ORGANIZATIONS

The unifying foundation of these organizations is their climate change concern but their sites are very diverse – ranging from a focus on science to justice, from politics to economics, from businesses to cities committed to clean energy, from carbon trackers to animal extinction, and much more. Within these organizations lies the foundation for our knowledge about climate change. It is to them that we so often link information. They are so often the go-to source for the deeper dive, for the nuanced answer to the question, to the scientific information. Many have newsletters or blogs.

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350.org

Founded by Bill McKibben, 350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350’s network extends to 188 countries. 

Alabama River Alliance

Alabama Rivers Alliance is a statewide network of groups working to protect and restore all of Alabama’s water resources through building partnerships, empowering citizens, and advocating for sound water policy and its enforcement.

All on the Line

All On The Line is a national campaign to restore fairness to our democracy and ensure every American has an equal say in our government. This campaign will be driven by grassroots organizers who want to make a lasting impact on the future of their community, state, and country.

Alliance to Save Energy

The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security.

America’s Pledge

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, an unprecedented number of U.S. cities, states, businesses, and universities have reaffirmed their commitment to helping America reach its Paris climate goals. Whether through declarations like We Are Still In or new pledges and commitments of their own, these non-national actors are maintaining U.S. momentum on climate action in the absence of federal leadership. In July 2017, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown launched the America’s Pledge initiative, which will aggregate and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses and other non-national actors in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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American Cities Climate Challenge

The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 25 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents.

As Climate Challenge winners, 25 cities have been accepted into a two-year acceleration program with powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help them meet – or beat – their near-term carbon reduction goals. These resources include a philanthropy-funded team member to facilitate the development and passage of high impact policies, training for senior leadership to assist with implementation of their proposed climate plans, and citizen engagement support to maximize community buy-in.

American Wind Energy Association

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the premier national trade association that represents the interests of America’s wind energy industry – Together, with hundreds of our member organizations, we work to help drive wind energy demand and to make it as cost-competitive as possible.

Arcadia Power

Arcadia Power was created to give everyone a simple, free way to choose renewable energy. Arcadia Power CEO Kiran Bhatraju, a native of Kentucky coal country, felt a user-friendly, digital approach to home energy could accelerate the adoption of wind and solar power, and empower people everywhere to make a difference. We believe this is a crucial step in realizing a future in which the power grid is open, clean, transparent and distributed for all. Now members in all 50 states are supporting wind farms, accessing solar power, saving money and reducing their impact one digital utility account at a time.

Arizona Land and Water Trust

Arizona Land and Water Trust has been a trusted partner to ranchers and farmers of Southern Arizona for more than 30 years. The Trust achieves its mission to protect land and water by working with private landowners who are interested in voluntarily conserving their lands. The Trust also works with public entities to develop local and community conservation plans and goals, and often serves as a bridge between public entities and private landowners.

Asset Owners Disclosure Project, The

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit global organization whose objective is to protect asset owners from the risks posed by climate change.
It does this by working with pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and universities to improve the level of disclosure and industry best practice.
We encourage these investors to redress the huge imbalance in their investments between high- and low-carbon assets, while realigning the investment chain to adopt long-term investment practices.

Avaaz the World in Action

Avaaz—meaning “voice” in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—has a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. Today, thanks to new technology and a rising ethic of global interdependence, that constraint no longer applies. Where other global civil society groups are composed of issue-specific networks of national chapters, each with its own staff, budget, and decision-making structure, Avaaz has a single, global team with a mandate to work on any issue of public concern–allowing campaigns of extraordinary nimbleness, flexibility, focus, and scale. Now over 40 million members worldwide.

B the Change

B the Change exists to inform and inspire people who have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world. Because we believe that storytelling is an essential element in the transformation of business and society, we commit ourselves to telling the most compelling stories possible to the largest audiences possible to propel the movement of business toward its destiny as a powerful force for good. We want to dramatically broaden and deepen engagement with entrepreneurs, managers, employees, investors and citizens in one of the most important discussions of our time. B the Change is a collaboration of B Lab, the community of Certified B Corps, and the movement of people using business as a force for good.

Beyond Carbon

To help address the mounting climate change crisis, Michael R. Bloomberg launched Beyond Carbon, the largest-ever coordinated campaign against climate change in the United States. Beyond Carbon is working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities to maximize the progress on climate change. Beyond Carbon is working to get the country on the path to a 100 percent clean energy economy and ensure that after the 2020 election, the next Administration inherits a country already well on the way to a full clean energy economy.

Billion Oysters Project

BOP, an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration based STEM education programs. Students at New York Harbor School have been growing and restoring oysters in New York Harbor for the last six years.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Mike Bloomberg’s entrepreneurial spirit, public policy experience, and belief in the power of cities to take action helps define Bloomberg Philanthropies’ distinct approach to driving change. Bloomberg Philanthropies is a leader in tackling global climate change, and has launched such initiatives as Beyond Carbon, America’s Pledge, Global Coal and Air Pollution, American Cities Climate Challenge, and Sustainable Cities, to name a few.

