Actions and Solutions

At the heart of the KTCC process is an interactive section where people can share ideas, generate discussion and imagine a better world. Here, the group can brainstorm, engage and learn from each other.

Quadrant Exercise

The suggestion in the KTCC Toolkit, on pgs. 24-25 of the presenter slides, supported by pages 28-31 in the facilitator kit, is to lead what we call a Quadrant Brainstorm, ideally capturing suggestions as they come up and finding connections between quadrants.

We suggest you start by asking the following questions or a variation of them. Then, capture the ideas the group shares or suggest some answers yourself. You could try writing in a screen-shared document or have attendees use chat.

  • Questions:
    • What actions on all levels do we need to adequately address the climate emergency and ensure a livable future for all?
    • What do we need put in place to create a greener, healthier and just future, one that ensures we leave no one behind?

See a quadrant exercise visual below for some examples and ideas….

You could finish the brainstorm with a few visioning questions for the exercise “How do we Build a Better World?” Some examples:

  • What does a good, low-carbon future look like to you?
  • How do we build a new, positive story about the future?
  • What gives us hope?
  • How might we make a low-carbon future work best for everyone?

Find more potential questions on Pg. 31 of the Facilitator Resources. Visual example below.

Video Examples

What can we Do Brainstorm – From August Facilitator Teach-in
A Better World – From August Facilitator Teach-in
EcoFair Example

Inspiring Ongoing Actions and Solutions

See ClimateFast Action on youtube! The Actions and Solutions Playlist. Also, find some ideas on Pg. 27-30 of the presenter slides and Pg. 34-37 of the facilitator resources.

The latest inspiration from The Intercept…

Some more initiatives to check out!

Two Green New Deal videos

Just Recovery Principles and Initiatives – Art by Corrina Keeling

#JustRecoveryforAll initiatives, like The Leap’s From Pandemic to Prosperity are underway. See more here: Just Recovery Yellow Pages.

Collective Voice

Pages 31-47 in the Toolkit Presenter Slides showcase information about what KTCC attendees might choose to advocate for. Additional talking points are included on Pg. 39-41 of the facilitator resource. See the suggested exercise below.

Political Advocacy Exercise

In this section of the KTCC, the group has an opportunity to explore an action that they would like to see taken and to think about how to initiate this action.

Step 1: Let your group pick a point or two to explore from pages 31-47 of the Presenter Slides, to explore what we could act on.

Guiding questions: What do you care strongly about and want to see initiated or accelerated to address the climate crisis in your community, in the province, nationally or globally? How best can you play a part in making this happen? Consider groups that you might join or work with, people you can work with, skills you can put to use.

Step 2: Invite a few people to share what they might do next.

Here is another version of a Personal to Political Action exercise.

Or, you could prepare beforehand, research some of the things your group might be interested in and plan to show a video, explore a report or pull out some talking points. For example, local tree stewardship or worker transition.

Click on the picture below to see all of the pages in the exercise, starting on Pg. 31! Download the file to explore the many links throughout.

Here are some resources to help you stay in the loop about what’s happening and to generate ideas that the group can work on and advocate for together. Let us know if you have more recommendations!

Current Events

  1. Follow My Climate Change Website for a round-up of climate resources.
  2. The Energy Mix news source.
  3. Digital Activism Actions for comment periods & other actions.
  4. The Tyee environment section
  5. The Narwhal articles.
  6. National Geographic environment section

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