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Resources for #ClimateChange Research


Eleanor Roosevelt
Do in your heart what you feel to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.
Eleanor Roosevelt

"Unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth." Bill McKibben’s grassroots 350 addresses the climate crisis from the bottom up via volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.  

Climate Reality Project 
From Al Gore: Creating a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future by globally shifting from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energies. [D]emanding change with a collective voice. Includes Climate 101. See also, Al Gore's Rolling Stone article, The Turning Point: New Hope for the Future"It's time to accelerate the shift toward a low-carbon future." SEE ESPECIALLY: Clean Power Plan Activist Kit.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Nationwide database on incentives and policies that support renewables & energy efficiency. Florida link.

Earth 911
Helping consumers find their own shade of green, match values to purchases, adopt environmentally sound practices & drive impactful environmental changes. Includes where to recycle household goods in your zip code.

An Essential Site: Fossil Free 
Part of 350 (see above), Fossil Free is helping to orchestrate fossil fuel divestments from the portfolios of educational and religious institutions, governments, and other organizations. Guidelines and contact info included. Fossil Free FAQs. 

Fracking - ProPublica: Articles and background on the dangers of fracking. Contains a student-friendly music video.
    --- Elizabeth Kolbert's New Yorker article, "Burning Love" and her Q&A about fracking. 

Institute for Local Self Reliance
Providing strategies, working models and information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.

Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project
Transformative action towards the  restoration of land, labor, and culture, and rooted in social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color committed to a Just Transition away from profit & pollution & towards healthy, resilient & life-affirming local economies.

National Geographic’s Green Living & Environment
Leading by example, the Society has developed water, energy, recycling, & employee programs initiatives to inspire people to care about the planet.

Natural Resources Defense Council - Issues
"One of the nation's most powerful environmental groups," (NYT), the NRDC's mission is to "safeguard the Earth; its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends." Includes Global Warming, Clean Energy, Environmental Justice, & more.  Also, NRDC's Onearth

Our Power Campaign
Moving local and state governments to create millions of climate jobs – jobs that meet people’s needs while caring for natural resources and ecosystems.