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V.I. Good Food Executive Director Attends Inaugural White House Climate Summit



Virgin Islands Good Food Executive Director Sommer Sibilly-Brown attended the “Inaugural White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities” Sept. 28 and joined representatives from 25 states, tribal lands and territories to share insights, knowledge, and strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change on local community’s infrastructure, and ecosystems, the Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition announced in a recent press release.


The summit opened with both sobering and inspirational remarks from Ali Zaidi, assistant to President Biden and National Climate Advisor, who stated, “We have seen the skies turn orange. We have breathed in the smoke into our lungs from fires burning hundreds of miles away. We’ve seen our friends and family members’ property and memories washed away by floods that are unprecedented. We’ve seen our coastlines become greater vectors of risk.”


You can read the full article HERE: St. Croix Source. BY SOURCE STAFF, PUBLISHED OCTOBER 9, 2023.

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