HOW TO DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
JOIN A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION.
There are many grassroots organizations mobilizing pressure on politicians and corporations to address climate change. Here are a few of our favorite:
350.org: A global network of local chapters all mobilizing to combat climate change.
Earth Guardians: A tribe of young activists, artists and musicians from across the globe stepping up as leaders and collaborating to defend our planet.
Greenpeace: Global activist organization fighting for a greener, healthier world for our oceans, forests, food, climate, and democracy.
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES.
For US citizens, the civic sites GovTrack and Vote Smart offer comprehensive details on members of Congress, including how to get in touch with them. Former congressional staffer Sarah Gray, who worked in U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s Los Angeles office, recommends that you use your lawmaker’s local district office as your main point of contact, since constituent relations is top priority for these offices. Enter the numbers for your two U.S. senators and one U.S. representative into your phone contacts with “Politician” in front of the official’s last name so you have all three grouped together on your contact list.
TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.
Symbols and messaging matters. By participating in this project, talking about the importance of Climate Change at work and online, and raising the issue in the public discourse, you can help create more urgency and momentum on the issue. Continue to bring the issue to the fore of public consciousness.
Take Action in your life
Demand low carbon in every consumer product
Buy less meat, milk, cheese and butter and more locally sourced seasonal food - and throw less of it away
Drive electric cars but walk or cycle short distances
Take trains and buses instead of planes
Use videoconferencing instead of business travel
Use a washing line instead of a tumble dryer