Climate Reality Leadership Training

April 12 , 8:00 am April 14 , 5:00 pm EDT

You know climate change threatens our planet and our future. Now learn what you can do.

This spring, join former Vice President Al Gore and an all-star lineup of thought leaders, experts, and organizers in New York City for a Climate Reality Leadership training exploring the climate crisis today and the road to a sustainable tomorrow.

Join us in New York for incredible conversations, skill sessions, and networking opportunities. You’ll learn what climate change means for you and get the know-how and tools to make a real difference.

You’ll also join a global community of nearly 50,000 Climate Reality Leaders, with chapters driving change across the US.

The training is free to attend. American Sign Language interpreting services will be provided and Spanish simultaneous interpretation will be available for some sessions. Habrá interpretación simultánea en español en algunas sesiones.

March 19 , 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

We know what we want. We have others in our community who think the same way. But although we’re working hard, we are not making progress. Why?

Strategic planning can make the difference between winning and losing a campaign. Strategy is a guide to reaching your goal. It is working smarter, not harder, which will enable you to use the resources you have for as long as it takes to win. This Training Call will provide you with an outline for increasing your effectiveness no matter if you are new to community organizing or a seasoned veteran.

Our presenter, Lou Zeller—who has 35 years of community organizing experience and was executive director of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League—will open doors to effective and practical methods of strategic thinking and planning which have served useful and endure to the present time.

August 23, 2023 , 4:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

PEER supports many community organizations around the country. From Los Angeles to Nantucket, we have a strong network of grassroots community groups that come to us for technical assistance, legal advice, or to alert of us government malfeasance at the local level. The Nantucket PFAS Action Group has been a prominent and influential community organization that has brought attention to the dangers of PFAS contamination to the forefront in Nantucket. Learn from these community leaders about how to make actionable change in your community and bring attention to the most important issues facing your town. After the presentation, there will be a live Q&A with questions from the public. Join us!

March 28, 2023 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

The Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ) is hosting a special virtual training call on understanding your right to know about toxic chemicals in your area.

One of the most important things citizens have to arm themselves against hazardous environments is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986. This act guarantees citizens the right to know what chemicals are in their area and what is being planned to be brought in or travel through their neighborhoods. Having a citizen’s presence on their Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is vital to protecting their air, water and community.
Being able to identify and research hazardous materials and environments in your neighborhood is a valuable tool to help citizens to call in the appropriate help that can save lives and property as well as to better inform the public of potential dangers from planned facilities or chemicals in transit. When used together, EPCRA and LEPCs, as well as awareness, can be a powerful tool to help keep people safe.