Climate Action Mobilizers (CAM)

Climate Action Mobilizers (CAM)

The Climate Action Mobilizer Project

CAM creates opportunities where:

  • CCEL’s Social Impact Lab methodology for creating social change and ethical engagement is combined with the UBC Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) tools to catalyze local climate action.
  • Awareness and analysis of local climate issues inspires innovative and sustainable solutions.
  • Students co-create collective action projects and implement action plans with communities.

Students will activate climate action through:

  • Collaborations with community partners, leveraging their local knowledge and expertise
  • Development of leadership skills and analysis of complex issues.
  • Community-led climate projects that lead to more climate friendly and resilient neighbourhoods and communities.

The Social Impact Lab – Climate Action Mobilizers (CAM) Project is a 2-year initiative that aims to empower UBC students to tackle social and climate justice issues to address the climate emergency. The Climate Action Mobilizers Project is funded by the UBC Climate Emergency Fund, and is led by UBC CCEL, in collaboration with UBC CALP.

Drawing from the Social Impact Lab framework, CAM engages with neighbourhoods and communities to collaborate in the development and implementation of climate action projects to address the climate crisis. Participating students leverage their knowledge and skills, and develop their leadership capacity by working with community members to analyze complex issues and co-create innovative climate action projects. This fuels cross-community, interdisciplinary action for collective impact!

Climate Action Training Series

In collaboration with UBC CALP, the UBC Climate Action Mobilizers lead a series of climate action training workshops called “Cool ‘Hood Champs” in various neighbourhoods across Metro Vancouver. These workshops help prepare and teach local residents on how to take climate action at a community level. Attendees take part in climate walks identifying causes, impacts, mitigations, and adaptations of climate change within their neighbourhoods, learn about BC and City of Vancouver climate policies, identify vulnerabilities and assets in their neighbourhoods, and most importantly work towards collectively developing a climate action plan.

After the Trout Lake neighbourhood series, we asked a few attendees about their experiences. Here’s what they had to say!

Upcoming Events

Cool ‘Hood Champs
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

July 20 / July 27 / Aug 3 / Aug 10, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PT

Concerned about the climate crisis? Wondering how to be part of the solution? Come learn what you can do about climate change in your community at Cool ‘Hood Champs, a series of interactive climate action training workshops hosted by the CCEL Climate Action Mobilizers!

CCEL Boothing
MacInnes Field

July 23, 2022 | 12:00pm-5:00pm PT

Interested in learning more about CCEL? The Climate Action Mobilizers will be boothing by MacInnes Field. Stop by for merch, snacks, and prizes! Stay tuned on our Instagram for more updates.

Our Impact

Planning Together: Becoming an 8-80 City by 2030

The Climate Action Mobilizers hosted this hybrid event to bring together a variety of community partners, non-profit organizations, and municipal representatives and address the need for sustainable and accessible transportation options.

Planning Together focused on strategizing and planning for Vancouver to be an “8 to 80” city, where communities are built to be accessible for everyone from 8 to 80 years old.

For Our Kids Climate Walk

UBC’s Climate Action Mobilizers hosted a Climate Walk for elementary and preschool students in collaboration with the Burnaby chapter of For Our Kids, a local climate action group.

The goal was to spread awareness about community-oriented climate action, as well as the causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation (CIMA) measures related to climate change.


For more information regarding the Climate Action Mobilizers Project, please contact us by email!