For Climate Impacts Day in 2012, we asked people to help us “connect the dots” on climate change by highlighting the impacts of climate change where they lived and creating a symbolic “climate dot.”

Sometimes using creativity can be the best way to reach people. Make them curious and they will want to know what you are doing. We are talking about serious stuff here: a global crisis that is already making many people’s lives more difficult. How can creativity help you to tell your story? Remember, science is on our side – so spend some time to gather solid data about your region and use that information to support your action. Read on for lots of fun and creative ideas! You can find a how-to on five of the most common ways to make dots here (.pdf).