Posts in Q2
Climate Talks workshop in Little Havana

On Wednesday, June 19, the CLEO Institute hosted its third and last Climate Talks workshop of 2019 in Little Havana. More than 20 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 become an engaged participant in the mitigation and adaptation of their community.

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ERW 4: We Lead & Inspire

On Thursday, June 13, the CLEO Institute hosted its fourth and final workshop in the second Overtown edition of its 2019 Empowering Resilient Women program. Held at the YWCA, the workshop was titled “We Lead & Inspire” and focused on leadership skills and empowerment.  

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Launch of CLEO Speaker's Network 2019 Summer Cohort

On Tuesday, June 11, more than 20 individuals attended the launch of the second cohort of the 2019 CLEO Speaker’s Network at the Center for Social Change. This summer cohort featured people from all ages and included a wide variety of careers including a nurse practitioner, hospitality business owner, city government official, and students. A fully vegetarian dinner was served.

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Climate + Fashion Talk with Felder Felder

On Thursday, June 6, more than 60 people gathered at The Office Gallery in the Design District to listen to a CLEO talk about the overlap between climate change and fashion, and how conscious manufacturing and shopping habits can move us toward a more sustainable future.

This event was done in collaboration with fashion designers Felder Felder.

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GenCLEO Meet Up

On Wednesday, June 5, more than twenty students and teachers gathered at the Center for Social Change for a GenCLEO meeting. Caroline Lewis, CLEO’s founder, and Yoca Arditi-Rocha, CLEO’s Executive Director, launched the session by teaching attendees how to reply to difficult climate questions such as the effectiveness of strikes/rallies and how cities can afford to tackle climate change.

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2019, Q2Natalia Ortiz
The State of Our Beaches, Water, and Climate

On Monday, June 3, the CLEO Institute, in collaboration with Miami Waterkeeper and FIll-a-Bag, hosted a climate 101 training and panel that taught attendees the causes, effects and impacts of climate change. The event also touched upon the state of our local water and beaches, including the high rates of sargassum.

Ninety people were in attendance.

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2019, Q2Natalia Ortiz
Empowering Resilient Women field trip to Cerasee Farm

On Saturday, June 1, CLEO and four other women from the Empowering Resilient Women program joined Anita and Roger from Urban Green Works to visit their urban farm in Liberty City known as Cerasee Farm. After touring their bee boxes and vegetable beds, participants got to sample many different fruits and herbs such as cerasee, wild cherries, passion fruit and more.

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2019, Q2Natalia Ortiz
ERW 3: We Act

On Thursday, May 30, CLEO hosted its third workshop of its 2019 four-series workshop, Empowering Resilient Women and Girls program in Overtown. Held at the YWCA, the workshop: “We Act,” taught participants how to become civically engaged. 

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GenCLEO students featured in Climate Crusader video

On Wednesday, May 29, CLEO attended a video premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Created by Alexander Zastera, who operates under the alias “Climate Crusader”, the video featured several GenCLEO students as they participated in a climate strike and shared their perspectives on the climate crisis.

The video can be seen here.

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2019, Q2Natalia Ortiz
Global Ties Panel on Sustainable Cities

On Thursday, May 23, Global Ties Miami invited the CLEO Institute and the Miami Climate Alliance to speak to thirty international Global Ties members and professionals who were visiting Miami from around the world. Claudia Sebastiani, CLEO’s Program Manager, attended on behalf of the CLEO Institute to talk about CLEO's mission and collaborative work with the private and public sectors in order to tackle the climate crisis from all possible angles.

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2019, Q2Natalia Ortiz
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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Sea Level Rise Workshop with Henk Ovink and MDC Office of Resilience

On Tuesday, May 21, Yoca Arditi-Rocha, CLEO’s Executive Director, participated in a sea level rise workshop hosted by Miami Dade County Office of Resilience. Led by Henk Ovink, the Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the workshop paired attendees with professionals in the field of engineering, climate change, architecture, urban design, and public policy to brainstorm ideas that Miami-Dade can implement as it adapts to rising sea levels in the coming decades.

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2019, Q2Natalia Ortiz
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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