Creating a Climate for Change
With Clayton Thomas-Müller, Tzeporah Berman, Cara Pike and Hollyhock Leadership Institute
June 9 - 14, 2019
Creating a Climate for Change: Networking & Training is a powerful retreat, strategy session, and skills training designed for people, from across North America, advocating for a safe and just climate future. skills training designed for people advocating for a safe and just climate future. This conference is open to all climate activists who are seeking a community of practice and a chance to connect and collaborate with other activists. Senior leaders, activist trainers, and those just beginning are all invited to convene for renewal of soul and skills through strategic conversations, case studies, and collaborative problem-solving.
Climate for Change offers five days of community and capacity building, featuring presentations and case studies from experts in the field, as well as unstructured time for rest and community replenishment.
The Climate for Change program will support building deep community while developing knowledge and skills in just transition, campaign strategy, working across difference, impactful intersectional strategies, fundraising, engagement organizing, social media, Indigenous rights-based approach, and effective leadership.
Together we will co-create strategies in designing social movements, campaigns to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build their capacity to work toward public policies to expedite the just transition of our energy systems.
Scholarships are available and prioritized for Indigenous applicants and grassroots organizers. By application.
Clayton Thomas-Müller, of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, is an activist, writer, public speaker, facilitator and activist for indigenous self-determination and environmental justice. Working as co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign of the Polaris Institute, as North American native energy organizer and tar sands campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, and as an organizer with the Defenders of the Land Idle No More campaign, he has been on the front lines of stopping industrial society’s assault on Indigenous Peoples lands. Growing up in Winnipeg and familiar with inner-city realities, Clayton began his work as a…
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Tzeporah Berman BA, MES, LLD (honoris causa) has been designing environmental campaigns and working on environmental policy in Canada and beyond for over twenty years. She is an Adjunct Professor of York University Faculty of Environmental Studies and works as a strategic advisor to a number of First Nations, environmental organizations and philanthropic foundations on climate and energy issues. She is the former co-director of Greenpeace International’s Global Climate and Energy Program and Co-founder of ForestEthics. In 2015, Tzeporah was appointed to the BC Government Climate Leadership Team tasked with making policy recommendations to meet BC legislated climate targets. Also…
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Cara Pike is the founder and Executive Director of Climate Access, a nonprofit focused on building political and public support for climate solutions through its learning network for nonprofit and government leaders, pilot projects that test new engagement approaches, and communication research and strategy consulting services. Cara’s work includes creation of the Preparation Frame: A Guide for Understanding and Engaging Around Climate Impacts; the Ecological Roadmap, a values-based approach to building support for environmental protection; Climate Communications Behavior Change – A Guide for Practitioners, and other widely used publications and toolkits. Cara regularly advises government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Clients have included…
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