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Resources for #ClimateChange Research

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Bianca Jagger  
Climate change is not just an environmental threat but a critical human rights issue which touches every aspect of our lives: peace, security, poverty, hunger, health, mass migration and economics.  Bianca Jagger
Now is the Time to Move Beyond Petroleum

IN A (BOILED) NUTSHELL

A FEW ENERGY-SAVING ALTERNATIVES

A A A:   BETTER  WORLD  CLUB
America’s only Environmentally friendly auto club.

AT&T:  CREDO MOBILE
A socially conscious phone service.

FPL   ARCADIA  
100% Wind Energy to homes and businesses in all 50 states!

G O L D M A N   S A C H S:   GENERATION INVESTMENTS
Environmental & social investing toward long-term financial returns & building a sustainable & equitable economy. See also: US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

G O O G L E:  ECOSIA   
Ecosia, though powered by Yahoo,1) offsets its search emissions and ITS 2) click on ads = cents for tree planting.

M A L L : 
   a.  SERRV 
   SERRV’s mission is to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide.  

   b.  TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
   One of the world's largest fair trade organizations & founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. 

   c.   GIFTS WITH HUMANITY
   Starting in a garage at home, Global Crafts has become a $2 million a year outlet for Fair Trade artisan handicrafts. 

M C D O N A L D S  EAT WELL GUIDE
An online directory for fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food. See, also, ETHICAL TRADING INITIATIVE An alliance of companies, unions & NGOs, promoting a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.

V I S A  CREDO/ WORKING ASSETS
CREDO card purchases  fund progressive nonprofits that battle every day for our values, our rights and our freedoms. See also, Ten Green Credit Cards Credit cards from megabanks – Citi, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo – support predatory lending, coal mining, tar sands, and outrageous CEO salaries. Cutting up that mega-bank credit card is another step to breaking up with your mega bank and starting a healthier relationship with a local community development bank or credit union. 

T H E  Y E L L O W   P A G E S:  THE NATIONAL GREEN PAGES from GREEN AMERICA 
Harnessing economic power—consumers, investors, businesses, & the marketplace—for a just & environmentally sustainable society.

(C O N S U M E R   R E P O R T S) and  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S GREEN BUYING GUIDE
A guide to greenwashing, environmental impacts of products, sustainable appliances, electronics, gardening supplies, food, & more.

…and in general: GOODGUIDE
GoodGuide rates 250,000 products for environmental friendliness, and social, & safety records. See alsoSUSTAINABLE BRANDS A learning, collaboration, and commerce community of over 348,000 sustainable business leaders from around the globe. 

SOME DATABASES for CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH

To Access:  www.mdc.edu/libraries>            
                     Databases by Subject>  
                     ID: student #; Pin: last 4 numbers of student #

(1)     General
(a)     GeneralOnefile (Gale)

(2)     Social Sciences
(a)     Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
(b)     SIRS – (SIRS )

(3)     Sciences
(a)     Earth & Environmental Science eCollection      
          (Springer)
(b)     Films on Demand
(c)     GreenFile (EBSCO)
(d)     Science (AAAS.org)
(e)     ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
(f)      Science in Context (Gale)

(4)     News and Current
(a)     NYT – Historical (ProQuest)
(b)     NYT – (Gale)

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