Search
Close

Begin Typing to Search Submit Search

Close
Search Results
    X

    TRAINING FAQ:

    Q. HOW DO I APPLY TO ATTEND THE UPCOMING CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS TRAINING?

    A. If there is currently an application open to attend a training, you can visit our training page 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 their 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 THEY 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. 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.

    Do you have a question that is not addressed here? Please contact us at training@climatereality.com and we respond as soon as possible.

    X

    PRE-TRAINING FAQS

    HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL TRAINING WORK?

    The training features four days of two-hour live broadcasts, with additional on-demand viewing and interactive sessions available between April 22 and May 2. Trainees will also have additional time after May 2 to continue to explore the great array of content.

    Schedule
    We understand that in today’s world, time is valuable and attendees have busy lives with many competing demands. That’s why we are happy to offer two different schedule options. Trainees will be asked to choose one of the options during registration.

    Click here to view the weekend and weekday skeleton agendas. A more detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event.

    Broadcast Sessions.
    Broadcast sessions air live and then on-demand for re-watching or so those who missed the session can catch-up.

    On-Demand Sessions.
    On-demand sessions are different from live broadcasts and will be available throughout the duration of the training for trainees to access when it’s convenient for them.

    Interactive Sessions.
    Interactive sessions allow you to connect and engage with other trainees. Trainees will be able to review the schedule of interactive sessions once they have access to the training platform.

    WHAT ARE THE TRAINING COMPONENTS?

    1. On-demand orientation.
      Estimated run time: one hour
      • An introduction to the training experience.
    2. Four scheduled interactive broadcasts.
      Estimated run time: two hours each
      • Intensives on the science and solutions of the climate crisis led by former Vice President Al Gore.
      • Small group conversations facilitated by trained Climate Reality Leaders designed to foster reflection and build deeper relationships with fellow trainees.
    3. On-demand advocacy sessions.
      Estimated run time: one-to-two hours
      • Sessions focused on three areas critical to solving the climate crisis: Ending the expansion of fossil fuels, accelerating just climate solutions, and influencing high-level policies and regulations through federal advocacy.
      • Sessions that help trainees gain and practice advocacy and activism skills.
      • Trainees can complete a pre-designed track or choose a mix of the most interesting sessions for them.
    4. Environmental and climate justice sessions
      Estimated run time: TBD
      • Trainees select at least one session to deepen their understanding of the climate crisis as a social and racial justice issue and build their capacity to act accordingly.
    5. Optional interactive sessions
      Estimated run time: Trainee decides
      • Case study conversations with grassroots leaders.
      • Networking opportunities with fellow trainees.
      • Meetups with Climate Reality chapters across the country.

    The components necessary to join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps community will be clearly marked, and trainees will be able to track their progress on the training website.

    Trainees are encouraged to complete as many additional sessions as they are interested in during the training.

    HOW MUCH DOES THE VIRTUAL US TRAINING COST?

    There is no fee to participate in the training.

    Instead, trainees are expected to complete 10 Acts of Leadership within one year of the training. An Act of Leadership is an action that spreads awareness, drives change, or supports solutions to the climate crisis. These activities could include – but are not limited to – presentations in your community, media outreach, advocacy, and holding or attending events. Trainees will have the opportunity to complete qualifying activities during the training. Trainees will also be required to sign an agreement to this commitment prior to the training.

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL US TRAINING?

    Trainees must be at least 13 years of age and committed to completing all the training components to be eligible to participate in the virtual event. The content of this training is tailored to those who will be volunteering to work on climate issues in the United States.

    We are planning two additional trainings later this year: a virtual Latin America training in July and a virtual global training in October. To ensure trainees get the most out of their experience, we encourage them to register for a training that is focused on their geographic region.

    Click here to register for the virtual US training.

    Click here to be notified when the virtual Latin America registration opens.

    Click here to be notified when the virtual Global training registration opens.

    Individuals who are already trained Climate Reality Leaders are welcome to register; however, we do encourage those who have already been trained as Climate Reality Leaders to apply to serve as mentors. To request the mentor application, please send an email to mentors@climatereality.com.

    HOW CAN MINORS PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

    Trainees must be at least 13 years of age and at least the age of majority in their country if they currently reside outside of the United States to be eligible to participate in the training and become a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Trainees between the ages of 13-18 require permission from a parent or legal guardian. Trainees under the age of 18 will be asked to provide this permission a bit later upon accessing the training platform.

    DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE FOR THE WHOLE TRAINING?

    Anyone who registers for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training must be able to commit to completing the required training components. Required components will be clearly marked, and trainees will be able to track their own progress. We estimate the training will take 14 hours to complete, but most learning can be done at a trainee’s convenience over the span of two weeks.

    WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL US TRAINING?

    The training will be hosted on a web-based platform and will be accessible from any internet-enabled device: computer, tablet, mobile device, etc. Some sessions will take place on Zoom, so trainees will need access to a device with a working microphone and camera. As the training is web-based, trainees will need access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection.

