Building Ground Leadership Training
Join us February – March, 2021!

Building Ground is an opportunity to join an online cohort dedicated to learning, deepening, and building the skills necessary to undertake powerful climate justice work within our communities. The Building Ground training specifically focuses on sharing fundamental frameworks about climate justice and building the relationships that empower effective leaders.

At Building Ground, you can expect sessions where you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of climate justice and the approaches that individuals and groups undertake to build a powerful movement;
  • Learn in detail about 350’s specific approach to changemaking and organizing;
  • Begin to articulate your own leadership and changemaking approaches;
  • Build tools and learn organizing strategies to support your work through developing understandings of campaign strategy and meeting facilitation;
  • Connect with other emerging leaders from around the state and region.
  • Take part in interactive and engaging online trainings that will be both participatory and energizing.

Our next Building Ground Leadership Training will be Feb-March, 2021 (six online sessions total).  Click here to apply today.  Applications are due Sunday, February 14 and applicants are being accepted on a rolling basis.  



The trainings sessions will be held:

  • Saturday, Feb 20, 2-6 pm
  • Monday, March 1, 6-8 pm
  • Monday, March 8, 6-8 pm
  • Monday, March 15, 6-8 pm
  • Monday, March 22, 6-8 pm (optional session)
  • Saturday, March 27, 1-5 pm

These trainings will be on Zoom. In order to receive the depth of learning we’re hoping for, all participants are asked to commit to all sessions. However, you may miss one of the evening sessions and still be considered for acceptance into the program.

Space is limited to 20 participants and applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Applications are due Sunday, February 14.  Please click here to apply today.

What is the cost?

Cost of the program is on a sliding scale from $50-200 depending on what you feel you are able to contribute. Note: there is scholarship available and no one will be turned away based on financial need.

“Building Ground was such a re-energizing experience. It centered my passions and led me to see tangible outlets for the work I wish to pursue. Working with other passionate folks helped me feel supported and provided me a space within the larger climate movement community.”

Why Now?

These times demand that we build powerful and loving social movements that are strong enough to confront and overcome the systems which have created the climate crisis. With the impending urgency of this climate crisis and the lack of leadership in our federal government, and at a time when various movements for justice around the world are uniting to work together, this is the moment for each of us to step more fully into our own leadership and power.

This requires our taking the time to deepen our skills and analysis as activists, leaders, and organizers, and to build connections so we can confront this crisis with the boldness, creativity, resilience, and love that we need.

“Thank you for opening my eyes to my own possibilities and for opening my heart to others who share my goals and concerns.”

Why You?

If you’re wondering if you’re “qualified enough” to be a part of something this… you are.  If you’re wondering if you “know enough” to be a part of something this… you do.  If you’re wondering if you’re “good enough” to be a part of something like this… take a deep breath and know that we need you. Here is a list of some reasons that you might consider attending…

  • You are excited to learn and deepen your knowledge of climate justice and the climate movement
  • You want to be a part of a community of inspiring people who are ready to stand up and confront the reality of the climate crisis
  • You have bold ideas and questions and you want to learn how to put them into action
  • You want to grow your own skills and abilities and be part of a community of practice that is learning together
  • You know this moment in time requires tremendous leadership and you want to find your own way to contribute
  • You feel moved by this invitation in some way that you can’t quite describe, and just feel like you want to be there!