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.


CLEO Presents at UNESCO World Field Laboratory Symposium

UNESCOFieldLabMarch 3, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director, Caroline Lewis, presented at UNESCO World Field Laboratory Symposium on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Settlements on Thursday, March 3rd at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design. Lewis participated on the panel entitled “Miami River Basin: Vulnerable Communities, Water Management, Policy & Planning along with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and Horacio Stuart Aguirre from the Miami River Commission.   


CLEO Trains NextGen Climate Volunteers

NextGenClimateTrainingsMarch 1st & 2nd, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director led two trainings for NextGen Climate volunteers in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. The trainings, held on March 1st in Tampa and March 2nd in Orlando, gave NextGen Climate volunteers a basic overview of climate science and of NextGen Climate’s 50by30 plan. 



Advanced Climate Leadership Training 2016

eccc2014february 20 & 27, 2016: In conjunction with the University of Miami's Department of Geological Sciences, CLEO hosted the Advanced Climate Leadership Training series: Empowering Capable Climate Communicators 2016 on Saturdays, Feb. 20 & 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Trainees gained an understanding from leading climate scientists of the causes, reality, severity, and impacts of human-induced climate change; learned what must be done to mitigate, adapt to, and work toward reversing the adverse effects of human-induced climate change; and learned from leading climate communicators so they can begin to communicate this important subject accurately and honestly to others.


CLEO Hosts CC101 Workshops in District 8

D8 CC 101 Flyerfebruary 25, 2016: In collaboration with the office of Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and the Village of Palmetto Bay hosted two Climate Change 101 workshops for area residents. The workshops introduced basic climate science and concluded with information on Citizens Climate Lobby letter writing campaign. 


CLEO Meets With Talcocy Center Representatives

TACOLCY--LOGOfebruary 24, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director met with representatives from the Talcolcy Center to discuss synergies between the two organization’s work and opportunities for partnerships. The Talcolcy center is partnering with CLEO to host the upcoming Liberty City Climate Community Forum on March 19th. See flyer here.  


CLEO Executive Director Presents at Northshore Democratic Club

SurfsideDemoClubfebruary 18, 2016: CLEO’s Executive Director presented at the Northshore Democratic Club meeting at the Shorecrest Community Center on February 18th. Those in attendees had an opportunity to ask questions and get clarifications on the latest scientific findings and projections and on what is happening in the South Florida region.  




CLEO Co-Hosts Film Screening of Merchants of Doubt

VOP Film Screeningfebruary 17, 2016: In collaboration with the Village of Pinecrest, CLEO co-hosted a film screening and panel discussion of the documentary Merchants of Doubt, based on the book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes. Following the screening, attendees heard from various panelists including: Alan Farago, Loren Parra, Luiz Rodrigues, Laura Reynolds, and CLEO Youth Task Force member, Matt Barocas. 



CLEO Hosts Climate Conversations in Liberty City & Little Haiti

LCityCCfebruary 13, 2016: CLEO continued its Climate Change 101 project by holding climate conversations in Liberty City and Little Haiti on Saturday, February 13th.  The Liberty City residents meeting yielded a strong local planning group who is moving forward with CLEO to plan and host a town hall on March 19th. Further conversations with Little Haiti are pending scheduling of town hall in their community. In each community, CLEO will host: community conversation, a climate town hall, and a climate 101 training session. This work is being supported in part by The Miami Foundation.





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