Climate Deep Canvassing


Climate Deep Canvassing

2021 Climate Deep Canvassing

From the KFTC Climate Stories website:

In 2021, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) and our partners in the Kentucky Just Transition Coalition knocked on thousands of doors to talk with Kentuckians living in urban, small city, and rural communities about the climate crisis. 

Using an empathetic, non-judgmental approach called Deep Canvassing, we had meaningful conversations with more than 600 people. We asked how concerned they are about climate change, and invited people to share stories about ways they’ve been harmed by extreme weather, health conditions made worse by air pollution, or job losses related to our shifting economy.

Teams of canvassers knocked every door in racially diverse low- and moderate- income precincts, primarily in Bowling Green, Louisville, and Hazard, Kentucky.

We learned that a large percentage of Kentuckians are aware and alarmed by the climate crisis.

Read about the key themes and lessons learned, including the most common problems and most suggested solutions. Visit the Climate Stories page.