How to Raise Climate Change Awareness in Your Community/schools


One of the greatest challenges with climate change is its intangibility and there are many problems associated with it which equally affect all sectors of human life.
Here are some ways for you to spread the word in school,communities :
•Write an article for the school or local newspaper.
•Teach your family, friends and community about the impacts of climate change and how different groups (women and men, rich and poor, young and old) are affected in different ways.
•Think about holding a workshop or offering to conduct teaching sessions at existing meetings and events.
•Produce a poster, leaflet or video highlighting a specific environmental problem you have identified in your community.
•Organize a play for your local community, acting out the devastating effects of climate change and the actions individuals can take to reduce harm to the environment.
•Plan a public event that attracts attention to your actions you have taken to reduce emissions: invite local officials to a tree-planting; build a solar cooker in front of a public place and cook a local specialty.
• In school, work with other students and school leaders to develop and implement an energy-saving plan.
•Give an assembly to your class or school.
•Organize a special event, conference, concert or sports event. It could coincide with worldwide events such as World Environment Day (5 June), Earth Day (22 April), Disaster Reduction Day (second Wednesday of October), World Water Day (22 March) or International Youth Day (12 August).
•Write to your local and national environmental ministries. Use your voice and knowledge to lobby.
The scope is just too large to grasp, and many of the most noticeable impacts are still too far removed from our daily lives. For some, climate change becomes either overwhelmingly challenging or abstract enough that it is easy to ignore.
Encourage climate change awareness in your community by focusing on local or regional impacts . Highlight those changes your audience might have already noticed. Because climate impacts vary, you will need to be alert for climate change impacts in your specific region. Once you’ve identified a few impacts, think about how they might affect your community. Then, tie it all to climate change.


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