What Next: Vulnerable Populations: Climate Change Impacts on Children and Young People
This handout was provided to attendees at our May 17 event, and is reproduced here with live links.
Vulnerable Populations: Climate Change Impacts on Children and Young People
Thank you for participating in Let’s Talk Climate.
You can learn more about us on our webpage [here!], like our Facebook page, and join our mailing list. Links to do that and for each of the suggestions below can be found [here].
- About Our Children’s Trust and about their Federal lawsuit.
- About The Street Trust
- About Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Follow the Two Green Leaves Blog
- Urge your state Representative and Senator to vote for climate abatement and mitigation and to put a cap on carbon. Attend constituent meetings, call, e-mail, or write them. Learn who represents you and about pending legislation at the OLIS website.
- Check out Renew Oregon, the Oregon Environmental Council, and 350PDX for current opportunities to advocate.
Make Personal Changes:
- Talk with children, youth, and young adults about their concerns about climate change and commit to working with them assure a better future. For help check out these tips from NOAA, Think Progress, Sightline Institute, and Rainforest Alliance.
- Choose the least carbon-intense option for transportation, food choices, and purchases of goods and services.
- Make a generous donation to any of the participating organizations and to our co-sponsors.
- Volunteer to help these organizations with tabling, publicity, letter writing, and office support.
Let’s Talk Climate is made possible by funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. We are cosponsored by 350PDX and Oregon Environmental Council. Hawthorne Auto Clinic and Next Level Burger have also contributed funding support.