GULF RESTORATION NETWORK
March 29, 2011
I had the pleasure to work with the Gulf Restoration Network in 3/5 Gulf states. They are generally the only ones on the ground, pounding the pavement, and garnering grassroots support on environmental issues facing the Gulf. GRN tends to push for what's actually needed to protect and restore the regions ecosystems, rather than compromise with polluters who do not feel they have to in order to protect the bottom line.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a consortium of the five Gulf state governors, adopt Climate planning into their regional report, which prior had ignored the issue.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
More use of out of region supporters to build support for their campaigns, i.e. office visits, LTE's, rallies, etc.
Volunteer & I talked to thousands on Gulf Region residents about environmental degradation.