Tag Archives: environment

A World Oceans Month 2020 Reflection on the Flow of Justice

The more that people tune their spirits into this global moment of truth that we are in, they can come together in their cultural communities and be empowered.  This power will then strike the shorelines around the globe well beyond World Oceans Month and maybe we can all breathe it in then pause and give thanks for the water bringing us all back into balance and healing us as Mother Earth heals herself.  While she does, I pray that justice continues to flow.

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Rising Seas, Risings Temperatures and Rising Movement on the Sea Islands

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank has remained focused on accomplishing the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) and continues to work with global partners to raise awareness via climate science in order to reverse the negative impacts of climate change on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The risings seas and rising temperatures that are being witnessed have consistently been documented while the world’s scientists seek the answers to what human behaviors can be altered in order to bring these things back into alignment and cause the environment to be balanced and the earth to be healed.

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Culture, Climate Change, Preparedness and Equity Amidst the Rising Sea @GullahGeechee

More oft than not, the dialogue and discussions about hurricanes and climate change have taken on the scope of devaluing locations financially in order to justify where funding and other resources will be directed during emergency responses and the restorations that follow. Given that many of us that live on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are part of a major tourists destination, we bear the burden of being capitalized on by many people of other cultures that see this area and any information that they can obtain about Gullah/Geechee traditions as tools to exploit the culture and the area for financial gain. The gated, suburbanized, resort, and gentrified properties are used to calculate the value of damage that would come after a storm hits or major flooding takes place. However, the value of the cultural heritage in these locations is not measurable via metrics and formulas. Therefore, the priceless nature of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is not something that de cumya comprehend.

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Join Queen Quet of the @GullahGeechee for the Virtual Earth Optimism Summit

More than 100 global leaders will share successful conservation and sustainability strategies being deployed worldwide and discuss how to scale and mainstream these strategies to achieve transformative change. One of these global leaders is Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). She will be part of the live broadcast on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Noon. The schedule for the entire day is located at https://earthoptimism.si.edu/calendar/2020-dc-summit/#Friday

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Among International Climate Heritage Network Members

45 new Climate Heritage Network members reflect diversity and include national, regional and local government bodies; cultural institutions and indigenous peoples’ organisations, as well as NGOs, universities, businesses and artists. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is proud to be the indigenous organization representing the Gullah/Geechee Nation in the CHN. 

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Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Joins Earth Optimists in Washington DC

Among the many global leaders engaged in work to heal the land and waterways is The Art-ivist, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Queen Quet will join others for the Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, DC in April.

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Banking on Blessed Land: SC needs permanent funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund

Upon the Sea Islands our culture grew in North America, and to that end, these Sea Islands and Lowcountry are part of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We hold our homeland and the rest of the state as sacred ground and blessed land. That is why we remain here seeking to keep the land quality and the water quality at its optimum. Healthy land and water leads to healthy lifestyles for the people living therein and to that end, we have literally banked on our blessed Carolina land.

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St. Helena OPPOSES Bay Point “Six Senses” Resort Destructionment

Gullah/Geechee people have been displaced by resort destructionment time and time again and they are now having to deal with increased erosion and climate change impacts due to these types of places. Bay Point is critical to the ecological balance of the Sea Islands including St. Helena Island. Tune in to hear how the community stood up in OPPOSITION to this proposal. An online petition has garnered support from around the world in OPPOSITION as well: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq

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Join #TeamSC and #StoptheDrill and #ProtectOurCoast @GullahGeechee

#TeamSC came about because of the grassroots efforts of numerous groups that continue to stand together to #ProtectOurCoast and #StoptheDrill. They joined together on the coast to celebrate the passing of Bill HR 1941 to ban offshore drilling.

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#StoptheDrill @GullahGeechee! De only Black Gold We need dah we!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) continued her journey throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast. This time instead of picking up proclamations, she was once again standing up for the Gullah/Geechee Nation! She was on the frontlines in Mt. Pleasant with numerous grassroots organizers and elected officials making it clear once again that our coast intends to #StoptheDrill and #ProtectOurCoast!

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