Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Citizens Climate Education Corp.

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aka Citizens Climate Education

Coronado, CA


We empower ordinary citizens to educate political, business, and faith leaders, along with members of the general public, about climate change and climate change solutions. Our educational and communications strategies and tools enable these citizens to engage in clear, respectful dialogue about climate change in keeping with the concerns of their local communities. Our climate education training thus serves to build a vocal national constituency for climate action, one voice and one community at a time.

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Executive Director

Mark Reynolds

Main Address

1330 Orange Ave Suite 309

Coronado, CA 92118 USA


Climate change, education, communication training, environmental protection, democratic engagement





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

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Citizens' Climate Education seeks to build an informed, vocal constituency for national climate action. To this end, we empower ordinary individuals to educate elected officials, the media, and members of the general public about climate change and climate change solutions.

Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.  By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to communicate in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

Citizens' Climate Education produces educational tools and communications protocols that enables ordinary citizens to become part of a large, growing climate constituency.

Regional and International Conferences bring together citizens, NGOs, and stakeholders for inspirational training and education.

Our Moving Past Misconceptions training and other communications protocols help to defuse partisan political tensions, enabling climate communication to begin with the discovery of shared values rather than partisan divides.

Open-access laser talks provide easily-mastered, well-sourced responses to common questions about climate change and climate actions. Meanwhile, our webinars dive deeper into these and other related topics.

By commissioning studies from trusted analysts such as Regional Economic Models, Inc., we provide solid data that can be used to educate both leaders and the general public about the features and advantages of various climate solutions.

Since its 2007 founding, Citizens' Climate Education has trained more than 35,000 ordinary people to engage in climate education. Many of these trainees volunteer with our sister organization, Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), which now consists of more than 300 nationwide chapters representing nearly all congressional districts. CCE's education tools and communications protocols empowered these individuals to hold nearly 1,400 educational meetings with congressional offices, publish 2,850 letters to the editor and op-eds, and participate in some 1,700 outreach events in 2016 alone. Its open-access tools allow more organizations to hone their climate communication approach, further increasing CCE's overall reach.

Citizens' Climate Education (CCE) produces open-access educational materials and communications protocols that may be used by any interested individual or organization. Foremost among the latter is CCE's sister organization, Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), which keeps careful records of meetings and published media the reflect CCE's training. CCL's recorded metrics include: educational meetings with congressional offices, local officeholders, and business, faith, and community leaders; published letters to the editor and op-eds; handwritten letters to Members of Congress; and signatories to a statement expressing agreement with the need for climate action. CCE views the steady increase in all these metrics as reflective of the confidence provided by CCE training and education.

We have reached and trained more than 20,000 concerned citizens, providing them with access to the tools they need to engage in active climate education. One of the most striking results is House Resolution 424 (H. Res 424), which was introduced in September of 2015 by Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) and 10 Republican congressional colleagues. H. Res 424 acknowledged the reality of climate change and declared the need to work towards practical, bipartisan solutions.  This watershed resolution marked the opening of a much-needed dialogue, and implicitly recognized the need for a climate coalition that moves far beyond partisan divides.

During the run-up to Representative Gibson's pioneering action, volunteers with Citizens' Climate Education's sister organization, Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), worked tirelessly to express their support. In partnership with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)—which spearheaded the efforts—CCL volunteers drew upon upon Citizens' Climate Education's educational and communications protocols to encourage more legislators to join the resolution.

Of course, Citizens' Climate Education will not be satisfied until a national climate constituency has grown large enough, and vocal enough, to drive the enactment of fair and effective climate action. Until that time, we will continue training citizens to participate in educating political, business, faith, and community leaders, notable public figures, and members of the general public about the imperative to act as swiftly as possible.

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Citizens Climate Education Corp.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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