The CLEO Institute, which stands for Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities, is the #1 nonprofit organization for climate science education with a world-class Expert Advisory Council in the state of Florida.
OUR MISSION: To educate and empower communities to demand climate action, ensuring a safe, just, and healthy environment for all.
OUR VISION: A world in which all people, governments, and organizations are informed, engaged, and taking action on critical climate issues.
CLEO Dr. F. Lynn Leverett Award
Established in 2018, CLEO gave its first-ever Circle of Change Awards to honor individuals whose initiatives are paving the way for innovative solutions to the climate crisis. Whether it was for the creation of edible beer can rings that eliminated plastic pollution and provide food for the turtles, or the creation of the NYT bestselling book Drawdown, the most comprehensive book ever written on how to reverse global warming, or a collaboration between top local news media outlets to elevate climate issues in our community, the Circle of Change Awards are CLEO’s way of recognizing agents of change.
In 2019, CLEO decided to give this award an even deeper meaning, by renaming the award after one of its most influential founding members and first CLEO Board President, Dr. F. Lynn Leverett. A champion of change from the very beginning, Dr. Leverett has been with CLEO from the start, supporting our cause to bring climate literacy, engagement, and advocacy to our community. A lifelong environmentalist who believes in the power of the individual, she has been instrumental in the shaping of CLEO’s mission. She has been a pivotal member of the CLEO board, serving as President for 4 years, and then as a board member. It is with great privilege that we honor Dr. Leverett’s significant contribution to CLEO by naming our most prestigious award after her lifelong dedication to climate advocacy.
Efforts & Solutions
Partners with Sustainable Efforts
The CLEO Institute is proud to partner with local organizations that are providing solutions to mitigate the climate crisis. Below are partner organizations that you can get involved with locally to help lower your carbon footprint!
The Coalition for Clean Energy and Healthy Communities is composed of a diverse group of dozens of organizations representing environmental stewardship, public lands and wildlife protection, environmental justice, health, and faith. Our coalition believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy community powered by clean energy.