Developing Community-Based Climate Messengers: Training and peer learning to expand capacity and opportunities for climate communication, education, and action across Greater Minnesota

Project: Internal Grant

Project Details


The U of M Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership seek to pilot and test a rigorous program for training and supporting trusted community messengers to engage in climate change conversations across Greater Minnesota. A cohort of 15 diverse messengers will receive training in solutions-oriented climate change communication and mentorship for piloting their messaging at community meetings. The training will build on existing evidence-based climate communication training models to empower local messengers with the resources, confidence, and knowledge needed to integrate climate change into community conversations and actions. Others working toward greater climate engagement (SDG#13) in Minnesota can scale and replicate this approach.
Effective start/end date8/1/218/31/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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