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Summit to bring awareness to climate resilience and economic opportunity issues in greater Miami community

Contact: Carla Moreira Strickland

On January 30, Catalyst Miami and The Nature Conservancy will host the Anti-Poverty Summit, focusing on issues of climate change, climate resilience, and economic opportunity

MIAMI, Florida – On Saturday, January 30, Catalyst Miami, The Nature Conservancy, and several partner organizations will host the Anti-Poverty Summit: Building Climate Resilience and Social Equity in South Florida at Temple Israel, 137 NE 19thStreet.

The summit will convene over 150 residents to communicate how climate change impacts our communities, and to present concrete, on the ground initiatives and resources that can improve community resilience while expanding green jobs and economic security. Considering the imminent climate and environmental threats faced by our region, the summit aims to encourage action and engagement from low- to moderate-income communities across the county.

We will hear from researchers, community activists, and elected and appointed officials, including Miami-Dade County Chief Resilience Officer James Murley, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, and Village of Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner. Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director of Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy in Louisiana, will keynote the summit. Colette has led breakthrough efforts to address the disaster that unfolded in New Orleans post-Katrina and to coordinate a regional coalition of Gulf South states.

“We aim to provide useful information to the public about the challenges that climate change poses to our communities, while also proposing concrete ways—including more investment in natural systems or hybrids of natural systems and traditional infrastructure—to help us mitigate the impacts of climate change and improve our well-being and resilience,” said Greg Guannel, Urban Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy of Florida.

The summit will be held on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Temple Israel, 137 Ne 19th Street.


Catalyst Miami is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting families and community organizations by improving health, education, and economic outcomes in South Florida. You can view our website at

The Nature Conservancy in Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. In Miami, we are committed to improve the livelihoods and quality of life of Southeast Florida’s urban communities by protecting, valuing and investing in nature. You can view our website at


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