We've created a curated journey for you based on what you're interested in. Through a combination of live discussions and offline learning modules, you'll get a sense of where YOU fit into building the world you want to live in.
When you surround yourself with a brilliant community of like-minded changemakers, you can see for yourself that your actions matter. We'll also help you find local actions you can take that are more tangible and accessible for you.
Joining our community will help you calibrate your actions. You'll internalize that you ARE doing enough, just by being here, staying committed, and engaging with solutions. We'll guide you through doing the inner work of climate justice and caring for yourself. After all, a happy planet should mean happy people!
EVERYONE who comes to the Soapbox Project community struggles with climate conversations. That's why we've dedicated an entire week to practicing these conversations in a safe space so you know how to navigate them in your own life.
Caring about the planet is usually amazing. But it sucks when it feels like you're alone! When you come into the Soapbox Project community, you'll take a deep breath (literally, it's part of our live discussions lol). We're focused on taking action, but we also want you to find a deep sense of support and solidarity.
With demanding jobs, caregiving responsibilities, family stuff, and generally staying alive in this chaotic world, it can be hard to keep up with the actions you want to take! That's why we're huge on accountability. After you graduate from our 6-week cohort, you'll activate your yearlong membership alongside new friends. We can all work towards our goals together!
Here's just a few things you can expect when you join our community through our Climate Solutions Fellowship
Through Soapbox, I’ve gotten free tickets to sustainability film festivals, recommendations for policy change, and tips to sustainably move my 401(k) from my old job. Many social justice-oriented things I read are depressing, but Soapbox Project is informative, actionable, and supportive.
Every month, we have an Accountability Hour, two expert-led fireside chats, and a virtual Community Connections gathering. YOU will have the opportunity to lead events too!
You'll see 50+ expert event replays, multiple sustainable product recommendations (and discounts!), advocacy toolkits, encouraging prompts to share wins, and much, much more. If you have a question, your new friends likely have an answer.
Together, Soapbox Project members have eaten bagels in New York, painted non-profit facilities in Seattle, supported local farmers markets in San Francisco, and done policy advocacy all around the world. You might meet your new best friend here!
We see you as a whole human. We're here to help you build skills for success in activism and beyond. Whether it's finding a new job, improving your portfolio, attending a conference, hunting down a therapist, or anything else, we've got you. With the help of Soapbox, our members have gotten promotions, features in outlets like the Washington Post, secured invites to film festivals, and more!
This community isn't for everyone. We value courage and joy, and we're here to hold space for imperfect humans. Here are some things that can help you understand if this is the right choice for you.
You want to build skills through a diverse network of professionals
You want to learn from experts and hear intersectional perspectives
You want to supercharge your sustainability career
You want to reduce your consumption
You need feedback on a business or idea you're working on
You're looking to build a powerful community and lead change
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
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! There's an option to chat with one of our team members if you have questions that aren't answered here.
You can choose to renew your membership annually, and we hope you do. The best part of joining a community like this 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 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.
Thanks Michelle Kim for these words.
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.
Get our free bite-sized climate action plans before you go!