resources for climate advocacy

Check out our collection of resources, toolkits, and websites on climate justice, grassroots organizing, and diversity, equity, and inclusion!

Climate Justice Resources

Here are resources describing environmental and climate justice, with suggestions for solutions.

Resource Description Organization
Principles of Environmental Justice Principles of the environmental justice movement People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
Everybody's Movement: Environmental Justice and Climate Change Guide to environmental justice and movement building Environmental Support Center
Glossary of Terms Definitions for terms related to climate justice National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Letter to the Environmental Community, from Students of Color Letter highlighting concerns of students of color regarding the envrionmental community Students of Color Environmental Collective
20 Things We Can Do To Advance A Just And Sustainable Planet List of sustainability activities on education, community engagement, and advocacy National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Just Transition Principles Principles of just transition Climate Justice Alliance

Grassroots Organizing Resources

Here are resources for grassroots organizing, including information on direct action, community engagement, facilitation, and more!

Resource Description Organization
Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing Principles for inclusive movements Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice
Youth & College Organizing Toolkit Toolkit on climate justice organizing for youths National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Organizing: People, Power, Change Guide to community organizing Multiple Organizations
Community Engagement Toolkit: Organizing Your Community Toolkit for community engagement campaigns Power Shift Network
Organizing Handbook: How to Build a Strong Organization and Define Winning Strategies Toolkit for movement building and strategies to win Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Movement Organizing Manual Guide to movement organizing Sierra Club
Community Organizing Handbook Guide to processes and practices of organizing University of Denver Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning
The Citizen's Handbook Reources for community organizing The Citizen's Handbook
Resistance Guide Guide to resisting in the Trump era Resistance Guide
Youth Activist's Toolkit Toolkit for youth organizing Advocates for Youth
Coal Blooded Action Toolkit Toolkit on organizing around coal pollution National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Just Energy Policies and Practices ACTION Toolkit Toolkit on just transition to clean energy National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Direct Action Manual Toolkit for direct action activities Earth First!
Building Alliances Guidebook Toolkit for forming alliances Organizing for Power
Understanding and Resisting Divide and Conquer Tactics Tips for overcoming divide and conquer strategies Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
Facilitiation in Motion Tips and techniques for effective facilitation Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
Anti-Opressive Facilitation for Democratic Process Tips for effective meeting facilitation Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
Tools of Engagement: A Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation Guide for engaging people in conservation Audubon

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Here are resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion!

Resource Description Organization
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Vocab Definitions for diversity, equity, and inclusion terms Avarna Group
Tips for Naming, Intervening and Addressing Systemic Power Tips for recognizing and addressing systemic power Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
Tips for Having Difficult Conversations Checklist for engaging in difficult conversations Avarna Group
Dismantling Anti-Black Bias in Democratic Workplaces: A Toolkit Recommendations and activities for overcoming anti-black bias Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
Approaches to Power Inequity Within Organizations Examination of how organizations approach power inequity Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
Instructor Bias Assessment Checklist for instructors entering a "classroom" to check assumptions, mitigate biases, and teach to all learners Avarna Group
Inclusion Tips for Outdor Program Staff Checklist for ensuring outdoor programs are inclusive Avarna Group
Bias Interrupters Toolkits Toolkits for spotting and interrupting bias Bias Interrupters
Beyond Diversity: A Roadmap to Building an Inclusive Organization Roadmap for diversity, equity, and inclusivity in green organizations Green 2.0
Anti-Oppression Resource Bank and Curriculum Resource bank for tools and activities on anti-oppression Power Shift Network
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice: Moving from Actor → Ally → Accomplice Interactive website examining how white folk can contribute to inclusive movements White Accomplices
Challenging Patriarchy and Sexism Examination of patriarchal structures and recommendations for change making Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
Cultural Appropriation: Guiding Questions to Ask Questions to consider in regard to cultural appropriation Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance