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Explorers Attend Climate Conference

Theology Department Chair, Mr. Pedro Marti, took a group of 22 of our young men to witness and participate in the 2nd International Conference on Climate, Nature, and Society.

It was an enriching experience as students were able to listen to speakers such as:

  • Tebaldo Vinciguerra: from the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Human Development (also helped transcribe the groundbreaking encyclical on climate change Laudato Si).
  • Dr. Ben Kirtman: Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami
  • Oliver Gilert: Mayor of Miami Gardens
  • Sarita Turner: Director of the Institute for Sustainable Communities

The speakers gave great insight not only into the science of climate change, but also our responsibility as stewards of creation to take radical and immediate action to address such a pressing crisis. Our boys asked great questions and Father Alfred Cioffi, who organized the conference, expressed his thanks to our entire faculty and staff for helping shape such impressive young men.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.