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8.Empower Your Team

Recruit New Members Keep Your Team Engaged Ask Teammates to Step Up Run Great Meetings Make Your Club Welcoming & Inclusive Recruit New Members Get People Involved: Your goal is to get people’s attention, get them involved, then keep them as active members. Start with people you know — ask them to come to your …

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7. Find Your Voice

What’s Your Story? Your Voice: Your Greatest Power Stay Grounded in Science Let People Know: We Can Win…Together! Climate Change Talking Points What’s Your Story? Activity #7A:What’s Your Story? 1. Pick three or four questions from the list below and jot down some answers: I first learned about climate change when… Climate change has personally …

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6. Individual Actions

How to Make a Difference Lead by Example What Can YOU do? Be the Change KNOW HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Why are people reducing their emissions in the first place?   Less fossil fuel has meant more connection with the land, with food, with family and friends, and with community. By moving away from …

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5. Tactics Best For You

Design Your Campaign Learn About Tactics Advocacy Direct Action Education & Outreach Choose the Best Fit Design Your Campaign CAMPAIGN: A series of actions designed to achieve a goal. Campaigns use a variety of ”tactics”. TACTIC: A strategy or action thoughtfully planned to achieve a specific outcome. Experiment: Try different tactics— see what works. Review …

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4. Event Planning

Start with your Kick-Off! Event Planning 101 Go for High Impact! How to Attract Attention Event Planning Details to Keep Things Simple Start with your Kick-Off! PUT YOUR CLUB ON THE MAP: Typically, the kick-off introduces your club to your school at the beginning of the year or semester. Its main purpose is to build …

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3. Find Your Power

Sample Ideas for Actions & Events Find Your “Happy Place” Keep Your Actions & Events SMART Design Your D.I.Y. Roadmap Make it Fun! Sample Ideas for Actions & Events IDEAS FOR ACTIONS & EVENTS Tips for Taking Action: Explore these ideas as a starting point to get your brainwaves flowing—feel free to make them your …

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11. What’s Next For You?

Volunteer Choose College Majors Careers Ideas Actively Participate Get To Know Yourself VOLUNTEER There are many ways to stay involved with climate action, even while you’re still in high school. Consider joining other organizations whose mission aligns with your goals. How can you bring the skills you’ve been developing into other groups?Volunteering is a great …

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2. Find Your Passion

What’s Meaningful to you? Creative Collaboration: How to Work Together? Choose Your Club’s High-Level Goals Envision a Sustainable Future & Focus on Solutions What’s Meaningful to you? Activity #2A: What’s meaningful to you? What Inspired You?List 1-3 things that got you fired up to take actionon climate change (youth leaders, social media, friends, etc.). List …

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9. Avoid Anxiety & Burn-Out

Find Stress Relievers that Work for You Recognize Activist Burn-Out Create a Healthy Club Culture Activity #9A:Find Stress Relievers Make copies of the suggestion box and have each club member check off activities that appeal to them.Pair up and share (or with entire group): What activities do you currently do that are stress relievers? What …

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