Our Climate empowers young people to advocate for science-based and equitable climate solutions that build a livable world. Young people are overwhelmingly supportive of climate action and eager to work for an equitable transition to clean energy; over the past year, millions of young people across the world have taken to the streets to demand action from elected officials. Our Climate provides young leaders with the education, tools, and experience to advocate for concrete policy solutions to mitigate the climate crisis and protect our shared future.
Our Climate is committed to passing policies that will limit pollution and ensure a just transition to clean energy. We focus on winning state-level policies that will measurably reduce emissions and lay the groundwork for federal action, and we partner closely with state coalitions to strategically engage youth in efforts to advance these policies. Our Climate's leadership development programs train youth leaders to become informed, confident, and capable advocates. Our curriculum comprehensively covers climate policy topics, challenging students to make connections between other movements for social and environmental justice, as well as training on how to engage the media, meet with decision-makers, and organize their communities. By combining targeted climate advocacy with youth leadership development, we work to win concrete climate policies while empowering the next generation of leaders.
Currently, Our Climate has 5 full-time and 4 part-time staff members, most of whom work remotely in Our Climate’s target states. While the majority of our funding comes from family foundations, our individual donor base has grown significantly over the past three years; our 2020 combined budget is $600,000. To learn more about Our Climate’s vision and approach, see our Strategic Framework and 2019 Annual Report.