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“The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.” – Richard Rogers, Architect
It can be easy to get overwhelmed when looking at the state of our planet, but there is good work happening by many courageous, dedicated individuals and collectives. Stories of innovation, inspiration and solutions rarely make it into mainstream media, yet are happening everywhere, from the largest cities to the most rural settings.
Extraordinary humans across geography, age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, identity, everything are rising to meet pressing local and global challenges with incredible passion and intention. Economically-viable, scientifically-sound solutions exist and provide an opportunity to create a just, thriving planet.
While it might sometimes feel like you are the only one fighting to make change against a corrupt and unjust world, this is far from the truth! People on your campus and in your community from all walks of life — with diverse backgrounds, many skill sets and a wealth of life experiences — care deeply about creating a livable future. Go find them!! Together, you can initiate, lead and achieve tangible, impactful change.
Alongside many incredible humans working to create a more ethical world, YOU are the solution. Feel a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you, your voice, your actions are enormously powerful. By wisely assembling a team to assist in your climate action project, you will be able to harness their unique abilities to make the project the best it can be.
But where do we begin? Throughout PGC, you have seen an individual’s ability to accomplish whatever you set your mind to: the power of one. Now, we will extend that to the power of many.
Collaboration is at the root of success. Studies show that groups innovate faster and discover better solutions to problems. They also show that people working in teams tend to achieve better results and report higher job satisfaction. Collaboration can instigate incredible development and ideas!
In order to benefit from this, one must insure that the correct meld of minds, majors, and backgrounds come together. Today, we want you to build upon the climate action project idea you developed yesterday and coalesce a group of individuals who will help with this plan.
Let’s get to it!
A strong team is key to project success. Collaboration incorporates and values new perspectives, providing an opportunity to look at the big picture. Working as a team enables the knowledge, experience and skills of the entire group to be utilized in creating the best possible outcomes.
Although you may not have decided on one climate action project yet (or even if you are going to pursue one), it is important to think about the importance of teams. Brainstorm skills that would be important for any activism initiative, whether from fellow students, faculty, staff or community leaders. Who would make up your dream team?
Upload a PDF document with your responses. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
Due 10/29 at 6am PT.
Working together, we can achieve so much! Think about how far you have come in life with the help and support of others. With this in mind, it is time to assemble your team!
Determine the individuals you will ask to join your team. Teams must have 5-10 individuals and include at least one faculty or staff member that can take an advisory role. We recommend adding a community leader or outside expert as well. Include people with diverse backgrounds, majors, passions, skills, and knowledge!
Come up with a process of how you will reach out to solidify teammates, including:
Show us your process with photos, screenshots, and other materials that you used to assemble your team.
Upload a PDF document with your response. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address and school.
Due 10/31 at 6am PT.
A strong leader assigns tasks to and entrusts team members with the skills and experience to achieve success and positive outcomes.
Introduce us to your team! If possible, set up a time to meet in person.
Share with us a photo and short bio of each team member. Tell us what each team member’s job will be in bringing your climate action project to life.
Upload a PDF document with your response. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.