photo of protestors at Standing Rock by Joe Brusky


Climate Action Retreat - apply by 20 Feb

Free opportunity for climate activists, 12-16 April

Are you aged 18-29 and interested in:

  • doing something about climate change?
  • sharing ideas and meeting new people?
  • making new & creative climate communications?
  • being inspired and nurtured?

If so, then why not apply for the Climate Action Retreat in St. Gilgen, Austria, 12-16 April 2018? Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

About the retreat

During the retreat you will learn more about how to communicate about climate change in creative, stimulating, exciting ways. Together with other young people engaged in climate change, and supported by multi-media professionals and scientists, you will design new climate media formats to be shared with the community as creative commons. With this retreat we aim to discover some exciting new creative methods to open up new horizons for climate change communication.

You will work with a range of campaigners and researchers as well as people who are new to the movement. This international retreat brings people from different countries at different stages of their environmental journey together to share and reflect on challenges. The programme will provide enough time for nature experience, reflection and exchange with other participants (through sunrise hikes, evening yoga etc.) to refresh and nurture our creative potential and to leave the retreat with loads of new ideas, impressions and a new network for future actions.

The retreat is being organised by an international network of researchers and facilitators:

  • Climate Outreach, UK
  • ONCA art & environment charity and gallery, UK
  • Climate Media Factory, Germany
  • Austrian Youth Environment platform
  • Austrian Environmental Agency
  • University of Brighton researchers
  • University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources, Vienna.


To apply, please tell us in 150 words or a short video about why you would like to come, what you can offer (e.g. ideas, interests, experience) and what you would like to get out of this opportunity. There are spaces for 20 participants.

Please send your application to:

Deadline: 20 February 2018

Learn more:

young climate leaders' retreat info