A gathering in Bienville Square with speakers talking on these special topics: sea level rise, tropical diseases, climate justice, the threat of coal ash, and waterfront properties & insurance rates. Exhibitors will be featuring their organizations and support for common-sense climate change solutions in the Mobile Bay coastal community. We will also be sharing written responses from local political candidates answering the 4 key questions on our mind:
- How will you prepare the Mobile Bay area for the impacts of climate change (rising sea level, increase in vector-borne diseases, more frequent and higher intensity storms, etc.)?
- How will you transition the Mobile Bay area off of fossil fuels into renewable energy resources?
- How will you increase local spending into renewable energy?
- What is your plan for replacing the jobs that will be lost in the necessary and urgent switch to less deadly forms of energy?
Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Raoul Richardson, Baheth Research & Development Labs
Ramsey Sprague, MEJAC – Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition
Joe Womack, Africatown C.H.E.S.S.
Carletta Davis, J.D., We Matter Eight Mile Community Association
Tracey Glover, J.D., ARC – Awakening Respect And Compassion For All Sentient Beings
Dr. Eduardo Calderon, University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Avery Bates, Vice President, The Organized Seafood Association of Alabama
Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki, M.D., Former Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics and Birth Defects, University of South Alabama
Clay Doyle, Geothermal Solutions
Glen Coffee, Vice Chair, Alabama Chapter Sierra Club
Riva Fralick, Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Joe Mahoney, Mobile Bay Sierra Club
Dr. Scott Douglass, South Coast Engineers
Dan Gardner, Compass Solar
Michael Hansen, GASP
A pre-event music presentation will be provided by Jo Billups and Karen Harvill, a duo of creative activism songwriters and musical environmentalists known as Sassafrass!