Posts in 2019
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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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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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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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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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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2019Natalia Ortiz