Past Workshops

350.org climate leaderships workshop began in 2009, first in Africa and Asia and spreading across the globe. Thus far, we have held 25 workshops with over 900 participants representing more than 80 countries.

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2009

South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 14-19, 2009 was the first ever 350 climate leadership workshop to take place. There were over 40 youth from all over Africa, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Uganda, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Somalia. Click here to read more.

Turkey

Just after South Africa we partnered with OSI Youth, IndyACT, Bloomfield College, and International Debate Education Association, to hold a 3 week Climate Advocacy Institute in Dikili, Turkey, June 28 - July 18, 2009. We were joined by roughly 80 youth from 30 countries. Click here to watch a video from the workshop.

India

We teamed up with the Indian Youth Climate Network for their second national summit on climate change, Badlaav, July 18-23, 2009. We facilitated several of the 350 workshop sessions, involving at least 80 activists from across the country.

Dominican Republic

30 Caribbean youth from 13 countries converged in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)´s 4th Youth Exchange, August 2-5, 2009. As a part of the week long Exchange, 350.org worked with CYEN to organize a 3-day long workshop on climate change advocacy. Click here for a video from the workshop and to read more.

Nepal

We joined and facilitated workshop session at the first ever South Asia Youth Summit on Climate Change in Dhulikhel, Nepal, September 3-6, 2009. There were participants from all SAARC countries. Click here to read more.

Thailand

Youth from 10 countries gathered in Bangkok, Thailand prior to a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference, October 2-6, 2009. Click here to read more or here to watch a video.

2010

Fiji

50 Pacific Islanders came together in Suva, Fiji from across the region — Fiji, Papau New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands, Kirbati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, and New Zealand — for a 4 day workshop in collaboration with the Department of Youth and Sports, Green Pulse, Project Survival Pacific, The Econesian Society, and Nesian 350, June 13-17, 2010. Click here to read more or here to watch a video of some participants.

Turkey

We held a 2 day workshop, August 20-21, 2010 in Istanbul, along with our friends at Küresel Eylem Grubu (KEG, or Global Action Group) with 30 activists from Istanbul and Izmir. Less than two months later they organized a demonstration of 7,000 people through the streets of Istanbul.

Turkey

Nearby in Akkoy, Turkey we held a week long workshop, August 23-30, 2010, with 35 young people from across Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Eastern Europe. Click here for a story by Chimgee from Mongolia.

Germany

On August 27-29, 2010 we joined with UK Youth Climate Coalition, Wake Up Call Sweden and Nest social media agency and 20 young people from across northern Europe for a workshop in Berlin. Click here to read more.

Mexico

60 youth came together from across Mexico in Xochimilco on September2-5, 2010. Click here for more information — in Spanish.

Brazil

We worked with Matilha Cultural for a 3 day workshop in Sao Paulo, September 12-14, 2010 with 35 participants from across the country. Click here for photos.

Armenia

Open Society Foundations – Armenia hosted us to run a 4 day workshop in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, November 5-8, 2010 with 30 participants from across the country.

2011

New Zealand

30 youth from around New Zealand came together in Wellington for 4 days, May 12-15, 2011. Click here to read more.

Egypt

We teamed up with the DEMENA Climate Ambassadors and the Wadi Environmental Science Center to hold a 3 day workshop with activists just outside Cairo, May 26-28, 2011. Click here to read more or here to watch a video of interviews with participants discussing the Egyptian revolution and the climate change movement.

India

In Ongole, India, 25 youth leaders from around Andhra Pradesh joined us for a 3 day workshop, June 10-12, 2011, in large part discussing the struggle against new coal fired power plants proposed for the area. Click here to read more.

Fiji

50 people representing 13 Pacific countries — Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, the Solomon Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand — joined us for a 4 day workshop in Sigatoka, Fiji, June 27-30, 2011.

Latvia

From June 30-July 3, 2011 we worked with “society homo ecos:” for a 4-day Baltic region workshop in Riga, Latvia. 25 people joined us from across Latvia and Estonia. Click here to read more.

USA

We held the first of several workshops in the United States in Boston, July 8-10, 2011, with 30 people in the area and in collaboration with The Better Futures Project.

