International Volunteer Groups
GCC's International Volunteer Groups are semi-autonomous chapters that represent GCC locally and internationally. These groups develop region-specific content and resources in line with GCC guidelines.
These groups are self-organised and self-motivated whilst remaining aligned with GCC’s commitments and targets. As long as Regions-Specific Groups are maintaining the coalition commitments as well as fulfilling their responsibilities they may manage themselves as they see fit.
International Volunteer Group Principles & Responsibilities
Include but not limited to:
● Developing effective regional guidelines and resources.
● Conducting thorough and relevant local research.
● Engaging actively with local cultural and environmental communities.
● Reporting back to GCC International Steering Committee with quarterly status updates.
● Scheduling regular meetings - suggested twice monthly.
● Sending a representative to attend monthly GCC International Steering Committee
● Consulting with approved environmental experts and industry leaders when
● Managing the regional group’s web pages in the GCC Members Area.
● Maintaining an active ‘city forum’.
● Conducting local member recruitment.
● Encouraging local members to complete carbon reports using GCC carbon
● Establishing positive relationships with local suppliers, services and product
providers as well as encouraging them to adopt best practices in line with GCC
● Communicating details of region-specific laws and regulations to members,
particularly where it intersects with GCC guidelines.
● Supporting coalition lobbying and launching local campaigns.
● Hosting local events and discussion groups.
● Contributing to GCC’s international subcommittees, resources, events, news content
and social media.
● Encouraging local members to adhere to GCC’s commitments and guidelines.
● Further the GCC mission in their region.
● Operate within the framework of the GCC and maintain the standards that have been
● Remain dedicated to reducing the environmental and social impacts of climate
● Highlight the most pressing regional environmental concerns.
● Be a genuinely positive and visible presence in the region’s art community. Virtue
signalling and greenwashing should be avoided.
● Proactively interact with the international GCC network. Regular communication is
● Operate within GCC’s financial guidelines.
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