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–Miami Waterkeeper Rachel Silverstein has built her non-profit into a legit force in the South Florida political and legal world.
-They’ve entered the scene at the perfect time to give our waters a fighting chance.
-From pollution to ecosystem crushing algae blooms to sea level rise and a nuclear power plant that could end up being swallowed by the sea- there’s a lot at stake right now.
–Silverstein leads a team of five lawyers and scientists who advocate for ecological protections and smart public policy through advocacy and scientific research.
–They also sue polluters. And they threaten people who are trashing Miami’s waters with lawsuits. They do that a lot.
–In 2014, Miami Waterkeeper sued Miami-Dade county to protect coral reefs that were impacted by the Port Miami dredging project. The county settled with Miami Waterkeeper and paid over $400,000 to relocate the corals to a University of Miami lab.
–Silverstein is concerned about the future of FPL’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. She thinks that the plant will be submerged by the impacts of sea level rise by 2040. FPL wants to continue to use the site until at least 2052.
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The event is hosted by Jurnid, a publishing platform startup that connects publishers with top freelance talent. The event will allow people in Miami’s startup and small business ecosystem to ask questions and learn from Perry on best practices to web content.
From Jurnid on what to expect:
“Join Dan Perry and a growing list of game changing Miami based startups for an evening of discussion focused on content strategy. Develop a content strategy for your startup, brand, organization or business that works. Build a more engaged community around your products and services. Learn what current trends are affecting your digital signals and how to cut through the noise of information overload. We focus heavily on Q&A after a very short presentation, so bring your questions!”
Andrew Quarrie, the founder of Jurnid said that the event could be a game changer for some local businesses.
“We want founders and attendees to walk away with answers and insights related to their specific implementation of a content strategy,” Quarrie said. “Since we focus heavily on Q&A, this becomes a forum where we can learn from each other’s experience. Aside from knowledge gained, making peer and media related connections are important to building relationships for the exchange of ideas and more.”
Quarrie said that Perry was picked as the speaker because of his experience leading Vice Media’s expansion across three continents.
“He [Perry] comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share,” Quarrie said. “Entrepreneurs, marketers, and anyone in business responsible for developing a content strategy can learn from engaging in this discussion.”
The event will be taking place October 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at WeWork co-working space (350 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139).
Quarrie said that there is a shift happening in the digital marketing space, as display ads and traditional SEM style push in advertising are not as effective as the pull of stories that are native to the websites, apps, and various media properties of businesses and brands.
“Organic and native stories perform better for engaging readers, which can help with high quality web traffic, lead generation, and brand loyalty,” Quarrie said. “It is important for startups to tell original stories even while in the early stages of building a product. Drive better engagement with your current and potential customers – pre and post launch – know what resonates with your audience.”
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By Allyn FarachOn June 12th, 2016, a man entered a gay bar called Pulse and started firing, killing 49 people.The response was almost immediate, with people stepping up to donate blood, money, and time to the cause.You can still help even as the event falls farther out of the headlines.There are various charities and blood donation centers, but what do they need now?One response was from Pulse itself.The club’s website was replaced with a page directing people to a PayPal set up for the employees, who aren’t working while the club is closed.“For those of you wanting to help the staff, the Pulse Employee Recovery Fund provides assistance to employees who have been affected by this tragedy and will continue to have monetary needs during our time of recovery. All money goes directly to the Pulse employees to assist with their daily needs while they are out of work.” the page reads. Sara Brady, the spokesperson for Pulse, elaborated “…(The employees) can’t work because (the) club isn’t open. They are also emotionally traumatized which will impact their ability to get new jobs…they need to heal.”Another way that people have been looking to help is with blood donations.Shortly after the shooting, people were lining up at OneBlood buildings donate blood, food, and time.Pat Michaels, spokesperson at OneBlood says that the best way that people can help is to schedule.“Keeping the appointments are the thing that we’re asking people to do: to make the appointment and to keep the appointment going in the future,” Michaels said in an interview with RISE NEWS. “It does help us keep things even and not have a lot of people waiting for a long period of time. In the initial hours after the tragedy in Orlando, we had people standing in line for hours, waiting to donate blood.”Calling ahead or scheduling an appointment online ensures that the process goes smoother and faster.Michaels also asks that people continue to donate and volunteer regularly.Blood has a short shelf life and needs to be replenished regularly.“But certainly, the thing that we want people to do if you’re eligible to donate blood is to make the commitment to do this going forward,” Michaels said.Cover Photo Credit: Governor Tom Wolf/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)Post Views: 14
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