By listening, sharing stories & connecting on shared values, we can overcome the issues that divide us & move forward together.

Here's how it works

Climate change, conservation and energy problems are not environmental problems, they are people problems. For too long we’ve been divided on how to move forward on solutions to big problems that affect people everyday.

To get enough people wanting the same solutions, we need to do something we haven’t done before.

We need to listen to people who disagree with us.

We need to connect as humans and find our common ground to move forward together.

Deep community engagement, or deep canvassing, is a practice for having vulnerable, emotional, and nonjudgmental conversations in person or over the phone that last 10-25 minutes with someone who feels differently about an issue. 

Deeply listening and asking curious questions to understand why someone feels a certain way is at the core of this practice.

By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice.

If we deeply engage with enough people in small towns and rural communities on their door steps, then we’ll find common ground and overcome partisanship and tribalism, because deep engagement is proven to make great and lasting change.

Living together in community is about listening, understanding, and sharing — even when it’s hard.

Deep engagement is how we build a populist climate movement. It makes real and lasting change by engaging new people in our common struggle.

Since early 2020, our team has knocked on hundreds of doors and made thousands of calls to deeply engage with people in our community we don’t typically talk with.

You can join us today to talk with your neighbours.

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