At Soapbox Project, we've found that the best way to feel better about climate change is to do better. That's why our annual community membership starts with a 6 week cohort where you join like-minded people to:
✅ Deep dive into a chosen track (food, fashion, or corporate action)
✅ Create your personal 1-year climate action checklist
✅ Meet new friends for accountability and conversations practices
✅ Identify local levers for change where you live
✅ Become smarter about everyday challenges like greenwashing
Honestly, we get it. Most people come to Soapbox saying...
I haven't joined a social justice organization yet because it feels so judgmental
Everything is scary!
I want to make a difference but I don't know where to start
My friends don't seem to care about this stuff and I don't have people to talk to
It's hard to know how to bring up climate change in casual conversations
I love having fun!
I don't know if my actions actually make a difference
I know what I "should" do but it's hard to stay accountable to new habits
I want to live a more purposeful, intentional life
What makes Soapbox Project different from other internet places you might be exploring: we have one full year of community support and we prioritize courage and joy. When you sign up, you start a 6-week course with a live cohort, who become your support system for the rest of the year. Towards the end of the first year with Soapbox, we'll show you what your next year (as a budding leader!) will look like. Here's the rough layout of Year 1!
Our cohort will run from the beginning of January to the end of February from 8-9am PDT so we can be accessible for a wide range of global time zones. Find more info in the signup form below, and don't miss this chance to get a discount with the code SOAPBOX10!
My specialty is connecting the dots and simplifying climate and social justice so this journey is FUN and approachable. Life is just one big party, and I want to make it magical! Part of that magic is having a livable planet where everyone can experience joy. There are many ways to build towards this, and I love community building because it allows for many solutions to exist together.
I'm always available within the community to answer questions, share my thoughts, receive feedback, and lean on your strengths.
I'm architecting our community so all of us can be leaders within it, in whatever way works for each of us. I really hope to see you join; it's truly my favorite place on the internet!
At Soapbox Project, everything we do is community-first. It's really, really hard (and sad tbh) to make a difference in the world by yourself. So, this is an annual membership where all new members start off with a 6-week cohort-based course. During the first 6 weeks, you'll develop your personal climate action plan, understand how others in the community can help you, and even find people to collaborate with who live near you!
Here's what your first 6 weeks with Soapbox will look like, with a sneak peek at what happens afterwards.
Together, we'll tackle one transformative question a week (these are taken from the book Community: The Structure of Belonging)
Between our weekly live sessions, you'll also have educational content to read and watch asynchronously.
Our very first week together, you'll meet your cohort members and two breakout groups, write out your climate story, and do an interactive exercise to find out where YOU should focus your impact.
Taking action isn't an on-off switch. Based on last week's exercise, it's time to go deeper. Along with your Track breakout group, you'll discuss the stage of your life you're in to understand what's possible for you.
By this week, you've already found 2-3 members you can connect and collaborate with. It's time to form accountability structures around our Action Tracks that will incorporate the asynchronous lessons you've been taking. Let's take ownership!
It's time to uncover our limiting beliefs and discuss perceived challenges. We'll go over a few conversational frameworks to understand how to talk about the issues we care about, and then we'll practice these in our breakouts. Socially productive roleplay, anyone?
We're coming to the end of our course, so we need to revisit our accountability and ownership discussions. We'll put together everything we talked about over the past 4 weeks including your offline learning takeaways and discuss our commitments to each other, our communities, and our planet.
We now arrive at a VERY important checkpoint: the end of our 6 week live gatherings! You now have the rest of the year (or more, if you renew your annual membership) to take action on everything we've talked about. But first, we'll reflect on the gifts we've received over the past few weeks and how we can incorporate them into our climate justice journeys.
It's action time. By now, you've made your own climate action plan, and we're all here to help each other fulfill our goals and live happier, healthier, more joyful lives. Wahoooo!
