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    Some people wait for the future. Leaders create it.

    Ordinary people face challenges. Climate Reality Leaders embrace them. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of activists committed to taking on the climate crisis and solving what is far and away the greatest challenge of our time.

    The program takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing the training in climate science, communications, and organizing to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action. The result is a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate in forums from family dinners to international summits and building a 21st-century movement for solutions.

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    Q. How do I apply to attend the upcoming Climate Reality Leadership Corps training?

    A. Applications are now open for the next training, taking place in Houston, Texas on August 16-18. To join us, please complete our online application by July 11th. If you cannot attend this training, click here to sign up for email updates about future trainings.

    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, The Climate Reality Project will provide breakfast, lunch, light snacks and all training materials.

    Q. Do you offer scholarships?

    A. Climate Reality typically offers a merit-base scholarship to 2-5 individuals at a 750-person training. We encourage applicants to seek funding elsewhere whenever possible. Attendees in the past have found funding and sponsorship through other organizations, businesses, or community groups. Click here for some ideas and tips on how to fundraise for your trip.

    Q. Can minors attend the training?

    A. If a person under the age of eighteen applies and is accepted to the training, then a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor to the training. Both parties (minor and parent/guardian) must be accepted to 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 they attend the training?

    A. Guests will not be allowed to attend the training sessions. 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 whole training is mandatory.

    Q. What is the address of the training location and where should I stay?

    A. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations at your own expense. We will send an accommodation recommendation email to all accepted and confirmed participants.

    Q. What are the ten “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 ten “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 film screening, organizing a climate change-related campaign, meeting with local, state or federal leaders and organizing a day of action. Most Acts of Leadership will come from giving presentations, including speaking events you arrange yourself and events arranged for you through requests that come in through Climate Reality. 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 all three days of the training. You can expect the training to begin in the early afternoon on the first day and end in the late afternoon or early evening of the third day. Specific start 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 do not provide remote trainings at this time. 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 a global organization fighting climate change on a global scale, Climate Reality holds trainings across continents so people everywhere can join us in working to solve the climate crisis.

    Climate Reality is aware that the trainings are distant from some attendees’ homes and that event-related air travel is a contributor to CO2 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 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.

    Do you have a question that is not addressed here? Please contact us at or call us at 202-567-6829 and we respond as soon as possible.

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