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Ideas + Action 2021 — Workshop: How to Talk About Climate Change So People Listen


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Timeworn advice recommends avoiding the topics of “politics”, “religion” and money in “conversation” and, in many places around the United States, “climate change” is on that list. And even though a majority of Americans now believe that the effects of climate change are real, convincing our neighbors to be proactive before disaster strikes can be a challenge. How can you or your organization talk about the climate crisis in a way that does not leave people despairing, but rather galvanized to take the big actions necessary to meaningfully address it? In this workshop, come learn the necessary skills and tactics — distilled from field experiments, evidence-based insights in social science and learnings from across the climate and clean energy advocacy community — to compellingly discuss climate change to motivate the public to take action. Limited space available!

  • Rebecca Tamiru / Program Lead, Climate Advocacy Lab


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