Central to our efforts, community awareness is how we spread our message and get others to join our cause and other conservation movements to truly make an impact.
Recognizing the importance of youth to our goal of bringing about real, positive change in our communities, we seek to empower youth to be the difference they want to see in our world.
Community awareness is a cornerstone of our pro-environmental efforts. Through presentations, workshops, letter writing campaigns, phone banks, and speaker events, we try to get our communities involved as much as possible, recognizing that we will only truly be able to make a significant and lasting impact if we spread our message and get others to join our cause as well as other conservation movements. We hold various awareness and fundraising events in local libraries, schools, and community centers and frequently partner with other organizations in order to make the greatest impact.
These are the materials we used for our simulation game at the Bay Area Teach in for Justice. Feel free to print them out and use them as your own if you are holding your own workshop!
outh civic engagement is defined as working to make a difference in the civic life of one’s community. It also involves developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. These activities are known to enrich the lives of youth and are socially beneficial to the community. Here at the California Water Conservancy, we recognize the important role youth will have to play if we want to bring about impactful, long-term change in our communities. For this reason, we emphasize the importance of civic engagement in everything we do, from including bill and legislator information in every presentation we give and running voter registration drives at schools and libraries to creating fun Kahoot! games on various aspects of the voting process and governmental structures for students to play at the start of every club meeting. Through all this, we seek to empower youth to be the difference they want to see in our world. .