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


    Has your League worked on an initiative to promote energy efficiency in buildings or renewable energy -- or taken action to address climate change in some way -- or helped your community take steps to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change? The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force would like to hear about your experience. We will post your League's climate story here so other Leagues can learn from and be inspired by your experience. 

    Please tell us about your experience, using these suggested questions as a guide, and then send your climate story to er(at) Thank you!

    1. Name of your League
    2. Name, title, email address and phone number of contact person (This information will not be posted online.) 
    3. Policy/program that your League worked on (e.g., Adoption of a green building ordinance)
    4. Level of action (e.g., Local level — Sunnydale, VT)
    5. Summary of the initiative (2-3 paragraphs)
    6. How did your League become involved in this issue?
    7. What did you do? Who were your partners and how did you find each other?
    8. Did you encounter any obstacles and if so, how did you address them?
    9. What Legue resources (e.g., person power, board attention) did this initiative require?
    10. What were the results and how long did it take?
    11. What further action, if any, is needed and/or is being planned?
    12. Did your League undertake any related activities and if so, what were they?
    13. Lessons learned and/or tips for other Leagues
    14. Impact -- for your League and for your state/community