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

    GRASSROOTS ACTION PRIORITIES

    The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has identified a few key areas where state and local League action can make a critical difference in curbing global climate change.

    There are two issue areas in particular where League action at the state and local levels can make a real impact on GHG emissions -- energy efficiency in buildings and renewable energy. Please review the material in these two sections and consider how your League might work on one of the policy initiatives described.

      Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    •  Renewable Energy

    Mitigation efforts -- actions we take to limit carbon pollution -- no matter how rigorous, cannot prevent the climate from continuing to change for the foreseeable future. Adaptation -- efforts taked to decrease vulnerability and limit the impacts of climate change -- is critical as well.  This section provides information about how Leagues can help their communities prepare for these climate impacts and describes possible adaptation strategies for specific sectors of the economy and other areas of interest.

    •  Adaptation

    The task force would like to collect and share your experiences in working on initiatives in these issue areas -- and/or on climate solutions in general. If your League has a story to share, please tell us about it by answering this set of suggested questions. We will collect your stories and post them here so other Leagues can learn from, and be inspired by, your experiences.

    Last updated: 7/16/2017.