Take Action

Take Action

CCL is all about taking action, and youth are an important part of that!

The power of youth voices

We know that youth are the future and will bear the heaviest burden of climate change.

We believe that youth have a unique perspective and can add an important piece to any conversation on climate change.

We know that collective youth voices hold a special power and influence that adults just don’t have.

Find out more about how you can use your power and take action!

Important guidance for working with Citizens’ Climate Lobby:

CCL is focused on climate solutions. We speak about what we’re for rather than against.
CCL’s work is collaborative, respectful, and non-partisan.
Be sure to connect with a local CCL chapter or Youth mentor before you take action on behalf of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Take your first action: Create your own climate story

To take your first action on climate, all you need is you and your own story! Your personal story puts a real live face on the impacts of climate change. People, including Members of Congress, respond to that.

You’ll find that you will need to have a quick and well-told story for just about anything else you do, whether that’s making presentations, talking to people at festivals, writing letters to the editor, or talking to a Member of Congress. You might have a long version, with lots of details for a long conversation with someone, and a very short two-sentence version for a quick introduction at a lobby meeting.

Here’s some guidance on creating your own Climate Story, based on the Yale Program on Climate Communications.

  1. Describe something in your life that is changing due to climate change
  2. Explain why it matters/ how it impacts you, your family, or your community
  3. Close by sharing your personal action or solution

More ways our volunteers are taking action

Lobbying

Includes lobbying, calling, writing and tweeting members of congress.

Kiran Garewal leading a game of Kahoot! during an in-person presentation.

Grassroots Outreach

Includes presentations, tabling, speaking at events and testimonials.

Conferences

Includes attending national, regional and/or state educational conferences

Media

Includes social media, our blog, and writing to newspapers.

Endorsements

Includes working with community leaders such as school boards and your town council.

Are you ready to solve climate change?