Let's face it, people are confused about climate change - help set the record straight! Educate your community about the basic science and implications of climate change, about the 350 global climate movement and how to get involved in local solutions. This project is ideal for groups hoping to expand the size of their team, as education projects can easily double as recruitment opportunities.
For a more formal and thorough presentation, schools, libraries or community centers are excellent options. You could also go a much more informal route by tabling at local farmers markets or community events, and having one-on-one conversations about climate change. Think about who you want to reach!
Confirm the location and a date for the presentation, and make sure that at least two members from your 350 group will be available to present on that day.
Think about who will be presenting, who will help pull together the materials, and who will help with any necessary logistics (e.g. making sure a projector will be available, if you’re planning on using a powerpoint).
Customize your powerpoint (see below) and print out some one-page factsheets (science, policy, solutions), info on next group meeting, and sign-up sheets for recruitment. Give yourselves plenty of time to commit your talking points to memory, and consider going through a couple of practice presentations with your group.
After the presentation, be sure to contact anyone who signed up to get involved with your 350 group.
A simple, visually compelling, well-sourced Powerpoint that explains climate change science and impacts for a general audience. It covers everything from the greenhouse effect to scientific consensus on climate change to how the impacts we're seeing today are linked to climate change. Here's a preview:
A simple, visually compelling, well-sourced Powerpoint that explains the technical and policy solutions to climate change for a general audience. It covers everything from what climate solutions exist, what we'd need to do to reach 350ppm, to the current politics look like internarionally on climate change. Here's a preview:
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