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

    I. CHOOSING A ROLE FOR YOUR LEAGUE

    The League believes that global climate change is the most serious environmental challenge of our time and that aggressive action is needed if we are to avoid irrevocable damage to our planet. An advocate of strong U.S. action to reduce the threat of global warming since the 1990s, the League has made global climate change an action priority since 2006.

    But it will take action from individuals and government at every level -- local, state, national, and international -- to avert dangerous climate change. And every League has an important role to play in this effort. By raising public awareness of the causes and likely impacts of climate change, by helping citizens learn what they can do to curb global warming, and by building broad support for effective climate solutions, local and state Leagues can help put our country -- and our planet -- on the path to a sustainable future.

    What Local Leagues Can Do

    Whether you focus on educating and empowering the members of your League or you broaden your outreach to other organizations in your community, there are many things your League can do to help build the momentum for climate solutions.

    Even a small group can make a big difference. Take a look at the LWVUS document Streamlining Local League Advocacy for easy-to-follow best practices for moving an idea into action. 

    Last updated: 5/26/2014