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. 

 

 

 

Swim for the Generations Fundraiser

Pic Swim4GenApril 16, 2016: Swim for the Generations was a private fundraiser organized by Dr. Bernard Horowitz, Vice-President of CLEO’s Board of Directors at the Ocean Club on Key Biscayne. The half-day swim event, equivalent to swimming from Key Biscayne to Miami Beach, was created to raise money for CLEO. In total, 55 individuals, supported by many cheering them on, swam or walked 2,386 laps and raised over $8,000 for CLEO. 

 

 

CLEO Co-Hosts Resiliency Tools Workshop

Resiliency Tools WorkshopApril 14, 2016: CLEO co-hosted a Resiliency Tools Workshop with the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience. The workshop was a show and tell of existing climate data and tools that are available to the community. The workshop held at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami on April 14th. Tools highlighted included Climate Central’s Surging Seas Risk Finder, FIU’s Eyes on the Rise App, and NOAA’s Flood Risk Exposure Mapper. 

 

 

CLEO Presents at FIU's Fragile Habitat Opening Symposium

HabitatEventFIUApril 8, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director presented at FIU’s Fragile Habitat: Conversations for Miami’s future opening symposium on Friday, April 8th at the History Miami Museum. Caroline Lewis presented the opening remarks where she highlighted the importance of integrating climate through all disciplines and of taking action on climate now.  

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