Climate change effects are being felt at a local, national and global scale. Becoming a Climate Ambassador will give you the opportunity and platform to do something really positive within your community. Adapting to climate change and mitigating the adverse impacts is a growing concern in every community in Ireland and our Climate Action Officers look forward to working with you on this exciting programme!
Why get involved?
Become a Climate Leader!
The Climate Ambassador programme is a great opportunity to become a leader in your school, campus, workplace or community and to promote positive climate actions in a local context.
The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce operates some of Ireland’s most successful environmental programmes including Green-Schools, Blue Flag, Green Campus, Clean Coasts and National Spring Clean.
Meet others who share your passion
The programme runs for the full calendar year and during that time we will provide you with lots of opportunities to meet our Climate Action Officers, who will fully support you, and other Climate Ambassadors, to develop, share and learn from each other’s ideas and experience.
Learn more about climate science & communications
You will receive a full day of training initially which will cover the causes and effects of climate change as well as the solutions. We also organise training as well as tours and workshops throughout the year at our network gatherings.
We ask that you carry out at least two climate actions and two climate communications within your community/school/campus. With our support and advice, you could organise a local tree planting, bog conservation, climate conversation or set-up a radio interview with your local station. We will have plenty of simple, yet effective ideas and look forward to hearing yours too!
You will be asked to compile a brief activity report about what you have been doing during your time as a Climate Ambassador. All participants will receive certificates for their work and be invited to a prestigious ceremony in November each year. Ten Climate Ambassadors will also be presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award. This event is a great way to celebrate and recognise all of your work completed throughout the year.