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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. The course will lead you through the design and launch of a similar, real project in your local community.

In this first 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.

Course Syllabus

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!
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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.

 
 

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

  • Drought stricken farming communities
  • Small communities in fire prone areas
  • Communities suffering from global warming-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: location and size make each community unique. Designing solutions to climate challenges will need to be on a very local, human 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 unique climate challenges, they know potential solutions, and they know what they want for their community. They will become the owners of the plan.

 

8 Weeks | Course 1 of 4 | Hands-On

This is the first course of four-courses on planning, funding, launching, and managing a climate action plan with your community.

You will work hand-in-hand with community members in developing their  plan.

The program is designed to help both experienced—and novice—climate change planners implement bold climate action plans for ensuring that communities are prepared for a changing climate.

Course Objective

In designing a successful climate action plan you will:

  • Learn to incorporate community-identified climate change challenges 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 climate action plan with support documents for funding presentations.


Course Outcomes

Learn by doing. This climate change program is for actually launching a climate change action plan with a real community. In 8 weeks you will design a plan complete with solutions for your community’s climate change challenges.

This is in preparation for the second course of the program where you will develop a full set of donor documents to present for funding.

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
  • rising sea levels

The course will lead you through the design and launch of a similar, real project in your local community.

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