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Featured NewsTampa Bay’s New Focus On Climate Justice

The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area is majority white, and has a significant and growing Latinx population, according to Census Reporter. In Tampa Bay, both affluent and low-income neighborhoods flood, as does downtown. But communities of color and low-income residents often take the brunt of the impact, facing a greater risk of property loss, health problems and economic hardship.

Tampa has only recently started addressing flooding and stormwater management through a comprehensive lens that includes climate change and environmental justice.

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Featured Videos:

Preparing for a major storm can be stressful. News outlets and government agencies release hurricane-supply checklists to help you weather the storm. But how can you minimize waste while making sure you are ready for a hurricane? Watch this video by TESI environmental communicator, Riley Gonzalez, for some tips!

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Learn more about easy habits you can change to reduce your plastic footprint in this video by TESI environmental communicator Ayla Babanikos!

Learn more about Earth systems-related topics through our other student-produced educational videos!

Stories to Watch

To pair with the rest of our educational content in each Earth to Florida newsletter, we bring you monthly updates on statewide environmental news.

What We’re Reading

Environmental protection and social justice are deeply intertwined, and we cannot accurately communicate the environmental issues facing our state without acknowledging this relationship. In this monthly Earth to Florida segment, we will share articles and videos that help explain these connections.

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