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Arcola Lakes Branch library:
August 8th, 2019
North Central Branch Library:
September 5th, 2019
Arcola Lakes Branch Library:
September 19, 2019

  • As part of the Miami-Dade County Environmental Grant, the CLEO Institute hosted three Climate Talks in two locations around Little River /West Little River 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 River /West Little River due to the community’s risk of gentrification and displacement as a result of climate change; their risk to flooding and inundation from storm surge and other rain events and their high need for emergency preparation because they are a low-income vulnerable neighborhood.