Climate Year: Give One Year to Save Civilization

Allies, we are thrilled to announce our new Climate Year program.

As part of our developing new strategy to ensure that the U.S. federal government launches a WWII-scale climate mobilization by July 4, 2017, to restore a safe climate, we are looking for brilliant, talented, dedicated people who want to fight for civilization and the natural world on a full-time basis.


Participants will commit to volunteering 30+ hours per week for one year, taking on significant leadership responsibilities, enjoy considerable autonomy, and continually pushing the limits of what they imagined possible.

We already have highly dedicated volunteers making full-time commitments, including oceanographer Danielle Meitiv and journalist Anya Grenier (read their impressive stories on the Climate Year website). But we need a lot more brilliant, passionate volunteers very soon if we are going to take TCM to the next level and ensure that there is a climate emergency super-summit that charts a course toward solving the climate crisis in the first 100 days of the next administration early next year.

The Climate Year program, on its own, cannot deliver a WWII-scale mobilization by next year. It is one part of a much larger effort that is just now taking shape. We are working with Russell Greene—who helped get mobilization onto the Democratic Party platform in July—to develop a broader umbrella strategy to exponentially grow our movement and get the mobilization started next year.

We are looking for outstanding people ready to dedicate a year of their lives for "all years." We aim to enlist people from all backgrounds, walks of life, and U.S. regions. We truly need all hands on deck: people of color, of all faiths, of all ages, of all political persuasions, from all sectors (including the fossil fuel industry), women, LGBTQIA, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply NOW to Climate Year.

If you can’t afford to volunteer 30 hours a week, but feel called to mobilize, please let us know what level of assistance you would need in order to participate in Climate Year. We will do our best to meet financial need. (See more information about financial assistance here.)

Please apply or encourage the most talented, energetic, dedicated people you know to apply for Climate Year. And if you can afford it, please make sure to support us with a donation so we can provide financial assistance.

And make sure to share the news of Climate Year far and wide!

Margaret Klein Salamon, Nicole Harris, Ezra Silk, and the ever expanding TCM team!


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  • commented 2016-09-18 20:30:05 -0400
    We’re all busy. Activists are taxed, true. But, what a vibrant, scary time, just full of opportunity-to-matter this is. Our Revolution is getting off the ground, as three-quarters of the probably 12,000 new people from the House Parties with Bernie Sanders are now data-entered. Bernie’s issues were united around US/not me. And, there is no issue that will affect ALL OF US like CLIMATE. This year-long concentrated effort by The Climate Mobilization – now that we know OUR SPECIES could literally die off within a couple centuries of warming – couldn’t be more timely. I’m with The Climate Mobilization for this year of the launch, and I’m sticking with Bernie, too! Please come join us, no matter what your politics. Save your progeny. You are needed!