Blue Planet Foundation

Blue Planet Foundation

We’re a local nonprofit powering the transition to 100% clean energy in Hawaii and leading the way for global change. We find creative ways to remove the obstacles that stand between us and a future free from fossil fuels.

Bluegreen Alliance

BlueGreen Alliance

The BlueGreen Alliance unites America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy. We are guided by the principle that we can no longer choose between good jobs and a clean environment—that the actions we take to create quality jobs and to protect working people and the environment must go hand-in-hand, and that together, we will build clean, thriving and fair economy.

Bold Alliance

Bold Alliance

The Bold Alliance is a network of “small and mighty” groups in rural states — Nebraska, Iowa, Louisiana and Oklahoma. We fight fossil fuel projects, protect landowners against eminent domain abuse, and work for clean energy solutions while building an engaged base of citizens who care about the land, water and climate change.

C40 Cities

C40 Cities

Cities are where the future happens first. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group connects more than 90 of the world’s greatest cities, representing over 650 million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

California Coastkeeper Alliance

California Coastkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 with the belief that a healthy ocean and coast and clean water is vital to California’s economy, public health and way of life. California Coastkeeper Alliance and California Waterkeeper organizations are members of the international Waterkeeper Alliance, a network of water advocates with more than 200 programs in 21 countries on 6 continents led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Carbon Tax Center

The Carbon Tax Center stands at the front lines of the struggle for a sustainable climate and a habitable Earth. Our mission: to generate support to enact a transparent and equitable U.S. carbon pollution tax as quickly as possible — one that rises briskly enough to catalyze virtual elimination of U.S. fossil fuel use within several decades and provides a template and impetus for other nations to follow suit.

Carbon Tracker

Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank which provides in-depth analysis on the impact of climate change on capital markets and investment in fossil fuels, mapping risk, opportunity and the route to a low carbon future. Carbon Tracker is a team of financial, energy and legal experts with a ground-breaking approach to limiting future greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbonfund

Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through: climate change education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach.

CDP

CDP

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. We have built the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world. Our network of investors and purchasers, representing over $100 trillion, along with policy makers around the globe, use our data and insights to make better-informed decisions. Through our offices and partners in 50 countries we have driven unprecedented levels of environmental disclosure.

Center for Artistic Activism, The

We run programs that help activists create more like artists and artists strategize more like activists. We do rigorous research on artistic activism, past and present, and reconnoiter related fields. The result is better informed theory and more effective practice. The result is Artistic Activism.

Center for Biological Diversity

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which was founded in 1998, and is widely recognized as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. We are:

  • A Trusted Source – C2ES provides timely, impartial information and analysis on our pressing climate and energy challenges.
  • A Bridge-Builder – We bring city, state, and national policymakers together with businesses and other stakeholders to achieve common understanding and consensus solutions.
  • A Policy Innovator – We develop market-based solutions and other practical policy approaches that deliver real and lasting climate progress.
  • A Catalyst for Business Action – We work with Fortune 500 companies to strengthen business action and business support for effective climate policy.

C2ES’s strong contributions are recognized worldwide. We consistently rank among the world’s leading environmental policy think tanks in the University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index. C2ES also was named the 2016 top U.S. energy and environment think tank by Prospect magazine for our work on the Paris Agreement.

Ceres

At Ceres, our mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy. Changing capital market practices to incorporate long-term environmental and social risks instead of merely relying on short-term returns as a measure of economic health is a key component of our work. To accomplish our goals, we work with leading companies, investors, public interest groups, policymakers and other economic players to advance sustainable solutions that will reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, protect vital natural resources like water supplies, ensure safe and just working conditions for employees and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels while transitioning to a clean energy economy.

Certified B Corporation

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

Civil Eats

Civil Eats is a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. We publish stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities.

Clean Air Task Force

Our planet is undergoing an unprecedented and rapid change. Every year people produce almost forty billion tons of carbon dioxide that is pumped into the atmosphere – that’s a hundred times faster than the Earth has ever seen. If we don’t take action, our planet will change far faster than we can adapt. This is the mother of all environmental problems and the Clean Air Task Force is on it.

Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) is an independent scientific analysis produced by three research organisations tracking climate action since 2009. We track progress towards the globally agreed aim of holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Climate Central

They are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public. Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation, policy or bill. Climate Central is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Climate Change Response Framework

An organization linking scientists, business managers, and landowners to help take climate change consideration into development decision making and forest management. They have six large-scale projects focusing on forests that span over 19 states the U.S. NorthEast regions.

Climate Communication

Climate Communication is a non-profit science and outreach project supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Climate Communication operates as a project of the Aspen Global Change Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the scientific understanding of Earth systems and global environmental change.

Climate Corps

Climate Corps is a 10-month fellowship program that provides incredible professional development opportunities for emerging climate protection leaders through implementation of climate change resiliency projects with local governments, non-profits and for-profit businesses. Fellows participate in a comprehensive training program that gives an overview of climate change issues, strategies for tackling climate change and approaches to building community resiliency in California.

