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Have any unaddressed questions? Feel free to grab a time with Shatakshi, Terra.do's application manager and ___.
If you want to dive deeper into the materials in the course, check out the syllabus.
Ready to kickstart your LFA experience?
🌿 How rigorous is LFA, and what should I expect in the course?
Over 60% of fellows (who want to)successfully transition to working on climate. LFA gets you ready to join them. Here's what to expect:
Structured, rigorous material: We've taken the best of climate master's programs like the one at Oxford and Berkeley (trust us – the course creator, Kamal, has taught at both) and made it more accessible, structured, and outcomes-oriented.
Up-to-date material: LFA is the most up-to-date climate education you will find – with new science gathered daily, and major updates every three months (and you get lifetime access).
Dive deep into solutions: The course has 12 live dive-deep labs that are designed to give you a practical understanding of real-world climate solutions.
Career development: LFA helps you grow professionally and personally through wayfinding workshops, networking, and mentoring beyond the end of the course.
Here’s one of our Alumni’s take on the course (see hundreds more here)
“I have taken climate courses at Harvard and Yale and through ESG Certifications. Out of all those experiences, this course was the best combination of science-backed learning, group work, and tools for action. It was a truly amazing experience.” –LC Ede is the Senior Manager of Sustainable Sourcing at Sysco.
Ready to start your own journey?
🌿 Will this help with climate anxiety?
Feeling overwhelmed by the climate crisis? You're not alone. Most of our fellows have felt the same way, and agree: the best antidote to climate anxiety is action.
The clock is ticking. Are you ready to start and work on solutions?
Here’s what former fellow Zachary Biggs had to say about LFA and climate anxiety:
“I started this course with much climate anxiety caused by our current environmental crises and not knowing where to turn to help. I can confidently say understanding the science, problems, and solutions of climate change really helped with my outlook and direction. Terra.do provides the necessary knowledge, resources, and connections to start making a difference in the climate space.”
🌿 Why did Terra.do create this course?
For Kamal Kapadia, co-founder of Terra.do and the creator of Climate Change: Learning for Action, her climate journey has truly been a love story (both metaphorically as her life purpose and literally since she met her husband while getting her Ph.D. in climate!)
Her climate story started in the late 1990s when she started working for SELCO, a company that brought solar power to villages in India and Sri Lanka. Her position at the time was as a Business Development Manager. Even though she didn't need to, the first thing that she did was learn how to install solar panels.
Why? Because she’s always valued learning by doing. She designed Climate Change: Learning for Action from the ground up with this principle in mind.
This is why our alumni are all over the climate ecosystem - leading, operating, and founding climate organizations. The majority of our more than 2,000 LFA fellows started working in climate within a year of graduating – are you ready to join them?
🌿 What instructors teach the course?
We take a lot of pride in bringing together some of the most passionate and knowledgeable instructors in the climate space. They're not just experts; they're mentors, guides, and fellow climate enthusiasts ready to support you on your journey.
Between live labs and individual 1:1 attention (during office hours, assignment feedback, and communicating over Slack), you’ll spend about 15 hours with your instructor.
Here are a few of our instructors:
Educator, storyteller, and activist for climate solutions. She’s previously served on her city council and is currently her town's climate policy officer. She’s a Climate Fresk facilitator and trainer, co-founder of a local Doughnut Economics coalition, and created a podcast called Tipping Point: the True Story of “The Limits of Growth.”
Mike studied Plant and Soil science at University of Massachusetts, and worked in sales and management at building products manufacturing companies. In 2020, he realized the outsized CO2 contribution from steel and cement, the two products he’d sold, and transitioned to working on climate, specifically in electrification as the VP of Sales for Altus Thermal.
Amelia’s background is in anthropology, with a joint Ph.D. in International Development from the University of Edinburgh and Aarhus University. She has 10+ years of experience leading social impact research and policy advocacy for land and agricultural reform, rural and urban development, international migration, and circular economy.
