The Inheritors of Climate Change

The CLEO Institute is proud to announce the launch of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video in collaboration with Award-winning documentary filmmaker for Earth Day.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Michael Landsberg, from Unicorn Fire Studios, chose CLEO as its partner to produce a 30 second PSA featuring kids from the community. Children volunteered their time and voices to help wake up the adults with regards to the climate change impacts they are inheriting. The goal of this PSA is to get the community to understand what’s at stake. There are many solutions we can be taking as individuals, as well as a community, but it has to start with all of us. It’s about getting educated on the science, the impacts, and the solutions. It’s about becoming comfortable talking about changing climate with your friends and family. It’s about making climate action a priority in our lives. United we stand to protect the future of our planet.

The only one we’ve got.

The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization exclusively  dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy.

Your donations help fund our programs in communities across South Florida.



According to both NASA and NOAA, the last 5 years have been the hottest on record.

Learn more:

NASA’s Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet



Miami has been dubbed ground zero for sea level rise. As our global temperatures continue to rise, our land ice is melting at an accelerated rate. Both ocean temperature increase (thermal expansion) & land ice melt contribute to sea level rise.

Learn more:

The Fourth National Climate Assessment: Chapter 19



Extreme high air temperatures contribute directly to deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease. High temperatures also raise the levels of ground ozone and other pollutants in the air that exacerbate cardiovascular and respiratory disease. Pollen and other allergens are also higher in extreme heat. 26 million Americans suffer from asthma (189,000 just in Miami-Dade). Ongoing temperature increases are expected to increase this burden.

Learn more:

The American Lung Association


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The CLEO Institute

CLEO was founded in 2010 by Caroline Lewis, a science teacher who saw a need in the community to help people understand the science, and the urgency for climate action, while championing solutions for a resilient future. Today, CLEO, headquartered in Miami, Florida, is a grassroots organization who works with front-line communities to build climate literacy and resilience. The CLEO Institute is the #1 nonprofit organization for climate science education in the region, with a world-class Expert Advisory Council.


I wish there were CLEO’s everywhere and I love that you will grow and march north throughout Florida. I don’t think there is anything quite like CLEO anywhere else, and if there is, I would love to know. - Paul Hawken


The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization exclusively  dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy. 

Your donation helps fund our programs in the community.