Meet with your local MP!
One of the most effective and efficient things you can do to build public pressure for climate action is to meet with your political representatives. Tell them you want them to commit to greater climate action and announce climate policies. Don’t be nervous, we are here to help you!
- Sign up to be a MP spokes: we can support you with one-on-one coaching, creating bespoke resources to pitch Solar Our Schools to your MP and candidates. We can also team you up with other concerned parents in your community to work together on securing and holding your political meetings. First step: Sign up to volunteer.
- Meet with your MP Training workshop webinar and slideshows: watch our webinar and/or flick through the slideshow, to get a masterclass on how to create an impactful and rewarding relationship with your local MP and candidates.
- Review our one page guide, on asks and guard rails for Meeting with your MP : and use this checklist before your meeting so you feel confident and prepared!
It’s very effective to come to your meeting with tangible local solutions to climate action. That’s why we work with you to create localise your Solar Our Schools. Follow this link to find out how.
Become a media spokesperson
Are you interested in amplifying your voice in the community, by becoming a media spokesperson?! As a parent or grandparent, you are a trusted messenger, invested with the duty to keep your children and grandchildren safe into the future.
We will support you to have an opinion piece published in your local newspaper, and provide ongoing opportunities to reach new audiences.
- Sign up to become a media spokesperson by emailing [email protected]
And we already have a parents spokesperson online training resource for you to follow along, in bite sized chunks! The total training takes about 5 hours, but you can dip in and out as you like.
One of the most important things you can do about climate change is to talk about it.
We know the majority of Australians are concerned about climate change, but this doesn’t always translate into action. People trust their peers, family members and loved ones more than they trust experts, scientists and environmental organisations.
You are more likely to open people’s minds. Conversations, particularly those based on shared values, lead to greater awareness and concern; and help lead people to action on climate.
This webinar provides some great tips to give you the confidence to start a discussion and get you started. You can help your community normalise conversations about climate change, and what climate action means.
You can also attend our next training session on 15 March (Timing TBC).