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Climate love

What you can do right now to advocate for the planet

If you want to get more involved in activism, start very, very small.
Start thinking about concrete things you can change. I think school is the best place to start. You’re with other people your age you see every single day.
You’re doing a protest to get attention, to get a conversation going.
Many times, as important as getting [protesters] there, is getting the media there. That makes it really important to write a press release outlining what’s going on to send to local or national media.
Also if you’re doing a protest, and you know it’s just 15 people, it can be a sign of weakness rather than strength. Sometimes it’s better to think of something creative: Print something huge that says ‘climate justice now.’ Get a drone photo. Sometimes that ends up being more effective if you can’t get big numbers.
It’s important to start thinking about how you can move from the protest to the proposal. It’s not the same language outside the room as when you’re inside the room.
You’re not going to be very specific in a strike, but when you get into the room it’s much harder to brush you off if you’re very specific about your asks and demands.
At the end of the day it’s all about creating a critical mass that will force decision-makers to take action regarding climate change. Having 100,000 people in the streets is more important than having the number one trending topic on twitter.

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  • ance Star

    58 w

    Great advice, let us adhere to them

    • Ajema Lydiah

      58 w

      great ideas here

      • Gorffly mokua

        58 w

        Advocacy is instrumental in our fight against climate crisis ,but climate action will do more good.

        • Joseph Githinji

          58 w

          This is helpful information, we all need to speak up.

          • Edwin wangombe

            58 w

            Thanks for sharing

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