Climate Disclosure Standards Board

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs. We are committed to advancing and aligning the global mainstream corporate reporting model to equate natural capital with financial capital.

Climate Group, The

The Climate Group works internationally with leading businesses, states and regions to deliver a world of net zero greenhouse gas emissions and greater prosperity for all.

We are at the forefront of ambitious climate action. Our focus is on collaborative programs with corporate and government partners that deliver impact on a global scale.

The Climate Group stimulates action by businesses, states and regions, bringing them together to develop and implement the policies that make change happen. We also communicate their achievements to secure global public acceptance of, and even greater ambition for, a prosperous, net-zero future for all.

Climate Impact Lab

The Climate Impact Lab is a unique collaboration of 30 climate scientists, economists, computational experts, researchers, analysts, and students from some of the nation’s leading research institutions. Leveraging a first-of-its-kind, evidence-based, data-driven approach to quantify climate impacts — both past and future — using historical climate and socioeconomic data from around the world to understand the relationship between climate and society.

Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is one of the world’s leading climate finance mechanisms. Founded in 2008, it represents one of the first global efforts to invest in a dedicated climate finance. The CIF emerged from recognition by world leaders that climate change and development are inextricably intertwined. The CIF’s creation also recognized a need to fill a gap in the international climate finance architecture — to deliver climate-smart investment at scale. The CIF supports developing and emerging economies in shifting to low carbon and climate resilient development. Some of the programs part of CIF portfolio are the Forest Investment Program (FIP), Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), and Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low-Income Countries (SREP). Along with GCF, CIF represents the union between private investments and environmental concerns.

Climate Justice Alliance

The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) formed in 2013 to create a new center of gravity in the climate movement by uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force. Our translocal organizing strategy and mobilizing capacity is building a Just Transition away from extractive systems of production, consumption and political oppression, and towards resilient, regenerative and equitable economies. We believe that the process of transition must place race, gender and class at the center of the solutions equation in order to make it a truly Just Transition.

Climate Leadership Council

The Climate Leadership Council is an international policy institute founded in collaboration with a who’s who of business, opinion and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable and politically-viable climate solution.

Climate Mirror

Climate Mirror is a distributed effort conducted by volunteers, in conjunction with efforts from institutions such as University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, and the Internet Archive, to mirror and back up U.S. Federal Climate Data. It started pre-emptively out of concerns based on President Trump’s past anti-science statements, and has continued into his administration’s time in office.

Climate Mobilization, The

Our mission: initiate a WWII-scale mobilization to reverse global warming and the mass extinction of species in order to protect humanity and the natural world from climate catastrophe. We are an innovation lab that develops and launches policy frameworks, messaging, and organizing approaches to accelerate the global transition into “Emergency Mode” to address the climate emergency.

Climate Museum, The

We are launching a climate museum in New York City to serve as a hub for climate engagement and leadership in a challenging world. To employ the sciences, art, and design to inspire dialogue and innovation that address the challenges of climate change, moving solutions to the center of our shared public life and catalyzing broad community engagement.

Climate Outreach

We produce world-leading advice and practical tools for engagement by combining scientific research methods with years of hands-on experience. Our services support governments, businesses, NGOs and grassroots organisations. We specialise in how to engage hard-to-reach audiences – developing climate connection programmes with communities such as youth, the centre-right, faith and migrant groups.

Climate Policy Initiative

CPI’s mission is to help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. We work to improve the most important energy and land use policies and business practices around the world, with a particular focus on finance. Our analysts and advisors support decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. We work in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Our services include advisory and convening, analysis and assessments, and design and implementation of new solutions.

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Climate Reality Project

Founded by Al Gore, their mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. We’re working to accelerate the global shift from the dirty fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives and economies without destroying our planet.

Climate Solutions

As a Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions works to: champion transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyze powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicate a bold vision for solutions at scale required by the climate science.

ClimateWorks Foundation

ClimateWorks Foundation is a team of researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grant-makers who are committed to climate action and believe in the power of collective philanthropy.

ClimateYou

ClimateYou provides people of all ages, interests, education levels and professions with a place to learn about climate change. At ClimateYou, you will find out about the causes and effects of climate change, interact with others from around the world, document your own local climate change, and discover ways to respond. ClimateYou is your place.

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN or the ‘Coalition) assists tropical governments, communities and peoples responsibly manage their rainforests. Healthy rainforests protect against a changing climate, generate needed biodiversity and provide safe habitats.

Columbia University Energy Symposium

The Columbia Energy Symposium is the largest student-run energy event in New York City, bringing together more than 500 energy professionals, students, faculty, leaders, and executives representing industry, government, and society, to explore and advance our insights into today’s challenging energy questions. Key topics for discussion will include women in energy, the investment implications of renewable energy, the future of utilities, the role of developing countries in clean energy advancement, innovation in energy technology, and the role of conventional fuels in a changing energy security landscape.    

Consensus Project, The

Their mission is to communicate the overwhelming scientific agreement on anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming to the public at large. We do not endorse any specific political party or agenda, nor any specific set of policies. We seek only to educate and inform.

