The Brazilian sugar industry shows the potential of utilizing sugarcane leaves (“trash”) instead of burning them to produce harmful smoke and ash. Our state has so much to gain from ending pre-harvest sugar field burning which includes taking advantage of sugarcane trash as a valuable biomass resource! #StopTheBurn #GoGreenHarvest
Some footage and pictures of the “Black Snow” ash fall residents of the EAA and surrounding communities have to regularly endure and clean up throughout the pre-harvest sugarcane burning season. Residents should not have to continually bear this messy burden especially when sugarcane trash can be utilized for economic gain instead of being annually burned to create smoke and ash! #StopTheBurn #GoGreenHarvest
This family farm stopped pre-harvest burning sugarcane leaves and tops (referred to as sugarcane trash) and instead began a thriving business selling the sugarcane trash as mulch. Sugarcane trash is much more valuable than going up in smoke and ash! #StopTheBurn #GoGreenHarvest
Anywhere else this scene would likely lead to 911 calls about a potential burning house but in the communities surrounding the sugar-growing region of the Everglades Agricultural Area this is a near daily occurrence during the pre-harvest burning season. The continuous toxic smoke and ash-fall residents endure is completely unnecessary. Especially when the world’s largest and most profitable sugarcane growing nation of Brazil has abandoned pre-harvest burning in favor of green harvesting. It’s time to green harvest in Florida! #StopTheBurn #GoGreenHarvest
Just a reminder that there will be a Stop Sugarcane Field Burning Team planning meeting tomorrow night from 7:30 - 8:30pm at 1540 NW Ave L Belle Glade, 33430. For those who plan on attending please RSVP by email to email@example.com or text (954) 288 4234 if you haven't already done so. Thanks!
Just a reminder that there will be a Stop Sugarcane Burning Team planning meeting this Wednesday night from 7:30 - 8:30pm at 1540 NW Ave L Belle Glade, 33430. The meeting will be for those who signed up to attend at the December 3rd workshop in addition to people brought by those who signed up at this past workshop. If you haven't already done so please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text (954) 288 4234. Thanks!
Special thanks to Raptivist Macarone Brown for taking in interest in the Stop Sugar Field Burning Now Campaign and creating this song!
Here is an example of the sugarcane ash called "Black Snow" which residents within the Glades and surrounding communities have to deal with throughout the burning season. Nobody should have to continually breath in this soot and clean this mess off their property for over 6-7 months out of the year! Take a picture and share it on this page the next time you have to clean this mess off your property!
Sugar field burning in Louisiana may have triggered a power outage leading to a chlorine leak. This kind of chain reaction couldn't have happened with Green Harvesting. http://stopsugarburning.org/
Successful community workshop strengthens the growing grassroots movement in the Glades to end sugarcane burning in favor of green harvesting!
Special thanks to everyone who came out to the “Stop the Burn, Go Green Harvest” community workshop in Belle Glade on Dec 3rd and the campaign team who all did a great job putting on a successful event! The movement to end sugarcane burning in favor of green harvesting is growing and it will continue to grow stronger as more awareness is spread! Keep an eye out for future campaign events and updates which will be posted on this page. #StopTheBurn #GoGreenHarvesting
I encourage all people interested in promoting environmental justice and corporate responsibility in Florida to like this page and stay informed about our important campaign to end the unhealthy, unjust, and outdated practice of pre-harvest sugarcane burning in Florida. Together we can pressure the sugar industry to adopt the modern burn-free sustainable form of sugarcane farming known as green harvesting! #StopTheBurn! #GoGreenHarvesting!
"An educational workshop lead by the local South Bay/Belle Glade Stop Sugar Field Burning Team about the campaign to end the unjust, unhealthy, and outdated practice of pre-harvest sugar burning and change to the modern burn-free practice of green harvesting. Attendees will learn about how they can get involved in our community campaign! Pastries, juice, and coffee will be provided. For more info on our campaign click here: http://stopsugarburning.org/