As a sustainable farmer, every decision I make comes down to "is this sustainable for our children's future?"
From clean air to potable water to food security to affordable housing to engaging community and preserving our democracy, we can do better for our grandchildren.
Sustainability begins now, not tomorrow.
Quality of Life
Florida has an unaffordable living crisis.
Skyrocketing rent and housing costs, as well as groceries, gas, and insurance have made it unaffordable for Floridians to live in Florida. First time home buyers are squeezed out of the market by foreign capital. Expanding Live Local Act to include small investors a chance to compete, addressing over development by prioritizing local builders, implementing Strong Town ideals and increasing Sadowski funds is a start.
Florida's education is ranked one of the lowest. Allowing parents to parent, teachers to teach and keeping politicians out of the classroom is imperative for changing our educational system around.
Increasing pay for teachers and support service providers will attract the best and brightest. As a staunch First Amendment backer, I support curtailing censorship. Parents have a right to censor their own children, not other’s.
Let parents parent and let teachers teach.
We know someone who is dealing with loss, grief, anxiety, depression, aloneness, and loneliness, or that someone is us.
Complete mental health funding from pre-K to our senior citizens, implementing peer to peer sessions for high schoolers and filling the cracks so our Vets are fully covered pave the way for an emotionally balanced community.
A thriving community needs economic generators such as transformative industries, flexible non-profits, local businesses, efficient government and challenging education. Working in unison, these entities propel community towards a sustainable future.
We work in unison by thinking independently by using sound reasoning and common sense. We need a table where every generator is invited, encouraged to participate and fully listened to. The best economies are integrated from the bottom up.
We need independent and forward thinking to create a sustainability future.