This community isn't for everyone. Signing up for anything is an important choice (even if it doesn't feel that way in today's one-click world) and this can help you decide if it's the right choice for you.
You value diverse perspectives and are willing to listen
You're trying to reduce your consumption
You want to supercharge your sustainability career
You're struggling with accountability
You need feedback on a business or idea you're working on
You're looking to build a powerful community
You're eager and ready to take action
You're trying to just promote your brand
You believe in perfection over progress
You only care about individual action
You believe individuals have no responsibility
You think there's only one solution to climate change
You don't want to meet others
Joining our community opens the door to an endless supply of joyful conversations, expert connections, and accountability. Our 6-week cohort is a great time to build the foundation for change, but it's truly magical to see what happens in a year. Here's a small sample of our membership perks!
Every month, we have an Accountability Hour, two fireside chats with experts on climate and social impact, and a virtual community gathering. We also encourage you host your own events, including accountability groups, meditation sessions, and anything else you dream of bringing to life!
We have a few different resource libraries within our community. For example, you can see 50+ replays of experts from famous authors, Indigenous activists, farmers, and more - all at your own convenience. We also have product libraries where we share discounts on cool stuff that helps us build sustainable habits. Lots to explore!!
We have local action hubs in major cities around the world where you can volunteer and/or get involved in policy change. Plus, local action leads often leads to best friends ;) Here's a few Soapbox Seattle members getting popsicles from the local farmer's market, right after we signed a petition for clean building energy. Also, we went karaoke-ing later that weekend.
It can be difficult to filter for the best resources to level-up your advocacy, whether that's writing an email to your company or tagging a brand on Instagram to change their practices. We have this for you, ready to go! All you have to do is personalize it and make it your own.
We see you as a whole human. In addition to the standard impact-y stuff, we look out for YOU and your success. The more time you spend in our community, the more we can elevate you as an expert - here's a screenshot from an article we helped one of our members publish in Grist! We also hunt down mental health resources, recruiting opportunities, and more. We're here for anything you need.
Don't take my word for it - hear from your new friends!
Click through to get your questions answered. There's a place on our sign-up form to ask more Q's!
We're piloting some new things in January 2023, so this cohort will be $449 and will include an annual membership. We also have a monthly payment plan, which is the cost of only one nice dinner a month. Also, if you work for a company, your employer will likely cover this sort of thing - check your learning & development budget or ask your manager!
All you have to do is sign up via our application form! You'll need to pick an Action Track to participate - more on this below. Also, there's an option to chat with one of our team members if you have questions that aren't answered here.
We want you to make the most meaningful difference possible so you're confident, supported, and hopeful about the future. This means you start your journey through one of three tracks: Sustainable Fashion, Climate-Friendly Food, or Action at Work. If one of them resonates clearly with you, great - if you still feel lost, we've made a fun personality test to sort you into a track! You can opt into a new track each quarter that you're a Soapbox member, so don't worry about getting stuck somewhere you don't want to be.
You can choose to renew your membership annually, and we hope you do. The best part of our 2023 relaunch is that YOU get to have a say in shaping the future of Soapbox. We're still figuring out what Year 2, 3, and beyond look like, but for now, members who have been with us for a while get to be mentors, find press opportunities to share their climate work, get selected to speak at conferences, and more. After Year 1, we'll transition from you finding your way to becoming a true climate leader.
Formally - NONE!! The ONLY pre-requisite for this cohort is that (as Michelle Kim said in The Wake Up), you have an earnest desire to change yourself and engage in this topic with honesty and accountability. If you commit to approaching this program with curiosity, prioritizing good impacts vs. good intentions, and focusing disagreements on systems vs. individual humans, this is for you.
This experience is included if you're a Founding Member! We could not have gotten here without your support. We've emailed you info on how to join an Action Track.
If you don't have an employer or company budget that you can spend on this program, we are committed to finding you options. In the registration form, we'll ask you if you require a needs-based sponsorship from Soapbox Project.