Become a Member

Glad to hear you're interested in joining our Lab community! By filling out the form below, you will initiate the process to begin your free membership. After submission, you should receive communication regarding your application status in 3-5 business days. Be sure to note if a Lab member referred you in the "How did you hear about the Lab?" field in order to expedite the process!

Please check your email spam folder for responses and whitelist in your email account settings, if possible.

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Member Profile Information

We will use the fields in this section to create your member profile. Member profiles are viewable to other Lab members when signed in via our website’s member directory. You can update or change this information in the future by signing into your member account on
Pronouns *

What are your pronouns? (Select all that apply)

Please include the full name, not just the acronym.

Please provide an abbreviation.

Please provide if you are located outside of the U.S.

Additional Contact Information

The Lab staff may occasionally reach out to members to learn more about your work and needs; to follow-up with you after a training; or to invite you to a location-specific event. We will never share this contact data publicly or with other organizations and solely use this additional contact information for internal purposes. You can update or change this information in the future by contacting

Provide a LinkedIn or professional page to verify your information.

If you were referred by a current Lab member, please share their name.

Your Role

Member Type *

Select the designation most appropriate to your role.

Does your personal body of work or workplan focus primarily on environmental or climate justice?*

This may differ from your organization’s primary focus.

Demographic Information

We require the following information for the purposes of helping our staff use the most respectful language when addressing you; better understanding our members; actively working toward an inclusive, representative Lab community; and fulfilling our grant reporting requirements. Your responses will be stored only in our secure Salesforce database and accessed only by Lab staff and vetted consultants. Any analysis resulting from this demographic data would only be shared in aggregate with no individuating information. You can change this information in the future by contacting Please help us serve you better by selecting the best answers to these questions. Thank you.

Which of the following gender identities best describes you? *

Select one answer.

Are you transgender? *

Select one answer.

How would you describe your racial/ethnic identity? *

Select all that apply.

How would you describe your current class? *
(For more information about each of these options, read the descriptions here)
How would you describe your class growing up? *

Poor/Welfare Class people often experience the following:

  • Housing instability, homelessness, substandard housing
  • Require (and do not always receive) public assistance
  • Basic needs are unmet
  • Exploitation, underpaid/unpaid labor, high risk employment

Working Class people often experience the following:

  • Little or no access to formal education beyond high school (though student loans are shifting this dynamic so that more working class people are accessing higher education, often with great risk and sacrifice)
  • Debt
  • Rental housing or limited access to ownership
  • Few options with regard to field of employment (typically service, manual, caretaking)

Middle Class people often experience the following:

  • 4 year college degree or more
  • Securely housed in owned home(s), ability to upgrade housing, renters by choice and not necessity
  • Able to control work, select job fields
  • Economically secure, but must remain employed

Owning Class people often experience the following:

  • Can expect large inheritance
  • Access to education as desired, including private or elite schools
  • Working is optional
  • Able to access luxuries

Community Agreements

Participation Pledge

The Lab community is only as strong as its participation levels. Do you pledge to engage with our community (e.g. attending events, sharing helpful resources and information, responding to requests, etc.)?

Lab Guidelines

Once you have access to the Lab, there are several resources that are marked *confidential*. These resources are not to be shared or reported outside of the Lab community, whether by forwarding or in any sort of publication. We also ask that you take care to help us maintain a strong community "container" by not sharing Lab communications or resources with non-Lab members; you can always email us to recommend new members.

You also agree to comply fully with the Lab’s Terms of Use & Privacy Policy, including but not limited to the requirement that Lab resources be used exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

We appreciate your help creating a space where climate practitioners can safely exchange ideas and share research, as many of our resources contain sensitive information that authors don't want shared publicly.

Lab Community Member Slack

The Lab member community is an active community on Slack where you can connect, network, share, and support other people developing and applying evidence-based advocacy in the climate space. We hope you’ll join us!