Local chapters broaden, accelerate, and amplify the climate restoration movement by working for climate restoration at the grassroots level.
F4CR’s local chapters are the engine behind our advocacy and education efforts. Local chapters bring climate restoration participation opportunities to their communities by hosting events; attending relevant community events; and connecting with local government representatives. They spread the word about climate restoration through presentations, op-eds, letters to the editor, social media posts, book clubs, movie nights, and more. They encourage their communities to join the climate restoration movement by passing climate restoration resolutions, letters of support, and outreach to F4CR leadership.
Find a chapter near you
F4CR has chapters in several regions, and we’re adding more throughout the year. Email the chapter leader to join the group.
- North Bay, CA, USA: Sallie Welles
- New York, NY, USA: John Kolenda
- Rocky Mountains, CO, USA: Melanie Trent
- Washington, DC, USA: Ginger Greenfield
- Southern Oceans (AUS, NZ, TAS, MV): Owen Allen
No chapter near you? Create a new one! We’ll walk you through it. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Key Info for Local Chapters
This document addresses the most important points for local chapters, including their purpose, requirements, and relationship to F4CR.
Vision of Local Chapters
This document explains the goals of the local chapter program in terms of advocacy, education, solutions, participation, and fundraising.
These short “elevator pitches” focus on one specific topic and offer key statistics or metaphors to help you communicate about climate restoration. Practice them on your own or with your local chapter so you have the talking points in your back pocket.
Legislation for Climate Restoration
It’s important to know what legislation is out there regarding climate restoration. We’ve collected all the relevant information in one place for you. Be sure to study up and share this resource with your local representatives as appropriate.
Criteria for Climate Restoration
Do you know the three key criteria for determining whether a solution is a good fit for climate restoration? Review this document to dive deeper.
Chapter Fundraising Event
Local chapters should plan to hold at least one fundraising event per year. This document will walk you through the planning process.
Community Event Ideas
Throughout the year, local chapters should identify opportunities to hold events in their communities and to join existing events with similar themes. Get ideas from this document.
How to write an Op-Ed
One great way to raise awareness about climate restoration is to write about it! Bonus points if you can get published in your local (or national!) news outlet. Learn all about writing an op-ed here.
A local chapter is only as big as its recruitment and communications. This publicity guide provides ideas for getting the word out.