Any climate action project that is community-based should start by identifying community assets: already existing strengths that can serve as a springboard for climate engagement by building on what the community is already doing well. This tool explains different types of assets and walks you through a process for working with diverse community stakeholders to identify assets related to climate change education and action. It also provides links for creating asset maps and for learning more about community assets.
Multiple 2+ workshop sessions of 1–2 hours
Community Assets graphic (downloads), Brainstorming Community Assets worksheet (downloads), pencils, Internet access to watch videos (optional)
Alliance for the Great Lakes/Michigan City Schools, Chicago Zoological Society (Brookfield Zoo), Faith in Place/Covenant United Church of Christ, G-WOW, Project Exploration, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum