Climate Action Roadmap for Rural Communities — 3 Online Sessions + COVID-19 Recovery Bonus Session


Date and Time:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 1:00pm to Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1:00pm

Important note: We are all reeling from the sudden changes that the Coronavirus response has demanded of us. Every organization I know that works in and with rural communities is going into rapid response mode to help people now while also starting to look to the future to ask what recovery will look like and how they can help. Realizing this is a question that is likely to be top of mind for all of us, we have added an optional fourth session to the course to focus specifically on how to keep climate action going during these times and how to make climate and resiliency action integral to community recovery.


Early registration extended + use this discount code for climate educators for an additional 20% off. That will reduce your price to $208 for the three week course + optional 4th session.


Rural communities are feeling the effects of climate change and are instrumental to many climate solutions that are being discussed and implemented. But innovations and policy decisions are often made with rural communities as an afterthought. You may feel your town is too small to make much of an impact or to take the reins, or you don't have a lot of resources to invest in engaging your community. This course will help you understand how to build awareness and participation, design solutions, and take action together. You will create a roadmap for engaging your community on climate solutions and identify one or two initial projects to get the ball rolling. The course includes templates and examples from other rural communities.

Course instructor: Michele Archie, co-author of Climate Choices: How Should We Meet the Challenges of a Warming Planet? and the accompanying facilitator guide. Michele has long experience with engagement and action in rural communities across the U.S.

Three weekly classes - Tuesdays - April 14-28, 2020 - 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET with optional session on May 5 (sessions available for replay in case you need to miss a session or want to listen again)

Fee: $260 discounted early registration, $400 regular course fee

Sessions: Three, one-hour live webinars with plenty of time for discussion and learning from other participants. Available for replay in case you miss a session or want to listen again.

  • Engaging Your Community — understanding your starting point and building strategies for awareness, education and insights.
  • Designing Solutions — bringing your community together to explore solutions and make concrete plans.
  • Sustaining Action — build momentum starting with a leveraged project or two, plug into support networks and track progress.


  • One-on-one pre-course telephone consultation so we can better understand your community and your goals.
  • Templates and examples from other communities.
  • One-on-one coaching call to help you fine-tune an approach that meets your community’s unique situation and needs.

Who is this for? Civic groups • Business & economic development leaders • Concerned residents • Elected officials • Conservation organizations • Community organizers • Environmental educators and EE organizations • Extension & community development professionals • High school and college students

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Satisfaction and progress guaranteed

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t find value in the course, contact us for a full refund.



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