A meaningful response to climate change will require collective action and widescale policy changes, both of which start with individual involvement with local and national decision-making processes.
Every choice we make sends a message to our community, government, and businesses about the kind of world we want to live in and the causes we support. You can make this message even clearer by directly telling your government and community about the issues that are important to you.
The City of Bellingham welcomes and encourages community involvement in all its decision-making processes. There are several ways you can make your voice heard in Bellingham’s decisions about climate action:
- Ask questions and participate in discussions on Engage Bellingham, a website dedicated to public engagement in important local issues.
- Write to City Council and the Mayor with your thoughts.
- Attend, watch, and participate in City Council meetings.
- Subscribe to receive climate action email updates for upcoming opportunities to get involved.
In addition, you can:
- Attend community events and get involved in local organizations that support climate action.
- Vote for the political leaders and causes that are important to you. You can register to vote in Washington State here.
- Talk to friends, family, neighbors and coworkers about climate action. Encourage them to take the I’m In for Climate Action pledge.
Together, our small actions create a big impact.