Climate Masters at Home
The Climate Masters at Home™ program effectively educates and supports individuals in reducing their personal and household carbon footprints, leading to real emission reductions and increasing climate literacy. This actions-based education program trains volunteers as Climate Masters who then share easy, low-cost ways to reduce emissions with others in their community.
Participants go through a highly interactive 10-week training class, learning from local experts how to implement emission reduction activities from heating and cooling, transportation, food waste, and yards. Climate Master trainees “pay back” some of the costs of the training by volunteering at least 30 hours of time to help other community members learn what they have learned through information booths at local events, private consultations, and local presentations.
Program participants have averaged two tons of emissions reductions per person per year and have cut home electricity use by 12% in one year.
CLI's goal is to provide the technical assistance and training to allow communities to start and maintain their own Climate Masters at Home program. Our specially tailored train-the-trainer workshops and replicable materials supports the ongoing propagation of this important program. Currently, Climate Masters at Home programs are planned for six Oregon counties in early 2010 as well as in the state of New Mexico. In addition, the Oregon Climate Corps Act (SB 942) authorized the suite of Climate Master™ programs as the state climate change outreach program.
Click here to view a recorded webinar introduction to all Climate Master programs or to sign up for the next live session. To obtain program materials, view the Climate Masters at Home toolkit below. To schedule a training or discuss consulting and other options, please contact TRIG at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-744-7072.