ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM UPDATE
The CLEO Institute, in partnership with The University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, is pleased to host its 10th annual Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium virtually, welcoming speakers from across the world, for a 3-day discussion on climate and health. Our symposium will take place on November 19th, November 20th, and November 21st. Those who have already purchased tickets, your tickets will be honored. Ticket sales will go on sale on September 1st. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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CONNECTING THE DOTS: FROM CORAL BLEACHING TO CLIMATE GENTRIFICATION
On this 2020 World Oceans Day, ARTSail Residency and Research Initiative and The Little Haiti Cultural Complex are partnering up to bring to you a panel of climate and community activists,
artists, marine biologists, and ocean experts to discuss climate impacts from coral bleaching to climate gentrifi cation, and off er solutions.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They make up a huge sector of the U.S. economy, so collectively, small businesses can make a big difference to the climate crisis.
Now, as we transition to a COVID-19 world, small businesses are pivoting and adapting to the new way of life. Join us in our Adapting to Change event as we provide resources, tools, and help facilitate networking relationships to create unity as we adapt together with the climate crisis in mind.
This will be a great way to network, obtain resources that could help your business and create local and long lasting business relationships.
This year, Miami-Dade will choose a new Mayor and seven new county commissioners – these are the elected officials who impact our day-to-day quality of life. We have partnered with The Miami Foundation and other local non-profits to launch the “Our Miami: People’s Forums” series to connect residents to the candidates to empower and inform you come Election Day. On June 11, we will be hosting the candidates for county commission District 1. JOIN US!
GenCLEO invites you to our webinar event, “Climate Activism During the Pandemic”!
COVD-19 has put a pause on many of GenCLEO’s advocacy initiatives such as climate strikes and passing climate emergencies. However, many activists have still found ways to stay active and protect the future of our planet through the power of the Internet and video conferencing platforms.
Panelists consist of: Rebecca Harris, Organizing Director of The Climate Mobilization, which aims to train individuals on passing climate emergencies. Along with Katie Eder, Executive Director of the Future Coalition, which helps to organize the US Youth Climate Strike Coalition.
Join this webinar to learn how these climate activists and their organizations have continued to take climate action during a global pandemic and how you can do the same.
Guest, Eric Rollings (Orlando Family Magazine’s “Man of the Year 2019”, “Extraordinary Environmental Champion”) will be giving us a comprehensive overview of how our governmental systems work with a special emphasis on how to engage your elected officials and pass initiatives.
We will cover everything from City Hall to the White House, so that you can become a more powerful constituent and truly utilize your important influence over your representatives.
La temporada de huracanes esta aqui, y el Instituto CLEO esta colaborando con ministerios de fe en Hillsborough para dar un taller de preparación!
Conexión entre el cambio climatico, los huracanes, nuestro uso de energía, y cómo nos podemos preparar juntos, financieramente y con varios recursos disponibles para la comunidad.
Learn how to tell your climate narrative.
Hurricane season is right around the corner and especially in a COVID-19 world, families everywhere are struggling to prepare.
Join Unity in the Family Ministry and The CLEO Institute’s Florida Climate Pledge in our hurricane Preparedness workshop.
Through this 1 hour workshop we will discuss climate and hurricanes 101, financial literacy, and the distribution of free hurricane kits to help prepare your family for this hurricane season.
The next GenCLEO virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 1st, from 3:30-5:00 pm. We will be discussing updates for our upcoming student-led webinar series as well as tips on helping your family become more sustainable.
This year, Miami-Dade will choose a new Mayor and seven new county commissioners – these are the elected officials who impact our day-to-day quality of life. We have partnered with The Miami Foundation and other local non-profits to launch the “Our Miami: People’s Forums” series to connect residents to the candidates to empower and inform you come Election Day. On July 9, we will be hosting the candidates for county commission District 9. JOIN US.
CLEO will be joining the Central Florida Disaster Resilience Initiative’s Hurricane Preparedness Week on Friday, July 31. We will be leading a Hurricane Preparedness Training, followed by a Hurricane Prep Raffle.
What: The next GenCLEO virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 5th, from 3:30-5:00 pm via Zoom. We will have a special guest speaker, Dr. Maribeth Gidley, an NOAA affiliate and environmental public health physician and microbiologist, who will be talking about climate change and health. After her presentation, Dr. Gildey will be holding a Q&A session to answer any of your questions. There will also be a discussion on how to pass a climate emergency in your city. Finally, we will be providing updates for our GenCLEO Student Showcase on August 17th.
Florida is often considered the poster child for climate impacts, especially South Florida. However, the future of our community doesn’t have to be defined by the climate crisis. Thankfully, The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (SCCC) has provided a plan of action that will achieve economic growth, protect our health, and reduce the threat of climate change.
Register today to join Frances Colon-Former Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, along with Caroline Lewis – Founder of The CLEO Institute and Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell virtually on Wednesday, August 5th at 5:30 pm to learn more about how the SCCC plans to take action on climate and what solutions we can enact in our community.
