What We Stand For

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Our Mission: To educate and promote an informed and engaged public that supports climate action locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Our Vision: A world in which all people, governments, and organizations are informed, engaged, and taking action on critical climate issues.

Our Purpose: To empower communities across all levels of society with climate science education and demand climate policies from our elected leaders. We highlight the urgency of climate action, while championing solutions for a resilient future.


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Caroline Lewis

Our Founder

Caroline founded CLEO in 2010 recognizing the need to address climate literacy by breaking down scientific data and educating communities at a grassroots level. Caroline framed CLEO’s programs to effectively reach diverse audiences, from concerned residents to elected officials.

In 2018 Caroline was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 31 most influential people in the South. She was also one of twelve individuals nationally recognized as a White House Climate Resilience Champion of Change in 2013. She also joined 100 women leaders at the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy, co-hosted by the U.S. Dept. of Energy in 2013, and was appointed 1 of 11 environmental education professionals to the EPA’s National Environmental Education Advisory Council in 2012.