Daily Archives: March 30, 2015


2015-04 City of Alachua Rezoning Update

A Microcosmic Modern Greek Tragedy By Dave Wilson It isn’t often that one is able to attend a contemporary reenactment of ancient Greek theater, where the outcome is known, the characters are flawed beyond repair, and the action takes place with a sense of ritualistic doomas a chorus moans in […]


2014-04-08 Power in Numbers

What: Lobbying Day for Home Rule. When: Wednesday, April 8, leaving Gainesville at 6 AM. Where: Florida State Capitol. Who: Us.  There is power in numbers! On Wednesday, April 8, at 6 AM, We’re taking a trip to Tallahassee to lobby our legislature against several measures that will be detrimental […]


2015-04 MORE PUSHBACK ON BEAR HUNTING

MORE PUSHBACK ON BEAR HUNTING Whitey Markle The Florida Sierra Club Chapter, the Florida Humane Society, and several environmental organizations are forming coalition to push back against the Florida Conservation Commission’s decision to re­instate Bear hunting in Florida. The coalition is planning to descend on Tallahassee on April 15 to […]


2015-04 PUSH FOR A BETTER RODMAN

PUSH FOR A BETTER RODMAN Whitey Markle There is a supercoalition, The Ocklawaha Restoration Advocacy, being formed by the St. Johns Riverkeeper, many like-minded en­vironmental organizations in the region, and several Florida Sierra Club groups, that are devising a plan to build an economic and en­vironmental plan around a restored […]


2015-04 Legislative Circus Alive and Well

LEGISLATIVE CIRCUS ALIVE AND WELL WHITEY MARKLE As we predicted, and as some politicians promised, the legislature is busy diverting the funds from the Florida Forever Trust Fund to lit­erally hundreds of pet projects. Perhaps the wording of Amendment 1 wasn’t clear enough to understand. Or perhaps, as representative Keith […]


2015-04 News From the Chair

News from the Chair BY MARYVONNE DEVENSKY Right now in Tallahassee, our elected officials are tak­ing some fast measures to destroy Amendment 1 — they are not respecting the wishes of voters who last November voted by 75% to conserve land and protect our waters. Please read Whitey Mar­kle’s article […]


2015-04 Climate Justice Month

Climate Justice Month at Unitarian Universalist Fellow­ship of Gainesville Programs will be free (except the April 10-11 confer­ence) and open to the public. April 1 (Wednesday) 7-8pm film and discussion pre­sented by Abhaya Thiele, Common Room April 10-11 (Friday-Saturday) Interfaith Climate Con­ference in Orlando April 19 (Sunday) 12:30pm speaker Abhaya […]


2015-04-22 Earth Day Luncheon

Earth Day Luncheon Honors Marjorie CarrKeynote Speaker Peggy McDonald, Author of Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment The Cultural Arts Coalition, SSJ Sierra Club, Association of Women in Science, Florida Defenders of the Environment (FDE), and Alachua Audubon Society are sponsoring an Earth Day luncheon and silent auction honoring […]