Summary of Biscayne Bay Task Force Recommendations
Biscayne Bay is in trouble. Seagrass, the foundation of all life in the Bay, is dying. Scientists have studied Biscayne Bay’s fragile ecosystem and have issued a call to action.
We, the 2.8 million people who live and call Miami-Dade home, must answer that call.
Working Together, We Can Help Save Biscayne Bay.
Best practices for community outreach and engagement during and post COVID-19. A collaboration amognst Bagué Group, Brizaga, and MAGBE Consulting.
In 2020, amidst the emergence of COVID-19, the face of human interaction has changed. As cities lift restrictions, and public outreach meetings begin to take place both virtually and in-person, practicing social distancing has now become the new norm for societies around the globe. This will likely be the case for the foreseeable future. This Community Outreach and Engagement Guide is meant to provide critical insight to practices, including preliminary, during, and post COVID-19, that may be utilized throughout the entirety of the public outreach meeting process. First and foremost, precautionary measures, proper sanitation practices, and prioritizing the safety of all participants is crucial. With uncertainties revolving around COVID-19, meticulous planning is vital as we move towards in-person gatherings. Similarly, virtual meetings will also facilitate a different type of engagement. Adjustments suitable for both types of engagement require a holistic approach. This Community Outreach and Engagement Guide details various tips that will assist you throughout your community outreach journey as we navigate throughout our new normal. Throughout this guide, there are examples of tools that can be used for outreach and engagement. Neither Bagué Group, Brizaga, or MAGBE Consulting Services endorse any of these tools. Please do appropriate due diligence and select the tool that is best for you.
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The Time is now to Save and Protect Biscayne Bay | Ahora Es El Momento De Salvar Y Proteger Biscayne Bay
It is currently dry season in Florida (November through May) as we are also experiencing a drought. With most of us being at home because of COVID-19 we must do our part to help conserve our water and not strain our supply. Here are some tips on how you can help conserve water while at home:
Making the transition to working from an office to working from home can seem daunting. Here are some tips to help make that change a success:
Get up and get ready for the day
Create a routine, get out of sleep clothes and get dressed for the day and will help get the day started.
Create a designated workspace
If possible, work from a specific place in your home away from your bedroom. Even the smallest distance helps create a separation from work and play.
It’s important for it to be create a peaceful and functional workspace. Remove as many distractions as possible and add nice vibes to your workspace such a pictures, fragrant candle or a plant.
Set working hours
It is important to set working hours and communicating those to your family and helps reduce random interruptions during those times.
Once you get the hang of working from home it can be easy to forget to take breaks. Get up and make lunch, drink some coffee or tea, meditate, take a walk or listen to your favorite podcast. We recommend listening to Resilient Forward.
If you work on teams or on a project, it is important to keep in touch with your colleagues, invest in a good microphone and camera if you can they make your conference calls and virtual meetings sounding clear and looking good.
End your day
Step away from your home office and end your workday. Treat yourself and have a cocktail, watch your favorite TV show or spend time with your family. Creating the separation from work and play can help reduce stress and not think about work for the rest of the evening.
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