CLEAR Miami teaching the community about climate science
October 13, 2016
By Zelalem Adefris
On September 20th, 2016, Catalyst Miami launched the inaugural session of CLEAR Miami (Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience). This training program was created in response to the challenges that Miami-Dade County residents will face as a result of climate change and sea level rise.
In the first month of the CLEAR Miami and CLEAR Miami Youth programs, the participants have learned about climate change, sea level rise, emergency preparedness, climate gentrification, and climate and health. Week after week, participants cite that the passion of their classmates, collective involvement, and the diversity of viewpoints represented in the discussions are among the greatest strengths of the class. Week after week, the facilitators are continually inspired by our participants’ motivation and readiness to act. Catalyst Miami is looking forward to see all that the participants accomplish in the remaining 8 weeks of the program and beyond.
CLEAR Miami is a 12-week program, with one 3-hour session occurring per week, no fee to participate, dinner provided at no cost, and a subsequent CLEAR Youth program provided at no cost.
Stay tuned for applications to the second program cohort. For more information contact Zelalem Adefris, Climate Resilience Program Manager, at [email protected] or 786-414-1300.