Youth in Miami Lead School Strikes to Protest Inaction over Climate Change
Locals take future in their own hands at Climate Action event during Miami Climate Month
On Friday, September 20, Miami youth will come together to strike school and protest against government inaction on climate change and raise public awareness of the severity of the climate crisis to demand immediate action. Students will gather in front of the Miami Beach City Hall to rally and give speeches on green policies that should be adopted to mitigate the damage of climate change.
This protest is led and organized by high school and college students from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. In addition to Fridays for the Future, the following climate advocacy groups are helping facilitate the protest with USYCS or have expressed their support for our organization’s efforts: The CLEO Institute, Extinction Rebellion, Climate Futures, Fridays for the Future, Climate Crusader, ThisIsZeroHour, Climate Reality, 350 South Florida, Green New Deal Miami, Sunrise Movement, The Sink or Swim Project, Unlitter, Engage Miami, YES! for Environmental Sustainability, Sierra Club, and Climate Save Movement.
Miami Climate Month Spotlights the #ClimateEmergency
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is hosting Climate Action: Inform and Empower on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. Climate Action a community discussion with hands-on activities designed to inform and empower locals around climate action.
The night begins with a keynote by Dr. Andrea Dutton from the University of Florida, followed by a panel discussion on the state of our climate, the urgency for climate action, and potential solutions. Moderated by Dawn Shirreffs of The Miami Foundation, the panel will feature Caroline Lewis (The CLEO Institute), Susan Glickman (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy) and Dr. Andrea Dutton (University of Florida).
The CLEO Institute launches Public Service Announcement in collaboration with award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Landsberg
More than a dozen state and local organizations in Florida have teamed with national environmental groups to launch the first-ever Miami Climate Month, four weeks of public events and actions that will highlight the critical necessity of immediate action on climate during the month leading up to the first Democratic presidential primary debates.
Under the leadership of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, ReThink Energy Florida, The CLEO Institute, and Environment Florida, Miami Climate Month is sounding the alarm about the urgency of the climate crisis.
The CLEO Institute is proud to announce the launch of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video that was made in collaboration with Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Landsberg from Unicorn Fire Studios. Titled “Meet the Inheritors of Climate Change”, this video was produced with the hope of engaging parents from all over the world, despite their political or religion beliefs, to protect their children’s current—and future—climate reality, just like millions of parents did 49 years ago, on the first Earth Day celebration.