Tuesday Tip: 5 Ways You Can Help Spread the Word About Rise for Climate
For more than 30 years, CREDO has been fighting for our environment and to slow climate change. That’s why we’re so excited to help organize the Rise for Climate marches across the country and all across the world this Sept. 8.
It takes all of us – by reaching out to those around us, sharing stories and engaging — in order to help make Rise for Climate a success.
Here are ways from our allies at 350.org that anyone, no matter your digital skill level, can use new media to help spread the word.
1. Invite your friends and family
Send them an email, invite them to the RVSP page for a local event, call them, text them or send them an Instagram video. Whichever way you can, it’s important for you to reach out to those around you.
Most Rise for Climate events are an open invitation to anyone who wants to join. Everyone can have a role to play. Your brother could help make food for people, your best friend could help take photos and a total stranger may be up for organizing a banner-making session.
It’s also important as Sept. 8 gets closer to re-invite people! Reminders are crucial.
2. Get Personal
First-person stories are one of your most powerful recruitment tools.
Why do you think it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100 percent renewable energy for all? Why are you joining? Share on your social media accounts why you have decided to join. When you post, use the hashtag #RiseForClimate.
Seeing the faces of real people that will be there, hearing about why they’re participating, and seeing them actually getting ready for the action can help your friends and followers imagine themselves being there too.
3. Share what’s happening right now
Are you passing out flyers? Making art? Holding local meetings? That’s awesome! Share footage, interview clips with participants and photos on your own social media. That way people in your networks can see the momentum building and can better understand what joining Rise For Climate will involve. And don’t forget to use #RiseForClimate so we can build the buzz and create a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) globally too.
4. Ask people in your community to share and retweet
It doesn’t have to be a big celebrity. It could be your local football team, a local musician/band or an elected official. Who in your community do people listen to and who has a big reach on social media? Ask them and see if they can help spread the word.
5. Amplify #RiseForClimate stories from around the world
Like you, others around the world are sharing their own stories – check out all the latest content here. Use your social media accounts to share what’s going on in other communities far from yours.
Check out the sample content and visual guides.
Editor’s note: This piece is adapted from a post originally published by 350.org.