City of Somerville Seeking Climate Forward Ambassadors for Winter/Spring 2020

The City of Somerville is seeking community members interested in learning more about climate change, and the City’s actions toward addressing its challenges. In 2019, the City’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) launched a Climate Forward Ambassador Program, stemming from Somerville Climate Forward, the City’s climate action plan, to educate residents about climate change and increase the community’s capacity to engage in climate action. In 2020, OSE seeks to expand the program by offering the opportunity to a new cohort of climate ambassadors.

  • Have you been hearing about climate change in the news and wondering what can be done about it?
  • Do you find climate change too complex or intimidating to talk about?
  • Are you curious about what is happening in Somerville to address climate change and how you could play a meaningful role?
  • Do you want to get more involved in your community and join a group of Somerville residents who are working on climate action together?

Become a Somerville Climate Forward Ambassador!

Up to 30 participants will be selected by OSE to train as ambassadors. The group will meet with OSE staff five times between February and May to learn together about climate change, including what is happening globally and locally in Somerville and what can be done about it. Each evening meeting will include a presentation and group discussion on a specific topic. The program will wrap up with a public celebration where the ambassadors will briefly share topics and projects of their choosing. Ambassadors do not need any prior knowledge about climate change to participate—in fact, the ideal group will have a range of expertise and knowledge on the topic. 

To learn more and to apply, visit Applications are due by Friday, January 17, 2020. For more information, contact Hannah Payne, Somerville Sustainability Coordinator at 617-625-660 x2422 or [email protected]


The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or[email protected].