CLIMATE LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITITES
Our mission: To promote an informed and engaged public that supports climate action locally, regionally, nationally, and globally
Our vision: A world in which all people, governments, and organizations are informed, engaged, and taking action on critical climate issues
The CLEO Institute supports the overwhelming consensus of climate scientists who recognize climate change and resulting disruptions as THE defining environmental issues of our time. Thus, CLEO’s goal is to create an informed and engaged public that is more willing to make changes and support climate resilience efforts locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Founded in 2010, CLEO began operations in 2011. CLEO stands for Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities, and we provide these opportunities to individuals, schools, businesses, community organizations, and elected leaders. This allows everyone to better understand the science of climate change, the dangers and significant disruptions that climate change imposes, and promising efforts and potential solutions that need public support.
Although organizations and government agencies have developed formal curricula on the issue, there are many segments of society that are either unwilling or unable to access information on climate science. Thus, there must be an alternative forum in which the public can be educated and engaged on the issue. CLEO provides just that.
Through varied activities, events, and trainings, CLEO promotes a combination of structured, interactive, and open-ended social-learning opportunities. We establish numerous entry points for the public to participate voluntarily and we applaud their participation at every level. Our work encourages diverse, interdisciplinary audiences to engage in being a part of the conversation and the solution.
CLEO’s efforts and initiatives:
SCOPE OF WORK
PROGRESS TO DATE
To date, we have a social media reach of over 253,000 and we have engaged more than 45,000 individuals in one or more initiatives, including our Answer the Question campaign, the introductory, essential and advanced Climate Leadership and Climate 101 Trainings, and our popular informal learning events, which include: science cafés, forums, film screenings, panel discussions, etc. Each year our numbers grow significantly, and our trajectory is exciting. The community has embraced our efforts to bring all parties to the table, and CLEO is now actively recruited to participate in local, regional, and national summits, symposia, panels, and workshops by both public and private entities and individuals. Stakeholder parties recognize the need to consistently link climate science and policy with community education and engagement. Because of its fluid, varied, and inclusive design, CLEO has quickly become a workable model, and is ramping up to be replicated in other cities and regions.
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2016 was a year filled with growth and momentum. Look back at our year as we highlight our programs, initiatives, and accomplishments.
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