CLEO Participates In FIU Citizen Science Event

FIUCitizenScienceEventNovember 24, 2015: CLEO participated in the event, Citizens Engaging in Sea Level Solutions with Eyes on the Rise on Tuesday, November 24th at the Little River Pocket Park. The event was co-hosted by the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center, Eyes on the Rise, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Catalyst Miami, and The CLEO Institute. The event included a citizen science event where students collected water samples from water on the streets, and leaders of the organizations speaking to residents about the tidal flooding. Follow-up events include a planned town hall with elected leaders and community members in the new year.



CLEO Participates In Miami Climate Alliance Retreat

MCA RetreatNovember 21, 2015: CLEO staff attended the Miami Climate Alliance retreat on Saturday, November 21st at Catalyst Miami. The day-long retreat brought together coalition partners interested in  climate resilience for the local community. As a result of this retreat, the Miami Climate Alliance was formed and is working on principles and priorities.


CLEO Participates Voto Latino & EDF Event

VotoLatinoEventNovember 17, 2015: CLEO's Karina Castillo participated on a panel at a Voto Latino and Defend Our Future event at Florida International University. The event, a Voto Latino Power Summit “Pop Up” brought together 100 area youth leaders to engage in a conversation focused on how young Latinos can fight climate change in South Florida. Univision’s Enrique Acevedo moderated the event and Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice for the Environmental Protection Agency gave the keynote.

CLEO Participates in Eisenhower Global Fellows Networks Forum

EisenhowerGlobalNetworksNovember 16, 2015: CLEO's Executive Director, Caroline Lewis participated in the Eisenhower Fellows Global Networks Forum at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. The event brought together women leaders for an forum opening reception. CLEO worked with the Eisenhower Fellow organizers to coordinate a climate change leadership immersion opportunity for this years program Fellows.   


CLEO Staff Attends UM/IPCC Conference

UMIPCCConferenceNovember 13, 2015: CLEO staff attended the a University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science/Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conference entitled The Gathering Threat of Climate Change and its Implications for Water Security and Sea Level Rise” where IPCC representatives and University professors highlighted findings from the most recent AR5 report. UN representatives also shared their thoughts on the upcoming COP in Paris.  


CLEO Participates in COSEE Miami Event

COSEEMiamiScienceCafeNovember 16, 2015: CLEO's Karina Castillo participated in COSEE Miami’s Science Café: A Night of Action at Fado Irish Pub. Along with Castillo, other speakers included the City of Miami Beach, a representative from Citizens Climate Lobby, and Biscyane Waterkeepers. Attendees rotated among the organizations and participated in planned activity that represented taking action on climate change.     


CLEO's 2015 Annual Celebration & Leadership Circle Induction

2015AnnualCeleNovember 12, 2015: CLEO hosted our Fourth Annual Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12, at LILT Lounge at the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami. The event drew a diverse crowd of supporters from around Miami and Broward to celebrate CLEO’s incredible year and 2015 Leadership Circle InducteesThese are individuals recognized for their significant leadership roles in assisting CLEO as we bridge the divide between science and society toward climate resilience. (View past inductees.The night also included a wide range of silent auction items including two original Jim Morin cartoons. See event photos here


CLEO Participates in ECOMB Cinema Green

CLEO-FIU-Ecombnovember 11, 2015: CLEO Executive Director participated on a panel at the ECOMB Cinema Green In The Garden screening of FIU’s South Florida Rising Seas documentary. The event held at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden included a screening of the documentary and panel discussion with Dr. Tiffany Troxler, Mitchell Chester, Harvey Ruvin, Abel Fernandez, and Caroline Lewis.


CLEO Staff Attends Resilient Pinecrest Series

pinecrestNovember 2, 2015: CLEO staff attended the 2nd night of the Resilient Pinecrest Speaker Series on Climate Change with Dr. Harold Wanless and Dr. Brian Soden from the University of Miami. CLEO continued to partner with Mayor Cindy Lerner and the Village of Pinecrest to hosts these events. Speakers participating in the series included: CLEO’s Caroline Lewis, Dr. Jack Parker. Residents of Pinecrest and surrounding areas were encouraged to attend the series.


CLEO Staff Attends Screening of This Changes Everything

this-changes-everythingOctober 20, 2015: CLEO staff attended an O Cinema Wynwood Screening of This Changes Everything. The documentary is based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name and is “an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.” The screening was followed by a panel discussion led by the local chapter of  




City of Miami Beach Employees Trained

City of Miami Beach Employee TrainingOctober 15, 2015: CLEO partnered with the City of Miami Beach to train department heads at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens on Thursday, October 15th. The approximate 50 employees were taught about climate science, seriousness, and solutions. The City of Miami Beach is the latest city to join in on CLEO’s Employee Training Program. The training concluded with highlights presented by Miami Beach Office of Sustainability on the city’s current efforts and initiatives to address climate change impacts.

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