Climate Change Recovery

Youth (and Adults) Acting for our Earth—YAE!

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.

We are delighted to share that we have received our 501(c)3 status.

Please support this work with your kind and tax-deductible donation—Climate Change Recovery, LLC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization:


Our Youth (and Adults) 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.

The Next Oregon Training—Our Fourth Annual Sponsored by Cool Islam

Saturday, May 28, 2022

U.S. Pacific Time: 8:45 AM-2:00 PM

Registration is open to everyone, adults and 4th-12th graders.

And, the training is free, thanks to the generosity of Razib Shahriar Shishir of Cool Islam and our co-sponsor, Qdoba Mexican Grill of Hillsboro. Qdoba joined Cool Islam in supporting this training thanks to the work of Lola Fernandez, Catering Manager, and Stan Kramer, the owner of Qdoba Mexican Grill of Hillsboro.

To register for this YAE Climate Training, please click here: Student Registration—May 28, 2022—Beaverton Training.

Everyone participating will remained masked for the entire time of the training (except during lunch, when we will social distance accordingly, and for a less than 2 minute photo session). Everyone leading the training is fully up-to-date on masks and boosters.

If you would like to register as an adult volunteer or as a YAE leader to lead this training, please click here: Volunteer Registration—May 28, 2022—Beaverton Training. YAE leaders should contact Pam right away. We plan for this to be an in-person training.

The training is free.
If you feel able, there is an optional, tax-deductible donation of $36 per student.

YAE Leader Gracie Taylor presenting the YAE Slideshow on the Climate Crisis

Cooper Mountain Nature House, 18892 SW Kemmer Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007

Additional information will be sent after registration and shortly before the training.

This training will be led by some of our amazing YAE climate leaders including Salma Nassar, Srivatsav Sundaresan, Shreyank Shivaprakash, and Bhargav Sundaresan.

VIP guest speakers will include Cherice Bock, Creation Justice Advocate, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light and Qasim Syed, City of Beaverton Climate Action Task Force. (And, we have a special story about that task force.)

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 and then invite friends!

YAE Leader Salma Nassar Presenting on the Climate Crisis at the May 2018 YAE Training

Teamwork & Empowerment

YAE 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.

YAE Leaders, Parents, and other Volunteers sharing a meal
in Rohnert Park, California
YAE Leader and Community Organizer Ellee McBeth;
Photo by Jen McBeth

Support YAE!

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

We use your tax-deductible 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 We are working to get added to programs like Benevity—if you have any matching programs you would like us to prioritize, please let us know.

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

Glimpses of some of our recent YAE trainings (pre- and post-COVID 😁):

YAE Climate Justice Presentation hosted by Cool Islam at Tualatin Hills Nature Park
A recent YAE video conference training—
Students and YAE leaders from 3 states and 2 countries;
VIPs from 4 continents
Our autumn hybrid training with students from Lupine School in Vancouver and the International School of Beaverton, and VIPs from Washington, California, and Ireland

Join us for the next one!