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Start a conversation and #VoteLikeAParent

Parents have enormous influence - especially among parents. Let's raise the importance of climate action in our personal networks during this election.

 

Step 1: Share your story 

  • Share your answer to the prompt, "I'm going to#VoteLikeAParent because..."
  • Post your story to social media (or connect with your friends directly)
  • Use the hashtag #VoteLikeAParent to inspire more people to share their story
  • Add a #VoteLikeAParent banner to your profile picture on Facebook or Twitter:Just follow this link.

 

Step 2: Engage your friends and family in great conversations

  • Use the following tips for effective climate conversations (see more tips below).
    • Listen without judgement to what people say
    • Ask questions and seek to understand
    • Focus on the vision you are hopeful for
    • Help people see their place in the solutions we need
    • Talk about your feelings, what you are doing and why you are motivated to act

 

Step 3: #VoteLikeAParent and carry on

  • Use our Where Do They Stand guide to inform yourself of political positions on climate action
  • No matter what the result, we won't stop calling for the climate action needed to keep our kids safe.

 

It takes courage to share what you care about and why, but it might just help change the world. And it's an easy step to take to help secure a safe climate for our kids.

 


More great climate conversations advice:

Here's a recap from our collaboration webinar with ACF and Climate for Change on how to have great climate conversations. Or read the top 5 tips below.

 

 

Tip #1: Ask questions, seek to understand
  • 'How are you feeling about...'
  • 'How do you think climate change is impacting your life and the lives of people around you?'
  • 'Why do you say that?' 'Tell me more about...'
Tip #2: Listen without judgement
  • Listen without interrupting
  • People need to feel heard and empowered to act with confidence
  • Consider what vales are sitting under the things they say? You may be able to find common ground with these
Tip #3: Focus on the vision
  • Too much focus on negative impacts of climate change chan make people switch off
  • Clean air, water, and renewable energy are appealing, as opposed to focus on the incumbent energy sources of coal and gas
Tip #4: Help people see their place in the solutions
  • Individual actions vs working together to push the people in power to act
  • Support people to start where they are, with action appropriate to them now
  • Keep taking steps towards stronger advocacy
Tip #5 Talk about your feelings, what you're doing and why
  • Why does climate change matter to you?
  • Research shows that people value the opinions of their friends, family and colleagues just as much as experts
  • Connect on a human level

 

You can find these tips, slides and more on our Great Climate Conversations Webinar page. 

 

 

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