Build support for strong climate action

We need widespread and strong political support for action on climate change. We need to ensure that no government can ever again take up backwards on climate change.

Talk with people at every opportunity about the importance of strong action on climate change. Engage other at where you work or study. Engage others in your local church, sports club, community group, etc. Write for newsletters; write to newspapers and call tall-back radio.

  • Build support among the public for strong climate action.
  • Talk with people in your school / work / church / sports club etc.
  • Write for newsletters; write to papers and call tall-back radio.
  • Lobby decision-makers at every opportunity.
  • Help to educate others.

Most people are concerned about climate change, but it is low on their list of priorities. Since many do not even talk about it, we need to break the silence. Psychology for a Safe Climate has a great booklet Let’s Speak about Climate Change, which discusses how we can engage and connect with others about climate change. See http://psychologyforasafeclimate.org/

If you’d like help learning how to talk about climate change, attend our workshop by Psychology for a Safe Climate on Saturday 6 September – register your interest with Ben by email through green@riatahi.net or sign up online at Psychology for a Safe Climate Training Signup

Share your experiences with others. You may have installed solar power, or introduced energy efficiency measures in your home. This means that you have expertise, which you can now share with others. Remember that people usually place more trust in people that they know.

Ensure political candidates take climate action seriously

The state election is coming up.

  • Write to candidates
  • Attend candidates’ meetings
  • Tell them you want strong action on climate change

Remember, sharing is caring and you wouldn’t want your family, friends and neighbours to miss out on all the fun, would you…

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