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Environment

CONVERSATIONS: As Disney celebrates 50 years, a look at the theme park’s environmental legacy


Disney World is celebrating its 50-year anniversary beginning this month.  There’s no doubt the so-called Happiest Place on Earth has changed the landscape of central Florida. WMFE environmental reporter Amy Green talked with Audubon Florida’s Charles Lee about the theme park’s environmental legacy, beginning with the Disney Wilderness Preserve.
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Disney World employee organizes protest against worker vaccine requirement


Some Disney employees joined in protest Friday outside of Disney World. The protest was planned in response to the company mandate that workers get the Covid-19 vaccine.   At the end of July, Disney announced that non-union employees needed to get vaccinated in the next 60 days, allowing for medical and religious exemptions. Later, Disney negotiated a similar rule for union workers. Longtime employee Nick Caturano planned the protest. He’s asking for a moratorium on the mandate. Here’s how he describes his protest: “A bunch of people who are worried about losing their jobs, who are worried about taking this vaccine, coming together and supporting each other and trying to reach out to Disney to reasonably consider things.” Their anti-vaccine message is …
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