Master Climate Protector – The Pilot
Modeled on the extremely popular Jackson County Master Gardener and Master Recycler programs, this is the first time our Master Climate Protector program will be offered. This program incorporates both a training component and a service component. It is designed for individuals who want to know more about Climate Change and what we can do to address this critical problem.
Master Climate Protectors who graduate from the training are volunteers who work to inform and educate the public about the science of climate change and its consequences. They work within their communities and local governments to promote personal and collective actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and serve as an educational outreach for climate literacy.
The 10-week training course covers climate change science and the impacts on key sectors of energy, transportation, agriculture, water and others. Within each sector is a focus on global and local impacts, personal and collective mitigating actions and measurements on how to reduce your greenhouse gas footprint. The course includes an up to date training manual, discussion based classes, and presentations from local and regional experts.
- develop an improved understanding of the science of global warming and its climate change consequences enabling them to inform others about the issues,
- become motivated to take individual and collective action to address the problem – including developing a personal carbon footprint and using it to reduce their own emissions.
To sign up, send an email to Louise. Requesting that your name be added to the list of participants.