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Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The University of Miami’s Department of Geological Sciences and the CLEO Institute invite you to the
2018 Empowering Capable Climate Communicators symposium.

Register here!

This two-day series will take place on February 3 and 10. On Feb. 3rd we focused on climate science and why climate change disruptions are so serious. On Feb. 10th we will focus on solutions around policy, renewable energy, education, and outreach.
*A light breakfast and a lunch will be served for attendees*

Registration prior to the event is required. 

Students, professors, and staff of University of Miami can attend free of charge. Please send an email with a copy of your student/faculty ID to receive your free pass. A few need-based scholarships available. Please email olivia@CLEOInstitute.org for more information.

** Save a leaf – no need to print your ticket. Your online registration will suffice **

AGENDA for February 10th

9:00 a.m. – Sign in and light breakfast

9:30 – 10:10 a.m. – The importance of developing the equity / justice lens in climate resilience: highlighting CLEO’s work and RCAP 2.0 efforts – Caroline Lewis, CLEO Institute and Cathleen Kelly, Center for American Progress

10:10 – 11:20 a.m – Effective climate policy: local, regional, and state solutions
Moderator: Cindy Lerner, former Mayor of Village of Pinecrest

  • Salome Garcia, Campaign Organizer, South Florida – Oceana
  • Julie Dick, environmental law attorney
  • Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director, League of Conservation Voters – Florida

11:20 – 11:25 a.m. BREAK

11:25 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. – Renewable Energy: Solving the Climate Crisis
Moderator: Susan Glickman – Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

12:35 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:00 – 2:00 p.m – Climate Solutions: What can I do? What can I support?
Moderator: Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Senior Climate Advisor – CLEO Institute

  • Dr. William Drennan – Professor, Dept. of Ocean Sciences at UM RSMAS
  • Jack Parker – Professor, Dept. of Environmental studies – Florida International University
  • Maribel Balbin, Voter Services Chair – League of Women Voters
  • Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer – City of Miami

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Engaging the disengaged: strategies that work
Moderator: Rebecca Pelham, Miami Climate Alliance

  • Caroline Lewis, CLEO & Miami Climate Alliance
  • Karina Castillo, Latino Outreach Organizer – Moms Clean Air Force
  • Delaney Reynolds, Founder – The Sink or Swim Project
  • Kim Ross, Founder and Executive Director- ReThink Energy Florida

3:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks


February 10, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


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