Are you an entrepreneur or advocate wishing for more hours in the day to work on climate awareness and solutions?
Become a Climate Project Sponsor!
**Please note: this opportunity as it launches is open only to those who are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. And see Invitations to Sponsor, Mentor Partner (Google Doc). **
Whether you have your own climate projects or can join new ones, we’ll pair you with a young Climate Project Manager, who wants to devote their career to what they care about most: a climate-stable, ecologically resilient, and socially just future. As a Climate Project Sponsor, you’ll help them work to achieve that vision, while they help you extend your effectiveness. (And you’ll be happy to see them continue volunteering).
By sponsoring and working with a Climate Project Manager, you’ll be taking a big personal step. In your first project together, you can proclaim your new priorities to everyone in your networks and communities. You can invite them to join you in 2020 by in some way ending “business as usual” in their own lives and acting on climate. You can decide which organizations you want to collaborate with; explore your own ideas for projects; and consider climate restoration activities described at ClimateChangesEverything,
In August 2019, the first Climate Project Manager started working part-time with Sponsor Felix Kramer, CCE founder and East Bay environmental entrepreneur/ advocate. She’s written articles and reached out to over 1,200 people he’s met, as an introduction to Climate Restoration and invitation to collaborate. She then started working part-time with a second Sponsor, the Palo Alto-based Anthropocene Institute, to develop a public-facing brand and engagement on climate & clean energy. In early 2020, she became a salaried full-time employee with both Sponsors!
By collaborating with a Climate Project Manager, you can meaningfully grow your impact, connect with youth climate advocates’ inspiring energy and drive, and benefit from the fresh perspectives, skills, and strategies they bring to your projects. You’ll feel satisfied you’re living your values through your work together.
We’ll work with you to write a job spec and match you up with the right candidate. In the Bay Area, we have two levels for Sponsors; for 10-20 hours/week, can you scrape up $25/hour? Or can you easily afford $50/hr (or more)? We’ll pair Project Managers who need full-time work with one Sponsor at the $25/hr level and another at the $50+/hr level so they can earn a livable wage of at least $750/week.
We’re also thinking of a model that would enable any organization or group (affiliated as family, friends, colleagues, community, workplace, school, congregation, workplace) to fiscally sponsor a Climate Project Manager. These orgs or group members can keep up with the Project Manager’s paid and volunteer activities, and (time permitting) get help on small tasks or projects.
Interested in becoming a Climate Project Sponsor? Let’s chat! You can also fill out our short questionnaire: