are online programs where individuals can reflect and unpack their own climate narrative while connecting with others to reimagine and retell a collective vision for the changing world around us.
Harnessing an experiential learning approach, each Pod is an interdisciplinary experience that will engage participants — through storytelling, collective visioning and collaborative communication practices — to personalize the relevant challenges of the climate crisis. Complemented through two days of interactive dialogue sessions with action & thought leaders and on-demand multimedia content on critical topics within the climate crisis.
YOU ARE THE KEY.
Each of us holds responses. Perspectives that can unlock new realities and catalyze new visions for today. Participants will engage alongside peers to explore and unpack their own climate stories. Contributing to a new unfolding collective narrative for new times.
Our PODS are developed based in 4 main components:
WHAT'S YOUR CLIMATE STORY
Facilitated storytelling and collaborative practices to curate reflection and narrative building.
Pods are constructed to be a brief introduction to connect participants to their climate stories. Combining reflective practices and storytelling activities individuals will have an opportunity to witness and contextualize their feelings and insights into how they approach topics as abstract and often opaque as those within the climate crisis.
Further listening and engaging with the stories of others will further enrich this process along the expedient 2-day course.
With the goal: to give people more space and resources to document and share their experiences with the unfolding climate crisis.
ACTION & THOUGHT LEADERS
Invited guests will join the Pods to share their stories and how these narratives are inspiring their actions and work.
Sessions are conducted as keynotes as well as live roundtable discussion sessions facilitated collaboratively by youth moderators and Pods participants.
With the objective to sensitize, learn and
feel through listening to other people
from all over the world personalize topics of the climate crisis.
Throughout the course on-demand online resources —climate change learning materials, skill-based courses, active listening and creative writing activities, and more—will be available and shared with Pods participants.
Intended to complement and enhance the learning throughout the short course and, moreover, after.
Supporting the ability of participants to choose among tools that can support further learning and interaction on these critical climate topics. Additional guidance from Pods coordinators is available through either YCL or Climate Advocates.
RELEARN a future present
POST COURSE ENGAGEMENT
The Pods are simply a stepping stone to a larger journey. Each participant will be presented with a curated list populated by options for follow-up opportunities to continue developing themselves and support on how to put their knowledge in action. Ultimate objective that each participant leaves a Pod eager and equipped with clear actionable steps to continue their journey.
Pathways include peer-to-peer networks, fellowships, job corp programming, learning programs, and more
REFLECT on your story
REIMAGINE the status quo
RELEARN a future present
RETELL a collective vision
JULY - AUGUST 2020
SEEDS OF CHANGE FROM THE BIG APPLE
Living through a crisis within a crisis can get overwhelming. COVID-19 and climate change are inextricably linked. In these Climate Pods, New York City is the stage as participants from across the City and the world will interact with new perspectives from this creative capital. To get inspired and feel empowered to take actions both large and small in their communities.