The CLEO Institute was one of only six organizations that were awarded $50,000 Resilience Grants by The Miami Foundation in honor of its 50th Anniversary. The recipient nonprofits were chosen for working actively to manage rapid growth, development and environmental challenges, and also strengthening the civic fabric that binds the community together.
- CLEO Institute was invited to be a part of the NCAnet – the National Climate Assessment’s network created to engage producers and users of the assessment. CLEO also serves as part of the education subgroup.
- CLEO was invited to be a part of the Climate Impacts Collaborative – the brainchild of the Union of Concerned Scientists and World Resources Institute. CLEO also serves as a member of the Coastal Flood belt subgroup.
- CLEO had the honor of hosting U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in Miami at Pinecrest Gardens for a climate science briefing, panel discussion and climate action rally.
CLEO’s executive director & founder, Caroline Lewis, was 1 of 12 White House Champions of Change awarded for building climate resilience in the community.
Caroline Lewis joined 100 women leaders at the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy, co-hosted by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Caroline Lewis joined 80 women leaders for the White House Women’s Briefing Series “Women & the Environment.”
Caroline Lewis was 1 of 11 environmental education professionals appointed to the EPA’s National Environmental Education Advisory Council.
Caroline Lewis is a part of the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). CLEAN provides a reviewed collection of classroom materials for teaching climate and energy literacy for students in grades 6-16. (How did you get involved? Appointed? Voluntary?)
CLEO was invited to speak on the EPA’s Local Climate and Energy Webcast Series, a webinar to assist local governments as they explore and plan climate change and clean energy efforts. Castillo spoke on the "Using Effective Communication to Showcase Program Successes" webcast with her segment titled “Tools to Encourage Continued Engagement.”