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This guide aims to help NGOs become champions of knowledge in order to foster positive attitudes towards the environment and competency in citizen action. While this guide is targeted towards NGOs in general, efforts to raise environmental awareness can support stakeholder engagement and conservation strategies of the land trust community.
Tips to help you draft and deliver climate change messages that engage your community and inspire action.
Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits. This year, National Public Lands Day falls on September 26, 2020.
NOAA’s Introduction to Stakeholder Participation provides important principles and commonly used techniques for engaging stakeholders in coastal resource management, including conservation. While focused on coastal resources, some of the techniques addressed in this publication are broadly applicable outreach approaches.
NOAA’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping engages stakeholders in a mapping process to identify their resources, perspectives, and priorities. Through sharing this information, stakeholders become part of decision-making, and the process of creating maps can become as important to building community consensus as the maps themselves.