From Green Needham
These pages are for the team working on outreach and community education.
- Community Organizations - Listing of community organizations and status of presentations
- Participation Guidelines - Guidelines and resources for organizations which participate in the Challenge
Resources for 10% Energy Challenge presentation/outreach team
Background information on Global Climate Change
The best sources for background information on Global Climate Change
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 Report. This is a 22-page summary. Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report, Summary for Policymakers
- National Academy of Sciences Understanding and Responding to Climate Change 2008 Edition. A 23-page summary
- See also the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Recent news Frequently Asked Questions
Global Climate Change Updates
- news reports Recent news reports
Tips for Speakers
- Speak slowly, clearly, and sufficiently loud
- Don't wander. Make clear points in an organized way.
- Make part of the presentation interactive, even if it's just asking questions of the audience
- Steer clear of "red flags" -- statements that engender unproductive side debates, such as the issue of the extent of ice cap melting, or whether recent hurricanes were caused by global warming. There are better, less controversial, examples of global climate change effects.
- Real examples of money savings from energy-reducing actions
- Information on Green Kids, Community Farm Committee
- Sample presentations (short and longer)
- Typical questions you may be asked
- Core Template - Most recent version of core template for presentations. Includes title slide and slides describing Green Needham only.