Consumer Goods Forum

The only organisation that brings consumer goods retailers and manufacturers together globally, we are a CEO-led organisation that helps the world’s retailers and consumer goods manufacturers to collaborate, alongside other key stakeholders, to secure consumer trust and drive positive change, including greater efficiency. With our global reach, CEO leadership and focus on retailer-manufacturer collaboration, we are in a unique position to drive positive change and efficiency across the consumer goods industry and around the world. We do so for the benefit of both people and the planet, as well as our businesses, ensuring better lives through better business: We provide critical implementation support to our members, equipping them with the skills and tools to meet CGF commitments. We regularly engage with key stakeholders, collaborating with a variety of different actors with shared collective goals. We provide a platform for networking and best-practice sharing across the consumer goods industry and beyond.

Corporate Accountability

We must protect climate policy from the world’s largest polluters. And we must start with the U.N. climate treaty, or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A strong climate treaty will be a powerful mandate to countries. It will help them set enforceable national policies to cap greenhouse gas emissions. If the international community can successfully protect climate policymaking from the vested interests of the fossil fuel industry and other polluting industries, the UNFCCC and all future agreements within it will be powerful tools to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

If not, we will continue on the course toward irreversible and disastrous changes in our climate, putting life on this planet, as we know it at severe risk.

Countdown

Countdown’s goal is to identify compelling responses and to activate the solutions by connecting citizens directly with our business and political leaders. Countdown is powered by TED and Future Stewards. We are working with a growing network of organizations including YouTube, C40, Global Covenant of Mayors, Climate Reality Project, Climate Leadership Initiative and Project Drawdown.

CREDO

CREDO Action organizes for progressive change. We mobilize our more than 5 million activists to speak out and pressure decision-makers from the local to the national levels. From opposing war to relentlessly defending reproductive freedom, protecting our environment and a healthy food system, fixing our broken democracy and fighting for an economy that works for everyone, CREDO empowers activists to work for the change we want to see, not what we are told we can achieve by Washington insiders.

Dark Snow

The Dark Snow Project gathers ‘hard numbers’ from the Arctic to quantify the distant snow/ice melting impact of industrial and wildfire black carbon soot; mineral dust; and microbes, each melt factor having some human driven enhancement.

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the world. Together, we can ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.

Department of Energy

Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperatures rise, wildfires, drought, and high electricity demand put stress on the nation’s energy infrastructure. And severe weather — the leading cause of power outages and fuel supply disruption in the United States — is projected to worsen, with eight of the 10 most destructive hurricanes of all time having happened in the last 10 years.

To fight climate change, the Energy Department supports research and innovation that makes fossil energy technologies cleaner and less harmful to the people and the environment. We’re taking responsible steps to cut carbon pollution, develop domestic renewable energy production and win the global race for clean energy innovation. We’re also working to dramatically increase the efficiency of appliances, homes, businesses and vehicles.

Drawdown

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization and coalition of scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates from across the globe that is mapping, measuring, modeling, and communicating about a collective array of substantive solutions to global warming, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gases. Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.

Earth Day

Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

Earth Guardians

Earth Guardians trains diverse youth to be effective leaders in the environmental, climate and social justice movements across the globe – using art, music, storytelling, on the ground projects, civic engagement and legal action to advance solutions to the critical issues we face as a global community.

Earth Justice

Earth Justice fights for a vibrant, livable future by: securing national and global rules to cut carbon through work in the courts, Congress and via international negotiations to secure real, enforceable cuts in climate pollution; creating pathways for clean power through litigation that challenges reliance on fossil fuels and opens the door to clean, renewable sources of power; reducing black carbon; and building resistance to climate change by taking a proactive approach to promote ecologically rich, resilient refuges that can sustain healthy fish and wildlife populations on land and at sea.

EarthEcho International

EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Established by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., and grandfather legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, our mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.

Earthjustice

Earth Justice fights for a vibrant, livable future by: securing national and global rules to cut carbon through work in the courts, Congress and via international negotiations to secure real, enforceable cuts in climate pollution; creating pathways for clean power through litigation that challenges reliance on fossil fuels and opens the door to clean, renewable sources of power; reducing black carbon; and building resistance to climate change by taking a proactive approach to promote ecologically rich, resilient refuges that can sustain healthy fish and wildlife populations on land and at sea.

EarthLabs

Earth and environmental science classes are changing. Long perceived as low-level courses with little to engage or challenge students, they are becoming vital, rich, invigorating courses. As more humans recognize that our planet’s resources are being stressed, these Earth and environmental science classes are receiving more interest and they are now being taught as true laboratory science courses. In keeping with this transformation, the EarthLabs project provides a national model for rigorous, engaging Earth and environmental lab science courses. These units illustrate a sequence for learning science concepts through data analysis activities, satellite imagery and computer visualizations, and hands-on experiments that illustrate processes of our Earth system.

Earthworks

Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Edison Electric Institute

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums. Our members provide electricity for about 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 65 international electric companies  with operations in more than 90 countries, as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.

