"The point of no return is no longer over the horizon. It is in sight and hurtling toward us."

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Conference of the Parties (COP25), Madrid, Spain Opening Remarks

Signature Activities


Signature activities are often delivered as part of multi-year initiatives but the activities can also be delivered as stand-alone projects.

The Art of Climate Change

The Art of Climate Change creates opportunities for people of all ages to engage in learning and dialogue about climate risks in a novel way. Examples of climate risk explored through this initiative are the effects of forest fires and flooding on local landscapes, community, culture, health, and wellness. Our team guides small groups, or larger cohorts, through a process of experiential learning, including field trips lead by scientists and Indigenous knowledge holders. Participants gain new and practical skills, such as photography, writing, and communication. Learning outcomes are then shared with family, friends, co-workers, and the greater community. The Art of Climate Change has proven to be successful in fostering multi-generational dialogue about climate risks in a new way.


Stories of Resilience

A single story has the power to change our hearts and our minds. Our collective stories, if shared, have the potential to change the future. We want to shine a light on personal and collective Stories of Resilience to raise awareness, build connections, and seize climate adaptation learning opportunities. In this activity narratives and photos are collected, then participants are engaged in a discovery of what makes us resilient and how these attributes can prepare us for a changing climate. Our goal is to assemble a network of stories and amplify them with our resources for storytelling, networking, and collaboration.


Local Early Action Plans

The LEAP journey starts with a series of climate change education workshops and dialogues. This process involves listening to participants’ observations, concerns, and ideas for resilience building. Though different in each community, engagements include formal education workshops, presentations, and community conversations. The engagements help to prepare a wide range of community members for technical planning, building momentum, and engaging decision makers.


Fire & Ice

A thematic version of the Art of Climate Change, focused on wildfires and glaciers or ice jams.


Custom Climate Change Games

A great way to engage people of all ages in learning about climate change and local climate projections is through games. TRI offers game kits customized to specific regions or communities. The kits consist of: Climate change books (available for multiple ages & reading levels); a climate change terminology booklet; the customized Climate Change Survivor game, and Climate terminology matching game with cards.