The Lab fosters a growing, multiracial, cross-class learning community that works to build durable power and win equitable solutions on climate.
Lab Community Happy Hour, April 2023
Lab membership is for anyone who is interested in learning, leading, and implementing evidence-based insights that build durable power and win equitable solutions to address the climate crisis. Our community includes climate advocates, organizers, activists, policy wonks, campaign managers, communicators, as well as social scientists, data analysts, funders, and movement support partners.
By becoming a Lab member (for free), you join a diverse, joyful, and vibrant 3,700+ member-strong community. The only requirement for membership is a genuine engagement in the climate movement, and the only restrictions are that we are unable to accept government employees, elected officials, or political candidates (and folks affiliated with candidate campaigns).
Lab membership gives you access to these member-exclusive resources and opportunities:
- Get onboarded and start your membership with one of our quarterly Lab 101 sessions and gain the skills to lead as an advocate!
- Build your skills by attending an upcoming training or by checking out a guide on a foundational topic, like campaign planning.
- Connect with other learning-oriented folks in the climate movement through the Lab’s Slack community and our member directory.
- Search the complete contents of our Resource Library, many of which are exclusively available to Lab members. The library contains articles, case studies, social science papers, presentations, and trainings that can help you identify and apply actionable insights to support your climate work.
- Contribute to or follow our Job Board, which is updated each week and features recently posted job opportunities in the climate advocacy space.
- Receive our weekly Thursday newsletters to stay up-to-date and further your learning on the latest in evidence-based advocacy. Plus, you can review past newsletters on the Insights blog.
- Immediate access to newly launched resources such as Blueprint for a MRXC Climate Movement and Research Roundup: Inflation Reduction Act.
There are so many amazing resources to support evidence-based practice. The Lab’s resource library alone has over 4,000 resources! Here are some of our most-loved resources:
- Most loved Insights Newsletter resources:
- Top Research resources:
- Other popular resources:
- Building our critical capacities by Dominique Thomas – This resource orients to the “critical capacities” framework built from Twitter and Teargas by social scientist Zeynep Tufecki that breaks down the assumption that more scale = more power. Social movement research suggests that building durable power is more complicated than scale alone – we must channel our resources toward building key capacities and understand how to utilize that capacity strategically.
- Blueprint for a MRXC Climate Movement was developed to analyze and break down how climate advocates can most effectively set up and work in the multiracial, cross-class (MRXC) coalitions that are essential to winning the intersectional policies needed to address the climate crisis. is made up of two complementary pieces (report and workbook) to help the U.S. climate community build more equitable, durable coalitions that are also more effective in delivering and wielding political power.
- Research Roundup: Inflation Reduction Act is a round up of research to inform the public engagement, organizing, mobilizing, and advocacy work that lies ahead thanks to the IRA and other federal initiatives (the "IRA+"). We'll update it as new insights emerge.
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