Do you want to ....
- Learn about the causes of the climate crisis and what can be done to mitigate it
- Study and work together with like-minded people from all over the world
- Take action and volunteer for a better world
Then this programme is for you!
The periods of the Climate Activist programme:
- 3 months at CICD. Studies, investigations and practical training to prepare for the next 3 months
- 3 months volunteering with Richmond Vale Academy and communities in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
- 1 month back at CICD to conclude and share your experiences.
First period: Climate Activist in Training
3 months at CICD. Studies and practical training, as well as planning and preparing the 3 months volunteering period.
During the training we focus on getting to grips with the issue of climate change.
What is it? What consequences does it have in different parts of the world? Why is it happening? Why are no serious plans made by those in power to reduce emissions and avoid exceeding the critical 2 degrees of global warming?
Apart from the theoretical studies we put a lot of focus on investigating what is actually being done. We will go on field trips to meet other climate activists and organisations in the UK, we will work in the garden farm at CICD and carry out other actions in the development of our Climate Centre.
We will also prepare for the 3 months volunteer period at Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) in St Vincent.
During this period you will also be a part of running the school together with all other students and staff, and you will be part of governing the school through our Common Meetings.
Second period: Volunteer in St Vincent and the Grenadines
This 3 month period will be spent working closely together with Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) and local communities around environmental projects on the island of St Vincent.
The concrete tasks will depend on the time of year and the specific needs at the time. Together with your team, you will be part of developing the permaculture farm at RVA, and farming activities in the local communities such as Home Gardens, to support food security for the population.
Be ready to help with what is most needed!
Third period: Call to Action for our Climate
You return to CICD with your head and heart full of what you have achieved together with students and staff at RVA and local communities on the island.
Now it is time to conclude on what you have learned and achieved, pass on your experiences to the next team, and share your experiences and results far and wide: a call to action for a sustainable future!
You are well prepared with lots of photos, films, interviews, statistics, songs etc.
Starting dates and course fees
The next starting date is 1st October 2024!
The course fees are £ 3.140, including all programme costs, food and accommodation. The enrolment fee is £ 500.