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.

CLEO Staff Participates in Advisory Board

Seal of the United States House of RepresentativesDecember 1, 2015: CLEO staff met with representatives from U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo’s (R-26) staff at his District office for the first Advisory Board on the Environment and Climate Change meeting. This meet and greet meeting was held to introduce everyone to each other and share ideas for other members and future meetings. CLEO staff will continue to work closely with his office on these issues in the new year.


CLEO Co-Hosts Film Screenings

EEI-CLEONovember 30, 2015: The CLEO Institute co-hosted several showings of the documentary This Changes Everything in collaboration with the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami-Dade College. The three screenings were shown at the Downtown campus of the College on November 30th, December 3rd, and December 8th.

CLEO Participates In Van Alen Institute Workshop

VanAlenNovember 30, 2015: CLEO Executive Director participated in the Van Alen Institute workshop: The South Florida  Challenge: Ecology, Equity, Economy meeting at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design on November 30th. The Institute representatives met with selected Miami area climate experts to… explore he possibility a SE Florida Solutions Challenge. Other attendees included Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Jim Murley, Wayne Pathman, and Doug Yoder.

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.

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