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.


CLEO Trains Additional Miami Beach Employees

Miami Beach Logofebruary 8, 2016: In collaboration with the City of Miami Beach, CLEO trained an additional 120 municipal employees. During the training, employees received Climate Change 101 training. Following this, group discussions on Miami Beach’s efforts compelling insights on what Miami Beach is doing well, what it should be doing more of, and why Miami Beach is so resilient were facilitated by CLEO. The  training was well-received and the City looks forward to collaborating with CLEO in the future. 


CLEO Co-Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Shorecrest Community

Shorecrest TownHallfebruary 4, 2016: CLEO Institute in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Florida International University held a town hall meeting with residents of Shorecrest and surrounding communities.  It is heartening to have that mix of residents, advocates, scientists, educators, and city and county staff addressing real concerns. This will be on going and important. This and other Climate Change 101 community work was sponsored in part by The Miami Foundation.

CLEO Hosts 3rd Climate Across the Curriculum Training

Jan2016CAC WorkshopJanuary 30, 2016: In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CLEO offered its third Climate Across the Curriculum workshop for educators across disciplines and grade levels on Saturday, January 30th at the University of Miami. In addition to receiving CC101 training, teachers also heard from climate research and education specialists: Lauren Barth-Cohen from the University of Miami School of Education, Dr. Jack Parker, Florida International University; Dr. Ben Kirtman, University of Miami School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, and Amy Leonard, Biology teacher at Miami Palmetto Sr. High and CLEO Youth Task Force advisor. Furthermore, teachers enjoyed brainstorming sessions that allowed them to create strategies to address climate issues and to explore community partners to scale these efforts in their schools and classrooms. Attending the Climate across the Curriculum workshop was incredibly beneficial.  As an AP Environmental Science teacher, I felt that I left the workshop more informed on the true science of the issues.  Having university faculty and leading scientists in the field present their most recent research was highly stimulating.”   


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.   





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