Effective Communications for Climate Action

Friday, January 22 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM PST.

Successful, engaging climate change communications can be one of your best tools to accelerate climate action - while poor communication can stop even the best climate plans in their tracks. In this Webinar, you'll learn why climate communications is so important for translating concern into action. Discover how targeted, strategic communications can mobilize your community, help build their support for climate policies and plans, and leave them ready to take action in their own lives.

Why Watch?

  • Get insights and best practices from long-time organizers and professionals in strategic and grassroots climate communications 
  • Understand how to talk to your residents, stakeholders, and elected officials about climate in ways that appeal to their shared values and interests
  • Hear stories of different practices and strategies that have worked for sub-communities across North America 

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Cara Pike 

Cara Pike is the founder and director of Climate Access, a nonprofit focused on building political and public support for climate solutions through its learning network for nonprofit and government leaders, pilot projects that test new engagement approaches, and communication research and strategy consulting services. She has written widely used publications and toolkits on climate communications. 

Cara regularly advises government agencies and nonprofit organizations across North America. Clients have included the City of Boston, Ocean Science Trust, Union of Concerned Scientists, Province of Alberta, and others.

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Karen Blondel

Karen Blondel is an environmental organizer on the Fifth Ave Committee at Resilient Red Hook. Inspired by the spirit of unity that helped the community of Red Hook, NY, survive Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, Resilient Red Hook is a community organization that advocates for climate & economic justice and a more resilient future for its residents. 

Karen moved to Red Hook Brooklyn in 1982 and became involved with campaigns against waste transfer stations and environmental issues of the times. In 1993 Karen became a first year member of The Red Hook Public Safety Corp (Americorp, Vista) and created resident engagement at local venues like the Red Hook Library and the Justice Center.

Ben West

Ben West

Ben is the Executive Director of eDemocracy Network and co-director of the eDemocracy Carbon Budget project. He is a leader in the climate space in Canada with over 20 years of experience in strategic communications and public engagement. He was the founder and chair of The Great Climate Race, worked as a Healthy Communities Campaigner and Communications Coordinator for the Wilderness Committee,  Campaign Director for ForestEthics (Stand) and as the Communications and Project Lead for Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative.

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Andrea Reimer

Andrea Reimer spent four terms in local government including 10 years as the lead on public engagement on Vancouver City Council, where she also served as Deputy Mayor and Chair of Policy and Strategic Priorities. She recently completed a fellowship at Harvard in recognition of this work and is currently teaching about power, policy and engagement at UBC and SFU in Vancouver, Canada.

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