Miami is Ground Zero for the climate crisis. We need bold, equitable, and inclusive climate action now if we want to preserve it and all of its residents in a just manner. Author Mario Ariza joins us for a reading of his book, Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of the Climate Catastrophe. After reading from Disposable Cities, we will take a broader look at Miami’s future and the USACE Back Bay study’s impacts on our communities. Don’t miss this timely and important webinar moderated by Climate Change Reporter for the Miami Herald, Alex Harris- register today.
In 2020, it is projected that offshore oil will reach its peak in production. Florida’s current moratorium is at risk for a Congressional loophole so that the decision-making will be transferred to the presidentially-appointed Secretary of Defense. Sen. Rubio has offered a 10-year extension to the current protection.
This extension is currently being discussed in Congress. Off-shore drilling is both unnecessary and detrimental to coastal communities and habitats. We can recall the devastation from the BP Oil spill. A repeat of that in this current economic collapse would cause further devastation to at-risk communities along the Gulf. Continuing to drill off-shore is not worth the risk. Instead of crude oil as a main American export, we would like to explore energy independence through renewable energy innovations. This includes Solar, Wind, and Wave Power as an alternative.
Become A Part Of Our Growing Coalition – Help Build The Movement For A Livable Future
We are facing an existential crisis and Florida on the frontlines. Rising temperatures have made us more vulnerable to hurricanes, sea level rise, algae blooms, fish kills, fires and extreme heat. Issues like this threaten our safety, our economy, our health, our state, our country and the world as we know it.
We are also seeing massive injustices in our systems, while the world is being rocked by the Covid-19 crisis, which has affected black and poor communities the most.
As overwhelming as all of this can be, recent events with Covid-19 have shown us that the government has the ability to take massive action in response to a crisis, and that the sooner we act, the more chance we have to avoid major disaster. We have never faced so many simultaneous threats, but we have also never met a greater opportunity to create a healthier, more just world. We must create a system that brings people together, supports racial and social justice, and helps all of us thrive.
It’s time for our leaders to act now to save us from climate disaster before it’s too late. Because massive action is needed but it’s up to all of us to mobilize to force the political will to make that happen.
Come share your vision for the future you want to create while learning more about how we can do it together. Join us to demand that our leaders support the Climate Emergency Declaration which would help address climate justice while also mobilizing the massive actions that can turn this around.
Victory is possible. It’s time for all of us to demand the political will needed to achieve it.
“We all want to restore the climate, if it’s possible.
It is possible – It’s only impossible if we don’t try. And we haven’t tried because we thought it was impossible.”
The current fight for a sustainable future is usually framed around the extreme challenge of limiting our planetary warming to 1.5 to 2°C, the goal set forth by the Paris climate accord.
This goal accepts that continued global warming is inescapable and will inevitably create ever worsening massive disruptions to all of our ecosystems, including continued and worsening fires, floods, snow bombs, continued extinction of many species, food shortages, bigger, more intense hurricanes and flooded coastlines.
While 350 ppm is widely agreed to be the maximum possibly safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, CO2 was actually at 280 ppm before the industrial age, and humans have never lived long-term with CO2 above 300 ppm. That is why we are seeing so much disruption now the CO2 levels 50% higher than any time in human history.
In light of the current world-wide struggle to achieve the 450 ppm goals set by the Paris climate accord, which we are unlikely to survive– is it even possible to imagine that we could do far better than that by bringing levels all the way down below 300 ppm again?
Join us as we discuss what exactly it could take to draw down a trillion tons of carbon dioxide by the year 2050 and restore the climate. How is it even possible to meet this audacious goal and what systemic changes, new technology, and governmental support would we need to get there?
Please join us for GenCLEO Monthly Virtual Meetup. Come share your ideas and make friends throughout the state of Florida. GenCLEO welcomes middle school, high school, and university students.
September 2020: Increasing youth civic engagement for the 2020 elections and beyond; what causes youth voter apathy and how to overcome it
October 2020: Using the power of your voice through climate conversations; finding common ground; activating your circle of influence
November 2020: Debriefing the results of the 2020 elections; identifying opportunities for climate advocacy with new elected officials
December 2020: Creating a climate action strategy for 2021
Any questions about GenCLEO or our youth advocacy work? Contact email@example.com or (305) 573-5251.
Join us as we discuss, organize, and mobilize to pass a climate emergency declaration in the Tampa Bay area.
Heat is a significant and growing public health problem in Florida.
Florida has one of the highest rates of heat-related hospitalizations in the nation, and in 2016 Florida had 1112 hospitalizations. Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S., and the problem will only get worse due to climate change. Excessive heat can harm anyone, but some populations are at greater risk, including outdoor workers. Jurisdictions must work to mitigate climate change and begin protecting the people most vulnerable to its harms.
In this webinar, we will hear from Juley Fulcher from Public Citizen and Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association as they discuss the intersection between heat and outdoor worker heath, and the ways COVID-19 has impacted these concerns