Urban Heat Leadership Academy


 
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CLASS OVERVIEW
 

The Virtual Urban Heat Leadership Academy will introduce residents to environmental concepts that have historically affected underserved communities. The program is being offered by Phoenix Revitalization Corporation and The Nature Conservancy. Participants will develop:

  • Awareness of current issues in urban heat, water and air quality
  • A broad awareness and understanding of heat-reducing solutions for grassroots leadership
  • Vocabulary necessary to have an improved understanding of heat-related issues
  • A better understanding of how to make change through local political systems
  • Advocacy skills required to communicate community needs
 
DESIRED OUTCOME
The goal of this program is to build the capacity of existing and/or potential community leaders so they can engage with and advocate for cooler and healthier communities through the use of heat-reducing nature-based solutions, as well as to promote awareness of these solutions.
 
FORMAT
A combination of virtual discussions provide participants opportunities to build relationships with others in their cohort and online lessons provide participants the flexibility to learn at their own pace. The self-paced lessons can be accessed through Conservation Training, a free online learning platform.
 
WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Applicants should:

  • Have an interest in learning about neighborhood improvements, urban heat and advocacy
  • Be a resident of the Phoenix Metro Area
  • Be committed to attending all sessions
 
CONTACT:
Jessica Bueno
Director
Phoenix Revitalization Corporation
jessica@phxrevitalization.org
(602)253-6895