Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rising Together, May 20

Join us in Celebrating the Rising Together: West Palm Beach 2017 Project!

West Palm Beach Library, 411 Clematis St.,
 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561-868-7700)
2pm – 4:45pm, Saturday May 20, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation on the findings of the Rising Together Project to build coastal resilience, a project of Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida conducted by First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches (1stUUPB) in partnership with Mothers Against Murderers Association (MAMA). The Rising Together Project is a public health initiative to inform residents about how to stay safe and healthy as the climate changes. Members of MAMA were trained to survey their neighbors about their perceptions and concerns about sea level rise, and to educate them about strategies to protect themselves from the health effects of extreme weather and climate hazards.  Survey participants received a laminated fact sheet on how to stay safe and healthy during extreme weather events such as heat waves and storm surges. 

This project supports the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan by providing outreach to residents on the importance of addressing climate change adaptation and preparedness.

The response in West Palm Beach was outstanding.  We hope you will join us in learning more about the positive work MAMA does in the community, and acknowledging and celebrating the work of Angela Williams and members of MAMA to increase climate resilience.  We’re establishing communication channels between community leadership and municipal officials, which should aid in solving neighborhood problems arising from contaminated water, mosquitoes, or other health effects of climate change and extreme weather.

We look forward to seeing you at 2pm Saturday May 20th at the West Palm Beach Library), 1 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  RSVP to Jan Booher at 561-531-0986

Jan Booher, MS Director, UU Justice Florida                          Ramsay Laing, Congregational Climate Leader 1stUUPB 
Angela Williams, President, MAMA