In the Toolkit --

Introduction

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

    II. Grassroots Action Priorities

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • 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. Mobilizing Communities

  • Community Action Models
  • Local Policies & Programs
  • Organizing For Community Action
  • VI. Promoting Public Policy

  • State Initiatives
  • Federal Initiatives
  • International Action
  • Tips for Building Grassroots Support
  • VII. Resources

    The changing climate is threatening human health and causing environmental damages.

    Global climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our nation and our planet today. Increasingly severe consequences are projected for more people and more regions of the world unless we act now -- as individuals, as communities, and as a nation. For its part, the League is calling for prompt action to cut this country's GHG emissions, freeze construction of new coal-fired power plants, invest in a new clean energy economy, and help the world's poorest countries tackle the challenges of climate change.

    State and local Leagues, and individual League members, have a critical role to play in helping to limit future climate change and protect the planet. This toolkit provides action plans and resources that Leagues and League members can use to

    Using the toolkit

    There are numerous ways in which to take part in protecting the planet. Start by reviewing this mini-guide to the many resources in the toolkit. And as you get involved, please share your comments about the toolkit and your experiences working on climate change.

    Taking part in LWVUS and global action initiatives

    Keep up-to-date with LWVUS work on Global Climate Change. Make sure you and your members receive LWVUS Action Alerts.

    Take part in global climate action demonstrations in your community. Upcoming global events: Earth Hour 2014, 8:30pm-9:30pm local time, Saturday, March 29, and Earth Day 2014 on April 22.

    Last updated: 10/21/2013