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Environmentally Speaking

Environmentally Speaking is intended to alert, inform and educate residents of Collier and Lee counties regarding educational events and threats that challenge our unique and delicate Southwest Florida ecosystem.

November 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Betty Osceola and Holley Rauen are co-hosting a water ceremony at Stretch Memorial Park, on U.S. Highway 27, in Clewiston. Sponsored by Walk for Mother Earth, Healing Our Relationship With Water is a community gathering for collective prayer and ceremony at Lake Okeechobee, followed by a potluck with speakers to be announced.

November 4, from 1 to 5 p.m.: An Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream symposium will be hosted by the Pachamama Alliance Community of SW Florida at Happehatchee, 8791 Corkscrew Road, in Estero.

Call 239-992-5455 or visit

November 15, 6:30 p.m.: Naples Citizens’ Climate Lobby meets at Thomas Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way, in Naples.


November 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m.: Introduction to Project Drawdown, Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, 13411 Shire Lane, in Fort Myers.


Climate change billboards urging residents to sign the CLEO Institute’s Climate Change Pledge are now up at Colonial Blvd. near 6-Mile Cypress and at U.S. 41 South, on Daniels Parkway.


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