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June Events


FATVillage Art Walk: Underwater HOA Exhibit
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

FATVillage Art Walk: Underwater HOA Exhibit

  • 521 Northwest 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a picture with your elevation marker and upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #UnderwaterHOA and #ClimateEmergency.

Stop by the Underwater HOA exhibit at the FATVillage Art Walk where environmental artist Xavier Cortada’s work, depicting sea level rise, is on exhibit. Through the interactive component, exhibit attendees can paint their own elevation marker and learn more about sea level rise.

Underwater HOA began in 2018 as a participatory public art project by environmental artist Xavier Cortada. The goal of the project is to raise awareness about rising sea levels and engage citizens throughout Florida to take action towards solving the most urgent crisis of our time: climate change.

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Underwater Climate Rally
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Underwater Climate Rally

The first democratic presidential debate is our opportunity to let the candidates - and the world - know that Floridians want lawmakers to offer solutions for the #ClimateEmergency.


Climate change is a fundamental threat to Florida’s people, our economy, tourism, agriculture, and real estate, and our very way of life. This is a #ClimateEmergency.


Climate has got to be a central platform for any serious Presidential candidate. We are running out of time. Crucial decisions on the watch of the next President will make or break the ability of humans to survive on this planet, and whether or not Florida remains the place we know and love.

Come to our “Underwater Climate Rally” and add your voice calling for action on climate.
•Wear Blue - to signify the “underwater” theme
•Bring blue tarps, snorkel gear, paper towels, masks, rainboots or umbrellas - whatever you have handy to let everyone know you do not want to be "underwater" and signify you're ready for the candidates to #ActOnClimate

Gather: 6:00 p.m.
Press Conference: 7:00 p.m.
March to Debate: 7:30 p.m.
(The debate airs from 9pm - 11 pm)

Rally & Press Conference: Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
March to Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

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Underwater HOA General Meeting
Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

Underwater HOA General Meeting

Location: Near the start point of the climate rally at Freedom Tower (exact location TBD)

Do your part to make sure our leaders #ActOnClimate! Join FCV Ed Fund on the second day of Democratic Presidential Debates in Miami where we will hold an interactive art exhibit to visualize the threats associated with sea­level rise and climate change. Attendees will have the option to use their art as part of a rally/march to the debate venue. Spread the word by taking a picture with your artwork and upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ClimateEmergency.

Underwater HOA will host its monthly general meeting leading up to the Underwater Climate Rally. Stop by to hear live music from local artists, learn more about sea level rise in Miami­Dade County, and paint your own elevation sign for the big rally at 6:00pm.

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Climate Action: Inform and Empower
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Action: Inform and Empower

Take the future into your own hands and join us for a discussion and hands-on activities designed to inform and empower locals around climate action.
The Miami chapter of the United Nations Association, The CLEO Institute and Vizcaya have come together for this very special evening. The night begins with a discussion among experts about the state of our climate, the urgency for climate action, and solutions. All guests are welcome to submit questions for the panel during registration as well as talk with experts one-on-one throughout the evening.
Vizcaya’s gardens will be open for visitors to enjoy along with snacks provided by Hungry Harvest and beer courtesy of Saltwater Brewery.

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Drilled Podcast: Pay Up Polluters Roadshow
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Drilled Podcast: Pay Up Polluters Roadshow

  • Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Courtroom drama, secret documents, psychological warfare, whistleblowers, media manipulation, this is a story that has it all. Join us as we uncover the mechanics of the longest-running and most elaborate propaganda campaign of the century—the creation and spread of climate denial—and why it's been so effective.

To learn more about the Drilled Podcast, visit: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/range/drilled/

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Miami's Feeling the Heat & Paying the Price
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Miami's Feeling the Heat & Paying the Price

Pay Up Climate Polluters Miami in collaboration with muralist @MDOTBlake present Miami’s Feeling the Heat & Paying the Price on June 24th and 25th.

Concerned about the rising costs of flooding, sea walls & extreme heat? Join us as we raise awareness about costs, industry deception & making polluters pay.

