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Why not be a climate ambassador?
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Tai Moses
If you’re concerned about the climate crisis, the city of Austin is offering an opportunity to be part of the solution: The city is seeking community members to serve as community climate ambassadors, a “paid opportunity for individuals who can meaningfully engage with communities that have been systematically left out of, misrepresented in, or ignored during climate change conversations.” During the six-month program, which runs from August 2022 to January 2023, you will “learn about environmental justice and racial equity and support the implementation of the Climate Equity Plan through community-based projects. These Community Action Projects will be shaped by the interests of ambassadors and focus on topics such as sustainable buildings, energy use, housing, anti-displacement, transportation, climate resilience, access to nature, and more.” Zach Baumer, who manages the climate program with the Office of Sustainability, said in a press release, “People and organizations across Austin are energized and engaged on the issue of climate change. Through this program, we want to amplify those voices and offer support and guidance for community-identified solutions.” Submit your application by June 22. If you are selected, you will be notified by the end of July. Learn more at austintexas.gov/climateambassadors.
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