The Climate Initiative (TCI) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, that educates, empowers, and activates youth voices for climate action. We believe youth are key to solving the climate challenge because they influence and foster climate concern among their parents, communities, and decision-makers.
TCI was born out of three impassioned educators deciding to tackle Kennebunkport’s changing climate head-on, by empowering high school and college-aged youth to action by connecting them to their local landscape. This award-winning, project-based curriculum was developed in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Institute, The University of New England, RSU 21, and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and grew into youth-led conversations with policymakers that in turn created real action, mitigation and change.
Our goal is to replicate and expand on this success to catalyze climate action with youth across the U.S. and beyond. TCI aims to educate, empower and activate 10 million youth to reach this goal by 2025.