Host a climate presentation
Let's face it, people are confused about climate change - help set the record straight! Educate your community about the basic science and implications of climate change, about the 350 global climate movement and how to get involved in local solutions. This project is ideal for groups hoping to expand the size of their team, as education projects can easily double as recruitment opportunities.
- Check out our partners at the Climate Reality Project. They have a network of trained climate presenters around the world - if one of them is in your area, you could invite them to give a presentation to your community!
- Spend some time with the presentations (downloads provided below), tweaking them to fit your audience, and adding in local examples.
- Be sure to pause to ask questions, and to see if the audience has questions.
- If you have a lot of capacity in your team, think about hosting a series of presentations at local schools, community centers, places of worship, etc. to reach a wider audience.
- If you don't yet feel confident to give a public presentation, start by going out into your community with your team and just having one-on-one conversations at public events like farmers markets or conferences.
- Relax, be confident, and speak slowly!
Get it done
1. Decide upon your audience and discuss possible locations
2. Reach out to the location(s) that your group has decided will be preferable for a presentation
- Think about who you will need to talk to (e.g. a school principal, a library events coordinator, or a farmer’s market supervisor), look up their phone number and give them a call.
- Have some short and simple talking points ready (who you are, what you’re doing, what you want).
- If you’ve decided to table at an event, ask about the registration process and upcoming dates. If you’ve decided to present at a school or other public institution, it may be necessary to schedule a meeting with their staff so that they can take a look at your presentation materials and meet you in person before agreeing to have you come and speak.