Climate Change Recovery

We at Climate Change Recovery are dedicated to training and supporting students and parents from all backgrounds, creating a more diverse and inspirational group of leaders from all over who can expand the movement and take effective action against global warming.

Please support this work with your kind donation:


Our Youth Acting for our Earth (YAE!) Training Program, trains and supports youth, parents, and young adults from many backgrounds to address the climate crisis.

We do this through our free or low-cost peer-led trainings for students and for parents that are supported by local community organizations and other kind donors.

Our Next Training

Friday, September 24, 2021— Lupine Experiential School and Friends
(others not attending Lupine can join via Video Conference)

YAE Leader Ellee McBeth;
Photo by Jen

U.S. Pacific Time: 8:45 AM-2:00 PM
To check the time in your area, use this time converter!

To register for this Youth Climate Training, please click here: Student Registration—September 24, 2021—Lupine School and Friends Training.

If you would like to register as an adult volunteer or as a YAE leader to lead this training, please click here: Volunteer Registration—September 24, 2021—Lupine School and Friends Training.

Students from around the world are invited to join us for this training! The training is free.
If you feel able, there is an optional donation of $36 per student.

Lupine Experiential School for Lupine Students; Web Conference for all others—Link will be sent after registration before the training.

This training will be led by some of our amazing YAE climate leaders including Bhargav Sundaresan, Callie Green, Ellee McBeth, and Srivatsav Sundaresan. Parent Leader Rob Vergun will be leading the parents’ meeting. VIP guest speakers include Climate Reality Leader Callie Green.

Students who have already done YAE’s training and want to apply to help lead this one, please contact Pam right away.

Don’t miss out. Register now and then invite friends!

New Youth Climate Leaders and their Teachers – State College, Pennsylvania

Teamwork & Empowerment

YAE youth climate leaders and their families gather in person and through online community gatherings for mutual support and to take action on global warming.

Our families and students support each other and their communities through collaboration with organizations working on the climate crisis and other urgent and interrelated social justice issues.

YAE leaders: Contact Pam if you need help getting access to the Training Resources section of our website.

Youth Leaders, Parents, and other Volunteers sharing a meal
in Rohnert Park, California

Support YAE!

We need your support—please donate to the work of Climate Change Recovery and our innovative program, Youth Acting for our Earth—YAE!

We use your donations to fund our work with you and to increase access to this program across the U.S. as well as for students and families in other countries. If you have any questions, please contact our director, Dr. Pam Vergun, M.P.A., at

Organizations can also become a financial sponsor—contact Dr. Vergun to learn more!

Octavia Chambers, Social Responsibility Impact Manager for the
Portland Trail Blazers
at a training at Tryon Life Community Farm, Portland, Oregon
Photo by Laurie Litman

One of our most recent YAE trainings:

A glimpse of one of our most recent YAE trainings—
Students and youth leaders from 3 states and 2 countries;
VIPs from 4 continents

Join us for the next one!