At the end of your conversation comes what might be the most important part of the KTCC! The science of social change says that large-scale social change works best when we, as individuals, feel that we are an active part of a community that shares our concerns. We suggest that you ask your group for ideas about how they can support one another. Ask if some or all of your attendees would like to meet again and explore working collectively. Ask if attendees would like to stay connected and continue to share information and ideas.
- Do attendees have a local climate plan where they live that they can support? if not, can they ask for one?
- Any local climate or environmental justice groups? Provide a list of local climate groups.
- Upcoming events or current things to advocate for and participate in? Include some flyers or information about upcoming actions.
- Check out and share a calendar of events, like the one at https://climatechallenge.ca.
- Find out who people’s local leaders are and see if the group is interested in a buddy-system to go talk to them about concerns and recommendations.
- Consider asking the group to make pledges of action and report back to one another on progress.
Supporting One Another
- Thank everyone for coming.
- Take a group photo to share if the group gives permission!
- Collect contact information and offer to follow-up in the next few days.
- Encourage the group to keep talking! Suggest that they hold their own KTCC and share the KTCC resources.
- What are members of this conversation keen on? involved in? Is there anything more they’d like to learn or discuss? Maybe try a poll! Or follow-up with a post-conversation survey.
- Make plans to meet again to continue the conversation if that works for the group.
- Suggest attendees like the KTCC Facebook page and we can invite them to the KTCC group. email@example.com
Practise Citizen Engagement
(Pg. 43 Facilitator Resources and Pg. 48 Presenter Slides, Toronto/Ontario/Canada version)
- Talk to friends, families, co-workers, share solutions & encourage them to act.
- Sign petitions, write letters, demonstrate and participate in the growing non-violent civil disobedience movement to support climate justice and help speed the ecological transition on a local, business and government level.
- Join or support local groups like:
- For a further list of climate groups see: My Climate Change Blog.
- Support climate justice, a Just Recovery and a Green New Deal through your local unions, workplaces, schools, places of worship and community groups. Work with, support and act in solidarity with labour and social justice groups.
- Participate in public comment sessions on climate-related topics. Or, go in person as a deputant or intervenor. e.g. Ontario’s Environmental Registry, Natural Resources Canada, toronto.ca.
- Submit op-eds & letters to editor, call talk-back lines & tweet in response to climate-related articles & news.
Political Action for Climate Justice
(Canada/Ontario version, Pg. 44 Facilitator Resources and Pg. 49 Presenter Slides)
- Call, email, text, send a letter or make an appointment with elected officials, tell them your concerns & what you would like them to commit to doing.
- During elections raise concerns at all-candidates meetings and with candidates at your door.
- Support and encourage candidates that make climate justice a true priority, and make sure to vote!
- MP Contacts: https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/constituencies/FindMP
- MPP Contacts: Contact Information Ontario Legislature
Keep Talking about the Climate
Some Climate Communication Resources
From the Toolkit
Pgs 48-51 presenter slides. Also see Pg. 42-45 facilitator resources.