Energy News Network

The Energy News Network is a nonprofit news site dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed of the important changes taking place in the transition to a clean energy system. Launched in 2010 as Midwest Energy News, the Energy News Network now offers four regional services. Southeast Energy News began in 2015, and Western (formerly Southwest) and Northeast Energy Newswere added in 2018.

Environmental Protection Network

The Environmental Protection Network was launched in January 2017 to harness the expertise of former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from multiple administrations to provide an informed and rigorous defense against efforts to undermine the protection of public health and the environment.

Environmental Science

A comprehensive resource for those interested in working in the field or advancing their education. From salary information, career paths, and updates from the field, you’re sure to find answers to all your questions – and some you’d never think to ask.

Environmental Voter Project

The Environmental Voter Project aims to significantly increase voter demand for progressive environmental policy by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters.

Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.

Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It’s hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.

Funding the Ocean

FundingtheOcean.org is an online knowledge hub designed to track, inform and inspire ocean conservation philanthropy. The goal is to centralize and provide access to critical information needed by ocean funders and conservationists grappling with an increasingly complex landscape while working to improve the condition of the ocean, its inhabitants, and the livelihoods that depend on it.

Georgia Climate Change Coalition

Through education, advocacy and action, the Georgia Climate Change Coalition aims to increase awareness about climate change and its projected impacts; work in  partnership with all Georgians and stakeholders to promote solutions and adaptations to the climate crisis; actively support local, state, national and international energy/climate change initiatives and legislation; serve as a clearing house for climate information.

Global Carbon Project, The

The Global Carbon Project is a Global Research Project of Future Earth and a research partner of the World Climate Research Programme. It was formed to work with the international science community to establish a common and mutually agreed knowledge base to support policy debate and action to slow down and ultimately stop the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Global CO2 Initiative

As global CO2 emissions continue to accelerate, a diverse set of solutions is critical to reduce, reverse and remove carbon dioxide emissions to prevent further atmospheric warming. Paired with the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency products, decarbonization technologies and methods can help achieve global climate goals in this century.

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change

Co-chaired by Maros Sefcovic and Michael Bloomberg, The Global Covenant of Mayors serves cities and local governments by mobilizing and supporting ambitious, measurable, planned climate and energy action in their communities by working with city/regional networks, national governments and other partners to accelerate ambitious, measurable climate and energy initiatives that lead to an inclusive, just, low-emission and climate resilient future, helping to meet and exceed the Paris agreement objectives.

Gold Standard Organization

Established in 2003 by WWF, Gold Standard sets the benchmark for climate initiatives such as these. We certify projects and project impacts, using strict criteria to ensure that every project awarded Gold Standard status protects our climate and benefits local communities as much as possible.

GRACE Communications Foundation

GRACE Communications Foundation develops innovative strategies and consumer tools to increase public awareness of the critical environmental and public health issues created by our current industrial food system, and to advocate for more sustainable alternatives. By building partnerships and mobilizing philanthropic resources, we promote consumer actions and public policies that support sustainable food production.

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science is a leading centre for research and training on climate change and the environment. We produce both academic research and policy-oriented analysis for a wider audience.

Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.

Green for All

Green For All works to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Our goal is to make sure people of color have a place and a voice in the climate movement. That our neighborhoods are strong, resilient, and healthy. That as the clean energy economy grows, it brings jobs and opportunity to our communities.
Neighborhood activists. National organizations. Hip Hop Artists. Clergy. Elected officials. Business leaders and civil rights advocates. Green For All works with the best and brightest in America to fight for a healthy environment and strong communities.

Greenovate Boston

Initiative started by Mayor Walsh in attempt to motivate all Bostonians to work towards the city’s climate goals. They aim to limit greenhouse gas emissions to 25% by 2025 and be carbon neutral by 2050.

GreenWave

After 15 years of experimentation, we have developed a new method of ocean farming designed to restore ocean ecosystems, mitigate climate change, and create blue-green jobs for fishermen — while providing healthy, local food for communities. GreenWave’s restorative 3D Ocean Farming model was awarded the Buckminster Fuller Prize for ecological design, profiled in the New Yorker (which called our model “the culinary equivalent of the electric car”), and honored by the President Bill Clinton as a keystone of ocean innovation. They are also winners of the Sustainia Award, each year given to a global solution helping achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Healthy Climate Alliance

The Healthy Climate Alliance is a volunteer network of leading climate scientists, thought leaders, and political change makers.Our mission is to generate individual and political will around one simple idea: restore the health of climate by the end of this century.  

Heirs to our Oceans

Heirs to Our Oceans is a rising tide of young leaders around the globe who are taking the ocean crisis into their own hands, educating themselves and others, bringing hope and solutions to the surface, and creating waves of change that will ensure the health of our blue planet for their generation and for future generations.

Indigenous Environmental Network

Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.IEN accomplishes this by maintaining an informational clearinghouse, organizing campaigns, direct actions and public awareness, building the capacity of community and tribes to address EJ issues, development of initiatives to impact policy, and building alliances among Indigenous communities, tribes, inter-tribal and Indigenous organizations, people-of-color/ethnic organizations, faith-based and women groups, youth, labor, environmental organizations and others.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.

