11/5/19: Climate Change Action Plan For Jax; Cre8Jax Book; Rockin' Waffle Cafe

Nov 5, 2019

A group of local scientists, scholars, and concerned citizens recently sent a letter to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry asking him to develop a comprehensive climate action plan for Jacksonville. So far the mayor has not responded.

Meanwhile, Florida state leaders are looking more seriously at how to deal with climate change as Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed the first Chief Resilience Officer for the entire State of Florida. Currently, Jacksonville is the only major city in Florida that does not have such a position as part of the city government.

WJCT’s environmental reporter, Brendan Rivers, was joined by Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, Department of Biology at UNF, and Dr. Quinton White, Director of JU’s Marine Science Research Institute. They discussed the letter written to Mayor Curry, why it is important for Jacksonville to develop a climate action plan, along with the work the Florida Ocean Alliance is doing.

The public is invited to a workshop looking at how to protect Florida’s coastline. The workshop will be held Wednesday evening at Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute, Rooms 243/244. The Institute is located on JU’s campus at 2800 University Blvd. N. in Jacksonville.

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Local Photographer 'Introduces Jacksonville To Jacksonville' In New Book

Toni Smailagic has been documenting Jacksonville through the lens of his camera for several years, and joined us to discuss his work and inspiration for his new book, Cre8Jax Book- Introducing Jacksonville to Jacksonville.

A launch celebration will take place at Brick and Beam on Saturday, November 30 (Free with RSVP).

The Rockin' Waffle Café Opened in North West Jacksonville

The new Rockin' Waffle Café doesn’t only put a twist on a traditional waffle, it also celebrates African-American music history. Shanna M. Carter, Founder & CEO, Krumpin 4 Success, Inc. joined us to give us a taste of what it’s all about-and the impact it’s making on the neighborhood.

Rockin’ Waffle Café is at 3416 Moncrief Road, Suite 104, Northwest Jacksonville.