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Abogacía y Compromiso

Todos podemos tomar medidas en nuestras comunidades para ayudar a prepararnos para los impactos del cambio climático y reducir la contaminación que lo causa. Estas acciones, a su vez, pueden proteger nuestra salud y brindarnos una mayor sensación de seguridad y autoeficacia. Las ideas para comenzar hoy están a continuación.


Soluciones climáticas que puedas realizar hoy

We all care about our health and the health of our families. Knowing that taking action on climate can help to protect our health is a powerful way to engage others to advocate for climate solutions. Advocacy can take many forms, start with where you're comfortable and continue to amplify your impact by bringing more people into the movement for climate solutions.

Start with people closest to you: your family, neighbors, community, and workplace.

  • Talk about climate solutions and their health benefits. Use our tools and communication guides to help!

  • Learn about existing projects, whether it is tree-planting or emergency preparation, and help to strengthen them.

  • Share the information from ClimateRx and build a team to work on shared projects together.

Educate and engage appointed and elected officials on the need for systemic climate action. 

  • Look for local opportunities to increase sustainability and resilience. 

  • Ask your local officials to commit to climate action and report regularly to the community. This could be more charging stations, better bike/bus infrastructure, or reduced reliance on fossil fuel energy.

  • Advocate for state and national solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in restoration and resilience for communities at risk.


You don't have to be a policy expert to take action on climate change and health. The Climate for Health Moving Forward Guide helps to lay-out steps for meaningful systemic climate action. There are actions you can take right away that will make a difference. 


Talking with policy-makers can seem intimidating, but remember five key steps to make your engagement as productive as possible:

  1. Start with people: center your message about your audience's concerns and values, as well as the values and concerns that you share with them.

  2. Make it real: focus on local realities and tangible issues. Tell a story about how you or someone you know has experienced climate change's impacts on health.

  3.  Focus on solutions and personal benefits: climate solutions reduce people's exposure to poor air quality, save money, and create new good jobs. Climate action is not about sacrifice.

  4. Inspire and empower: Emphasize that we can make a difference. Most Americans are concerned about climate change but might feel helpless or overwhelmed. Ditch the doom & gloom.

  5. End with your ask: Encourage your audience to take act on climate with steps they can take that are meaningful, accessible, and relevant. 

Read this two-page guide on engaging with policy-makers for more practical tips.

Fórmate como Embajador Climático

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¿Listo para llevar las conversaciones, la acción y la promoción de soluciones climáticas saludables al siguiente nivel?  Tiene varias opciones de capacitación de cuatro horas ofrecidas por ecoAmerica, que puede realizar en línea y en su propio tiempo. Ya sea que desee realizar la capacitación que se enfoca en participar en su comunidad local, conectarse con su comunidad religiosa o como profesional de la salud, fortalecerá su conocimiento sobre el cambio climático, trabajará para soluciones climáticas y cómo hablar y defender en el cuestión con confianza y éxito. La capacitación es GRATUITA y viene con recursos de presentación y una invitación para unirse a una comunidad de práctica y colaboración.

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