International Ecotourism Society, The

As the world’s oldest and largest international ecotourism association, TIES seeks to be the global source of knowledge and advocacy uniting communities, conservation, sustainable travel.

International Hydropower Association

Our mission is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions. We recognise that the world is changing, and a mixture of expertise and experience is needed to progress; we cannot achieve our vision without building and sharing knowledge. We use our global reach to seek out and champion best practices in sustainable hydropower development, and to cultivate a vibrant, inclusive and proactive hydropower community.

Iowa Renewable Energy

Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC. owns a commercial scale, state-of- the-art biodiesel production facility in Washington, Iowa. The facility is a 24/7, multi feedstock operation capable of producing biodiesel from soybean oil, other vegetable oils, and animal fats to manufacture approximately 30 million gallons of high quality biodiesel each year.

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. In the same year, the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.

iRenew

In addition to educational activities, we partner with other non-profit groups in the state to support new policies encouraging renewable energy development. We also work with policy makers, government agencies, and individuals to implement renewable energy programs. Our members are playing a major role in making Iowa a national leader in renewable energy. I-Renew depends on member support to achieve its mission.

Just Florence Recovery

For us, Just Recovery is about an intentional focus on equity and access, about directly supporting and prioritizing grassroots groups working at the intersection of racial, economic and environmental justice.  Through a Just Recovery approach, frontline organizations are driving the process to address the most pressing concerns of under-resourced areas while strengthening their organizational capacity to win on long-term campaigns. It is about solidarity, not charity.

Kansas Forest Service

The Agency serves rural landowners, communities, rural fire districts, forest and arboriculture industries, and citizens of the state through its Conservation Tree and Shrub Planting, Fire Management, Community Forestry, Rural Forestry, Marketing and Utilization, and Forest Health programs. The Kansas Forest Service state office is located in Manhattan, KS, just off the campus of Kansas State University. The Kansas Forest Service is housed as an independent agency within K-State Research and Extension.

Kentucky Environmental Foundation

The Kentucky Environmental Foundation was founded in 1990 by Madison County, Kentucky residents focused on safe disposal of chemical weapons stockpiled at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Our vision was to ensure that the chemical weapons stored here were destroyed as safely and efficiently as possible, not with incineration as the Army proposed, but with a method that could prevent chemical agents and other toxins from being released into the environment.

KQED Science

KQED Science brings you award-winning science and environment coverage from the Bay Area and beyond.

Latino Outdoors

We bring cultura into the outdoor narrative and connect Latino communities and leadership with nature and outdoor experiences. We connect familias and youth with nature, engage and inspire Latino leadership, empower communities to explore and share their stories in defining the Latino Outdoors identity.

League of Conservation Voters

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Dedicated to the protection and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. We support projects around the world that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.

Lonely Whale Foundation

Founded by Adrian Grenier and Lucy Sumner, the Lonely Whale Foundation is dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s oceans through education and awareness, inspiring empathy and action for ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife.

Louisiana Environmental Action Network

The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana.

March for Science

We work toward a future where science is fully embraced in public life and policy. The March for Science organization empowers a global community of science supporters for nonpartisan advocacy in service of equitable and effective science and science policy. Partnered with Books for Science.

Maryland Environmental Service

The mission of Maryland Environmental Service is to provide operational and technical services to protect and enhance the environment for the benefit of the people of Maryland.

Miami Water Keeper

Our mission is to protect South Florida’s watershed through citizen engagement and community action, ensuring swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all. As a Miami-based 501(c)(3), we are dedicated to protecting Biscayne Bay and the surrounding waters. We educate the public about the importance of clean water to our local ecology, culture, and economy. Through our work, we hope to ensure a clean and vibrant South Florida watershed and coastal culture for generations to come.

MicroEmpowering

We provide community organizations, non-profit institutions, and social entrepreneurs with the technology, educational materials, and services they need to implement fiscally and environmentally sustainable projects. For every project MicoEmpowering.org is also a donor.

MicroEmpowering.org’s closed loop approach to grass-roots sustainable projects bridges the gaps in traditional financing and donor-based social entrepreneurship.  

Mission Blue

Mission Blue team implements communications campaigns that elevates Hope Spots, a world-wide network of marine protected areas, to the world stage through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like Google Earth. Mission Blue also embarks on regular oceanic expeditions that shed light on these vital ecosystems and build support for their protection.

MISSION2020

Mission 2020 is a collective endeavor. It requires commitment and action by all stakeholders across countries and cultures. It is an extended network of individuals from organizations around the world continuously growing, with people contributing every day to lowering global emissions by 2020. In support of this ever growing team, Mission 2020 is coordinated by a group of experienced diplomats, campaigners and strategists from around the globe, working across the six milestone areas to help deliver immediate breakthroughs on emissions reductions. The team collaborates with a wide variety of organizations and constituents from sectors across the landscape, including businesses, investors, cities & states, non-governmental organizations, and faith groups to harness, elevate and accelerate the ongoing momentum toward the 2020 turning point.

