BENEFITING: CLEO INSTITUTE INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2016
THE CAUSE -- Climate change is real, and if left unchecked, the worldwide impact will be devastating. Southeast Florida in the US is ground zero. Local action needs to complement national efforts.
THE ORGANIZATION -- CLEO = Climate Leadership Engagement and the Opportunity to make a difference. Helped by a great number of local scientists, mayors, and a cadre of volunteers, CLEO interacts with schools, businesses, community organizations and governmental agencies ensuring that all understand the science, seriousness, and solutions. We do this via 2-day intensive workshops (with University of Miami); film screenings, panel discussions, and half and full day workshops throughout the community; K-12 Teachers’ Network; Youth Task Force; Mayors’ roundtable discussions; and participating in governmental and intergovernmental meetings.
THE FUNDRAISER -- CLEO, with the support of the Ocean Club on Key Biscayne, is hosting for the first time a "Swim For The Generations." This multigenerational event is open to all residents of the Ocean Club and their guests. Our target is to collectively swim (or walk) at least 1,000 laps (about 15 miles) and raise $10,000.