June 24 / 10 am-4 pm/ Mural-Making in Allapattah & Little Havana

June 25 / 10 am-4 pm/ Mural-Making in Liberty City & Little Haiti

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Hurricane Preparedness Workshop
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • 6:00 PM  7:30 PM

  • Hispanic Branch Library (map)

Little Havana, are you ready?

The CLEO Institute, with support from Miami-Dade County and The Solutions Project, invites you to attend a free workshop where we will be discussing health, emergency preparedness, gentrification and displacement. Free dinner and refreshments are included, as well as preparedness giveaways.

Spanish translation will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

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A Federal Price on Carbon
Jun
19
3:00 PM15:00

A Federal Price on Carbon

Ever heard of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act? It’s a federal proposal to put a $15 fee on every ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere (that increases by $10 each year) and rebates all of the revenue back to Americans. Backed by the grassroots environmental group Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), the bill has gained bipartisan support and more than 40 cosponsors in Congress. CCL estimates the policy will reduce U.S. emissions by at least 40% in its first 12 years, create 2.1 million jobs across the country, and protect low-income communities. 

If you haven’t been following this bill and the momentum behind it, the time to get plugged in is now. Can this piece of legislation garner widespread support? How did CCL effectively mobilize thousands of Americans to lobby for this proposal? Can revenue neutral carbon pricing be equitable? Can we finally put a price on carbon that accounts for the environmental damage and health issues caused by pollution? 

Joining us to tackle these questions and many more are Adele Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings Institution, and Daniel Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Government Affairs. The conversation will be hosted by Noa Dalzell, coordinator of the State Carbon Pricing Network. We hope you can join us!

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Miami Climate Alliance General Meeting
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Miami Climate Alliance General Meeting

Miami Climate Alliance is coming together to finalize our Annual Plan, update the community on campaigns and prepare for upcoming initiatives.

To get involved, JOIN US!

Parking $5 (with library validation) at Cultural Center Garage (50 NW 2nd Ave).

Near Metrorail and Metromover line. Citibike station on north side of the building

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FL Climate Impacts Media Briefing
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

FL Climate Impacts Media Briefing


Media Briefing: Climate Impacts in Florida

How climate change impacts Florida's people, places and polls

Miami, Fla. — Miami, the host of the first Democratic presidential debates on June 26th and 27th, is ground zero for some of climate change’s worst impacts. Climate change threatens the pillars of Florida’s economy – its tourism, agriculture and real estate – harms the health of our residents and damages our natural resources. These debates are an opportunity for presidential candidates to articulate their plans to protect Florida and other communities around the nation from these threats to our lives and livelihoods.

Over the last decade, Florida has seen more powerful hurricanes, harmful algae blooms that kill wildlife and hurt tourism, and invading seas that erode property values. Yet science shows that if the United States takes concerted actions to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we can create a more prosperous, healthy and clean energy future.

The Union of Concerned Scientists, ReThink Energy Florida, The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication hosted a briefing on Florida-specific climate change challenges. The briefing included an overview of climate science, insight into how local communities are grappling with rising seas and extreme weather, and a look at public opinion research on climate and clean energy issues, which will equip journalists with a full picture of one of the most important issues emerging in the 2020 presidential race. This briefing was moderated by Tom O’Hara, editor of The Invading Sea, a media collaborative that includes The Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and WLRN.

Media Briefing: Florida Climate Impacts

WHO: Moderator:  Tom O’Hara, Editor, The Invading Sea Media Collaborative

  • Brenda Ekwurzel, Director of Climate Science, Union of Concerned Scientists (SLIDES)

  • Kate Stein, freelance climate reporter and contributor to The Invading Sea

  • Ed Maibach, Director, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (SLIDES)

  • Susan Glickman, Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) (SLIDE)

Click here to watch a video recording of this briefing.

Click here to listen to an audio recording of this briefing.

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Empowering Resilient Women Workshop
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Empowering Resilient Women Workshop

Thursday, June 13, 2019

  • 6:00 PM  7:30 PM

  • YWCA Greater Miami-Dade (map)

CLEO invites all women to join us for the final session of its 2019 Empowering Resilient Women cohort in Overtown. The workshop will teach attendees leadership skills in order to empower the next generation of leaders. Participants will meet other women who work in fields related to climate change, such as environmental conservation, STEM, policy, art, and nonprofit work.