Republic of Marshall Islands

Youth to Youth in Health held a workshop with 30 youth in Majuro July 21-22, 2011. Click here to read more — a blog post titled “We’re small but we matter.”

Kenya

On July 22nd and 23rd, 2011, a group of 30 climate activists, including educators, environmentalists, artists, government officials, and faith-based leaders from different cities and provinces of Kenya gathered together for a two-day Climate Leadership Workshop organized by 350.org Africa in collaboration with African Youth Initiative on Climate Change-Kenya Chapter. Click here to read more.

India

Along with IYCN and CP consultants we held a workshop with 30 activists from across North India in New Delhi, July 29-31, 2011.

Ethiopia

25 youth joined us for a 3 day workshop, July 31 – August 2, 2011, in Addis Ababa run in partnership with the Ethiopian National Youth Coalition on Climate Change.Click here to read more.

Brazil

We worked with Ecogreens in Sao Paolo to run a workshop with 14 rising leaders there. Click here to read more in Portuguese.

Ukraine

Between August 7th and 13th, 2011, a group of 25 young climate organizers from all regions of Ukraine, along with two participants from Russia and Kazakhstan, gathered in Uzhansky National Nature Park on the border between Ukraine, Poland, and Slovakia. Having this scenically beautiful backdrop of mountainous forests, meadows, and rivers, the participants discussed the history and values of the international youth climate movement, climate science and politics, the principles of leadership, the story of 350.org, the upcoming campaigns for the autumn (most notable the Moving Planet actions and Power Shift events in Moscow and Kiev), and the use of project planning tools, media, fundraising, partnerships, and art as part of the climate organizing. The workshop was jointly facilitated by trainers from 350.org Ukraine, 350.org Europe and the UKYCC.

USA

In Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, we had 20 people join us for a two day workshop August 13-14, 2011. In the latter part of 2011, we hosted workshops in North Carolina and Connecticut.

Brazil

We worked with Ecogreens in Rio to run a workshop with 16 rising leaders there. Click here to read more in Portuguese.

Brazil

We worked with Ecogreens in Brasilia to run a workshop with 8 rising leaders there. Click here to read more in Portuguese.

Vietnam

Our partners at the Million Person Project organized several workshops with 350 Vietnam in October and November of 2011.

South Africa

The Million Person Project led several workshops, including a training for trainers in Durban, South Africa in December of 2011, training young people, 350 staff, and activists from all over Africa who had traveled there for COP17.

2012

Wellington, New Zealand

350 Aotearoa led a workshop with 25 leaders of all ages at the beginning of 2012.  You can read more about it on the 350 blog.

Salvador, Brasil

In March of 2012, 350 Brasil led a training for 18 leaders who are part of the strong and growing 350 team in Salvador.  You can see some great photos from the workshop here, and read the blog in Portuguese here.

Asheville, NC, USA

30 activists gathered for a training in Asheville, NC on June 23rd-24th where they practiced organizing and strategy basics. The weekend ended with 3 newly-formed organizing groups ready to take action on climate change!

Wilmington, NC, USA

In Wilmington, NC, 12 active organizers gathered from June 29th to July 1st to refine their skills in story telling, strategy, campaign planning, recruitment and more.

Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

A group of 20 350 leaders from Vietnam, Philippines, Burma, China and Indonesia gathered for a 4-day organizer training in Bogor, Indonesia in July 2012. You can read more about the surprising things they learned and their plans to scale up the 350 movement here.

Concord, NH, USA

350 New Hampshire held its first climate-organizer training workshop on August 11th, bringing together 20 participants from around the state to strategize, organize, and build a skilled base. Participants were eager to launch a state-wide network of 350 leaders, and look forward to growing this network through on-going campaigning and collaboration.

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Montana, USA

Maine, USA

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Madison, WI, USA

Burlington, VT, USA

Bellingham, WA, USA

Ridgewood, NJ, USA

San Diego, CA, USA

New York City, NY

Tucson, AZ, USA

Madison, WI, USA

Asheville, Charlotte and Wilmington, NC, USA

In addition, in 2012 we trained hundreds of activists through the 99% Spring Training, and via large actions like Don’t Frack Ohio and the Montana Coal Export actions.