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.  

CLEO Participates in NextGen Climate National Day of Action

NextGen LogoMarch 29, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director presented at a NextGen Climate National Day of Action at the University of Miami Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy on March 29th. The event was organized in collaboration with CLEO, Citizens Climate Lobby, the Sierra Club, and Moms Clean Air Force. At the event, students heard from leaders of each organization about the current climate science, ways to get involved, and what actions they can take. 

CLEO Co-Hosts Sierra Club Ready for 100 Launch

SierraClubReadyLaunchMarch 23, 2016: CLEO co-hosted the Sierra Club Ready for 100 Campaign Launch in Miami. This campaign, organized by the Sierra Club, is challenging 100 cities across the country to commit to 100% renewable energy. Elected officials in attendance included: Peggy Bell, Town Cutler Bay, Mayra Peña-Lindsay, Village of Key Biscayne, Tomas Regalado, City of Miami, Eugene Flinn, Village of Palmetto Bay, Cindy Lerner, Village of Pinecrest, Philip Stoddard, Ph.D., City of South Miami, Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County, and State Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez. Representatives from the offices of U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Congressman Carlos Curbelo were also in attendance. 

CLEO Hosts Liberty City Community Climate Forum

Liberty City ForumMarch 19, 2016: CLEO and the Talcocy Center hosted a Community Climate Forum on Saturday, March 19th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm where Liberty City residents, City of Miami representatives, County representatives, and leaders from non-profit organization gathered to discuss three major concerns: climate awareness, emergency preparedness, and climate gentrification. The over 50 attendees shared their mutual concerns in their community and how climate change acts as a threat multiplier. This forum was sponsored in part by The Miami Foundation.   

CLEO Meets With FANM For Collaboration

FANM LogoMarch 18, 2016: CLEO met with members from Fanm Ayisyen Miyami (FANM): Haitain Women of Miami to discuss community concerns about climate change and climate gentrification. Other community members and county leaders also attended to identify possible collaborations and next steps in engaging the Haitain community and the residents of the Shorecrest communities.   

CLEO Staff Attends FANM 23rd Annual Gala

FANM LogoMarch 5, 2016: CLEO staff attended the Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM) 23rd Annula Gala on Saturday, March 5th at the Caribbean Marketplace in Miami, FL. FANM will be working with the CLEO Institute to engage local Little Haiti residents in a local planning group meeting, climate conversations, and a climate change 101 workshop.





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