Current Local Actions

Climate Change:  What Can You Do?

 

COMMUNICATE – Speak Up

Win the Conversation.

Don’t let denial go unchallenged.

Use social and traditional media to get the word out.

Use the #Reality hash tag.

Write letters to the editor.

Call TV and radio stations.

Join the Climate Reality Project and other organizations committed to solving the climate crisis.

 

CHOOSE – Deepen Your Commitment

Make consumer choices that reduce energy use.

Consider the environmental impact of purchases.

Simplify your lifestyle.

 

LOBBY – Don’t Give Up

Changing laws is more important than changing light bulbs.

Tell your leaders this matters to you!

Let them know you will support or strongly oppose them based on what they say and do about solving the climate crisis.

 

Other actions

Support international marches with local marches

Write letters supporting states/communities to join Paris accord

Support national solidarity marches

Donate to Senator Merkley campaign and sign on to support 100 x ‘50 Act

Support other climate bills with letters

                        Greta Thunberg

For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer. We are striking because we have done our homework and they have not. 

“Please save your praise. We don’t want it,” she said. “Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.

“If you want advice for what you should do, invite scientists, ask scientists for their expertise. We don’t want to be heard. We want the science to be heard.”

In remarks meant for Congress as a whole, she said: “I know you are trying but just not hard enough. Sorry.”

Please support youth climate strikes as they occur!

What is a climate strike? Just as striking workers gather to demonstrate their power and express their demands, like safer conditions and fair pay, students walk out of school to gather and voice their demands for urgent action and climate justice for all.

 

This strike is youth-led, with the 16-year old Swedish climate activist and original climate striker, Greta Thunberg, among its leaders. It is global. 

 

And it is meant for all: in a departure from the student strikes of the past year-plus, which have grown increasingly large and garnered increasing media attention, the youth organizers are not just welcoming but urging adults to participate side-by-side with them.

 

In fact, it is those people who are already trying to hold the line and defend their own future through these strikes. They deserve so much better. At the very least, they deserve our support and solidarity. And frankly, they deserve those of us who can to join them in the streets.