Our youth meet online monthly!
2nd Monday of every month from 7PM – 8PM
If you’re interested in joining, contact Rusty West (email@example.com) , Climate Action Youth Monthly Zoom Activity Coordinator.
We have been making huge strides despite having an almost all-volunteer staff. Our goal is to make participation as seamless as possible for families, and this takes a lot of folks helping.
We are currently in need of assistance with :
– Fundraising and development
– Legislative tracking
– Caregivers for young children
– Web site management
– Outreach / Media help
Come to a monthly meeting to learn more, or contact us today to see how you can help!
Climate Action Families and Plant-for-the-Planet Washington are currently run by volunteers. We would like to change that in order to bring more stability to our program, provide more opportunities for youth to develop their leadership and cooperation skills, facilitate more families becoming involved in community activism, and expand our methods to other cities and states.
Any way that you can help is appreciated by our families and helps to build a movement of capable youth and adults. It brings families together, gives them a profound sense of purpose, and builds community around the common ground we all share – love for each other and all life on this beautiful planet.
Donate to Climate Action Families to support management of all of our programs! It also helps us spread our process to families in other locations. Capacity building is our biggest need at this moment.
- We are looking for walls to murals of our vision of a stable climate and clean energy future.
- We need more low cost meeting spaces around Seattle that include rooms for young children, or playgrounds in the summer.
- Naturalists to lead hikes and other activities for us.
- Our families and kids work hard, we are always looking for environmentally responsible recreation to do together.
Contact us if you would like to help with any of these!
These picture books are great resources for kids and families who want to know more about environmental issues. Many of the books listed here are appropriate for a wide age range. The non-fiction, in particular, is clear enough to be read aloud to preschoolers but complex enough to hold the interest of much older kids.
Note: We have consciously chosen NOT to link these items to online retailers. We highly recommend checking these out from your local library.
Sharing resources is the ultimate way to :
- reduce greenhouse gases
- support your local institutions
- teach children the value of the local library.
If you are attached to a book, then order or find it at a local retailer, and maybe kick us a buck for helping? 🙂
Non-fiction About People Who Have Made a Difference :
- The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadev Payeng by Sophia Gholz
- One Plastic Bag: Isatau Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul
- I Am Farmer: Building an Environmental Movement in Cameroon by Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul
- Seeds of Change by Jen Cullerton Johnson
- Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
- Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf by Olivia Bouler
- Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor
- The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner
Informational Nonfiction :
- Climate Change by John Woodward
- What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting Our Planet by Jess French
- If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams
- If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams
Stories With Environmental Themes :
- Life by Cynthia Rylant
- Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano
- Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman
- The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
- Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
- Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
- Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker
- Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau