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Bringing neighbors together to take action

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We believe everyone is an expert in their community

Who We Are

We are a diverse and inclusive group of passionate, experienced, and resourceful individuals, united in our dedication to transforming your ideas and inspiration into action and results. Our philosophy is rooted in the power and wisdom of a grassroots approach to change. We understand that every place and every problem is unique, requiring a customized and targeted solution, so we work directly with the most knowledgeable people within any given community - the residents.

Green Team Academy is a program of Youth TimeBanking, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, EIN 84-3685123.


What We Do

Our approach is to support, inspire, encourage, and facilitate positive action at a local level. Green Team Academy has a variety of events and programs throughout the year:

Earth Week Summit -

raising awareness about environmental problems

Impact Summit -

inspiring people to take action on solutions by presenting our climate action challenger stories

Why We Do It

We believe that the residents of the community are most qualified to decide what would make their community greener and what type of organization can best accomplish that goal. We are here to help local people and organizations make that happen.

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Our Values


We believe that this planet offers all the natural resources that humanity needs, but we need to learn to live in harmony with nature in order to reap the benefits. We support projects that aid to create a more inclusive and sustainable home.

Collective Action

We believe that every person can step up and become a community leader and that every project has the power to grow, start a movement, and inspire others.


We believe in working with everyone, everywhere. We make an extra effort to reach vulnerable populations and communities that have been most impacted by environmental or economic injustice.

Community expertise

We believe that everyone is the expert in their own community and that they have the power to make it better. All they need is a little guidance, structure, support, and inspiration to take action.


We believe the key to transforming the world is empowering individuals to transform themselves, encouraging and inspiring them to take action, and thereby transforming their communities.


We believe that knowledge is power, and that shared knowledge is empowering. We seek to educate, learn, and facilitate community networking and story sharing.

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Sponsor Us

The International Climate Action Challenge would not be possible without our supporters. As a sponsor, your organization will receive recognition from the time of sign-up until the next year’s challenge begins, building your reputation and increasing brand exposure for nearly a full year.

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