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ORGANIZATION: Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region

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Inspired by Accelerator member organization, Color Brighton Green, Color Your Community Green (CYCG) aims to connect and organize concerned individuals, by municipality or neighborhood, to form a network of climate-focused citizen action teams that will:

  • Identify locally-relevant, high-impact climate solutions and develop strategies to move those solutions forward using the CYCG "Toolkit";
  • Advocate for environmental justice and equitable climate solutions to be implemented at the municipal level;
  • Determine the best path forward for their community, with support from the Climate Solutions Accelerator, fellow CYCG teams, and other climate organizations in the region.

To achieve these goals, the twelve active CYCG teams perform various activities ranging from planting trees, organizing litter pick-ups, educating community members on skills like composting or creating healthy yards, and learning about and advocating for local climate solutions to board members and government officials.

We hope you join us as we strive to create greener communities, a greener region, and a greener planet. Together, we are the solution to climate change!

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About Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region

Location:

758 South Ave, ROCHESTER, NY 14620, US

Mission Statement

To create a healthier, more equitable, and regenerative community by catalyzing local efforts to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and address the effects of climate change.

Description

The Climate Solutions Accelerator is an inclusive, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and facilitating a large-scale climate mobilization in the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region.

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 People’s Climate March, more than 30 local organizations joined together to demand action on climate change and form the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition (RPCC). Following the march, representatives from member organizations worked together to define the Coalition’s mission, goals, and structure. For six years, the organization operated as RPCC, with a focus on organizing collaborative efforts to address climate change in the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. Initially all-volunteer led, RPCC became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2017 and hired its first staff person in 2018, to support the coalition’s rapid growth and increasing activity.

In 2020, the organization changed its name and look to reflect its critical role in launching and accelerating efforts to address climate change throughout the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. With a growing staff, Board of Directors, and wide ranging group of member and partner organizations, the Climate Solutions Accelerator uses its wealth of experience and energy to galvanize high-impact climate action at the local level.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Environment
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

various places in the Genesee-Finger Lakes RegionRochester, NY 14620

(43.1302,-77.60206)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Varies - each Color Your Community Green team usually has one monthly meeting and works on various projects in between meetings. Any individual's time commitment is flexible and based on how much time they make for participating.

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