Climate Action Families

WE C·R·E·A·T·E OUR FUTURE, TOGETHER

Projects

Discover how Climate Action Families is facilitating climate action through our projects. From trainings to outreach to community organizing, each project contributes to the change we need to see. Join us in making a difference by exploring our projects and becoming a volunteer today. Together, we can create lasting positive impact for our planet. Ready to get involved? Visit our Get Involved page now!

Youth Climate Justice Ambassador Training

Calling all young changemakers! Are you ready to join forces to create a better world? Become a Climate Justice Ambassador-in-Training with Climate Action Families and let’s build a high impact, planet-loving community together!

 

Our training programs are designed for awesome young people like you, aged 8-11, 12-14, and 15+. Get ready to unlock your superpowers, make lifelong friends, and make lasting change that will be felt for generations to come.

 

At Climate Action Families, we believe in having a blast while saving the Earth! Our amazing mentors will guide you on an exciting journey of learning and collaboration. We learn by adventure and experimentation! We’ll explore all the incredible ways we can tackle climate change, like using our voices, making sustainable choices, and helping our community deploy new solutions, changing our laws and government, and getting our communities EXCITED about making a cleaner, more fair, and vibrant place to live.

 

Get ready for an incredible Climate Justice Apprenticeship series! Dive deep into climate science, equity, and the importance of nurturing our mental and emotional well-being. Our engaging and interactive approach will allow you to collaborate closely with fellow young changemakers, embark on awe-inspiring nature explorations, discover innovative technologies shaping a brighter future, and meet fascinating leaders and creators along the way. Together, we’ll inspire our families, friends, and communities to take action now by creating inclusive spaces, organizing impactful events, and spreading awareness about the urgent need for a healthier planet. Unleash your potential and shine in the climate justice movement!

 

But that’s not all! We’re teaming up with Families for Climate and Families for a Liveable Climate to launch our Healthy Homes for All campaign. Together, we’ll learn how to make our homes greener, unlock the secrets of renewable energy, and create a healthier future for everyone.

 

So, are you ready to be a part of something extraordinary? Let’s come together and protect the awe-inspiring wonders of our planet. Join us now and let’s CREATE a joyful, sustainable future for all!

 

We are getting our fall schedule together. Please sign up and we will email and/or call you when our first courses are scheduled!

Parent Climate Leadership Program

Ignite your potential as a parent in this tumultuous time and embrace the vital role you play in shaping a better future for our children. Join our transformative Parent Climate Leadership Program and embark on a journey of personal growth and profound impact.

 

In this program, we’ll delve into understanding and countering adultism, learning how to treat our children with equity and respect. We’ll equip you with the tools and insights to be a pillar of support and understanding for our youth who are grappling with the unfolding climate crisis and concerns about the future. Together, we’ll create an empowering environment where they can thrive and flourish.

 

Resilience is key in navigating the challenges ahead, and our program goes beyond mindfulness and emotional awareness. We’ll explore all aspects of resilience, preparing you to face uncertainties with confidence and optimism, while ensuring a safe and nurturing space for our children.

 

Open and honest communication is paramount, and we’ll guide you in effectively addressing our youth in a developmentally appropriate manner. Recognizing the unique world they are growing up in, we’ll foster deep connections and understanding.

 

As parents, our primary role is to uplift our children, setting examples of integrity, acceptance, inclusivity, love, and unwavering optimism. Together, we’ll create a supportive community where we learn from and support each other in these extraordinary times.

 

Our children’s future rests upon our shoulders, and the time to act is now. This program is about transforming into the parents our children need, equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide and inspire our youth. The journey starts here, and together we will shape a brighter tomorrow for all.

 

We are getting our fall schedule together. Please sign up and we will email and/or call you when our first courses are scheduled!

Healthy Homes for All Campaign

Climate Action Families is partnering with Families for Climate in Oregon and Families for a Livable Climate in Montana to engage in advocacy and training to accelerate the adoption of clean and healthy electric appliances and equitable distribution of Inflation Reduction Act incentives to people living in both rural and urban communities, and to renters as well as homeowners. We are focusing on campaign on:

 

  1. Developing and expanding use of tools and support systems that help families navigate electrifying their homes
  2. Building networks of local advocates equipped with tools and training to call for the electrification of schools and community centers
  3. Advancing state and local policies that support equitable implementation of the IRA incentives and Justice 40 initiative by broadly sharing potent climate stories through our storytelling and
    ambassador programs.
Electrify art

CAF Seattle

Climate Action Families Seattle is our first and home local group in the CAF network.

 

 

CAF Seattle is a community of families — parents/caregivers and youth — who meet regularly and engage in climate education and action together.

 

 

CAF Seattle organizes fun events like hikes and cultural activities monthly and once you’re a member you’ll be invite to join.  Becoming a member is free. Just fill out the form on this page to get started!

 

We do have some public events if you want to get to know us first before joining the group. Those are listed in the calendar below.

 

caf seattle group photo

Join CAF Seattle

The first step to becoming a family engaged in CAF Seattle is to fill out an application form. Because we work with youth we need to be thorough in our data collection and onboarding into the organization.

 
Please fill out this form to  express interest in joining CAF. We’ll then reach out to you with the full application form (we’re still working on getting the full form online) and  encourage you to join an upcoming meeting or event.
 
Hope to see you soon!
















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Student Strike Support

Are you a high school joining the global climate strike movement? Do you need support organizing at your school? Have some questions about striking?

 

Reach out to us!

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Climate Grief & Empowerment

So many of us long to take effective action on social injustice and the climate crisis but become paralyzed with fear and grief in the face of the vast scope of these challenges. In these extraordinary times of planetary crisis—amidst COVID-19, racial and social injustice, and the echoes of fascism reverberating strongly in the U.S.—many people feel overwhelmed with grief, fear, numbness, and more. Finding tools to face, feel, and transform can be relieving, empowering, and transformative. Coming together in community practice can offer strength and energy to make change and be truly present to our families, our communities, and our world.

 

Important Details

This group is offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10am – 11:45am, for adults (18+). You are welcome to attend as many or as few offerings as you like. The group will meet virtually due to COVID-19.

 

This group is offered to the general public free of charge. For those with financial resources, donations are welcomed and used to assist us in compensating the facilitators for their time and energy.

Talk Climate

Talking about climate in our schools, homes, communities, and workplaces is one of the most important climate actions we can take.

 

The Talk Climate website is for everyone (young people, caregivers, and professionals) who wants to learn how to have productive, courageous, and empowering conversations about climate change. Talk Climate’s resources are age-appropriate, emotionally-responsive, and designed to empower people to build emotional and interpersonal capacity for facing the climate era.

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