Taking Action on Climate Change

Join Our Team!

Join one of our working groups – we have a group focused on climate outreach, and another on preparing for climate change, both of which meet monthly. If you are interested in those, or have other ideas, contact us at CAG@L2020.org.

Take Action!

On a Personal Level:

JeffersonCAN.org offers a wealth of suggestions for lessening our carbon footprint, from inexpensive home improvements to ride sharing. Start with one or two ideas, and then build from there!

Some examples include:

  • Change to compact fluorescent light bulbs (ask Henery’s Hardware for a discount coupon.)
  • Check out the Community Action page for how to get started.
  • Perform a home or business energy audit.
    Install solar hot water heating or solar electric panels.

On a Community Level:

Local Groups Involved with Climate Action

In March 2016, as part of the Port Townsend Community Read 2016 on Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, the Port Townsend Library in partnership with Local 20/20 convened a panel discussion on local climate activities in Jefferson County. You can see the video here (parts I and II) and here (part III), or the powerpoints here.  Also here is the handout summarizing the different organizations, with contact information: volunteer_orgs_handout.

Get involved with the Port Townsend High School Students for Sustainability

Students for Sustainability is a dedicated group of Port Townsend High School students who are taking action to mitigate climate change at their school, in their community, their state, and at a national level.

Learn What Your Community is Doing:

Visit our Climate Change and Impacts page to learn what’s happening in Jefferson County and Washington State.

In addition to this Climate Action Group, consider getting involved in one or more of other Local 20/20 groups. Pretty much all of them are related to climate change in some way.

Want To Go Further?

Regional Resources

Many communities in our area are also embracing Climate Action in a big way. Take a look at what our neighbors are doing!

Olympic Climate Action (Clallam County based)
Northwest Earth Institute
Climate Solutions
RePower Kitsap
Seattle Climate Action Now  is full of information on events, personal actions, energy audits, and community resources.
Portland Climate Action Now
Skagit Valley Climate Initiative

National Resources

Our local efforts can go only so far. To create real change, we must raise our voices to our lawmakers in Washington. Following are some national organizations that provide information and advocacy:

Cities for Climate Protection
Citizens Climate Lobby
NASA Climate Change Solutions
Climate Reality Project
National Marine Sanctuaries
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
US Climate Action Network
Cool Moms

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