are uncompromising visionaries and idealists, like Marjorie
Stoneman Douglas. They believe that given the right information,
and will change things for the better. That's why they founded Earthwise,
give overlooked people empowering information. "
State Representative Frank Peterman Jr., 2001
were the first Black environmentalists I ever met. I just thank
that these people came and focused me on how the Everglades project
improve the lives of all citizens in EBAC, and how it must
benefits for everyone if we are to have a sustainable region. Minority
poor communities tend to get left out, but because of Earthwise
and the legislation I helped to write, we have an opportunity to
standard here that includes everyone."
Carrie Meek, 2001
time I met them, they offered to take my boys from the 500 Role
Models of Excellence down to Everglades National Park. The boys
thrilled! It was their first time. They enjoyed themselves and learned
much. Earthwise sponsored the lunches and got the South Florida
Management District to sponsor the buses. What a great way to bring
new information into our communities!"
State Rep. Frederica Wilson, Chair, Florida Congress of Black State
Productions made "environment" a household word in the
community. It is amazing what they have succeeded in doing in such
State Senator Muriel "Mandy" Dawson, Chair, Broward
Legislative Delegation, 2001
and Earthwise Productions made environment an issue in the
Black community. This branch formed the first-ever NAACP Environmental
Justice Committee in 1997, and in 1999, the State passed a resolution
every branch in the state should establish an EJ Committee."
McCormick, Jr., President, Fort Lauderdale Branch NAACP.
". . .
Their work has inspired the current efforts of NPCA and the National
Park Service to strive so that all citizens enjoy and understand
parks, and that our parks hold relevance for all our people."
Executive Director, National Parks Conservation Association, 1998