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Climate Master™ is Coming to Albuquerque April 21!

The Climate Master™ program is a free series of classes focused on climate change, what you can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your daily life and strategies for motivating others to do the same. Class topics include Climate Change 101, Home Energy, Water, Transportation, Green Building, Renewable Energy, Yards, Consumption and Waste, Food, and Outreach and Consultations.

Climate Master™ is modeled after the Master Gardener program. This program is a two-part educational effort, in which community members are provided 30 hours of training, and in return they “pay back” the program through volunteer service.

Participants are asked to volunteer 30 hours of service over the course of the year following the training in a variety of volunteer options including conducting home energy consultations, speaking or tabling at events, green garden parties, and other activities of their own design. Participants will learn practical, low-cost ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through modifications to their home energy use, transportation habits, diet, and more. On average, students who take the class can reduce their own personal emissions by about 2 tons per year. Participants are expected to attend all classes and complete 30 hours of volunteer work.

 

The training session in Albuquerque begins April 21, 2010. If you would like to become a Climate Master, fill out and return the application form (see link below).

 

For additional information about the New Mexico Climate Master program, please follow these links.

 

For more information, please contact Jill Turner at jill.turner@state.nm.us or by phone at 505-222-9548.

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