Do you care about our environment, being prepared for disaster, saving money, and building a healthier and brighter future? Join San Jose's Climate Smart GoGreen Team Leaders Program! GoGreen Teams are a fun, easy way to connect with friends or neighbors, learn about sustainability and resilience and take actions that make a difference. No experience required!
All you need to be successful is to care about these issues and to have a desire to make an impact. Most people in San Jose are worried about climate change and want to help, but don’t know where to start. The GoGreen Teams program provides a framework that makes it easy to learn about climate solutions and resilience together.
How it works: We will provide everything your team needs to complete a series of fun and interactive meetings on solution and resilience topics including videos, games, actions and discussions.
Time commitment: 1 hour/week
Who will be in my team? You decide! Most leaders will invite 4-8 households on their block to join them in taking action. It’s as simple as saying hello and sharing an invite to the launch meeting to get your neighbors involved. You can build an amazing community on your street, get to know your neighbors better, and mutually benefit from a connected block. Or you could work with friends, coworkers, family, members of your book club, running crew, faith community, etc. It’s important they live in San Jose so you can easily meet together, share resources and work together locally.
What will we accomplish? Together, you will learn how to reduce your carbon footprint, live healthier, save money, get prepared for disasters, and have a lot of fun along the way.
What are my responsibilities as Team Leader? It’s easy! All you need to do is invite your friends or neighbors to learn about the program and facilitate an initial meeting. After the first meeting, hosting and facilitation is shared and your team will work together sharing responsibilities (you will be provided everything you need for meetings so this will be easy for all!). You will also be the main point of contact with us for the program if your team has questions! We will be inviting team leaders to join together a few times during the program to meet each other, share stories, celebrate successes, ask questions and learn from each other. Finally, we will be here to help, answer questions and support you along the way!
If you have questions or would like to learn more before signing up, please email us at ClimateSmart@sanjoseca.gov