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2018 Annual Celebration & Leadership Circle Induction

  • The Sacred Space 105 Northeast 24th Street Miami, FL 33131 (map)

Join us on October 23rd, at the Sacred Space in Miami, for our 2018 Annual Celebration and Leadership Circle Induction. CLEO is proud to announce this year's keynote speaker will be Paul Hawken, one of the environmental movement’s leading voices. He is also the editor of Drawdown—The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. 

This will be an unforgettable evening, with a special raffle, featuring airline tickets from Aura, a new luxury, carbon-neutral airline launching in Miami. We will also feature live Latin jazz music by the renowned flutist, Ernesto Fernandez. Complimentary cocktails and wine will be served, accompanied by a delicious low-carbon menu. 

This event is CLEO's biggest fundraiser for the year. All proceeds will help fund our 2019 Programs that include:

  • Community Outreach Trainings (3 part series) to our undeserved communities 

  • Empowering Resilient Women & Girls workshop (4 part series) for our undeserved communities

  • CLEO Teachers Network

  • CLEO Climate Speakers Network

  • Mayors Round-tables

  • CLEO Community Climate Trainings focused on HOA’s, faith based groups, and schools

This has been a big year for the CLEO Institute. We have launched several new programs and initiatives, and collaborated on many exciting projects, in an effort to educate the public about climate change impacts and solutions.  This event will be an opportunity to celebrate our work and our tireless efforts to create meaningful partnerships and work with stakeholders from different sectors and backgrounds. We will also be introducing the Circle of Change Awards. The Circle of Change Awards was developed to recognize individuals, organizations and companies that are taking climate action and implementing solutions in our community.

The 2018 Circle of Change Award recipients are:

  • Paul Hawken for his book Drawdown – Writer and editor of the most comprehensive book ever written to reverse global warming.  Project Drawdown is a unique coalition of researchers, policy makers, business leaders, and activists who researched, assembled, and modeled the best available information on solutions to global warming.  The goal is to describe the beneficial financial, social and environmental impact of existing solutions that can be scaled over the next thirty years. This book not only shows the path to a sustainable future, but proves there is hope to the most challenging crisis of our lifetime.

  • The Miami Herald, WLRN, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and Palm Beach Post for The Invading Sea – This first-of-its-kind collaboration has reshaped the way media reports on climate change. In addition to helping educate the public on the realities of climate change and how it is impacting our community, it also highlights what our elected officials are doing.  With all the misinformation that is currently out there, this collaboration is not only welcomed by The CLEO Institute and the science community, but we consider it a vital part of building climate literacy and climate action in the community.

  • Saltwater Brewery Company for their Eco 6-Pack Rings for Sea TurtlesThe microbrewery saw a problem and invented an ingenious solution. This revolutionary product is biodegradable, and if it ends up in the ocean it turns into food for sea turtles. Plastic is made from fossil fuels, and is a product of the oil and gas industry. By eliminating the plastic rings, Saltwater Brewery is providing a solution that lowers their carbon footprint. This small local business has shown the beverage industry how a circular economy approach to problems can put us on a path towards a more sustainable future.

In addition to our Circle of Change Awards, The CLEO Institute is inducting members of the community who are true climate ambassadors into its prestigious Leadership Circle.

For tickets to this event please visit: CLEO 2018 Annual Celebration

Earlier Event: October 19
2018 Audubon Assembly - Rising Tides
Later Event: October 29
Climate 101 at Ironside