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.

People's Climate March - Miami

2015 Miami Peoples Climate MarchOctober 14, 2015: Along with 1,200 other fellow Miami residents, CLEO participated in the People’s Climate March – Miami on Wednesday, October 14th. Marchers gathered at government center in Downtown Miami and marched toward the Torch of Friendship near Bayside where the night concluded with words from a community leader and CLEO youth task force members. Notable marchers included county and local elected officials, and local university scientists. CLEO staff was also part of the broad group of people who organized the march. See photos here. See video here.

CLEO Participates in Miami Workers Center Community Conversations

Miami Workers CenterOctober 10, 2015: CLEO’s Executive Director spoke at Community Conversations - The Impact of Climate Change on Women and Frontline Communities hosted by the Miami Workers Center. This 2-hour event presented the science and impacts of climate change and ways in which the community can act to support climate resilience efforts. Participants where also given the opportunity to voice their understanding of the issue, what their communities might be facing, and ask about ways in which they can become more involved.

Climate Across the Curriculum Workshop for Educators

201509 CAC Workshop EducatorsSeptember 26, 2015: CLEO and the CLEO Teachers Network hosted the Climate Across the Curriculum Workshop on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the University of Miami. The workshop exposed educators and administrators to a variety of ways in which they can bring climate education and engagement into their school. Educators heard from expert climate scientists, Christian Carranza from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and from their peers. The workshop also explored how to use climate change to promote STEAM across all disciplines and gave educators the opportunity to share their own ideas and strategies. 


CLEO Participates In Pinecrest Gardens Drive Electric Event

PG Drive Electric Event 092015September 19, 2015: CLEO participated in the Pinecrest Gardens Drive Electric Event on Saturday, September 19th. The event, held in celebration of Drive Electric Week have attendees an opportunity to test drive electric cars from Nissan, Chevrolet, and Tesla. At the event, CLEO shared ways in which everyone could reduce their carbon footprint and learn more about CLEO. 


CLEO Co-Hosts Town Hall: Miami Talks Climate

201509 Town HallSeptember 16, 2015: Together with the Union of Concerned Scientists, Miami-Dade College Earth Ethics Institute and Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus, CLEO hosted a Town Hall: Miami Talks Climate. The purpose of the Town Hall was to share with residents that we understand the science, seriousness and solutions pertinent to climate change. Panelists during the town hall included: Mitchell Chester, a lawyer exploring the legal and financial implications of climate change, Nichole Hefty, a representative from Miami-Dade County, Dr. Harold Wanless, Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami, and Nicole Hernandez Hammer, Union of Concerned Scientist.s Following the panel, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions. The even concluded with representatives from the offices of Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Miami –Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. Statements from Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez were also shared.  





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