Calling for Action on four key steps we need to take to address climate change
Here are four key steps you can take to address climate change in your community:
- Tell your leaders we need climate resilience plans and investments in infrastructure that will help our communities weather storms and disasters.
- We need to stop new dirty energy projects like the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline—one of the most polluting energy projects in history, and one that would leave communities of color with contaminated air and water.
- We need to double down on clean energy. Only by getting serious about investments in wind, solar, and energy efficiency, can we end our dependence on the fossil fuels that are causing climate change.
- We need to hold polluters accountable, through strong safeguards that protect our air and water. And we need to demand that industries cover the full costs of their pollution—from public health expenses to damage to our shared resources.
By taking these steps, we can also expand the growing green economy and create many more job opportunities and pathways out of poverty for the same folks who are on the front lines of climate change.