Climate change has presented an opportunity to reimagine our relationship to the natural world and to each other. While the climate crisis is a complex, global problem that requires bold action from government leaders—community members possess the power to greatly impact environmental decisions being made at the local level. This includes building resilience to natural disasters, reducing greenhouse gasses, environmental justice, and more. During this workshop, you will work with an environmental policy and advocacy expert to understand how cities engage in long-term planning.*
- Understand what a General Plan is and how it impacts local decision making
- Learn about Climate Action Plans and if your city or county has one
- Understand the environmental case for housing and how housing can be part of the climate solution
- How to advocate around climate change at the local level in your community
- Advocacy best practices for: letter writing, petitions, and making public comment
*The content in this workshop can be tailored for groups across the United States.