Climate change; Florida's natural resources; International Holocaust Remembrance Day; eating in Jax
Jacksonville's chief resilience officer, Anne Coglianese, has been assessing the threats that climate changes poses to our community. Now she’s sharing what the data shows so far and preparing for a series of public meetings that will help shape the city’s resilience strategy.
In addition, the city is hiring a consultant to help evaluate its land development regulations, which Coglianese says could reveal regulatory opportunities to address climate-related threats.
Goglianese joined us to fill us in on what she’s done since she came to town in 2021, and her plans for the future.
Florida's natural resources
In his inauguration speech at the start of his second term a couple weeks ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis said his administration had ushered in a “new era in stewardship for Florida’s natural resources.”
While DeSantis has garnered praise from some environmental advocates for channeling more money into Everglades restoration, others say he comes up short on environmental issues.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Friday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day to honor the memory of Holocaust victims and encourage Holocaust education throughout the world.
Jewish Family & Community Services will host a special multimedia exhibit this year to mark the occasion. “The Cattle Car: Stepping In and Out of Darkness” is an immersive exhibit set inside an exact replica of a WWII cattle car. Such cars were used to transport Jews to concentration camps.
Melissa Williams, Holocaust education coordinator, talked to us about the exhibit.
Eating in Jax
Despite the recent loss of some of the area's most-beloved eateries, there are still plenty of new ones opening up.
Edible Northeast Florida’s latest issue, “Emerging Faces,” is devoted to them.
Editor-in-Chief Lauren Titus told us more.