February 11, 2020 @ 7:00PM — 8:30PM
Please join us to hear Yoca Arditi-Rocha from The Cleo Institute talk about what is going on with Climate Change and how it's affecting our area here in Southwest Florida.
The Cleo Institute leads the way in connecting different organizations that all have a common cause– climate change.
CLEO understands that by uniting we will create a larger impact and become more successful in our quest to turn Florida into a climate-conscious state.
Florida—with its vibrant cities, vast coastlines, diversity, and thriving agriculture and tourism industries—draws high numbers of visitors and new residents who help to drive the state’s gross domestic product, which topped $1 trillion in July. If Florida were a nation, it would be the 17th-largest economy in the world.1 Florida is the nation’s third-most populous state and is fast approaching 21 million people; yet its growth and economic vitality offer only a partial picture of life in the Sunshine State.2Income inequality is rising as Florida’s population swells. The burdens of extreme weather events and sea level rise, driven by a changing climate, are only getting worse for communities, aging infrastructure, and government and household budgets. More intense hurricanes and flooding damage homes and roads, knock out electricity, threaten public health, and take a bite out of paychecks as well as businesses’ bottom lines.
What can we do, Yoci will talk about how we can make a difference.