"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King
If you haven't already, sign the VTCHA Letter to the Legislature.
Spend some time poking around on this website. You'll quickly get a sense of the
broad messages, and ideas about how to talk about the core problem. And,
Watch the videos on this page.
Learn about solutions at Project Drawdown.
Learn about the policy discussions in Vermont.
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....