Planeteer Clubs

Planeteer Clubs focus on engaging their local communities in the mission of the Planeteer Alliance – accelerating known solutions to climate change. Groups of young people around the world are becoming recognized as official Planeteer Clubs to access the resources, support, amplification, grants, and community offered by the Planeteer Alliance.

Becoming a Planeteer Club

Interested in becoming an Official Planeteer Club? It is so easy to join! If you are the current leader of an existing group, you can become a club to incorporate Planeteer Alliance resources and climate solutions into your current program. Or, if you do not already have an existing club, you can create a dedicated club that focuses on advancing climate solutions. There is no cost to become a Planeteer Club, and the process of couldn’t be easier! Review the different types of clubs in the description below, or access the Planeteer Club Handbook in the resources library below for more information. Then apply using the form below. 

Planeteer Alliance training session

Type 1 Club

  • Adult led
  • Might not be solely environmentally focused

Type 2 Club

  • Youth & adults share leadership
  • Environmental focus but not necessarily climate

Type 3 Club

  • Youth led
  • Climate focused
  • Leaders are already active in Planeteer Alliance

Type 1 Clubs

Planeteer Alliance provides Type 1 Planeteer Clubs with facilitator training and resources, as well as structured activities to engage young people in exploring climate change and engaging in climate action. Type 1 clubs are typically part of an adult-led organization where mostly adults are making decisions about content and activities, and where the mission is not specifically environmental or climate focused. Examples: Boys & Girls Clubs; teacher-led school clubs; Scout troops 

Type 1 Benefits:

  • Facilitator training & resources
  • Structured activities to engage young people in climate action
  • Access to Planeteer Alliance opportunities for youth

Type 1 Criteria:

  • Group has a facilitator of programming who will likely be there for at least one year and will serve as the primary point of contact
  • Group has a minimum of five interested youth members between the ages of 10-23
  • Group has at least one adult (older than 18 years) in a supporting/ advisory role

Type 2 Clubs

A Type 2 Planeteer Club has both youth and adults that make decisions about the activities of the club, is environmentally focused (but maybe not climate specific). Planeteer Alliance provides Type 2 clubs with leadership support and structured opportunities for the club to engage their members and community in climate action. Examples: Student-led school environmental clubs; youth groups associated with environmental organizations 

Type 2 Benefits:

  • Access to opportunities and resources (grants) to host events
  • Structured activities and challenges to engage members in climate action projects
  • Amplification of club’s work
  • Access to Planeteer Alliance opportunities for members

Type 2 Criteria:

  • Group has active youth leaders 
  • Group has a minimum of five interested youth members between the ages of 10-23
  • Group has at least one adult (older than 18 years) in a supporting/ advisory role
  • Group focuses primarily on environmental issues

Type 3 Clubs

A Type 3 Planeteer Club is a youth-led organization already actively engaged in climate action. Planeteer Alliance provides Type 3 clubs with  programming and event support and amplification, leadership training and development opportunities, as well as access for members to take advantage of trainings, programming, etc. Examples: Youth-established and led organizations; youth-led chapters of larger networks like Fridays for the Future or Sunrise Movement 

Type 3 Benefits:

  • Access to opportunities and resources (grants) to host events
  • Leadership opportunities and training
  • Amplification of club’s work
  • Access to Planeteer Alliance opportunities for members

Type 3 Criteria:

  • Group has active youth leaders (10-23) who are already Planeteers at the time of applying
  • Group has been active for at least 6 months
  • Group has a minimum of five interested youth members between the ages of 10-23
  • Group focuses primarily on climate action, climate justice, etc. 
  • Group has at least one adult (older than 18 years) in a supporting/ advisory role

Resources your Planeteer Club will need and want can be found in this Resource Library, which will grow over time.

Send Team Planet your club’s goals and info at the beginning of each year (school year for Type 1 & 2 clubs; calendar year for Type 3 clubs) using the form below.

Send Team Planet a report of your Planeteer Club’s activities, impacts, stories, etc. at the end of each year (school year for Type 1 & 2 clubs; calendar year for Type 3 clubs) using the form below.