By Jonathan Soohoo December 20, 2019

Solving the climate crisis is no easy feat. And while more of our leaders are speaking out and developing solutions, there’s still much more work to be done on college campuses, with local leaders and businesses, and in communities around the country to build a durable and diverse movement to show our leaders that we are demanding a 100% clean energy future.

And that’s one of the reasons why I’m excited that Defend Our Future is launching a new Campus Ambassador program! We want to work with young people like you who want to play a leading role in the fight for a cleaner and more just world. As a Campus Ambassador, you’ll help build our movement by recruiting new volunteers and supporters, deepen relationships with allies and local businesses alike, and encourage lawmakers to act boldly to solve one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Across the country, young people are raising their voices by striking, using social media, meeting with elected officials, making phone calls and writing letters to the editor of their local papers. Our leaders need to hear from their constituents – students, young professionals, business owners; basically everyone – that climate action is a top priority. And we need to let them know that, yes, we’ll show up at the polls at every election, but we’ll also hold them accountable once they’re in office.

Benefits of being an Ambassador

So you may be asking – what’s in it for you? What do I get out of being a Defend Our Future Campus Ambassador? Well, in addition to helping save the world (duh), we’ll provide you a stipend for your efforts. And we’ll help you build your organizing and communications skills, provide an opportunity to participate in a fly-in to Washington, DC to meet with your lawmakers, and most definitely have fun. And don’t forget, this experience is a great resume builder!

The good news is that you don’t have to start from scratch! Whether you’re new to organizing or a seasoned climate activist, we can help provide the training, tools and skills you need to build community and the political power necessary to make the change we want to see.

Are you ready to take the next step to become a leader on your campus?

Drop me a note at jonathan@defendourfuture.org with any questions you may have and to see whether you’ve got what it takes to be our next Campus Ambassador!

I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together.

PS: If you’d like to support the incredible work of Campus Ambassadors, to provide them the tools they need to build our movement, you can make your gift here.