Category Archives: Climate Advocacy and Climate Change

Join Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee in Closing out Global Adaptation Month

Join us for a global panel on Nature-based Adaptation Solutions. Tomorrow, April 28 at 12pm EST. DON’T MISS THIS! It will highlight work across geographies, habitats, and scales for #AdaptationMonth and Earth Day’s #RestoreOurEarth Nature-based solutions provide opportunities to restore ecosystems while also protecting human well-being and the built environment in the face of climate …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation and Ocean-Climate Leaders Joint Statement Issued During U.S. #ClimateActionWeek

The Gullah/Geechee Nation and United States national, state, tribal and municipal governments increasingly recognize the important relationship between climate and ocean change.  The ocean has absorbed large amounts of carbon dioxide and excess heat from fossil fuel combustion, making our ocean warmer, more acidified, more stratified and oxygen depleted. From oyster die-offs and coral reef bleaching to marine heat waves and harmful algal blooms, coastal communities in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, United States and around the world are feeling the effects on fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and marine ecosystems that are important for sustaining jobs, coastal economies and cultures, indigenous ways of life, and feeding people.

Setting and achieving ambitious emission targets is the most important step in turning the tide of climate impacts on our ocean. And we know the ocean and ocean-based sectors can play a role.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Joins the US in 30×30 Climate Action Plan

Protecting 30% of US lands, ocean and water by 2030 is a part of the solution to address three major crises: the climate crises, inequitable access to nature and species loss, which are affecting quality of life, well-being and local communities. The goal also offers the opportunity to advance environmental justice by supporting the implementation of locally-led conservation efforts in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and US communities nationwide.

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Earth Day Activities @GullahGeechee

Many citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have engaged in Earth Month by continuing the agrarian traditions that their ancestors passed down. Many others have started to engage in citizens science projects and academic field work that will help build capacity in regard to resilience and sustainability not only for the land and water, but also for our cultural heritage community. If haven’t yet participated in the events that were held virtually, join in these Earth Day activities with the Gullah/Geechee Family.

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Join Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Townhall

The next Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Stakeholders Townhall is on 
April 21st at 11 am eastern time. The town hall will cover topics related to impacts of acidification on subsistence fishing and rural and indigenous communities, as well as non-traditional educational tools for these communities.

Join the event via this link:

 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/174427157

The speakers will be Noelle Boucquey from Eckard College in St. Petersburg FL
and Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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Protecting the Gullah/Geechee Nation Amidst the Flood Waters

Because equitable policy starts with elevating community voices, the American Flood
Coalition and the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management convened a
roundtable series with the leaders of eight CBOs, each representing a historically underserved
community affected by flooding including the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Burial Area Desecration

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) is calling on you to view and share this video by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) showing the desecration of a Gullah/Geechee graveyard.

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Coastal Flooding and Preparedness Certificated Training Workshop

The Coastal Flooding and Preparedness Certificated Training Workshop will be hosted and sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea island Coalition and Climate Central. Tune in for this 1 1/2 hour interactive training and learn about the Climate Central tools that will help you with flood warnings and learn about the mosquito tool. The flooding and affordable housing mapping will also be presented along with the risk finder tool. This engaging session will help us work to keep the coastal cultural heritage communities that we love above water.

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Cultural Sustainability and Who WEBE @GullahGeechee

Cultural Sustainability and Who WEBE @GullahGeechee will be an intergenerational interactive dialogue with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on April 13, 2021 at 3pm EST.

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Gullah/Geechee Land

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition was the first organization to exist in the world with the words “Gullah/Geechee” in its name. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has continued to work to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive on the land in the Gullah/Geechee Nation since its founding in 1996. As a result of their efforts, they have gained not only members, but also international supporters. Gwine ta http://www.GullahGeecheeLand.com

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