February 11, 2021 at 7:30pm via Zoom and Facebook Live

1) It’s Electric (Boogie, Oogie, Oogie)
by Torend Collins, Program Coordinator, Environmental Defense Fund

From combating climate change to requiring minimal maintenance, electric vehicles (EVs) are helping shape the future of transportation as we know it. Environmental Defense Fund’s Torend Collins discussed Florida’s work around EV adoption, explained how EVs can help tackle climate change and what’s hot in Tallahassee to support statewide EV adoption.

As Program Coordinator, Torend helps develop and execute campaigns advancing EDF’s Florida strategy on climate change. She is not just an EV advocate but also the proud owner of a 2013 Ford Focus electric vehicle named Sassy. She is also a lover of tacos (which pair well with pretty much any beer).

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2) Tag! You’re it.
by Peter Chaibongsai, Director of Conservation Program, The Billfish Foundation

We dove into the world of some of the fastest and largest fish in the world, the largest tagging database in the world, and the people working to protect them.

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3) Shattering the Stigma
by Crystal Miranda

In this presentation, we learned how to destigmatize mental health and normalize the struggles of the human condition. Crystal Miranda is a mental health professional, PhD in psychology student, and the founder of The Healthy Mind Movement. The Healthy Mind Movement is a Miami, FL based non-profit organization. It aims to promote mental wellness and self-growth through evidence-based information and community immersion.