Engaging your local politicians

Although the Great Big Green Week is over for another year, there is still an opportunity to show how much climate change and nature matter to people in the UK ahead of the General Election on 4th July.

Learn more about how to engage your parliamentary candidates after Great Big Green Week.

Why engage your local politicians?

The General Election on 4th July, and the first months of the new parliament, will set the agenda for action in this critical decade for our country and the planet.

We need to ensure all our future key decision makers are well-informed about climate and nature issues, and aware that public support for action is both massive and mainstream.

If together we show broad and diverse support for action, with Great Big Green Week being just one powerful example of this, we can secure commitments from political representatives bringing significant wins for people, climate and nature.

What are we calling for?

We’re calling on all political parties to commit to the action so desperately needed to tackle climate change, protect and restore nature, and support the hardest hit around the world.

See what we’re calling for

Email your candidates

Ask your parliamentary candidates to commit to tackle climate change, protect nature and support the hardest hit.

Use our simple online form to ask your local parliamentary candidates to commit to work together with other politicians and their constituents to tackle climate change, restore nature and support the hardest hit by climate change – here and around the world.

Email your candidates today

Make an impact, keep it local

When you’re having conversations with your parliamentary candidates during Great Big Green Week and beyond, making those conversations as local as possible can be really powerful. 

The Local Intelligence Hub is a great tool to help you find out more about your constituency and local area.

You can use this tool to learn more about your constituency, which is a good place to start when finding topics to talk about with your political candidates. For instance, you could talk about community issues like high energy costs, the importance of creating environmentally friendly jobs in places with financial struggles, or even check data on the public support for climate policies in your area.

Access the Local Intelligence Hub

Get further support

Explore our collection of resources and actions to help you engage your candidates ahead of the election, support for hosting your own local hustings, and check out the map to find local hustings events to attend.

Visit the United for People, Climate and Nature hub

Put up a poster

Show people in your community – from your parliamentary candidates to your neighbours – that you want to see action for people, climate and nature by putting up our printable poster in your window.

Download the poster