thursday, feb 4
The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida, a non-profit organization, is sponsoring an historic gala event for the environmental and North Florida communities. Passing the Torch – Networking Young Environmental Activists, is designed to be a celebration of and an inspiration for young people in our community who have shown the potential to be our next generation of environmental leaders.
The primary focus of the Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida is the zealous protection of the City of Jacksonville’s Preservation Project and other federal and state preserved lands and waters – our special places.
Passing the Torch brings together young adults who have already demonstrated both ability and passion for environmental activism. The organzation works with seasoned environmentalists around the area to designate this select group of young people.
This gala will give these young activists an opportunity to meet one another, and to meet leaders from all the major environmental organizations, including the Public Trust, Sierra Club, North Florida Land Trust, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, and Timucuan Parks Foundation, etc. They will be able to view paintings and photographs by local artists who have a passion for our special places. They will hear from keynote speakers John Delaney, former mayor of Jacksonville and currently president of the University of North Florida, and Neil Armingeon, former St. Johns riverkeeper and now Matanzas riverkeeper.
J. Johnson Gallery, 177 4th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, 435-3200. www.publictrustlaw.org.
thursday, feb 4