An ambassador is anyone who is interested in climate change issues or is a representative of an organization or group that is directly connected to and/or providing services to historically underrepresented groups in Austin. Their primary role will be to gather and share information about climate issues with their community. Topics include but are not limited to: energy, transportation, food, and access to nature.
Ambassadors will be financially compensated to complete tasks like attend workshops, interview community members, and aid our office in outreach regarding the Community Climate Plan Update.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a racially and economically diverse group of applicants. We are interested in people who can meaningfully engage with one or more of the following groups:
Black, Indigenous, people of color
Immigrant, migrant, and/or refugee communities
People with disabilities
Low income communities
People experiencing homelessness
People with records
What will ambassadors do?
Task 1: Participate in a workshop to learn more about climate-related issues and contribute your thoughts to the conversation. Work with City staff to design and develop an interview guide. 15-hour estimated time commitment.
Task 2: Conduct a minimum of five interview reports to gather and share information about climate issues within your community between December and March 2019. 35-hour estimated time commitment.
Task 3: Collaborate with the Office of Sustainability to reach out to networks about the Community Climate Plan and support for implementation. 25-hour estimated time commitment.
Apply to be a Community Climate Ambassador!
Apply here (en Español) by Wednesday, November 27. Individuals who are selected for the program will be notified no later than Friday, December 6.