CLEO Partners with to Support 15 SFL Mayors

ClimateTruth-Logo-HS-RGBJanuary 25, 2016: 15 South Florda mayors representing more than 920,000 South Florida residents released a letter sent to Senator Marco Rubio requesting a meeting to discuss the risks facing Florida communities due to climate change. A similar letter was also sent to Governor Jeb Bush's campaign office. The bipartisan group of 15 signatories included Tomas Regalado, mayor of the City of Miami, Jack Seiler, mayor of Fort Lauderdale, and Jeri Muoio, mayor of West Palm Beach. The letter was organized as a joint initiative of The CLEO Institute and See letter here. See press release here. 

CLEO Trains Miami Shores Employees

miami shores logoJanuary 22, 2016: The CLEO Institute partnered with Miami Shores Village to train approximately 60 municipal employees as part of the CLEO Climate Change 101 Municipality Training Program. Employees were taught about climate science, seriousness, and solutions. Miami Shores is now the 6th municipality to train employees as part of CLEO’s training program.

CLEO Co-Hosts Screening of This Changes Everything

2016 -01 Film ScreeningJanuary 20, 2016: The CLEO Institute co-hosted a film screening and panel discussion of This Changes Everything. The film, based on Naomi Klein’s best-selling book, is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Panelists for the discussion included: Kamalah Fletcher, Catalyst Miami & Moms Clean Air Force, Caroline Lewis, The CLEO Institute, Shalla Sorensen, CLEO Youth Task Force member and John Van Leer, Ph.D, University of Miami & Citizens Climate Lobby. Approximately 100 community members were present. 


CLEO Co-Hosts Energy Forum on Turkey Point's Nuclear Expansion

Energy Forum 011916January 19, 2016: CLEO co-hosted a Science & Policy Forum on Turkey Point’s Nuclear Expansion on Tuesday, January 19th at Pinecrest Gardens focusing on our energy future in a changing climate. The forum gave residents and business leaders to learn about current science policy issues surrounding the proposed expansion and to ask questions of invited presenters. The panel discussion moderated by the Hon. Cindy Lerner, Mayor of Pinecrest, included: Hon. Phil Stoddard, Ph.D., City of South Miami, Brian Soden, Ph. D., University of Miami, Hal Wanless, Ph.D., University of Miami, and Rachel Silverstein, Ph.D., Miami Waterkeepers. 

CLEO Co-Hosts 3rd Mayors' Roundtable

pinecrestJanuary 13, 2016: Together with Mayor Cindy Lerner from the Village of Pinecrest, CLEO co-hosted its 3rd Mayors’ Roundtable Luncheon at Village Hall in Pinecrest. The approximate 14 municipal representatives in attendance discussed resources they are using, barriers to building climate resilience, and plans for continuing to build climate resilience in their own community. Municipalities represented included: Village of Pinecrest, City of South Miami, City of Coral Gables, City of Miami, Village of Key Biscayne, Town of Cutler Bay, and Village of Palmetto Bay.            

CLEO Presents At Workshop

ClimateTruth-Logo-HS-RGBJanuary 12, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director presented at a workshop convened by and with local business owners who have experienced the effects of climate change. These business owners wish to call upon the presidential candidates to act on climate. Attendees heard about basic facts of climate science, seriousness, and solutions.   


Youth Task Force Speakers Network

CLEO-INS-Logo-H-NOTAG 300January 12, 2016: CLEO’s Youth Task Force (YTF) members held a special meeting on January 12th to give their final presentations for the YTF speakers network. Two YTF members will be selected to present at the upcoming CLEO Teachers Network Climate Across the Curriculum workshop on January 30th.         

CLEO Presents at Miami-Dade County Commission Meeting

MDC LogoJanuary 5, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director, Caroline Lewis, presented at the Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners Strategic Planning & Government Operations (SPAGO) Committee on January 12th. Lewis presented the commissioners in attendance and audience members with a general overview of climate change science, seriousness, and solutions. The CLEO Institute thanks Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava for the invitation to present before the committee


CLEO Trains Palmer Trinity Educators

Palmer Trinity PDJanuary 5, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director participated in the Palmer Trinity School Professional Development Day on January 5, 2016. During the climate change and sustainability breakout session, teachers were provided with a general overview of climate change science, seriousness, and solutions. 

CLEO Trains Wilton Manors Employees

WiltonManors TrainingDecember 10, 2015: The CLEO Institute partnered with the City of Wilton Manors to train 100 municipal employees as part of the CLEO Climate Change 101 Municipality Training Program. Employees were taught about climate science, seriousness, and solutions. The trainings concluded with a guided discussion on strategies that can help move sustainability and resilience in the workplace and community forward.  

CLEO Attends SE Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Summit

2015 RCAP SummitDecember 1 - 3, 2015: CLEO staff attended the 7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Summit: Charting the Course in Key West, FL. The Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to exchange ideas and dialogue at panel discussions andnetworking breaks. CLEO especially thanks The Miami Foundation for sponsoring nonprofit leaders to attend the event in Key West.

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