The Cornell Climate Stewards Training is a volunteer training program created to help local citizens become climate science, adaptation and mitigation leaders for their community. It provides training on these subjects and more through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). The 2021 training will be led by Cornell, CCE and Sea Grant staff from across NYS. The program equips local volunteers with the knowledge, effective communication techniques and strategies to work with the general public and local governments around climate issues. Trained volunteers will complete the training by assisting in developing projects in their local community to become more climate smart.
The Cornell Climate Stewards program is modeled on other CCE programs like the Master Gardener and Master Composter volunteer programs. Volunteers will learn what is already taking place in Seneca County to combat climate change and will further help our communities implement even more effective changes.
Cornell Climate Stewards in Seneca County commit to a 12 week training (24 hours of online training that spans 15 weeks), followed by volunteer work in their community. Upon completion of the 12 week training, Cornell Climate Stewards are expected to independently implement climate actions or projects in their community, volunteering at least 40 hours to become a certified "Cornell Climate Steward". Additionally, they will become official Seneca County CCE volunteers and work with Association staff on continuing programming.
Cornell Climate Stewards trainee selection is based on an applicant’s ability to attend the training sessions as well as a demonstration that they are interested in working with their municipality on climate related projects or are already working with their municipality.
Please contact Executive Director at 315-539-9251 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This event is online
Last updated August 17, 2021