Resources

For more sustainable living

It’s Not Easy Being Green

First of all, it needs to be acknowledged that there are nearly endless ways in which lifestyle changes can help reduce greenhouse gases. And considering where to start can be very complex and confusing. Some recommendations are straightforward and easy to say but not that easy to do; such as drive and fly less. Other decisions are complicated and it’s not always obvious which choice is best.

Green Change. An organization out of Marin County, CA with a helpful resource page with suggestions for greening one’s home and lifestyle.

https://www.greenchange.net/resources/https://www.planetvision.com

Other websites with suggestions for personal actions 

http://www.globalstewards.org/index.htm
https://www.familyeducation.com/family-life/going-green
https://climatesafety.info
https://www.climateinteractive.org

Green America: This organization that provides information about living, shopping and doing business with an environmental focus.

https://www.greenamerica.org

Environment Magazine

http://www.emagazine.com

Building Green

https://architecture2030.org

Soil & Forest Management

https://naturcycle.com

Eating & Health

http://idealbite.com
https://foodprint.org
https://sustainabletable.org.au

Home & Office

http://www.greenandsave.com

Buying Carbon Offsets

A carbon offset is a donation that reduces emissions and compensates for emissions that you are causing. I purchase offsets when I fly, although I’m also making an effort to fly less often.

https://www.terrapass.com
https://www.cooleffect.org
https://qascarbonneutral.com/best-carbon-offsets/

Climate Solutions

Drawdown is the most comprehensive (and only) plan for reversing global warming

https://www.drawdown.org

The Solutions Project

https://thesolutionsproject.org

Jobs in the Clean Energy Economy

https://www.bluegreenalliance.org

A brief movie about transitioning to a sustainable economy in a red state A Just Transition: Creating the New Economy in Eastern Kentucky

https://vimeo.com/207335437

Other Climate Information Resources

Politics

There is a broad consensus that the best first step that Congress can take to reduce carbon emissions is a carbon fee and dividend plan. There is a bill now proposed in the House of Representatives to do just that. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby has a “laser focus” (their term) working for passage of such a law.

https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Other Politically-oriented websites

https://thinkprogress.org/climate/
https://environmentamerica.org

A Tea Party Founder in favor of Energy Freedom

http://energyfreedomusa.org

National Nonprofit Organizations

This organization was started by Al Gore with the proceeds from the groundbreaking documentary, The Inconvenient Truth. The Climate Reality Project has trained over 14,000 Climate Reality Leaders on the science of global warming and provided the tools for them to give presentations to others. I was trained as a climate reality leader (Denver, March 2017) and it was a terrific experience.

https://www.climaterealityproject.org

EcoAmerica 

https://ecoamerica.org

The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation

https://www.leonardodicaprio.org/index.html

The Natural Resources Defense Council

https://www.nrdc.org

Naomi Klein’s organization. The Leap: Caring for Earth and One Another

https://theleap.org

Scientific Organizations

More Than Scientists: It has been my feeling for some time that trust in the science of climate change will be enhanced when people see and hear climate scientists as honest, personable, committed, and intelligent — in a word, trustworthy. This website features hundreds of short videos of climate scientists talking about climate change, not about the science itself but their feelings regarding our future on a warming planet.

http://MoreThanScientists.org

Union of Concerned Scientists. They’ve been doing great work for years supporting the role of science in policy decisions and calling out the lies and distortions.

https://www.ucsusa.org

Climate Research at UC Berkeley

http://berkeleyearth.org

On September 20, 2016, 378 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel laureates, published an open letter to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change. The letter warns that the consequences of opting out of the Paris agreement would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States. The text of that letter is here.

https://www.genetex.com/MarketingMaterial/Index/ResponsibleScientists

Website of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Watch the videos on this site to see how climate scientists who speak out about his or her research have become a target for harrassment and need help from this legal defense fund. I find this shocking and appalling.

https://www.csldf.org

Government Websites on Climate Change

(note: some have been modified by the current administration)

The Department of Energy website on energy efficiency.

https://www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy

NASA’s take on climate change

https://climate.nasa.gov

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

https://www.noaa.gov

International Climate Websites

Climate Change in Australia

https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au

National Energy Foundation of UK

http://www.nef.org.uk

Regional Climate Websites

Miscellaneous Sites

Climate & Big Business

https://riskybusiness.org

State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

https://www.dsireusa.org

Climate Communication & News

https://climatecommunication.yale.edu
https://www.climatecommunication.org
https://www.climatecentral.org

Climate & Health

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/health

Graphic version of the Timeline of Earth’s Temperature 

https://xkcd.com/1732/

Pew Research on Climate

https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/energy-and-environment/

Climate and Kids

This video from NASA astronauts was played before the COP21 in Paris. It’s amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=NN1eSMXI_6Y

A library of visual images on climate

https://climatevisuals.org

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