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Delaney Reynolds


Delaney is a graduate student in Miami, Florida where she is enrolled in a dual law degree (J.D.) and Ph.D. program at the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. She is the Founder & CEO of an NGO, The Sink or Swim Project, and its popular website, an educational and political advocacy organization focused on a variety of environmental topics including climate change and sea level rise. She is also the author and illustrator of 3 children's books, as well as a comic book, on ecology topics and is completing a new book on the impact of climate change and sea level rise in South Florida. Delaney has given a popular TEDx Talk, has addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City, appeared with actor/musician Jack Black on the National Geographic Channel's Years of Living Dangerously, with renowned world explorer Philippe Cousteau on Xploration Awesome Planet on FOX, and with Vice President Al Gore on MTV's 'An Inconvenient Special' Town Hall. Delaney is also very active in political advocacy including participating in the United Nations’ COP27 and COP28 conferences; writing and implementing the first solar mandate in Florida in the City of South Miami; acting as lead plaintiff in the Reynolds v. State of Florida climate change lawsuit; and petitioning, co-authoring, and implementing the first piece of climate legislation in Florida in over two decades (Rule 5O-5: Renewable Energy), which sets the goal that Florida reach 100% renewable energy by 2050.

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