Simple Climate Action is an innovative way to adapt to the changing climate in your community. It is fun, catchy and based in research.
I am creating a website and social media model for high school students to copy. It will grab the attention of people living locally, show them how to adapt to changes in climate in their local area and suggest easy ways people can mitigate the impacts of climate change.
The website will host a series of video interviews. Interviews should be conducted by Science or Geography students with a basic understanding of climate science and how to reduce individual greenhouse gas footprints. Interviews should be held with experts in different stakeholder groups from the local area such as health, construction, emergency services, agriculture, home design, transport, local government.
Questions interviews should address include:
- What are the impacts of climate change you are already seeing in your local area?
- What are they likely to be in the future?
- Is your organisation changing the way it operates as a result of these changes?
- What is your advice for people adapting to these changes?
These videos will also be posted to a social media account on YouTube. These videos will have an addendum encouraging people to document the changes they are making with a photo and share it on social media with the “#simpleclimateaction” hashtag.
A highlights reel of this local production can be used in a funding proposal to create a larger scale production.
Relevant advocacy bodies will be contacted to share the videos on their social media accounts.
Local high schools can be contacted to use videos in their teaching programs.