Get the tools, resources, and connections you need to bring sustainability projects to your community.
C3 Leaders are activists, environmentalists, community organizers, naturalists, volunteers, and professionals who believe grassroots sustainability initiatives can improve the quality of life for all Chicagoans.
As a Leader, you’ll receive unmatched training and support through the Nature Museum and our partners. Participants attend a series of classes that explore big picture issues and local solutions, network with peers and sustainability thought-leaders, and practice community organizing skills that empower Chicagoans to make difference.
Ready to do Something?
Become a C3 Leader!
C3’s Sustainability Leadership Training is your way to spark change in your community. You will receive training from C3 Experts representing established organizations already doing sustainability work. After completing the Sustainability Leadership Training, C3 Leaders become sustainability champions in their communities and receive funds and individualized museum staff support for an unlimited number of sustainability projects.
Spring 2024 Sustainability Leadership Training
- Age 18 +
- Attend ONE information session (or watch a recorded one)
- Submit a simple online application
The information in the course focuses on the city of Chicago, but anyone in the region is welcome to apply.
This 8-week course will be held in person at the Nature Museum this spring. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, April 4 – May 23, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. We never want finances to be a barrier to participation and as a result this training is pay what you can. If you are able, a $125 suggested course fee helps to offset staff time and resources.
Information Session Dates:
- Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00pm (virtual)
- Wednesday, March 13 at 12:00pm (virtual)
- Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00pm (virtual)
- Thursday, March 21 at 6:00pm (in person at the Nature Museum)
After Wednesday, March 13, a recorded information session will be available online until Wednesday, March 27.
Application Deadline: Applications are due Wednesday, March 27.
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