Climate Action: Inform and Empower at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

On Wednesday, June 26, CLEO and its partners hosted a discussion and hands-on activities designed to inform and empower locals around climate action. Following the panel, there was a screening of the Vizcaya segment from the documentary “Sinking Cities” courtesy of South Florida PBS. Guests had a chance to explore stationed partners to learn more about their work in the community. The gardens were open for guests to enjoy, bites provided by Hungry Harvest, and beer courtesy of Saltwater Brewery.More than 250 people were in attendance.

The Panel Discussion

The night began with a keynote by Dr. Andrea Dutton from the University of Florida, followed by a panel discussion on the state of our climate, the urgency for climate action, and solutions. Moderated by Dawn Shirreffs of The Miami Foundation, the panel featured Caroline Lewis (The CLEO Institute), Susan Glickman (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy) and Dr. Andrea Dutton (University of Florida).

The Miami chapter of the United Nations Association, The CLEO Institute and Vizcaya came together for this very special evening. Additional partners include:, Hungry Harvest, Baptist Hospital’s Grow2Heal project, Junior Achievement, Miami Waterkeeper, Solar United Neighbors, New Florida Majority, Catalyst Miami, Underline, Florida Plastic Free Coalition, Citizens Climate Lobby, The CLEO Institute, Biscayne National Park, NOAA, Third Wave Volunteers, United Nations Association – Miami Chapter, The Miami Foundation, Miami-Dade County’s Office of Resilience, South Florida’s PBS station.