Category Archives: Climate Advocacy and Climate Change

Gee ta de @GullahGeechee pun #GivingTuesday 2020

As we now approach Giving Tuesday, we want to make folks aware of why this is such an important day in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Giving Tuesday started in 2012 in the United States. It was founded by the 92nd Street Y nonprofit as a rallying cry to encourage people to donate to their favorite causes. The Giving Tuesday movement is now in over 70 countries including the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In 2019, $500 million was raised online. Charitable causes are in need of even more support this year due to the pandemic. So, we are calling on all of our supporters to make donations to these Gullah/Geechee fundraising efforts and to share the information with your networks

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Queen Quet @GullahGeechee Oceana Ocean Steward Spotlight

Join @OceanSouthCarolina on Facebook on Thursday November 19, 2020 at 6 pm for an Ocean Steward Spotlight with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Learn about her work to protect coastal communities and oceans in the Lowcountry and beyond.
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Queen Quet @GullahGeechee Wins Adaptation Leadership Award!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was honored at the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) Awards. She was presented with the Regional Adaptation Leadership Award for the Carolinas. The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) Regional Adaptation Leadership Award (RALA) recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the climate change adaptation field through exceptional leadership.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Supporting Climate Action by Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples

“Protecting Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage on the Sea Islands” from Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine (www.QueenQuet.com), the elected Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and a native of St. Helena Island, South Carolina will be part of the CultureXClimate webinar hosted by the Climate Heritage Network and Historic England on Friday, October 23, 2020.

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Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Supporting Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act in Washington, DC

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s memorable testimony sent ripples throughout the halls of Congress and have now brought her back to up the Hill to be an expert presenter on behalf of the ocean once again. On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm EST, she will be a part of a press conference which will be live streamed by the United States House National Resource Committee.

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Gullah/Geechee Environmental Champion, Queen Quet Becomes a Professor in Department of Geography, Environment and Society

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated her 20th year as the Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation in July 2020. As of August, she became a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. Queen Quet is the Winton Chair at UMN and is engaging graduate students in an interdisciplinary course on Gullah/Geechee culture entitled, “WEBE Gullah/Geechee.”

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Honored by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) invites you to the 2020 Regional Adaptation Leadership Awards Ceremony Celebrating exceptional adaptation leaders from The Carolinas and New England Join us Wednesday October 28 at 12PM ET on the ASAP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanSocietyAdaptationProfessionals. Among those being celebrated will be Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Highlighted at the National Coastal & Estuarine Summit

The National Coastal & Estuarine Summit will feature a keynote message by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) followed by a panel of Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank members moderated by Queen Quet on Wednesday, September 30th. Registration for the conference is still open and will allow the virtual sessions to be accessed even after the conference concludes. Go to register: https://estuaries.org/summit/

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Hold pun de Land! Gullah/Geechee Social Responsibility

Tune in Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 3 pm EST for “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) does a special episode entitled “Hold pun de Land! Gullah/Geechee Social Responsibility!

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Help Protect de @GullahGeechee Land een Beaufort County, SC

The endless richness of Beaufort County is found on the land and in the waterways surrounding it and that run through it. To insure that this culturally rich and aesthetically beautiful environment is sustained for future generations to enjoy and have a high quality of life in, the destructionment designs need to be curtailed. The land, water quality, and Gullah/Geechee culture need to all be protected in this outstanding area.

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