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The movement for climate action has reached a new pinnacle. Opportunities to drive local solutions abound and people are supportive of proposals for action. Local actions – public greening, local food systems, transportation, energy retrofits – offer our communities exciting potentials.
Using principles of engagement organizing, this workshop will walk participants through a process for harnessing this unprecedented opportunity to build support for their local priorities. The workshop will draw on real world stories, tried techniques, and local narratives to drive home how to implement the approach.
‘Engagement Organizing’ is an approach that strives to marry organizing, technology, and a culture of developing leadership in others. It represents a shift away from expert-driven, direct mail groups toward a model that focuses on nimble, data-driven, learning organizations that place relationship building and mobilization of supporters at the heart of their work. The result can be build resilient, effective organizations that continue to advance their work in an ever-more competitive world.
Together participants will contribute to a regional strategy for concrete climate action and the tools to roll out a multi-faceted engagement plan to build support for the local solutions.
Note: participants not directly working on climate change issues are absolutely welcome to attend. The approach is valuable across issues. The examples and application of the approach will focus on building climate narratives locally.