Champions of Change
Caroline Lewis is the founder and executive director of the CLEO Institute at Pinecrest Gardens, a non-profit organization that advances civic engagement on environmental issues, including a focus on climate change. Using creative, interdisciplinary strategies, the CLEO Institute promotes initiatives that engage participants on issues such as clean energy, climate change, sea level rise, the loss of biodiversity,and more. For 22 years, Caroline was a science teacher and school principal. She then joined the staff of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, created the Fairchild Challenge, and, as Director of Education, expanded programs and partnerships by 800 percent.