    I DO NOT HAVE A RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTION AT HOME. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

    Some governments, organizations, and internet providers offer free or reduced-price Wi-Fi service. Please click here for a compilation of some of these programs and other internet connection options.

    WILL TRANSLATION SERVICES BE AVAILABLE?

    All training programming will be provided in English.

    WILL CLOSED CAPTIONING BE AVAILABLE?

    Yes, closed captioning will be available. Please email training@climatereality.com with any other accessibility questions.

    Make a Difference ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    You see our climate changing and injustice growing across the planet.

    You want to make a difference.

    Join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps of activists and learn how by attending a future Climate Reality Leader training led by Al Gore and a team of world-renowned  scientists, activists, innovators, and more.

    We currently offer trainings in flexible online formats designed to work with your schedule and connect you with activists in your part of the world. Past trainings  have also been held in-person in cities from Tokyo to Johannesburg to Pittsburgh. Planning is underway for our 2022 training offerings. To learn more and hear the schedule and hear the schedule as we announce new events in 2022, sign up for training list in the form on this page.

     

    What Is a Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training?

    Your chance to learn about the climate and justice crises shaping our world – and how you can make a difference.

    Over the course of multiple days, you’ll attend live broadcasts, panel workshops, networking meetups, and skill-building sessions – all taking place online and led by renowned experts, scientists, and activists.

    Each training is free and offers a flexible schedule that enables you to learn at the time and pace that works for you.

    What Do I Get by Attending a Training?

    By attending a training, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of:

    • How our climate is changing
    • How systemic racism is fueling the climate crisis and deepening injustice
    • How we can confront these challenges and build the world we want
    • The practical solutions in our hands today

     

    Just as important, by attending a training, you’ll start building the skills and network to:

    • Raise awareness and influence public opinion when it matters
    • Inspire your friends, colleagues, and community to take action
    • Effectively pressure policymakers to act on bold just climate solutions

    Who Are Trainings For?

    People come to Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings from all walks of life and backgrounds. Some of the people you’ll meet include:

    • Community leaders fighting fossil fuel pollution
    • Parents concerned about the future we give our children
    • Young people ready to take charge of their tomorrow
    • Seasoned activists looking to expand their skillset
    • Business leaders embracing real sustainability
    • And more

    FIND YOUR PEOPLE

    Joining the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and attending a training aren’t just about deepening your understanding of climate change and racial injustice.

    They’re about connecting with other changemakers just like you and building a powerful network of friends, colleagues, and allies to make a difference when it matters.

    PRE-TRAINING FAQS

    HOW DO I JOIN THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TRAINING?

    The training features four days of two-hour live broadcasts, with additional on-demand viewing and interactive sessions available between April 22 and May

    1. Register using this form.
    2. Add training@climatereality.com to your trusted senders list so you don’t miss any important training updates!
    3. Confirm your participation: Be on the lookout for an email from Climate Reality closer to the training asking you to confirm you can still join us. We know plans change and want to be sure we have an accurate participant roster to give you a great and personalized training experience.

    HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL TRAINING WORK?

    The training features four required two-hour broadcast sessions that will air on October 16, 17, 23, and 24. Each two-hour session includes presentations and small group meet-ups on Zoom. On-demand video sessions and optional interactive sessions will be available from October 16 – October 24. You will also have additional time after October 24 to continue to explore the great array of content.

    Here is the agenda-at-a-glance. A more detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event.

    To best accommodate a global audience in various time zones, the training will air two different broadcast schedules. Choose the broadcast schedule that works best for you.

    Click here if you need help to determine which works best for your time zone.

    Cohort 1 Broadcast Schedule:
    Saturday, October 16: 17:00 – 19:00 UTC+9 (Tokyo)
    Sunday, October 17: 17:00 – 19:00 UTC+9 (Tokyo)
    Saturday, October 23: 17:00 – 19:00 UTC+9 (Tokyo)
    Sunday, October 24: 17:00 – 19:00 UTC+9 (Tokyo)

    Cohort 2 Broadcast Schedule:
    Saturday, October 16: 18:00 – 20:00 UTC-4 (New York)
    Sunday, October 17: 18:00 – 20:00 UTC-4 (New York)
    Saturday, October 23: 18:00 – 20:00 UTC-4 (New York)
    Sunday, October 24: 18:00 – 20:00 UTC-4 (New York)

    On-demand sessions will be available throughout the duration of the training for you to access at your convenience.

    Interactive sessions allow you to connect and engage with other trainees. You will be able to review the interactive sessions schedule once you have access to the training website. While these are not required for certification, we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to connect.

    WHAT ARE THE TRAINING COMPONENTS?

    1. On-demand orientation.
    Estimated run time: 30 minutes

    • An introduction to the training experience.

    2. Four scheduled interactive broadcasts.
    Estimated run time: two hours each

    • Intensives on the science and solutions of the climate crisis led by former US Vice President Al Gore.
    • Small group conversations facilitated by previously trained Climate Reality Leaders designed to foster reflection and build deeper relationships with fellow trainees.

