Posted by: ecodestination | August 7, 2009

Activism NOW – #2 – Climate

photo borrowed from yourgreenfriend.com

image borrowed from yourgreenfriend.com

Here are 10 things you can do today:

1) Sign up to be a climate precinct captain (this is mostly in the U.S., although you can participate from anywhere)

By signing up you can become part of this collaborative web platform by 1Sky, the Energy Action Coalition / Power Shift 2009, an online community and find likeminded people in your area to join or form a local community and plan local events (whatever “local” means to you). Then, you can help

hold our elected officials accountable for creating a Power Shift and passing bold, federal climate legislation in 2009

You can do this by signing this petition, organizing a rally, joining one, organizing fundraisers, helping fund the movement, and other things, but mostly—if you want—doing hands-on stuff. Which can be particularly exciting when naked:

1Sky Solutions also has a “training video” (don’t worry: it’s 2 minutes long!) on its home page so you can learn about the movement and a forum for discussions.

Also, nationwide beach parties for clean energy begin on August 10. Hell yes. You can join others or sign up to start your own. Amazing.

Check out the Energy Action Coalition and Power Shift 2009’s photos and videos and add them on Twitter and Facebook. Also, read their blogs! Sweet.

2) Download the thorough Citizen’s Guide to Climate Policy to learn tons about what makes good climate policy and tons of other important information. You can also read an article about the document at Grist here.

3) The geeks and economists among us might also be interested in reading Climate economics 101 and policy activism.

4) Remember yesterday’s post about pushing for health care reform to get to the issue of climate policy faster? Here’s an article about this issue.

5) Miami: Find a whole bunch of awesome events to attend and participate in at Greener Miami.

6) TreeHugger article: Why the U.S. doesn’t get climate change – a poll tells us that

Americans find climate change to be the lowest priority out of any country in the entire world

7) Washington, D.C.: Join the Climate Action Factory. Read the blog, watch the video, receive alerts, check out photos, follow them on Twitter, contribute time/energy/materials/space, etc.

8 ) Europe: Join the Climate Action Factory. Read the blog, watch the video, receive alerts, check out photos, follow them on Twitter, contribute time/energy/materials/space, etc.

9) Become an Environmental Crime Fighter! The EPA needs you. If you live in the U.S., you can call the EPA’s tips and complaints line or inform them online:

It was this kind of tip that led to the capture earlier this month of Larkin Baggett, a Utah man who pleaded guilty to seven environmental and assault charges after he pointed a loaded rifle at Florida authorities in March.

10) This is just a comic you can read for fun!

comic by toothpastefordinner.com

comic by toothpastefordinner.com

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