Seeing is believing. And shared experiences help build community.
That’s what’s happening around the globe as concerned people like you lead and join local expeditions to see firsthand the impacts of climate change near their homes. Thanks to the curiosity and passion of engaged people around the world, friends and neighbors are coming together to witness our shared climate reality.
Last month, near Kathmandu, Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development took a group to visit a river basin. The basin is shared by India, Nepal and Tibet and here, people live under the shadow of shrinking glaciers that signal existing and future water supply loss for millions of people downstream. This was one of many local expeditions taking place in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.
Not sure where to start? Try contacting your local, state or even federal agency — like the Forest Service, a national park, a university’s environmental science department or a local community group. They may have creative suggestions or even a free guide for your group. We’ve created a toolkit with more tips on how to get started.
I spent years taking part in outdoor expeditions myself — and I can tell you from my own experience that expeditions take you to places and connect you to people you will never forget. I encourage you to get out there. Lead and join expeditions to see and to share the reality of climate change happening near you.
Thanks for all you do,
Maggie L. Fox
President and CEO
The Climate Reality Project
PS. We went to Bangladesh to find out how climate change was impacting communities. Watch the video: http://vimeo.com/37750260