"When we start to act, hope is everywhere.
So instead of looking for hope, look for action.
Then hope will come."
Spend some time poking around on this website. You'll quickly get a sense of the
broad messages, and ideas about how to solve the problem. Start with:
Watch the this video.
Learn about the where your voice is needed today!
You're ready to go....
Talking with Legislators
Reaching out to your representatives is easy. More likely than not, you'll find
that they want to hear what you have to say. They do what they do
because they care about the issues and their communities.
Contacting them is the single most important thing you can do.
Talk about your concerns.
Talk about a few of the points you learned above.
That's all you need to start.
You can quickly find their contact information here.
Write a 'Letter to the Editor'
Yup - despite the new world of social media - a letter to the editor is still a powerful
thing to do. If you go to your local paper's website, you can easily find the information
about how to submit a letter.
People (especially legislators) pay attention to these.
Join the Larger Conversation
There are a lot of organizations in Vermont who are doing work on climate change.
Among other things, they organize events where you can learn more
and/or join like-minded people who are speaking out.
Here are some of them....
Vermont Conservation Law Foundation
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light
Vermont Natural Resources Council
Vermont Public Interest Research Group