Community Climate Connectors

A Community Climate Connector is someone who has been trained to facilitate a Community Climate Circle.

We believe that as we organize to tackle the crisis, neighbours need support as they seek ways to reduce their personal, household or workplace climate pollution.

Our goal is to help the city of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Regional District to reduce their climate pollution by close to 100% by 2030. To do this, we hope to train 2% of the population to become Connectors, with each trained Connector offering support to 20 families. For a population of 100,000 people, we hope to train 2,000 Connectors.

No previous qualifications are needed to become a Connector: just a willingness to learn and to approach your friends and neighbours with kindness and compassionate listening.

Our Next Training: Wednesday October 20th, 7pm by Zoom

We are looking for ten volunteers to join us in a Community Climate Connectors Learning Session on Wednesday October 20th, 7-9pm, by Zoom. The session will give you the skills and confidence to run a Community Climate Circle with your friends and neighbours, sharing information and supporting each other as you work to reduce your climate pollution and become more engaged in climate action. Small changes can have a big impact.

We seek diversity – renters, homeowners, and people who bring a variety of incomes, backgrounds, life experiences, genders, ages, ethnicities, countries of origin, religious and political beliefs.If you’d like to join us, please apply by Wednesday October 13th at 12 Noon. We will let you know by Friday 15th if you are among the ten, or on the waiting list for our next Learning Session.

We have a full set of resources to help Connectors in our Toolkit. If you would like access, please email Chris Baitz, climatecircles@gmail.com

We are a pioneering group of citizens in the Nanaimo region of Vancouver Island.

We share a deep concern about the global climate emergency. As one of the many solutions that are needed, regionally, nationally and globally, we are are working to reduce our personal and household climate pollution, to train ourselves to be able to offer support to our neighbours to reduce their climate pollution, and then to train others to do the same.

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