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.

The students were very engaged and asked many questions about shrinking artic sea ice as well as how to find sources more climate information.

Over the next six weeks, participants will receive further climate training as well as create their own presentations on a climate change topic. Students who complete the curriculum will join the CLEO Speakers Network and have the opportunity to lead sessions in their communities.

2019, Climate Training, Q3Natalia Ortiz