In the Toolkit --


  • 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


    The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force was created by the LWVUS board in 2006 to provide information and assistance to the national board and staff on issues pertaining to climate change and to develop materials for use by League members at the local, state, and national levels. The task force is comprised of eight local League members, all of whom have worked on climate change and/or energy issues for many years.

    Working together by email and occasional conference calls, task force members have provided substantive information and advice regarding federal legislation and national climate change policy. A major (and ongoing) project has been the development of the League Toolkit for Climate Action. Task force members have also written background papers on a variety of climate change topics. These are included in the Archives section of this toolkit.

    In 2020, the task force merged with a "working group" of League climate activists who organized to promote urgent attention to climate change at the 2020 LWVUS Convention. Together, they formed the LWVUS Climate Interest Group, a nationwide collaboration of League members who share information and strategies and develop expertise on climate topics of mutual interest.

    LWVUS Climate Change Task Force

    Previous Task Force Members

    Previous LWVUS Board Liaisons