OVERVIEW

COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

Building community resilience and adaptive capacity requires an informed, engaged, and prepared public. Collaboration is one of The CLEO Institute’s core values because we recognize the need for an interdisciplinary approach to solve the climate crisis. The success of our work includes harnessing the support of several partner institutions to inform, host, and promote events and initiatives. Today, we continue to provide participants unique opportunities to make connections between the many causes and effects of climate justice; recognize multiple approaches to addressing solutions; and develop the ability to advocate for climate action and build community-wide resilience.

PROGRAMS

SYNOPSIS

Workshops and trainings focused on the basics of the climate crisis, tailored to each community’s unique perspective.

AUDIENCE

Individuals, groups, and communities.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Causes and effects to the climate crisis.
  • Increase your community resilience and capacity building.
  • Solutions you need to take as an individual, as well as a community, to mitigate the climate crisis.

WHY IT MATTERS

  • A large percentage of Florida residents are unaware of the impacts that climate change has/will have on their communities.
  • Climate change impacts neighborhoods differently. In order to prepare adequately for their future, residents first need to understand the climate crisis.
  • Gather in a diverse group to discuss problems and work out potential solutions.

APPLY NOW

SYNOPSIS

Join CLEO’s Empowering Resilient Women program to explore the gender-climate connection while building your resilience to the impacts of a changing climate. A group of 12 applicants will attend the 7-workshop series. Meals will be provided for in-person gatherings. All participants will be financially compensated for attending all workshops. Furthermore, funds for participants will be provided to build food security in the form of urban gardening. Participants can choose between two options:

A) You are willing and able to receive a 4 x4 or 4 x 8 garden bed installation

B) You opt to receive a potted at-home grow kit.

The program is rooted in 4 principles: We LEARN, We CONNECT, We PREPARE, We LEAD.

AUDIENCE

Women

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Connect the dots on food, health, and gender as it relates to climate impacts and solutions
  • Understand the long term consequences of current food systems and community resilience/health
  • Understand extreme weather preparedness (hurricanes) as it relates to climate
  • Knowledge in basic edible gardening skills
  • Become an advocate for just and equitable food systems locally
  • Incorporate plant-rich, locally sourced meals into everyday life

WHY IT MATTERS

  • Studies show women are more likely than men to be affected during a climate disaster.
  • As first responders in crises or decision-makers at home, women are great agents of change.
  • Provides a much-needed space to support and strengthen women’s leadership in communities through mentorship and mutual learning.

MIAMI PROGRAM FOR WOMEN LIVING IN OR AROUND LITTLE HAITI

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

All online workshops are from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (ET)

Wednesday, April 21st WE LEARN: Program Orientation & basics of the climate crisis

Wednesday, April 28th – WE CONNECT: Understanding the climate crisis as a threat multiplier

Wednesday, May 5th – WE PREPARE: Resilience in the face of extreme weather

Wednesday, May 12th – WE LEAD: Leadership through civic engagement & mindfulness

IN THE GARDEN

All garden field trips are from 6:00 – 7:30 pm (ET), located in Little Haiti

Sunday, April 25th – Intro to South Florida gardening & preparing for summer

Monday- May 10th – Building soil & starting your own seedlings

Monday- May 17th – Garden aftercare & upkeep

Registration has closed, but enrollment for our fall cohort will open later this year.

SYNOPSIS

Workshops focused on the basics of the climate crisis, hurricane preparedness, and other climate justice concerns.

AUDIENCE

Individuals, groups, and communities.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The basics of the climate crisis and how it impacts your community.
  • Connect with members of your community on critical climate justice issues.
  • Learn to better prepare your home on a budget for extreme weather events, and receive free hurricane supplies.

WHY IT MATTERS

  • Climate disruptions disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in society, i.e. those with fewer resources or safety nets.
  • Strengthening neighborhood resilience requires you to be informed so you can make relevant policy decisions and have the resources to protect your families and communities.
  • An informed, resilient community can more effectively bounce back from stressors such as hurricanes, floods, heat waves and other climate-related events.

APPLY NOW

For more information regarding our Empowering Resilient Women program please contact our program manager, Natalie Rivas at Natalie@cleoinstitute.org

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