corner of 10th and Alton Street, one of the busiest intersections in Miami Beach, I wondered what else it was going to take to get our candidates to recognize the urgency of climate change. When we say its the most important issue of our generation, we’re not kidding. Because of sea-level rise, Florida is already experiencing the effects on climate change in our coastal cities. Check out the new study done by the Union of Concerned Scientists with all the details here.

Together with Climate Parents, Union of Concerned Scientists, the CLEO Institute, and Urban Paradise Guild, we came together on Thursday to call on President Obama and Governor Romney to be leaders on climate change. We can no longer deny its existence or ignore it for the sake of political gain. We must take action now. Take a look at the video above, and spread the word.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote, Building Political Power

Tags: 2012 Election, FL YES Coalition, florida, Power Vote, sea level rise, southern energy network

 

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With SSREC and 1 Presidential Debate Behind Us, Florida Youth Look Towards Nov. 6th

Posted on October 15

by Tyler Esperanzado Offerman

Posted in Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

The South is the front-line and Florida is being targeted by every politician and fossil fuel industry you could think of trying to use Florida for their own agenda’s. But youth are refusing to no longer be heard. Last weekend, youth from across the Southeast converged on Tallahassee, Florida for the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference. We met, planned, and acted to end the death-grip of fossil fuels in the South; teaching and learning from each other and marching on the Florida Supreme Court and Florida Capital Building to show that the youth voice and the youth vote is more important than ever. We have been working tirelessly to register voters in the face of unprecedented voter suppression laws, fighting the very real reality of a new era of Jim Crow Laws in the South. We are also still trying to rebuild our communities; because no matter what the media tells you, there is still oil on our shores, still neighborhoods desolate and polluted since Katrina, still people dying for our energy whims. But still we endure, the youth of the South. Between our shoulders we carry the weigh of our Southern heritage, the force of oppression of our communities by fossil fuel monopolies, the strain of unprecedented voter suppression, and our obligations to family, friends, and, finally, ourselves.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote

Tags: 2012 Election, FL YES Coalition, Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference, youth climate movement

 

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300 Youth Activists Break the Silence on Climate Change at SSREC

Posted on October 7

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

Wow, what an incredible weekend.

Over 300 young people converged at Florida A&M University for the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference (SSREC) this weekend, coming together to learn the skills they need to fight big polluters and take action on climate change in their campuses and communities. Young clean energy activists from all over the southeast converged to learn from each other through a series of workshops, speakers, and trainings, and to share with their communities all over the region.

But it didn’t stop there.

We knew this year was a special year right away. Not only was SSREC being hosted in Tallahassee, Florida – the Capitol of a very important swing state – but this year’s SSREC had a renewed energy and spirit that you could feel in the air. With the help of the incredible FAMU Green Coalition, climate activists at SSREC organized an amazing march and rally to call on the candidates to break the silence on climate change and promote true clean energy solutions.

Read more…

Categories: Moving Beyond Dirty Energy, Power Vote, Building Political Power, Conference Updates

Tags: Climate Silence, SSREC

 

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We’ll be at the polls, will you?

Posted on October 1

by Cara Cooper, KY Campus Organizer, SEAC/ KSEC

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

People who know me, know that I am fairly opinionated, and for the past couple of weeks I’ve been sharing my opinion on voting with everyone who will listen! As a young voter in this country I know that it can sometimes be very difficult to get my opinions heard. Often times I feel like no matter how much I try and how loud I get my voice is silenced by the very dirty energy companies (and their lobbyists) who are poisoning our air, water, and political systems. But lucky for us there is a place where the voice of the people matters more than their money, and that is at the polls.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote

 

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USF Students Call for Clean Energy: #DukeEnergy #DumpALEC

Posted on September 21

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University, Power Vote with SEA at USF Tampa

by Shaza Hussein, University of South Florida

On Thursday, the Student Environmental Association (SEA) at the University of South Florida in Tampa joined campuses across the country in a National Day of Action to “Get Dirty Energy Money Out Of Politics.” The students stood – clipboards in hand, cellphones ready, and with plenty of pens – outside the USF Tampa campus’ Student Center urging their peers to make a pledge to the environment with Power Vote.

Read more…

Categories: Power Vote, Building Political Power

 

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Florida youth voters to Duke/Progress: #DumpALEC

Posted on September 10

by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network

Posted in Power Vote at Florida International University, Power Vote at Florida State University, Power Moves at Florida A&M University, Power Vote at The University of Florida, Power Vote at Florida Gulf Coast University

Written by Shaza Hussein, University of South Florida

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1,755 GOTV Doors Knocked 34 weeks 1 day ago
10 Blog Post 34 weeks 1 day ago
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