Are you registered to vote? Great! Now let's help others get registered. Easy ways to do this are to hold a voter registration drive, or work within your own groups to get others registered. Elections matter - even midterms! Help others get their voice heard.
Call Your Elected Officials
How about this: for every political post on social media, you call your elected officials. Here's the main number: 202-225-3121. Calls are one of the more effective tools to get your voice heard.
Plan An Event
Gather your friends and book a space on campus. Not a student? Organize a meet-up at the local farmers market. Host a speaker, orchestrate a debate, book a band. While climate change is serious, learning about it and inspiring others to act can be fun!
Initiate a Social Media Campaign
Hashtgags, geotags, trending tags oh my! The world of social media is ever-evolving, but the good news is that it's getting easier to make waves online.
Start a Petition
Online petitions are a fast and easy action item to help your cause. Services like change.org allow you to increase your engagement within their users. More signatures equal more voices - which adds up to change!
Race to save the planet
Add a little movement to your movement! Many groups find success in organizing 5K's, fun-runs and family walks to raise awareness and funds. With enough advance notice, you can plan a well-attended event that amplifies your message.
When your campus hosts a speaker its a wonderful opportunity to further your education. But you don't have to be a student to continue your quest for knowledge - Ted Talks, conferences, and locally-hosted speaker series are readily available to everyone. If you feel that your community could benefit from bringing in a climate change expert, work with the local schools and/or local officials to make it happen!
Create to Inspire
The saying "without Art the Earth would be Eh" rings true for us. Art is a multi-functional tool, often able to inspire and educate at the same time. Chalking the sidewalks, painting murals, papering the town with posters. Sharing your talent is a great way to amplify your voice!