In the Toolkit --

Introduction

  • Guide to the Toolkit
  • Leagues in Action
  • I. Choosing a Role for Your League

    II. Grassroots Action Priorities

  • Climate Action
  • Price on Carbon
  • Our Children's Trust
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • III. Basics of Climate Change

    IV. Engaging Individuals

  • Communicating About Climate Change
  • Preparing for a Meeting on Climate Change
  • Engaging Groups in Your Community
  • V. Promoting Public Policy

  • Community Action Models
  • Organizing For Community Action
  • Tips for Building Grassroots Support
  • League Action on Climate Change
  • International Action
  • VI. Resources

    CLIMATE ACTION

    NEW. Proposed rollback of fuel economy standards and GHG emission standards for cars and light trucks. Take action now to protest this misguided plan! The deadline for public comment on the proposed rollback is October 2, 2018. Talking points that Leagues and League members can use to draft comments on the proposal are available here

    MORE. The League of Women Voters is partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund and others to promote an important new resource, the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map, which shows the economic impact of clean energy growth across the country. The map is a nonpartisan public resource that captures investments and jobs in the U.S. wind, solar and energy efficiency industries. It presents users with data from established industry sources and examines the economic contribution of clean energy from the national level down to state voting districts. Equipped with these data, citizens, advocates, and policy makers can understand the impact of investments in energy projects on local, state, and national economies and make informed decisions about energy policies.

    Climate Action Needed at the State and Local Level. In light of the U.S. federal government's current retreat from the fight against climate change, strong climate action at the state and local levels has become more important than ever.

    NEW.  The New York Times has compiled a list of 66 Environmental Rules that the Trump Administration has sought to reverse (January 29. 2018). Of these, 33 have been officially reversed, another 24 rollbacks are in progress, and 9 rollbacks are in limbo. The list and details about each rule are available here.

    State and Local Climate Action Initiatives. In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris accord, state and local leaders have joined together to affirm their commitment to protecting the planet.

    These new initiatives complement the efforts of earlier networks of U.S. and world leaders working to fight climate change.

    As part of their participation in these larger coalitions, there is much that government and business leaders can do to help meet the Paris Agreement goals. Examples --

    RESOURCES

    Last updated: 9/7/2018.