RSVP here.

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Shading Dade
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Shading Dade

Shading Dade:  https://www.facebook.com/events/474633056416742/ 

Join Catalyst Miami & FIU Sea Level Solutions Center to launch Shading Dade: a citizen-led initiative to improve tree cover and combat extreme heat in Miami-Dade County. Since the 1970s, summer temperatures have increased by 70 days in Miami-Dade County. Due to climate change, we are expecting to have 151 days over 90 degrees in Miami by 2050. Become a citizen scientist! Learn to use technology to help us map where you experience extreme heats in your neighborhood. Then advocate with us to install tree cover and other shading in the areas of our County that need it most.   


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Twitter Storm
Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

Twitter Storm

Let’s let everyone know that this is a #ClimateEmergency

Join us today to continue elevating the urgency and agency needed to solve the climate crisis. 

Please join us between 1-2PM using only the HT #ClimateEmergency

We want to hear from you! Tell us how a changing climate has impacted YOU?

We want to hear from you again! Tell us what your local, state, federal government should do to reverse this #ClimateEmergency?

The solutions to reverse this #ClimateEmergency are available. Did you know more that 80 solutions are already being implemented somewhere in the world? What are some of the bold solutions we can start implementing now to @drawdown polluting warming gases?

Tell us. What are YOU doing -or going to do- to solve the climate crisis? #ClimateEmergency

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Emergency & Hurricane Preparedness
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Emergency & Hurricane Preparedness

Thursday, June 6, 2019

  • 6:00 PM  7:30 PM

  • Miami Dade College Interamerican Campus 

Little Havana, are you ready?

The CLEO Institute, with support from Miami-Dade County and The Solutions Project, invites you to attend a free workshop where we will be discussing health, emergency preparedness, gentrification and displacement. Free dinner and refreshments are included, as well as preparedness giveaways.

This workshop will take place at the Miami Dade College Interamerican Campus, Room 401.

Please RSVP here.

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Webinar: How Climate Change is Impacting Hurricanes
Jun
5
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: How Climate Change is Impacting Hurricanes

Click here to watch a recording of this webinar.

https://youtu.be/If3bou-NvQU

WHAT: Press briefing webinar: “How Climate Change is Impacting Hurricanes,” hosted by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Topics:

  • What does science show about increasing hurricane intensity?

  • What are the upper limits on hurricane strength; i.e.; is Cat. 5 high enough? 

  • How does climate change affect precipitation patterns?

  • How does climate change affect storm surge and coastal flooding?

WHO:

Dr. Timothy Hall, Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University. 

Dr. Jennifer Francis, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center.  

REGISTER HERE:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3d0gEa0IQKW-WJkh16Rc3w


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The State of of our Beaches - Water and Climate
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

The State of of our Beaches - Water and Climate

Monday, June 3, 2019

  • 5:30 PM  7:00 PM

  • Biscayne Nature Center

The CLEO Institute, in collaboration with Miami Waterkeeper and Fill-a-Bag, invite you to attend a free Climate Change 101 training and panel. This event is part of our Citizen Science Project grant from the Key Biscayne Foundation. Come learn what is happening to our beaches and water. Hear directly from those who are on the ground.

The event will take place at the Biscayne Nature Center (Crandon Park, North Beach Entrance).

Light refreshments will be served.

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The #Resilient305 Strategy Release
May
30
9:30 AM09:30

The #Resilient305 Strategy Release

It has been three years in the making and now it is finally here!

Greater Miami & the Beaches (GM&B) invite you to join us for the #Resilient305 Strategy Release event at Pérez Art Museum Miami on May 30, 2019 at 9:30 AM.

The #Resilient305 Strategy is a collaboration of Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, and the City of Miami Beach, created to respond to the region’s major economic, environmental and social challenges.

Greater Miami and the Beach's Resilience Strategy addresses prioritized resilience challenges through intergovernmental and community collaboration. The resilience challenges tackled in the #Resilient305 Strategy were identified through a rigorous process that included extensive stakeholder consultation.

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