Advocacy is simply speaking up, educating, and influencing to help advance your goals.
Protecting and promoting urban forests is an issue that has moved to the front burner. Elected officials are looking for practical steps to reduce emission, save energy, and create more environmentally and fiscally sustainable communities. Trees can do all of that and more.
As urban forestry experts, your organization is positioned to be an effective advocate for trees in cities and towns across America. Get the tools, including case studies, to:
- Create an advocacy program.
- Understand the characteristics of effective advocacy.
- Target audiences for advocacy.
- Build your case.
This resource is part of the Community Tree Leadership Forum Core Modules. In partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation and the USDA Forest Service, the Alliance for Community Trees developed a training program to increase the impact of nonprofits, service groups, volunteer coordinators, and community organizers engaged in urban and community forestry.