Somerville Launches Virtual "Climate Ambassadors" Program

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Somerville is looking for residents who are interested in action, education and community outreach on climate change.

The city is launching a program called "Somerville Climate Forward," where residents high-school age and older can apply to become Climate Change Ambassadors for the community.

According to Somerville Climate Change Program Director Hannah Payne, the virtual program that starts in January will include webinars, guest speakers, workshops and presentations.

Beyond learning more about climate change, ambassadors will collaborate on projects and discussions for outreach.

"We're recruiting folks to apply to that now to educate Somerville residents about climate change as a global and local scale," Payne said. "As well as empowering them to take action on climate change in their own community."

The cohort of ambassadors will also meet remotely on a regular basis to come up with ideas to promote sustainability and other practices that are environment-friendly around the city.

"We encourage you to come up with your own skills and what you're interested in and really make it your own," Payne said.

Ambassadors do not need to have previous expertise on climate change to apply — and the city is accepting applications online until Friday, Dec. 11.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.

Written by Rachel Armany

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