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: email@example.com
Southern-Central Africa – Akufuna Muyunda: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Africa – Gloria Kasang Bulus: email@example.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.