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FFGC Position Statements

What is a position statement?

FFGC develops position statements on select issues of direct relevance to our members, for which thoughtful input is important to informed debate and decision making.  In addition to articulating

FFGC’s perspective on the issue being addressed, a position statement includes the rationale for FFGC’s stance and an implementation plan suggesting a course of action for our legislators,

governmental agencies, members and the broader community.


Why does FFGC develop position statements?

Position Statements are developed in support of and consistent with FFGC’s Mission Statement, on significant environmental and conservation issues of relevance to our members and to our

communities.  Position statements are intended to represent our membership on the issue. Once adopted by the FFGC Board of Directors, the position provides the basis for statements made on

behalf of FFGC before our legislators and governmental agencies, communicated to the media and the general public.


How are position statements developed and adopted?

Any FFGC member can suggest development of a position statement by contacting the Legislative Policies and Positions Chairman.  The individuals originating the request are generally part of the

committee convened to develop a prospective position statement. Once the committee has approved an initial draft of a prospective position statement, the draft statement is circulated to

interested FFGC members inviting their input and participation so that a consensus statement may be achieved.  The consensus statement is presented to the FFGC Board of Directors at a

regularly scheduled meeting, and is adopted by a majority vote.  Position statements adopted by the FFGC Board of Directors are dated and reviewed periodically.  Any FFGC member may propose

revisions to a position statement at any time.  Proposed revisions may be incorporated by consensus into a revised position statement.  All revised position statements must be approved by the

FFGC Board of Directors.


How are position statements used?

Position Statements are used in various ways by FFGC, as an organization, and by individual members.  Each position statement is intended to inform and stimulate engagement of our members. 

Many of the issues about which position statements are developed have relevance to and are debated at many levels of society and government.  FFGC and individual members may submit

information, including relevant position statements, to federal or state legislators, governmental agencies, commissions, panels, and groups of interested parties or individuals.  FFGC position

statements may serve as the basis for writing to or speaking with these agencies or groups by members, and may be used by FFGC representatives to advocate policies promoting FFGC

objectives and the public good.



Click on any link below to download a PDF file containing the text of the corresponding FFGC position statement. 


If you have questions or comments about any of the following FFGC position statements, please contact Kristine Blake.


EXPAND RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY GENERATING CAPACITY

Adopted September 14, 2016


PROTECT FLORIDA SPRINGS

Adopted January 14, 2016


ADOPT FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

Adopted January 14, 2016



BAN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN FLORIDA

Adopted January 14, 2015


REDUCE MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION

Adopted January 14, 2015


PROMOTE CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION

Adopted September 12, 2013


LOVE FLORIDA STATE PARKS

Adopted September 13, 2012


DEFEND OUR NATIONAL PARKS

Adopted May 10, 2012


CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES

Adopted May, 10 2012


PROTECT AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS

Adopted May 10, 2012


CONSERVE NATIVE PLANTS

Adopted January 12, 2012


SUPPORT CLEAN AIR

Adopted January 12, 2012


SUPPORT CLEAN WATER

Adopted September 16, 2010


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