Effects to Date
Is it Our Fault?
Those who wish to become
involved in helping people to better understand the issues can reach out to both the general public and
organisations by various methods (whatever they feel comfortable with)
such as one or more of the following:
Place posters in shops, supermarkets, libraries, public
buildings, offices, schools, etc; to bring attention to climate change,
Presence in public places, e.g. town centres (on-street, in
markets or shopping malls) and at events, to discuss the issues and to hand
out information (see
Downloads page). Remember to obtain permission
first from the district or town council or owners. Display materials can be
supplied for fixing to a table or stand to attract attention.
Provide talks to clubs & societies, schools, business
Suggested content and a Powerpoint
presentation can be supplied on request.
Most schools and
sixth form colleges welcome external speakers, especially for PSHE
and Citizenship, along with General Studies and Geography; also for morning
assembly. Primary schools too.
There are many adult groups who regularly book speakers - e.g. WI,
Townswomen, Rotary, Round Table, Inner Wheel, Soroptimists, Probus,
U3A, Civic Societies, church groups, political groups, etc. - libraries have lists or
websites showing societies and contacts.
Seek publicity in the local press.
Comment to the management of any organisation you consider to
be wasting energy - e.g. overheated stores, schools, council offices! Make approaches to local businesses, councils, MPs and other
organisations by letter/e-mail/telephone/visit.
Gently spread the word to
relatives, colleagues, friends, contacts. Probably best to use unpushy
comments at opportune moments and to show your concern by example.