A Week of Climate Action
California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, along with other state and community leaders are highlighting real-world, practical opportunities to take climate action at home and in your community around 5 key climate themes:
September 21 – Greening California
Greening practices increase the cover of vegetation, which lowers carbon dioxide and improves human health. You can help increase tree cover and restore natural environments by planting trees, replacing lawns, and helping with restoration projects in community parks. Learn more
September 22 – Exploring Energy Options
September 23 – Reducing Organic Waste
California has climate goals to divert 75% of organic waste and send 20% of unsold, still-fresh food to those who need it. You can help reduce emissions and address food insecurity by composting your food or lawn clippings and donating surplus food to your local food bank. Learn more
September 24 – Wildfire Preparation and Prevention
Climate change is intensifying and extending our fire season. Help reduce fire risk and protect your community by hardening your home to reduce fire impacts, creating defensible space around your home, and making a household safety plan. Learn more
September 25 – Water Conservation
To meet our climate goals and protect our communities we need to dramatically cut back water use in California. Get “water-smart” by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving, washing laundry or dishes with full-loads, and planting drought-resistant vegetation. Learn more
Join Climate Action Corps
Take climate action throughout the year. There’s lots of ways to get involved in Climate Action Corps and make a difference in your community.
Sign up so we can share Climate Action Corps content with you this week and beyond. Throughout the week, we will be sharing tips and resources related to each theme to help you take action and empower you to engage with your community.
Find local climate-related volunteer opportunities by visiting our Volunteer Hub. Search for opportunities in your local area with the hashtags #CAClimateActionWeek or #ClimateActionCorps.
Follow the Climate Action Corps conversation on your favorite social media platform, and let us know what you’re doing and what climate actions you are taking. Make sure to tag us with #CaClimateAction and #ClimateActionCorps.
Help Make Climate Action Week Even Better
Host a volunteer event during Climate Action Week. Events should focus on one of the five themes, but can happen any day of the week (9/20-9/25).
Promote California Climate Action Week events, activities, and information via social media channels by using #CaClimateAction and #ClimateActionCorps and tagging us on Twitter: @CalVolunteers, Facebook: @CaliforniaVolunteers, and Instagram: @californiavolunteers.
If you have a related event you want to add to the calendar, want to help share content during the week, or have other ideas about how you can support California Climate Action Week, contact Jen Leshnower at firstname.lastname@example.org.