CLEO stands for Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities, which we create and provide to individuals, groups, schools, businesses, municipalities, and elected leaders. We want everyone to better understand the science of climate change and the dangers and disruptions it poses. Since building climate resilience and decreasing vulnerability are our targets, we work to drive action and gain public support for promising solutions.
• Work with scientists & resiliency experts to educate the community, offering research-based climate literacy workshops that simplify climate science, seriousness & solutions.
• Engage diverse interdisciplinary audiences, allowing multiple access points such as meet-ups, listening sessions, forums, town halls, roundtable discussions, film screenings, and panels.
• Magnify our impact and spread our mission by partnering with numerous organizations.
As the leading climate change education and outreach organization in the region, The CLEO Institute has engaged more than 50,000 individuals. We collaborate with a vast network of partners to engage all audiences. Everyone’s livelihood is at stake; therefore, our goal is to significantly grow climate literacy, leadership and advocacy in our communities.
We still have a great deal of work to do, and we thank you for your support!
In 2018, CLEO carried out the “Creating Climate Connections” program in four different communities: Allapattah, Hialeah, Overtown and Little Haiti.
After the 2017 hurricane season, CLEO realized that many communities were adversely affected by Hurricane Irma. As a result, CLEO convened groups of concerned community leaders to discuss how to better prepare their community for the following:
· Emergency Preparedness
· Climate Gentrification
· King Tide Flooding
· Heat and Health
Over the course of 2018, CLEO hosted listening sessions in each community, followed by a climate change workshop and then a community forum. The picture above highlights our community workshop conducted in Little Haiti.