Three things you can do on your campuses to mitigate climate change
1. Register Voters
- Many young people support action on climate, but they are less likely to vote than any other age group. You can help change this by registering people to vote on campus. Here are some helpful tips:
- Try to partner with existing events that draw a large crowd. Host your booth at these events to register young people to vote.
- Provide short, concise information on handouts telling people about how their vote can impact climate action.
- Use Turbovote! It's a great program that makes it easier to register voters and sends them reminders on when to vote.
- How can we help?
- We have premade printouts for your events
- Use our turbovote link to register voters
- Apply for a grant to pay for printing your materials
2. Host a Forum on Climate Issues
Invite expert guests to come to your campus and speak on climate change
- Helpful tips:
- You can bring in experts working on national issues, but also consider inviting an expert on local climate and environmental policy. They can talk about what ways to get involved in your area.
- Host a voter registration booth at the forum.
- Focus your topics on climate issues that young people and students can immediately get involved in.
- Have someone speak on the importance of voting in addressing your topics.
- How can we help?
- Apply for a grant to help fund your event
- Contact us for help on finding expert guests to speak at your forum
3. Advocate for Climate Commitments
- Colleges and Universities can have a huge impact on mitigating climate change. Check to see if your college or university has signed on to any of these climate commitments.
- New Commitments
- Second Nature has developed new commitments to provide more choices for your institution. Take a look at them and encourage your college or university president to sign on.
- Clean Energy Commitment