Tribal Building Your

Climate Ready Community:

Write, Fund & Launch a

Local Climate Action Plan

How you can discover climate solutions to help your tribal community members, their families, and businesses prepare for a changing climate.

Who Should Take This Course?

This program will work perfectly for creating a Local Climate Action Plan for your community whether you are a:

COMMUNITY
MEMBER

Are you a member of a community wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

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NONPROFIT
ORGANISATION

Do you work for a nonprofit interested in developing a climate action plan for a community?

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TRIBAL
MEMBER

Are you a tribal community member wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

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LOCAL
GOVERNMENT

Are you part of a local government wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

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What?
This is course one of a four-course program on planning, funding, launching, and managing a local climate action plan for your community.

It is an 8-week, hands-on course. You will work hand-in-hand with community members in developing a local climate action plan. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will have designed a plan complete with climate solutions that will work for your community’s needs. Your plan is in preparation for the second course of the program where you will develop a full set of donor documents to present for funding—and then launch your plan!

The program is designed to help both experienced—and novice—climate change planners and professionals implement bold climate plans ensuring progress toward a sustainable future.

Learn by doing.
This climate action program is for actually launching a climate change action plan with a real community. For example, course participants have helped communities in North America, Europe, Australia, and Great Britain be prepared for local challenges magnified by global warming: droughts, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels. The course will lead you through the design and launch of a similar, real project in your local community.

How?
In designing a successful climate action plan you will:

Where?
Types of communities that you can help prepare for their climate challenges during your participation in this course:

  • Learn to incorporate community-identified needs and interests into the design of your plan.
  • Research climate solutions with success stories: proven track records for solving the climate challenges faced by your community.
  • Incorporate long-lasting solutions that will continue to show results year after year.
  • Combine your action plan with support documents for funding presentations.
  • Drought stricken farming communities
  • Small communities in fire prone areas
  • Communities suffering from climate-related health issues—like exhaustion from heat waves
  • Communities in areas prone to flooding
  • Communities impacted by sea level rise
  • Communities wanting to embrace climate-friendly energy solutions


The importance of community members.
Every community has different climate challenges. Their location and size make each community unique. Designing solutions to climate challenges will need to be on a very local scale. Top-down plans won’t work.

Consequently, the most important people in designing, launching and maintaining climate action plans are the community members themselves. They know their challenges, they know potential solutions, and they know what they want for their community. They will become the owners of the plan.

Real human help:
The training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, who has over 12 years of experience with designing climate action plans. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation, Routledge, Oxford, England.

Textbook:
The Teacher-Led course includes a complimentary PDF eBook of  A Field Guide to Community-Based Adaptation (a $40 value). Read an outline of the contents and the introduction.

Course Syllabus:
8 Weeks: Develop a real-life, local climate action plan.
Week 1. Complete enrollment, meet your teacher, and explore the resources.
Week
2. Clearly define your community and its overall climate challenges.
Week 3 & 4. Conduct a climate change conversation with community members to understand their needs, personal interests—and strengths!
Week 5. Learn how to solve the challenge using locally-focused climate solutions.
Week 6. Make sure your plan will work by checking that your climate solutions have success stories that show a proven track record.
Week 7. Assemble a detailed outline for a local climate action plan in preparation for a donor presentation.
Week 8. Share your project with your community and with a donor for feedback.

What Participants Say: “I just want to take this opportunity to complement you on the practical ideas, knowledge and vast experience that you continue to share with us on each assignment.

Many times your examples are the solution of choice for our community. I have been provided with constant support, practical solutions suitable for my project, feedback specific to our project submissions and unwavering encouragement.” Gillian Primus.

“Thank you for all your effort in putting together a great program and all of the program resources. Thank you for everything – for making this possible, for your guidance, and for your continuous optimism and encouragement. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the next session.” Wye Yee Yong.

Are you with an international NGO working in developing nations? If so, this sister course is a better match for you: International Adaptation to Climate Change.

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HOW TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.

Simply choose whether you wish to audit the course or work with a live teacher—and then click on the “ENROLL NOW” button to make your payment.

Last Step: If you have chosen to work with a live teacher, your next step is to simply fill out the student information sheet to complete your registration.

Online: Audit this course 100% online. You will have complete access to exactly the same downloadable course resources and lessons as in the live teacher program—for 8 weeks.

Teacher Led: Take this course with a live teacher. You will have complete access to the downloadable course resources and lessons described below. Certificate: Turn in the 6 assignments and you will receive a PDF Certificate. Your course teacher will offer professional comments and encouragement for each of your assignments.

What You Will Get:

Climate Action Plan course resources include:
6 PDF Detailed Assignments
12 PDF In-depth Discussions
6 MS Word, finished weekly templates for you to personalize to become your community’s own climate action plan.
Over 50 Word, Excel and PDF additional resources to download that contain learning guides, studies—and project templates.

This training program is also offered as a live workshop–perfect for a group of community members.

Mr. Magee also provides consulting services for a diverse array of communities and local governments.

Please contact us for more information.

Who Should Take This Course?

This program will work perfectly for creating a Local Climate Action Plan for your community whether you are a:

Are you a member of a community wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

Do you work for a nonprofit interested in developing a climate action plan for a community?

Are you a tribal community member wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

Are you part of a local government wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

Are you a member of a community wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

Become part of the climate solution: Learn how to work with your community’s families, businesses, and civic leaders to design and launch a new climate action plan to prepare your community to be climate-ready. You will learn how to identify climate solutions with success stories that have a proven track record for solving your community’s climate challenges.

