By planning for climate change, your land trust is already making a positive impact in your community. Extend that reach by connecting with your audience, raising their awareness of climate change and inspiring individuals and groups to take action to counter the impacts of climate change.

By raising awareness and calling for individual and community climate action, land trusts can play a critical role in guiding future conversations about climate change in their region. Ultimately, land trusts may be able to help shape climate change policy, reduce community-wide carbon footprints and enhance the resilience of natural and developed environments to climate change impacts.

Inspiring climate change action in your community involves three steps:

  1. Raise awareness of climate change, and how it affects the things your audience cares about.
  2. Engage your community through publications and educational programs.
  3. Launch climate action projects in your community.