    3. On-demand environmental issue and advocacy sessions.
    Estimated run time: 40 minutes

    • Sessions focused on four areas critical to addressing the climate crisis and its impacts; Global Climate Justice, Grassroots Organizing, Health and the Climate Crisis, and Nature and Technology-based solutions.
    • Sessions will help you gain and practice advocacy and activism skills.
    • You will be able to select the sessions that appeal to you based on your interests.

    4. On-demand skill-building sessions
    Estimated run time: 40 minutes

    • Sessions intended to teach advocacy skills needed to engage in meaningful climate action.

    5. On-demand regional program overviews
    Estimated run time: 15 minutes

    • Info-sessions on the Climate Reality campaigns and projects underway around the globe, as well as further information on how to get involved!

    6. On-demand climate change solutions talks
    Estimated run time: 10 minutes

    • Inspirational 10-minute talks showcasing climate solutions in action around the world.

    7. Optional interactive sessions
    Estimated run time: up to you

    • Networking opportunities with your fellow trainees.
    • Meet-ups with Climate Reality Leaders and staff from across the globe.

    The components necessary to complete the training and join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps community will be clearly marked, and you will be able to track your progress through these requirements on the training website.

    You are encouraged to complete as many additional sessions as you are interested in during the training.

    HOW WILL I ACCESS THE TRAINING AND LIVE SESSIONS?

    The training takes place on a custom-built website. A few days prior to the training, you’ll be sent log-in credentials to access the website. Everything you need to complete the training is on this website, including live broadcast sessions, links to attend your small group discussions, your personal agenda, and more. It’s all in one place for your convenience – no need to track your own Zoom links or calendar apps!

    HOW MUCH DOES THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TRAINING COST?

    There is no fee to participate in the training.

    Instead, trainees are expected to complete 10 Acts of Leadership within one year of the training. An Act of Leadership is an action that spreads awareness, drives change, or supports solutions to the climate crisis. These activities could include – but are not limited to – presentations in your community, media outreach, advocacy, and holding or attending events. Trainees will also be required to sign an agreement to this commitment prior to the training. If you are unable to complete 10 Acts of Leadership within your first year of training, you will still be considered a Climate Reality Leader.

    WHAT LANGUAGES WILL THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TRAINING BE CONDUCTED IN?

    While the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training is primarily conducted in English, some of the video content will have French, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese captions. Some of the live interactive sessions will only have audio available, with no closed captioning in additional languages.

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TRAINING?

    You must be at least 16 years of age and of the age of majority in your country of residence if you are a non-US resident, or at least 13 years of age if you are a US resident, to register for the training and to become a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. The Virtual Global Training does not have a single regional focus – the content is intentionally designed for a global audience.

    Previously trained Climate Reality Leaders are welcome to register; however, we do encourage those who have already been trained as Climate Reality Leaders to apply to serve as mentors. To request the mentor application, please send an email to mentors@climatereality.com.

    HOW ARE MINORS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

    You must be at least 16 years of age and of the age of majority in your country of residence if you are a non-US resident, or at least 13 years of age if you are a US resident, to be eligible to participate in the training and to become a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Trainees under the age of 18 require permission from a parent or legal guardian and must provide the parent or guardian’s name and email address during registration. Parents or guardians will be emailed the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Agreement to review and sign on behalf of the minor prior to the training.

    DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE THROUGH THE WHOLE TRAINING?

    Anyone who registers for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training must be able to commit to completing the required training components. Required components will be clearly marked, and trainees will be able to track their own progress. We estimate the training will take 10-12 hours to complete, but most learning can be done at your convenience over the span of two weeks.

    WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL TRAINING?

    The training will be hosted on a website and will be accessible from any internet-enabled device: computer, tablet, mobile device, etc. Some sessions will take place on Zoom, so you will need access to a device with a working microphone and camera. As the training is web-based, you will need access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection. We recommend at least 1.5 megabits per second internet speed.

    I DO NOT HAVE A RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTION AT HOME. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

    Some governments, organizations, and internet providers offer free or reduced-price Wi-Fi service. Please click here for a compilation of some of these programs and other internet connection options.

    WILL CLOSED CAPTIONING BE AVAILABLE?

    All broadcasts and recorded video sessions will have closed captioning, while some live interactive sessions may only have audio available with no closed captioning. Please email training@climatereality.com with questions about accessibility.

    BECOME A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

     

    LEARN HOW TO BECOME A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

    Watch & Share

    Ordinary people face challenges. Climate Reality Leaders embrace them.

    Join us for a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and work with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned scientists and communicators learning about the climate crisis and how together we can solve it. 

    Bring your courage, commitment, and passion. Leave with the knowledge and tools to shape public opinion, inspire action in your community, and lead the global fight for solutions.

    GET MORE INFORMATION

    Submit this form to allow Climate Reality to process your personal data for direct marketing purposes as described in our Privacy Policy.

     
     
    We respect your privacy. To learn more, view our Privacy Policy.
    The reality we now face implores us to act. - Al Gore Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project