Climate Coaches

Climate Coaches

  • Exhibit High Integrity
  • Keen Listening Skills
  • Motivate Others
  • Positive Mindset
  • Enjoy working with teens
  • Interested in closing the climate knowledge-to-action gap

If this is you… continue


We are seeking 12 coaches to facilitate 150 underserved high school students in groups of up to 25 students during our hybrid climate clinics. The clinics will be 1 hour once a week for over a period of 4 months.

The Big Picture

1) Engage high school students to take action and accountability in the race to zero carbon at their local, county/town and state levels.

2) Address climate anxiety by engaging and empowering high school students to select carbon neutral options in their communities (schools – transportation, food waste and electrical energy).

The End In Mind

Coaches prepare the high school student groups to develop a net zero carbon school – solar, EV transportation, food waste – then the high school students present their ideas and rationale to subject matter experts (SME) at the Sustainability Challenge 2023. SME will rank the student groups based on a rubric, then award prizes to student groups.

Time Commitment

Climate Coaches Training

One 90 minute in-person kick-off, followed by seven 60 minute virtual facilitator training sessions (one training per week). No training during finals week nor Thanksgiving break. Kick-off begins the week of September 6, 2022.

Climate Clinics (with high school students)
Coaches facilitate one 90 minute in-person kick-off the week of October 31, 2022 at their respective assigned high schools. Following the kick-off, coaches facilitate seven weekly 60 minute virtual clinics with a group of 25 high school students (Week of 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 1/9, 1/16)


Coaches will be paid a monthly stipend. Contact for more details.

Climate Coach Application:

Resume – upload PDF or Word document.

Writing Samples – provide two writing samples that reflect your writing style. Upload as a PDF or Word document.

References – provide two professional references (employer, teacher, coach, pastor). Upload as a PDF or Word document.

Strengths Test – complete the strengths test online. Select “continue with email," then forward the link with your results from the strengths test to the email below.

Upload resume, references, writing samples and results of the strengths test to our email: Make sure that you add Climate “Coach_your name” in the subject line.

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