CLEO Speaker's Network First Certification

On Tuesday, July 9, three students from Cohort 2 received their certifications from the CLEO Speaker’s Network. The speakers successfully discussed the science, urgency and proposed solutions to the climate emergency.

Some speakers pulled from their past experience in the automotive industry and connected the dots with renewable energy and another discussed how proper waste management is essential for public health.

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Climate Talks workshop in Little Havana

On Wednesday, June 19, the CLEO Institute hosted its third and last Climate Talks workshop of 2019 in Little Havana. More than 20 people were in attendance.

The event was hosted at the Hispanic Branch Library of Miami Dade County with the aim to inform residents on the impacts of climate change to their health and quality of life and what they can do to become an engaged participant in the mitigation and adaptation of their community.

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Natalia Ortiz
GenCLEO Meet Up

On Tuesday, June 18, thirty students (and a few professors) gathered at the Center for Social Change for a GenCLEO meeting. Led by Caroline Lewis, CLEO’s founder, the students learned the impacts of climate change on the Earth’s atmosphere and the environment, as well as how to connect the dots of the climate crisis, such as how climate change is linked to loss of biodiversity, national security issues, economic challenges, and more.

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ERW 4: We Lead & Inspire

On Thursday, June 13, the CLEO Institute hosted its fourth and final workshop in the second Overtown edition of its 2019 Empowering Resilient Women program. Held at the YWCA, the workshop was titled “We Lead & Inspire” and focused on leadership skills and empowerment.  

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Natalia Ortiz
Launch of CLEO Speaker's Network 2019 Summer Cohort

On Tuesday, June 11, more than 20 individuals attended the launch of the second cohort of the 2019 CLEO Speaker’s Network at the Center for Social Change. This summer cohort featured people from all ages and included a wide variety of careers including a nurse practitioner, hospitality business owner, city government official, and students. A fully vegetarian dinner was served.

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Natalia Ortiz
Climate + Fashion Talk with Felder Felder

On Thursday, June 6, more than 60 people gathered at The Office Gallery in the Design District to listen to a CLEO talk about the overlap between climate change and fashion, and how conscious manufacturing and shopping habits can move us toward a more sustainable future.

This event was done in collaboration with fashion designers Felder Felder.

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Natalia Ortiz
GenCLEO Meet Up

On Wednesday, June 5, more than twenty students and teachers gathered at the Center for Social Change for a GenCLEO meeting. Caroline Lewis, CLEO’s founder, and Yoca Arditi-Rocha, CLEO’s Executive Director, launched the session by teaching attendees how to reply to difficult climate questions such as the effectiveness of strikes/rallies and how cities can afford to tackle climate change.

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Natalia Ortiz
The State of Our Beaches, Water, and Climate

On Monday, June 3, the CLEO Institute, in collaboration with Miami Waterkeeper and FIll-a-Bag, hosted a climate 101 training and panel that taught attendees the causes, effects and impacts of climate change. The event also touched upon the state of our local water and beaches, including the high rates of sargassum.

Ninety people were in attendance.

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Natalia Ortiz
Empowering Resilient Women field trip to Cerasee Farm

On Saturday, June 1, CLEO and four other women from the Empowering Resilient Women program joined Anita and Roger from Urban Green Works to visit their urban farm in Liberty City known as Cerasee Farm. After touring their bee boxes and vegetable beds, participants got to sample many different fruits and herbs such as cerasee, wild cherries, passion fruit and more.

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ERW 3: We Act

On Thursday, May 30, CLEO hosted its third workshop of its 2019 four-series workshop, Empowering Resilient Women and Girls program in Overtown. Held at the YWCA, the workshop: “We Act,” taught participants how to become civically engaged. 

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Natalia Ortiz
GenCLEO students featured in Climate Crusader video

On Wednesday, May 29, CLEO attended a video premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Created by Alexander Zastera, who operates under the alias “Climate Crusader”, the video featured several GenCLEO students as they participated in a climate strike and shared their perspectives on the climate crisis.

The video can be seen here.

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Natalia Ortiz
Global Ties Panel on Sustainable Cities

On Thursday, May 23, Global Ties Miami invited the CLEO Institute and the Miami Climate Alliance to speak to thirty international Global Ties members and professionals who were visiting Miami from around the world. Claudia Sebastiani, CLEO’s Program Manager, attended on behalf of the CLEO Institute to talk about CLEO's mission and collaborative work with the private and public sectors in order to tackle the climate crisis from all possible angles.

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Climate Talks workshop launches in Little Havana

On Wednesday, May 22, CLEO launched its first Climate Talks workshop of 2019 in Little Havana. More than 45 people were in attendance.

The event was hosted at the Hispanic Branch Library of Miami Dade County with the aim to inform residents on the impacts of climate change to their health and quality of life and what they can do to be an engaged participant in the mitigation and adaptation of their community.

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