Lucky for us, we have a lot of allies in the youth climate movement!
Helpful links to resources for organizing and support:
- Get Trained: For the ultimate grassroots organizing training and environmental leadership experience, register for the SSC’s Summer Program (SPROG). It’s a regionally held, week-long camp that is sure to empower and inspire.
- Online Skill Building Materials: Check out their trainings, including presentations on campaign planning, influencing decision-makers, recruiting, & facilitation and handouts on delegation, leadership development, and media.
- Most recently famous in the youth climate world for providing all the materials necessary to create the largest grassroots organizing training in history at PowerShift 2011, the NOI is an invaluable resource for organizing in any way, shape, or form.
- The Toolbox: All of their organizing toolbox can be found and downloaded here. Extremely comprehensive!
- The momentum behind landmark campaigns in the youth climate movement like PowerVote and the organizers of PowerShift. They truly are “the hub of the youth climate movement.”
- Check out their affiliated blog “It’s Getting Hot in Here” for some inspiration:
- A regional climate change organization working in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. They have been integral in organizing and supporting student activists in Maryland in recent years, and also welcome student involvement in their campaigns.
Looking for information? You might find what you need here:
Water Defense: Great source on coal, fracking, tar sands, and water privatization
Environmental Integrity Project: For information on policy and legal suits