#BeatPlasticPollution

ENGAGE YOUR COMMUNITY’S INFLUENCERS FOR A PLASTIC-FREE FUTURE

Engaging influencers in your community is a constructive and effective way of bringing about much-needed change!

Take the lead on climate as an active citizen and responsible consumer, by engaging both your local government or municipality, and your local supermarket or grocery store.

We have drafted template letters to get you started, that you are encouraged to edit with your own messaging, and local examples and impacts. Download the letters below, and follow the easy steps to make a positive impact for a plastic-free future in your community.

ENGAGE YOUR LOCAL SUPERMARKET

Engage a local grocery store or supermarket to significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastics used on products in their store, and to lead us towards a plastic free future by taking decisive action!

We have drafted a template letter that you can download, and either hand this over to a store manager when doing your shopping, or send it in an email to the head office.

Take action now:

1. Download the template letter here: Letter To Your Local Grocery Store
2. Make the necessary edits where highlighted, and add in some local examples;
3. Print it out and deliver the letter to your local store manager OR send it by email;
4. Take a picture of you handing the letter over to the store manager OR take a screenshot of the sent email;
5. Log your action and upload these pictures here to receive a certificate!

ENGAGE YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Did you know that by law, local governments and municipalities are obligated to keep our public spaces safe, clean and free from plastic pollution? Take action to hold our elected representatives accountable to their communities!

We challenge you to take the #LeadOnClimate by engaging your local governments or municipalities to improve waste management service delivery, support the capacity building of and providing safe jobs for existing informal waste pickers, and introduce a ban or levy on single-use plastic items!

For this action, you can either deliver the below template letter as an individual, or team up with members of your community and fellow Climate Reality Leaders to send a collective letter and create an even bigger impact. Should you wish to do so in this way and need assistance in contacting Climate Reality Leaders and fellow climate activists in your region, please get in touch with our Regional Coordinators.

East Africa – David Sempala: sempala@royalwaymedia.com
Southern-Central Africa – Akufuna Muyunda: frankakuz@gmail.com
West Africa – Gloria Kasang Bulus: gloriakas@gmail.com

We have drafted a template letter that you can download and either hand over at the office of your local government or municipality, or send it via email.

Take action now:

1. Download the template letter here .
2. Fill in the details in the highlighted areas, and add in some local examples.
3. Print it out and deliver the letter to your local municipality OR attach the letter document to an email.
4. Take a picture of you handing the letter over to the municipality OR take a screenshot of the sent email;
5. Log your action and upload these pictures here to receive your action certificate!