ERW Workshop 2: We Prepare

On Thursday May 16, CLEO hosted its second workshop in the Overtown edition of its 2019 Empowering Resilient Women program.  More than 20 people were in attendance. Held at the YWCA, the workshop was titled “We Prepare” and taught participants how to prepare for extreme weather events, such as heat waves and hurricanes.  

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Climate Change 101 Presentation at St. Agnes Catholic Church and Academy

On Thursday May 9, Natalia Ortiz, CLEO’s Director of Development, and Mia Kirn, CLEO’S Media and Development Coordinator, gave three separate Climate 101 presentations which reached more than sixty teachers, clergy, and church staff associated with St. Agnes Catholic Church and St. Agnes Academy in Key Biscayne. The presentations covered the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as tangible solutions.

This three-part event represented the first time that the CLEO Institute trained all the teachers and staff from a school.

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Climate Change Workshop at West Kendall Regional Library

On Wednesday May 8, Olivia Collins, CLEO’s Director of Programs, gave a Climate 101 talk to twenty residents at West Kendall Regional Library, hosted in the library’s YouMake Miami Space. Attendees ranged from 12 to 70 years old. The presentation covered the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as tangible solutions. Following the presentation, attendees wrote letters to their commissioners to express their concerns about climate change, asking them to take action.

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ERW Workshop 1: We Learn

On Thursday May 2, CLEO launched the second Overtown edition of its 2019 Empowering Resilient Women program. Hosted at the YWCA in Overtown, this program consists of 4 workshops to teach women and girls about the causes, effects and impacts of climate change, as well as offer leadership training to empower participants to become change-makers and advocates.  

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Council on Foundations conference panel

On Tuesday April 30, Yoca Arditi-Rocha, CLEO’s Executive Director, participated in a panel during the Council on Foundations conference. Moderated by the Miami Foundation, this panel addressed topics of climate, vulnerability, and resilience. More than fifty people were in attendance.

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Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium 2019

On Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27, more than 250 people gathered at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus to attend CLEO’s ninth annual Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium. Held in collaboration with FIU’s Sea Level Solutions Center, this event was one of the most important climate and resilience symposiums in South Florida.

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CLEO Volunteers tabling at Frost Earth Day celebration

On Saturday April 20, three CLEO volunteers tabled at the “Celebrating Planet Earth” event hosted in the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Mariana Boldu, Andy Chabassol and Steven Eisenberg engaged with community members, explained to them the impacts of climate change, and gave them resources on how to get involved in making South Florida a more resilient and safe place to live.

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Public webinar about the Energy Innovation Act

On Tuesday April 9, twenty-three participants joined a webinar to learn about the Energy Innovation Act. Hosted by the CLEO Institute and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the purpose of this webinar was to provide information about the bill and shed clarity on terms like carbon fees, border adjustment and the carbon dividend trust fund.

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ERWG Workshop #4: We Lead & Inspire

On Tuesday March 26, the CLEO Institute hosted its fourth and final workshop in the Allapattah edition of its 2019 Empowering Resilient Women and Girls. Held at the YMCA, the workshop was titled “We Lead & Inspire” and provided attendees examples of women being changemakers in the community in the art and climate change sector.

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