Moms Clean Air Force

Moms Clean Air Force is a community of over 1,000,000 moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools, and on-the-ground events. We work across the US on national and local policy issues, through a vibrant network of state-based field teams. Our moms meet with lawmakers at every level of government to build support for commonsense solutions to pollution. Moms have passion and power – an unbeatable combination. We are harnessing the strength of mother love to fight back against polluters.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots network whose mission is to provide disaster relief based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action. By working with, listening to, and supporting impacted communities, especially their most vulnerable members, to lead their own recovery, we build long-term, sustainable and resilient communities.

NASA: Global Climate Change

The mission of “Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet” is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth’s changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, one of the world’s leading climate research agencies.

National Council for Science and The Environment

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to improve the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. We convene diverse leaders in interdisciplinary research, education, policy, and business to strengthen the role of science and higher education in policy through our three main focus areas: Research and Education, Leadership and Community, and Policy and Decisionmaking.

Natural Climate Solutions

Their mission is to catalyse global enthusiasm for drawing down carbon by restoring ecosystems: the single most undervalued and underfunded tool for climate mitigation. Read more about them in an article on Electrek. 

Naturally Resilient Communities

We’ve created this guide of nature-based solutions and included case studies of successful projects from across the country to help communities learn more and identify which nature-based solutions might work for them.

Nature Conservancy, The

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

Nature Research Journal

Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.

Nature4Climate (N4C)

Nature4Climate (N4C) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN-REDD, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Doris Duke Foundation, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International (CI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Woods Hole Research Center, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Resources Institute (WRI), We Mean Business (WMB) and WWF that aims to increase investment and action on natural climate solutions in support of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

New Climate Institute

NewClimate Institute supports research and implementation of action against climate change around the globe. We generate and share knowledge on international climate negotiations, tracking climate action, climate and development, climate finance and carbon market mechanisms. We connect up-to-date research with the real world decision making processes, making it possible to increase ambition in acting against climate change and contribute to finding sustainable and equitable solutions.

New Energy and Fuel

Welcome to newenergyandfuel.com’s about page. The site’s mission is to inform, stimulate, amuse and abuse the news and views across the emerging field of energy and fuels in our future. Here you will find the most exciting and useful news, guides and tips for making and saving money in energy and fuel, just how things work or not, where you might want to invest or get involved in a brainstorming session with other readers.

NextGen America

NextGen Climate America is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a level playing field so that low-carbon advanced energy solutions can fairly compete with entrenched fossil fuel interests. Launched in 2014, we develop and advance policies to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for every American. To end the free ride that fossil fuel companies enjoy at our expense, we are committed to establishing national safeguards to end the unlimited dumping of carbon pollution into our atmosphere and supporting innovative leadership at the state level.

No-till on the Plains

No-till on the Plains, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization providing information for producers to adopt high-quality continuous no-till systems, and to further develop those systems. While adopting high-quality continuous no-tillage and utilizing the best agronomic practices has the potential to greatly improve producers efficiency and profitability, many other benefits accrue to society, such as greatly reduced soil erosion of cropland, less sedimentation of rivers, lakes, and streams along with improved wildlife habitat, all while sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide in soil organic matter.

Nori

Nori is the world’s only carbon dioxide removal marketplace. We are building a transparent and secure platform that will allow anyone in the world to pay to remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Our voluntary marketplace will enable carbon removal suppliers to connect directly with buyers, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

NRDC

Fighting climate change by cutting carbon pollution and expanding clean energy is the best way to build a better future for our children. NRDC is tackling the climate crisis at its source: pollution from fossil fuels. We work to reduce our dependence on these dirty sources by expanding clean energy across cities, states, and nations. We win court cases that allow the federal government to limit carbon pollution from cars and power plants. We help implement practical clean energy solutions. And we fight oil and gas projects that would pump out even more pollution.

Ocean Cleanup, The

The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. A full-scale deployment of our systems is estimated to clean up 50 % of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.

Ocean Conservancy

We keep it real. Every day we strive to tell real world stories, and listen to the experiences of people who depend on a healthy ocean and collect information on our coasts and ocean.
We want to see change.The road to change lies at the intersection of effective strategy, robust science and many, many supporters like you.
We advocate for our ocean. We have a laser-like focus on solutions, and having a clear end goal—a healthy ocean for you, our families and our generations to come—is integral to all of our work. We inspire people. Here at Ocean Conservancy, we’re a collection of people who love the ocean, our coasts, and coastal communities. We’re thankful for the opportunity to share this with you.

Ocean First Institute

Our goal is to educate and empower future generations to preserve our ocean ecosystems and become future leaders in conservation. We do this by connecting youth with the wonders of the ocean and the importance of hands-on conservation through programming that highlights scientific exploration. Our in-person and virtual education programs have already inspired over 100,000 students across the world to take action in their local communities while our field-based research expeditions have exposed students to the rigors of the scientific process and how it contributes to the real-world value of conservation.

