Little Havana Climate Talks
Hispanic Branch Public Library: May 22, 2019
Miami Dade College, Interamerican Campus: June 6, 2019
Hispanic Branch Public Library: June 19, 2019
As part of the Miami-Dade County Environmental Grant, the CLEO Institute hosted three Climate Talks in two locations around Little Havana with the aim of informing 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. Since hurricane season began on June 1, we also included emergency preparedness as a main component to the workshop in order to help residents connect the dots on climate change and hurricanes and delve deeper into the human factor and social aspects to the climate crisis they are already experiencing.
The CLEO Institute chose Little Havana due to the community’s risk of gentrification and displacement as a result of climate change and their high need for emergency preparation.