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.

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SYNOPSIS

Program for women and adolescent girls to connect the dots between the climate crisis and health risks, emergency preparedness, civic engagement and leadership.

AUDIENCE

Women and adolescent girls ages 13 and up.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How the climate crisis impacts your community with a focus on women’s health.
  • How to be hurricane-ready and prepare your household financially ahead of extreme weather events.
  • How to use the power of your voice to communicate with elected officials and lift up your community.

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.

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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.

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