Q. HOW DO I APPLY TO ATTEND THE UPCOMING CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS TRAINING?
A. Applications to attend a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. If there is currently an application open to attend a training, you can click here to find and complete it.
Q. HOW CAN I STAY UPDATED ON THE NEXT CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIPS CORPS TRAINING?
A. Sign up for email updates about our upcoming trainings.
Q. HOW MUCH DOES A TRAINING COST?
A. There is no fee to attend the training, but you will need to pay for your own travel and lodging. Click here for some ideas and tips on how to fundraise for your trip. During the training, Climate Reality will provide breakfast, lunch, light snacks, and all training materials.
Q. CAN MINORS ATTEND THE TRAINING?
A. If accepted to the training, any applicant under the age of 18 must be supervised and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both the minor and his or her parent/guardian must be accepted into the program in order to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. Climate Reality cannot provide any assistance with childcare. Due to limited space, only accepted applicants are allowed to attend the training.
Q. MY SPOUSE OR FAMILY MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH ME. CAN HE OR SHE ATTEND THE TRAINING?
A. . If your spouse or family member would like to attend the training with you, they should apply. Only individuals who are accepted into the program can attend the training. However, there is no limitation on who can travel with you. Please understand that the majority of the three days will be occupied with the training and that your attendance at the entire training is mandatory.
Q. WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE TRAINING LOCATION AND WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
A. Training locations and accommodations vary by city. You’re responsible for making your own hotel reservations at your own expense. We’ll send an email with the address of the training locations and accommodation recommendations to all accepted and confirmed participants.
Q. WHAT ARE THE 10 “ACTIVITIES” THAT I HAVE TO COMPLETE AND WHERE AND WHEN MUST I COMPLETE THEM BY?
A. Within a year of completing the training with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, you are required to perform 10 “Acts of Leadership.” Acts of Leadership come in a variety of forms and can be completed in your local community. Examples of Acts of Leadership include giving a presentation, writing a blog, writing a letter to the editor, organizing a climate action campaign, or meeting with local leaders. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps will offer as much support as possible, but you will be responsible for seeking out opportunities to take action.
Q. DO I NEED TO STAY FOR THE WHOLE TRAINING?
A. Anyone who is applying to the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training must be able to commit to the full length of the training. We require attendees to be present for the entirety of the training. You can expect the training to begin in the morning on the first day and end in the late afternoon or early evening of the final day. Specific start and end times for each training will be sent once you have confirmed your attendance.
Q. CAN I COMPLETE THE TRAINING ONLINE IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE LOCATION?
A. Unfortunately, we don’t currently provide remote trainings. All attendees must be present at the training location.
Q. AREN’T WE PRODUCING ADDITIONAL CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE BY FLYING OUT TO THE TRAINING?
A. As an international organization committed to fighting the climate crisis on a global scale, Climate Reality holds trainings in many different locations around the world so people everywhere can join us in working to solve the climate crisis. Climate Reality is aware that the trainings may be distant from some attendees’ homes and that event-related air travel is a contributor to carbon pollution. In addition to implementing an event sustainability strategy to reduce the emissions from the event, we measure event-related emissions (including air travel) and neutralize those emissions via verifiable carbon offsets. We have seen firsthand the value of in-person trainings and how the community grows from the connections that Climate Reality Leaders make during the training days. After the in-person training, attendees are invited to connect, share, and engage in an online platform that reduces or eliminates the need for any further long-distance travel in their work as Climate Reality Leaders.
Q. HOW DOES THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT ACCOUNT FOR EVENT-RELATED EMISSIONS?
A. In planning our events, Climate Reality employs sustainable event practices in accordance with the event industry’s leading standards: ISO 20121 and APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards. We also implement a comprehensive plan to divert as much waste as possible from the event to recycling centers and local compost facilities. Once onsite energy conservation and emission reduction strategies are exhausted, Climate Reality selects verifiable carbon offset projects to cover any remaining emissions impacts. By supporting these projects, we are able to offset and neutralize all event-related emissions, including those from air travel, energy use, vehicle use, etc.
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