How to Write A Climate Change Action Plan
Empower your community to write, fund & launch a climate action plan.
Discover climate solutions to help your community’s families and businesses combat global warming.
8 Weeks | Course 1 of 4 | Hands-On
This is course is the first part 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 change solutions that will work for your community’s climate change challenges. 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.
The program is designed to help both experienced—and novice—climate change planners and professionals implement bold climate action plans for ensuring that communities are prepared for a changing climate.
In designing a successful climate action plan you will:
Learn by doing. This climate change program is for actually launching a climate change action plan with a real community. 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.
8 Weeks: Develop a real-life, local climate action plan.
Week 1. Complete enrollment, meet your teacher, and explore the course resources. You will then have the next 3 weeks for Assignment One.
Week 2 & 3. Conduct a climate change conversation with community members to understand their needs, personal interests—and strengths!
Week 4. Clearly define your community and its overall climate challenges.
Week 5. Learn how to solve the challenge using locally-focused climate change 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.
Positive, practical news, ideas & actions to combat global warming.
Learn to design solutions for a community’s climate change challenges.
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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!