Community Members

  • Engaged Community Members
  • Business Groups and Chambers
  • Agricultural Community Members
  • Community and Business Leaders
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Youth Groups
  • Advocates for the Elderly
  • Advocates for Marginalized Residents
  • Investor-owned Utilities

Benefits for Community Members

If you want to find solutions for challenges magnified by a changing climate, this training program will walk you through designing a climate action plan in a simple step-by-step approach. Each hands-on assignment is one concrete building block for your new action plan. You will be provided with proven templates for you to edit into your own plan. Your course teacher will answer your questions and will give constructive, helpful feedback on each one of your assignments.

A new climate action plan cannot only protect your community, it can benefit your community through improving the environment, boosting the local economy, creating jobs, and developing energy independence.

Do you work for a nonprofit interested in developing a climate action plan for a community?

Learn to prepare communities for a changing climate: Work with local community members to understand their challenges, needs, and personal interests and develop, fund, and launch a climate action plan. This is a hands-on course where you will get field experience solving challenges magnified by global warming and design a real, solution-oriented climate action plan in a real community. You will learn how to identify climate solutions for your community that have success stories showing a proven track record for solving your community’s climate challenges.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Nonprofit Executive Directors
  • Nonprofit Program Managers
  • Climate Scientists
  • Donors
  • Nonprofit Grant Writers
  • Consultants
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Health Organizations and Professionals
  • Community Development Corporations

Benefits for Nonprofit Organizations:

This program is perfect for nonprofit professionals who want to develop practitioner-level skills in developing local climate solutions. If you are a grant writer, nonprofit staff member, consultant, project manager—or executive director—you will develop real skills mastery. This course is just as relevant to a person considering a career transition into the nonprofit world and wanting to develop employable skills. Each hands-on, weekly assignment is one concrete building block for your new action plan. You will be provided with proven templates to edit into your own climate action plan. Your teacher will answer your questions and will give you a constructive, helpful consultation on each one of your assignments.

A new climate action plan cannot only protect your community, it can benefit your community through improving the environment, boosting the local economy, creating jobs, and developing energy independence.

Are you a member of a Tribal Nation wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

Learn to prepare communities for a changing climate: Learn how to work with your community’s families, businesses, and civic leaders to design and launch a new climate action plan to prepare your community to be climate-ready. You will learn how to identify climate solutions with success stories and that have a proven track record for solving your community’s climate challenges. You will be using your community’s expressed needs, interests, and traditional knowledge as a basis for identifying solutions: Your community members are already leaders on climate solutions for your lands because they possess the knowledge of your land and culture.

Tribal Members

  • Tribal Community Members
  • Tribal Elders
  • Tribal Knowledge Holders
  • Farmers and Ranchers
  • Tribal Organizations
  • Tribal Governments
  • Tribal Leaders
  • Tribal Council Members
  • Tribal Government Staff
  • Tribal Natural Resource Departments

Benefits for Tribal Members:

If you want to find solutions for challenges magnified by a changing climate, this training program will walk you through designing a climate action plan in a simple step-by-step approach. Each hands-on assignment is one concrete building block for your new action plan. You will be provided with proven templates for you to edit into your own plan. Your course teacher will answer your questions and will give constructive, helpful feedback on each one of your assignments.

A new climate action plan cannot only protect your community, it can benefit your community through improving the environment, boosting the local economy, creating jobs, and developing energy independence.

Are you part of a local government wanting to find climate solutions for building a stronger community?

Become part of the climate solution:

Learn how to work with your community’s families, businesses, and civic leaders to design and launch a new climate action plan to prepare your community to be climate-ready. You will learn how to identify climate solutions with success stories that have a proven track record for solving your community’s climate challenges. This course is designed to build your climate leadership abilities for advancing climate solutions in your community.

Local Governments

  • Local Governments
  • Local Officials
  • Civic Leaders
  • City Councils
  • Local Government Members
  • Mayors
  • County Leaders
  • Local Government Staff
  • City Planners and Managers

Benefits for Local Governments:

If you want to find solutions for challenges magnified by a changing climate, this training program will walk you through designing a climate action plan in a simple step-by-step approach. Each hands-on assignment is one concrete building block for your new action plan. You will be provided with proven templates for you to edit into your own plan. Your course teacher will answer your questions and will give you a constructive, helpful consultation on each one of your assignments.

A new climate action plan cannot only protect your community, it can benefit your community through improving the environment, boosting the local economy, creating jobs, and developing energy independence.

Welcome Students!

Hi,

Welcome to your course dashboard! From this page, you can access all of the course lessons and resources.

Please read the entire section “Download Course Resources and Student Home Page” just below to learn how you can get the most benefit from this course and have a good time too!

If you are a 100% online ($40) student who is auditing the course, please continue at your own pace.

If you are a participant in the live teacher program, please submit your assignments by uploading them at each individual assignment module on a weekly basis as described in the Student Home Page.

Save your completed assignment using the format described in Email and Homework Etiquette. This is important and you must follow the instructions. Then, upload the assignment. I will be notified of your submission.

I will review each one of your assignments, offer suggestions and comments, and send it back to you. Then you can proceed to the next assignment.

Some of the modules below, such as Discussions, are simply informational and you don’t need to submit anything.

However, you still need to mark them as completed at the bottom in order to proceed forward to the next module.

I look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,
Tim Magee