Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 9:00 PM – Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 8:59 PM PST
Apply for our fall 2021 program
To solve the climate crisis, Citizens’ Climate Lobby empowers people to use the tools of democracy to build political will for climate solutions in Congress. This 15-week Climate Advocacy Certificate Program (beginning September 1, 2021) is for anyone interested in learning and applying CCL’s methods for climate action. Participants who successfully complete the program by November 30, 2021 will receive CCL’s Certificate of Completion, and if they are enrolled at a school in the Fall, can interview to join CCL’s Campus Leaders Program to start a climate campaign or CCL chapter at their school. In addition, participants receive information about internships, events, actions, and other opportunities with CCL or partner organizations. Throughout the program, participants will attend at least nine sessions of CCL’s Core Volunteer Trainings (Tuesday evenings at 5pm PT / 8pm ET) or watch the recordings:
- Science of Climate Change
- The Economics Of Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies
- Engaging With CCL Community
- Understanding The Basics Of Congress
- Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobby Meetings
- Telling Compelling Stories
- Using Social Media Basics
- Grassroots Outreach Basics
- CCL Media Basics
- Engaging Community Leaders
- Communicating With Progressives
- Communicating With Conservatives
Anyone is welcome to join regardless of age or student status. The program takes about two hours a week and academic credit is possible through arrangement with the student’s academic institution.
Please register for the program by August 31, 2021, 11:59pm ET. Registration is $25 USD, payment is nonrefundable and cannot be applied to other CCE offerings.
About Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)
CCL empowers everyday people to work with their community and their members of Congress on climate change solutions. Our supporters cover the political spectrum and work in more than 450 local chapters. Together, we’re building support for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.
By registering for this event, you are giving Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Citizens’ Climate Education permission to send you emails including information about CCL/CCE and how you can volunteer and support our work.
Organizer of Climate Advocacy Certificate Program
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.
In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.
Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE), since its founding in 2007, has exponentially grown its global coalition to a remarkable 190,000+ registered supporters. Volunteers are organized into over 500 active chapters. Each chapter is run by a Group Leader and supported by State Coordinators and Regional Coordinators. Chapters work closely with their corresponding Congressional Liaison, who is a designated CCE volunteer leader that maintains the ongoing relationship between a specific member of Congress and local CCE chapters within that member’s district or state. At each level of our organizational model, CCE staff provides robust coordination, systems, training, and support to ensure volunteers are successful in their advocacy work. Learn more at https://citizensclimateeducation.org/
Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are sister organizations that complement each other in strategically building political will for impactful climate solutions. CCE is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that provides key trainings, tools, and other educational resources to help volunteers become effective advocates for climate solutions. CCL is a registered 501(c)(4) organization that supports volunteer-led and other direct lobbying efforts on specific climate legislation. Each organization has its own governing board, operating budget, and audited financials. As CCL has a more public-facing presence, most public accomplishments are attributed to it. Nevertheless, most program activities are related to climate education rather than direct lobbying efforts, and come from the CCE budget.