B02 - How You Can be an Effective Advocate

Wednesday, November 8 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM | 210B « Back

Abstract Text:

The current political climate in the US threatens to undermine or eliminate many of the hard won environmental accomplishments and programs of our nation. Given the significant implications for health and climate change, it is crucial to know how to influence public policy. This session is designed to inspire participants to take strategic action in these uncertain times. The session includes a panel discussion focused on real opportunities to create change by engaged voices in this effort, a mini-civics 101 course designed to remind us of the framework within which such efforts must work, interactive brainstorming sessions on key topics, and a summary of tangible actions participants can take. Join us to build momentum focused on both resisting backward environmental efforts and creating new avenues for positive change. Leave this session able to answer the question: “What can I do?”

Learning Objectives:

Know at least three answers to the question “What can I do? I can…..”

Take specific positive measures to support change in their local communities

Build or augment existing local action groups for sustained, meaningful action

Commit to taking at least the following three steps within the next week: 1) Identify your three elected, legislative representatives and their contact information, 2) Review their voting record and identify points of agreement and concern, 3) Choose a topic and reach out to all three members with constructive communications

Learning Level:

Level 200 - Understanding/Comprehension


GBCI Credit Hours:
AIA Credit Hours:
2 LU
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C

Event Type: Education Sessions > Session