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Our fifth campaign, held November 12th-16th, 2018, sponsored by NBCUniversal and the Miami Foundation, focused on Climate Resilience and Sustainability. We partnered with 16 local organizations to invite everyone in the region to post ideas, questions, and resources responding to the question “What are the best ways to make South Florida more climate resilient and sustainable?”

In 5 days, over 3,100 group members suggested nearly 500 unique ideas for how to improve climate resilience and sustainability. A summary of these ideas is presented in our Final Report. In addition, the Appendix highlights all ideas generated and suggested during the campaign. These ideas are condensed from their original submissions and combined in cases where multiple authors submitted similar ideas.

If you’re hoping to learn a bit more about how our changing climate is impacting South Florida, as well as which leaders and organizations are leading the charge to advocate for and implement solutions, check out our backgrounder (available below in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole).

What else happened during the climate resilience & sustainability campaign?


  • Thursday, November 8th at 6:45PM: The CLEO Institute put on a Climate 101 workshop at Venture Café Miami which is available for viewing here.

  • Monday, November 12th at 7PM, we put on a panel discussion in partnership with NBC6, available for viewing here. The conversation was moderated by meteorologist Angie Lassman and panelists included:

    • Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilient Officer, City of Miami

    • Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director, The CLEO Institute

    • John Morales, Chief Meteorologist, NBC6

  • Wednesday, November 14th at 4PM, Resilient 305 hosted a panel discussion, available for viewing here. The conversation was moderated by Dawn Shirreffs, Director of Public Affairs at the Miami Foundation. Panelists included:

    • Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County

    • Kamalah Fletcher, Regional Partner and EMA Program Support Manager, South Florida Red Cross

  • Friday, November 16th at 2PM, we put on a panel discussion in partnership with NBC6, available for viewing here. The conversation was be moderated by meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin. Panelists include:

    • Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 8

    • John Elizabeth Alemán, City of Miami Beach Commissioner

    • Emily Gorman, Organizing Representative with Sierra Club of Florida and Chair of the Miami Climate Alliance


Because we wanted to invite everyone in our South Florida region to join the conversation, this campaign, we took what has traditionally been an online conversation out into the community during community house parties to both spread information about climate change and invite solutions from community members who might not have otherwise joined us online. House parties were our way of bringing the 100 Great Ideas brainstorm off of the web and into the real world, to deepen the dialogue, and ensure that we unearthed the perspectives of a wide range of locals.

A few house party hosts had their events to the public:

Thank you to Target for supporting the stipends for house party hosts! At this time, registration to host a house party is closed, but you can still access the house party resources.


We are so excited to have launched this campaign with an amazing host committee of experts and leaders in the field of climate resilience and sustainability!


And many thanks to our sponsors, NBCUniversal and the Miami Foundation, this campaign would not have been possible without your support.

For any questions or comments, please reach out to Sarah Emmons, Managing Director (