Organizer Training Leaves Us Excited!


(written by UCAN member, Ross)

On Sunday, UCAN hosted an organizer training where we were able to unite a number of different activists from all across Chicago. We discussed our values and motivations, pinpointed what we wanted to achieve with environmental activism, practiced one-on-ones and thought up ways to more accurately plan out how to reach a goal. The training was jam-packed with quite a bit of information, but that just left many of us hungry for more strategies and tools to use in our activism. It certainly left me excited and motivated, especially after getting the opportunity to meet and connect with so many other Chicagoans interested in a green future. This training is a great start to what I’m sure will be an exciting couple weeks, with upcoming media and lobbying training sessions before our winter, Chicago-wide retreat and push for the Clean Power Ordinance hearing.