...and many more!
By joining LFA, you're not just getting an education; you're gaining a community of mentors ready to support you every step of the way.
Ready to start your climate journey?
🌿 What learning approach does LFA take?
Cur what makes Climate Change: Learning for Action (LFA) stand out? It's our commitment to delivering a curriculum that's not just informative but transformative.
LFA offers rigorous content that's both in-depth and comprehensive. We capture new climate information daily (including cutting-edge insights from researchers at the IPCC, Carbon Brief, University of Oxford, and others) that we integrate into our course content, with major updates every three months.
The course provides a 360-degree view of the entire climate landscape and gives a basic understanding of all major aspects of climate action.
Our approach to teaching:
Learning is most transformative when it's interactive and action-enabling. The landscape of climate work is complicated—so we promise to give you the 1-on-1 support you’ll need to set and achieve your goals. This is over and above the incredible support you will get from the larger community. Our course includes:
- 12 live weekly lab sessions
- 12 optional live deep-dive lab sessions
- 8-12 live workshops & guest talks
- 24 classes full of asynchronous learning content
- 8+ hours of optional deep-dive content
- 2000+ alumni in our community
- Access to mentorship from working climate professionals
🌿 Can I talk to alumni?
LFA has been pivotal for thousands of climate professionals – you’ve probably seen them all over Linkedin, especially since more than half of our fellows work in climate within a year of graduating.
Our alumni are AWESOME – if you haven’t talked to any yet you’re definitely missing out! You can book time directly with over 80 LFA alumni who work in climate and have opened their calendars to talk to anyone looking for support and advice about entering the climate space. Check them all out here.
If you want personal insight from folks who successfully navigated climate journeys similar to yours, this is your chance.
🌿 How does LFA help me work in climate?
LFA, is all about action though learning!
Exclusive Terra.do Careers Resources: As an LFA fellow, you get access to a network of 2,000+ alumni, 150+ mentors, and additional content and live sessions to prepare you with the tools you need to successfully execute a career transition into climate.
Industry Partnerships: We've teamed up with over 700 industry partners – some of the most influential names in climate companies like Form Energy or Climeworks, to organizations and nonprofits like the Sierra Club. You can meet these companies in weekly job fairs tailored to connect you with the right opportunities.
Success Stories: Over 60% of our fellows who wanted to transition into climate succeeded by three months after completing the course.
🌿 What are the guest talks like?
Every cohort, we have a full roster of guest speakers throughout the course for you, including:
- Climate Science 101 - Chip Fletcher
- Emotional Resilience Workshop - Nikyta Palmisani
- Activism Panel - Muskan Lodhi
- State of Climate Tech - Jackie Amable
- Visualizing Climate Impacts with Probable Futures - Alison Smart
- Finding your North Star in Climate - Pulin Sanghvi
- And many, many more
One of our standout sessions has been called “the most impactful 1-hour session of my life.”
The Climate Science 101 lecture with Dr. Chip Fletcher offers a striking journey through the scale and challenge of climate change and is led by Dr. Chip Fletcher, Dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at University of Hawai at Manoa, and Vice-Chair of the Honolulu Climate Change Commission.
This workshop is just a glimpse of the transformative journey awaiting you in LFA.
You can see more details about the weekly multimedia classes, live lab sessions, guest talks, 1-on-1 support, community events, and assignments all in the syllabus.
🌿 Why choose LFA over other courses?
🚀 Why Climate Change: Learning for Action?
Top-Notch Content: Dive deep into the most up-to-date and comprehensive climate content, with lifetime access to updates.
Structured Journey: Navigate the climate landscape with guidance, setting you up for meaningful impact.
Transform Anxiety to Action: Many of our fellows have expressed how the course transformed their climate anxiety into actionable steps. "This course was a turning point for me," says one alum.
Real Transitions: From tech & business professionals to climate activists, our fellows have made significant shifts. Over 60% of fellows (who wanted to) successfully transition to working on climate