CLEO facilitates breakout sessions at Climate Corrections conference

On Thursday, October 3, Caroline Lewis, CLEO’s Founder and Senior Climate Adviser, participated in the second annual Climate Corrections conference in Orlando. Caroline served a speaker, presenter, and facilitator for breakout sessions.

This conference was held in collaboration with the Volo Foundation, University of Central Florida, and the City of Orlando. The event is dedicated to sharing and collaborating on the solutions of climate change.

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CLEO advises working group from Hawaii on climate issues

On Monday, September 30, Caroline Lewis, CLEO’s Founder and Senior Climate Adviser, spoke to a group of working professionals from Hawaii on the topics of climate adaptation, mitigation, and mobilization. The group include city and state planners from Hawaii, as well as scientists from the University of Hawaii.

Caroline introduced the group to The CLEO Institute and highlighted our strategies in addressing climate issues and improving resilience in coastal cities.

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2019, Q4Natalia Ortiz
Tabling at STEAM School Designation Training

On Monday, September 30, The CLEO Institute participated in the STEAM School Designation Training at John A. Ferguson Senior High School. CLEO staff engaged with over 50 teachers to speak about the new Climate Resilient Schools program.

Teachers from all grade levels and subjects across Miami-Dade County expressed high interest in collaborating with CLEO to integrate climate education into their classrooms as part of reaching their STEAM goals.

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2019, Q4Natalia Ortiz
Youth in Miami Lead School Strike to Protest Inaction over Climate Change

On Friday, September 20, more than 500 students, teachers, and community members participated in a global climate strike at Miami Beach City Hall to raise awareness of the climate crisis, protest government inaction, and demand a renewable energy transition.

This strike was held in collaboration between The CLEO Institute and fifteen organizations across South Florida. The entire CLEO staff was present at this event.

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Climate Talk at Arcola Lakes Library in Little River

With hurricane season well underway, The CLEO Institute spearheaded a hurricane preparedness discussion in the Little River/West Little River neighborhood as part of a Miami-Dade County grant. On Thursday, September 19, CLEO held its third Hurricane Preparedness and Climate Talk at Arcola Lakes Library.

The workshop was facilitated by Natalie Rivas, CLEO’s Program Manager, and Olivia Collins, CLEO’s Director of Programs.

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CLEO participates in Green Latinos webinar

On Thursday, September 19, The CLEO Institute participated in a webinar hosted by Green Latinos. Yoca Arditi-Rocha, CLEO’s Executive Director, shared information about the September 20 youth climate strike in Miami Beach and how attendees could get involved. Yoca also discussed the role of Miami as a front-line community in the climate crisis.

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2019, Q3, AdvocacyNatalia Ortiz
CLEO attends "Common Ground in a Changing Climate" discussion

The Common Ground in a Changing Climate discussion took place on September 18 at the Biscayne Bay Nature Center. This discussion was rooted in science, team collaboration and strategic partnerships and highlighted the importance of climate action and resiliency in Florida. 

Natalie Rivas, CLEO’s Program Manager, was invited as a panelist to discuss positive actions that can be spearheaded at individual, local, state and federal levels.

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2019, Q3Natalia Ortiz
Local student donates art exhibition proceeds to CLEO

On Saturday, September 14, The CLEO Institute joined Michael Adams at Ethereal Gallery for the launch of his photo exhibition “Rising Seas: The Endangered Islands of Guna Yala.” The exhibition shed light on the risks that climate change and sea level rise pose on islands of Panama.

Michael Adams is a member of the GenCLEO youth advocacy group and a frequent volunteer at CLEO.

Proceeds from this event were donated to The CLEO Institute and residents of Guna Yala, Panama.

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2019, Q3Natalia Ortiz
ERW 4: We Lead

On Thursday, September 12, CLEO hosted its fourth and final workshop in the second Allapattah edition of its 2019 Empowering Resilient Women program.

Held at the Allapattah Branch Library, the workshop was titled “We Lead” and taught attendees how to use mindfulness as a leadership tool.

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Launch of CLEO Speakers Network 2019 Fall Cohort

On Tuesday, September 10, more than 20 individuals attended the launch of the third and final cohort of the 2019 CLEO Speaker’s Network at the Center for Social Change. This fall cohort featured people from all ages and background, including our youngest speaker to be certified, 5th grader -Christopher Lyons! 

After a brief program introduction by Olivia Collins, CLEO’s Director of Programs, the session officially launched with the formal climate training. Natalie Rivas, the CSN coach and CLEO’s Program Manager, led students through a two-hour-long training that covered the causes and effects of climate change, as well as tangible solutions.

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CLEO joins Green Encuentro Environmental Symposium

On Sunday, September 8, The CLEO Institute joined Alianza for Progress during their Green Encuentro Environmental Symposium at Albizu University. Yoca Arditi-Rocha, CLEO’s Executive Director, served on a panel for an in-depth analysis and conversation about the impacts of sea level rise on communities.

The audience, comprised largely of Latino residents, learned the latest statistics of sea level rise and what is being done to address it.

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2019, Q3Natalia Ortiz
Climate and Hurricane Preparedness Talk in Little River

With hurricane season well underway, The CLEO Institute spearheaded a hurricane preparedness discussion in the Little River/West Little River neighborhood as part of a Miami-Dade County grant. On Thursday, September 5, CLEO held its second Climate and Hurricane Preparedness Talk.

The workshop was facilitated by Natalie Rivas, CLEO’s Program Manager, and Julieta Rodrigo, CLEO’s Program Coordinator. 

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