The Climate Ambassador Programme of An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit has opened it’s application process for 2019. This exciting programme focuses on identifying individuals in secondary schools, campuses and the wider community to work as ambassadors for climate change, encouraging people from all walks of life to make a positive change in their communities.
There are currently 108 Climate Ambassadors volunteering right across Ireland. A key goal for the Climate Ambassadors is to increase awareness of the causes, effects and solutions of climate change. They also undertake a number of actions to make their school, campus or community more resilient to climate change by improving their local environment.
The programme trains people in climate communications and climate action, giving them the tools, resources and network to instigate change in their schools, campuses and communities throughout 2019.
Through community engagement, the new ambassadors will play their part in building sustainable Irish communities ready to meet the challenges of a changing climate. The Climate Ambassador Programme is currently supported by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.
Closing date for appliations is Friday, November 9. To find out more about the programme, how to apply and what actions you can take, please visit: www.climateambassador.ie