KLA Perspectives

You Have to Talk About Climate Change for People to Act: Here's Why and How

Posted byKim Lundgren on Apr 20, 2021 8:46:09 PM

New Climate Conversation Guide will help turn your words into action

It's common to hear that the time for talking about climate change is over, and that it's time for action. With experts indicating that we have less than a decade to avoid the most dire impacts, it's true that bold action is needed. But we would argue that *in addition to* taking action in our own lives, we need to be talking. 


Talking to friends, neighbors, colleagues, family, teachers, everyone. It's so important to talk to them about the impacts of climate change and what we can do about it. 


How important? Take this short quiz to explore the power of your words. Then download our new Climate Conversation Guide. 


We work with our local government clients -- from small New England towns to big cities and counties in the West -- to make sure they are talking with everyone in their communities about climate change. Our approach to equitable engagement is intentional and robust, ensuring that everyone has a voice. 

It's just as important for individual community members to talk with everyone they know about: what they know about climate change, why they care about it and what they are doing about it.

We invite cities, towns and counties to share this guide -- the whole thing or parts of it -- with community members to empower them to have meaningful conversations.