‘To change everything, it takes everyone.’ I remember hearing and seeing this phrase everywhere during the first half of my career in climate advocacy, starting with the People’s Climate March in 2014.
Nearly a decade later, it’s still true. Big, systemic changes require people power. But for all we know about what needs to be done to secure a climate-safe future — and all we know about the consequences of inaction — there are still millions of would-be climate activists sitting on the sidelines. Right here in California, public opinion polls revealed that more than two-thirds of the population are concerned about climate change and more than half want to be involved in making change. At the same time, just a tiny fraction say they know how to make a difference.
At The Climate Center, we want to make it easier for you to become a climate activist. That’s why we built this new website — to help Californians turn their concern about the climate crisis into action. You don’t need to be a climate scientist or a policy wonk to help make bold ideas a reality. There’s a role for everyone to play in the movement for a climate-safe California.
Here are a few of the new features we built to help you, The Climate Center community, help build a thriving, healthy, climate-safe future:
- Stay up to date on the latest climate and energy legislation using our bill tracker when California’s next legislative session opens up in January.
- Help build support for accelerated, equitable climate action using the Climate-Safe California action toolkit. The toolkit has resources to help you contact city and county elected officials, reach out to your local paper, and more. Don’t forget to endorse Climate-Safe California yourself if you haven’t already!
- Contact Governor Newsom, your state elected officials, and find resources for engaging your community on our new Take Action page.
- Brush up on the latest climate research by viewing our past webinars and resources on topics ranging from fossil fuels to carbon sequestration and more.
If you have feedback or ideas for how to make this website better, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all you do to create a more healthy, thriving California.