CLEO attends Mayor Cindy Lerner's Solar Power Workshop

solarJune 22, 2016: Caroline Lewis attended a Pinecrest Climate Action Workshop hosted by Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner. Caroline, along with Mayor Stoddard from South Miami, were guest speakers. The workshop focused on the economic advantages of adding solar energy to your home. The guests learned how using solar energy can significantly lower electricity costs and help make homes more energy efficient. Mayor Lerner also discussed the Compact of Mayors and the Pinecrest Climate Action Plan in order to make the Village of Pinecrest a more sustainable area. 

 

 

 

CLEO Hosts Mayors' Roundtable Luncheon

131-273185735-000000.pngJune 22, 2016: The CLEO Institute held a roundtable luncheon with elected Mayors, city, and county representatives from several municipalities in Miami-Dade County. In attendance were Miami-Dade Chief Resilience Officer Jim Murley, Mayor Cindy Lerner of Pinecrest, and Mayor Jim Cason of Coral Gables. Other municipalities which were represented at the luncheon include Miami Shores, Miami Beach, Miami, Surfside, and Sweetwater. These roundtables connect local elected leaders and representatives to share their best practices and strategies in building climate resilience.  

 

Climate Change 101 Training for Pinecrest Elders

pinecrest-branch-library-tnJune 21, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director, Caroline Lewis, trained a group of senior citizens from the Village of Pinecrest at the Pinecrest Branch Library on the basics of climate change science, seriousness, and solutions. The atendees were eager to hear about how they could make a difference for their children and grandhcildren. This training session proves it's never too late to be educated and make a conscious effort to create a better future for the generations to come. 

 

USCAN Conference

USCANJune 14, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director, Caroline Lewis, attended and spoke at the 2016 U.S. Climate Action Network national conference. This year's conference was the biggest and most diverse yet, with over 280 climate leaders from over 120 organizations and 30 states present. Caroline, along with other Miami-based climate leaders, spoke about their challenges and what they're doing to overcome those obstacles in order to continue efforts for a more climate-resilient future. The Miami Climate Alliance and the New Florida Majority led a march throughout Miami with over 200 leaders and began accepting donations to fund a climate justice summer camp in Liberty City. The three-day event ended with momentum and motivation to continue being climate justice acitivists.

Climate Change 101 in Shorecrest

Shorecrest Area workshopMay 4, 2016: As part of the Community Outreach Project, CLEO hosted a climate change 101 training session for the Shorecrest and Upper East Side Community at The Cushman School on Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. The over 36 residents and community leaders were given an overview of climate change science, seriousness, and solutions. Participants also heard from IPCC author Dr. Benjamin Kirtman about the latest climate science findings. This training was supported in part by The Miami Foundation and the University of Miami Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS).  

 

Climate Change 101 Training for The Cushman School

Cushman school logoMay 3, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director, Caroline Lewis, trained the Cushman School’s educators and staff on Tuesday, May 3rd. Lewis gave a general overview of climate change science, seriousness, and solutions to the over 60 students and faculty of the school. Students and faculty were excited to hear about the latest scientific findings and how they could make a difference. 

 

Climate Change 101 Training in District 8

d8April 28, 2016: In collaboration with Mayor Cindy Lerner of Pinecrest, Mayor Eugene Flinn of Palmetto Bay, and Mayor Peggy Bell of Cutler Bay, CLEO hosted a Climate Change 101 training at the Edward and Arlene Community Center on Thursday, April 28th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. This training was offered as part of CLEO’s regular climate change 101 programming with support from Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. The over 40 attendees were given an overview of climate change science, seriousness, and solutions. 

 

 

CLEO Presents at Leadership Miami Roundtable

LeadershipMiamiRoundtableApril 20, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director presented at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami roundtable earth day program on April 20, 2016.  Lewis spoke to the group about the current scientific findings, what this means for our community, and how they as young leaders can make a difference in our community. 

 

 

CLEO Presents at Palmer Trinity Program

PalmerTrinity logoApril 20, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director, Caroline Lewis, presented at Palmer Trinity’s Earth Day Program on Wednesday, April 20th.  Lewis gave a general overview of climate change science, seriousness, and solutions to the over 750 students and faculty of the school. Students and faculty were excited to hear about the latest scientific findings and how they could make a difference. 

 

 

Budgeting for Climate Resilience Workshop

VisioningWkshp EarthDayApril 17, 2016: During the Pinecrest Gardens Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 17th, CLEO collaborated with Mayor Cindy Lerner from the Village of Pinecrest to host an informal, open-ended visioning workshop entitled: Budgeting for Climate Resilience…toward a $5 billion dollar/5-year plan for Miami-Dade County. More than 25 attendees (scientists, engineers, researchers, elected officials, and residents) brainstormed and prioritized action items to build climate resilience. Each small group created a separate budget allocating funds to priority strategies.  

 

 

Youth Task Force Participates in Earth Day Festival

2016 Earth Day FestivalApril 17, 2016: Pinecrest Gardens held its annual Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Visitors of all ages enjoyed activities at booths organized by the CLEO Youth Task Force and the Pinecrest Youth Advisory Council. Activities were organized around the theme of ocean acidification. Attendees were also able to enjoy the farmers market, wildlife shows and presentations, plant exhibits, and green and eco-friendly workshops. 

 

 

 

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