Ocean Media Institute

The Ocean Media Institute is a global media collective that serves to create, educate, and advocate for the protection of the ocean. As a creative hub for individuals and organizations worldwide, our goal is to work in collaboration with artists and filmmakers, organizations and academic institutions, aquaria and museums to produce, exhibit, and openly distribute media that promotes public understanding of ocean science and conservation.

Ocean Project, The

The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with aquariums, zoos, museums, and other visitor-serving and educational organizations around the world. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has also been the global leader for coordinating and growing World Oceans Day.

Oceana

Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life.

Oceanic Preservation Society

OPS is a small team of dedicated artists, activists, and change agents dedicated to protecting our oceans and planet for future generations. We expose complex, global environmental issues and promote advocacy through the use of film, photography, social media, and collaboration. Responsible for award-winning documentary Racing Extinction.

Opus 12

We have developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Our technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some of the world’s most critical chemical products. We can reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s heaviest emitters, while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product.

Organizing for Action

We’re community organizers, and we believe in the power of people. We know that real, lasting change requires more than righteous anger—it requires a program, and it requires ordinary people coming together to fight for the issues that matter to them. We believe that by acknowledging and nurturing the inherent power in all of us, we can work toward a more tolerant, just, and fair America.

Our Energy Policy

The ways that Americans produce, distribute, use, and think about energy are more important to our nation’s future than ever before. But despite rapidly evolving financial, national security, and environmental realities – and significant advances in science and technology – our nation’s energy policies are not evolving adequately to meet the challenges of our changing world. The mission of OurEnergyPolicy.org is to facilitate substantive, responsible dialogue on energy policy issues, and provide this dialogue as a resource for the American people, policymakers, and the media. By bringing together energy experts in productive national discourse, OurEnergyPolicy.org enhances the potential of identifying, adopting, and implementing effective energy policy.

Ozark Regional Land Trust

The Ozark Regional Land Trust is part of a rapidly expanding land conservation movement throughout the United States that now includes more than 1,700 land trusts.  Land trusts are private, nonprofit, voluntary organizations dedicated to helping landowners protect land in perpetuity through various methods that include conservation easements, nature preserves, and partnerships with conservation organizations.

People’s Climate Movement

The Peoples Climate Movement uses two key strategies to demand bold action on climate change:  mass mobilization and movement alignment. By mobilizing massive numbers of people on the ground; finding alignment with partners under the banner of climate, jobs, and justice; and lifting up our core priorities of economic and racial justice, we build the power required to win real and lasting climate policy on the federal, state, and local level.

Plant for the Planet

Inspired by Wangari Maathai, who planted 30 million trees in Africa in 30 years, Felix formulated his vision: Children could plant one million trees in every country on earth and thereby offset CO2 emissions all on their own, while adults are still talking about doing it. Each tree binds a CO2 intake of 10 kg per year.

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 750 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 60 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment.

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POLLUTERS OUT NOW

The fossil fuel industry is holding land, water, banks, universities, governments, and climate talks like the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) hostage. Their influence in these areas of society has halted growth and stimulated climate inaction and denial for decades. Based on projections from the 2018 IPCC report, we must reduce emissions or risk warming above 2°C which would come with catastrophic impacts on ecosystems and people around the world. We’re far past the turning point. Negotiations have been less centred around changes and more around world leaders navigating loopholes, which is caused primarily by the fossil fuel industry’s lobbying tactics and immense influence and presence within these discussions.

Post Carbon Institute

Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century.

Power Shift Network

The Power Shift Network mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.

Preserve

Preserve, a certified B Corporation, is the leading maker of performance driven and stylish 100% recycled household products. Preserve is powered by the recycling efforts of individuals and companies collecting #5 plastic—such as yogurt cups and other common household containers—via Preserve’s Gimme 5 program. The Gimme 5 program collects and transforms #5 plastics into new Preserve products. All recycling and manufacturing is done in the USA.

Rachel’s Network

Named in honor of Rachel Carson, we are a community of women funders committed to a safer, healthier, and more just world for all. Philanthropy Women calls us “one of the most significant funding networks in the ecofeminist space.”

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of people who are inspired and committed to working together to achieve our mission of conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. Through creative, pragmatic collaboration, we aim to rebalance the planet by building strong forests and healthy communities around the world.

Re100

RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy. RE100 is brought to you by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. Both organizations are part of the We Mean Business coalition, working with leading businesses around the world.

Real Climate

RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is mostly restricted to scientific topics and will only rarely get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.

Recycling Partnership, The

As a leading, national force for improving recycling, The Recycling Partnership puts private dollars to work in communities because we know that when we invest in a system to protect resources, empower sustainable action and unlock opportunity, everyone wins. 

ReFED

ReFED is a multi-stakeholder nonprofit, powered by an influential network of the nation’s leading business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders committed to reducing U.S. food waste. ReFED takes a data-driven approach to move the food system from acting on instinct to insights to solve our national food waste problem. And, they have a map of food-waste innovators. Find one near you

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is helping grow large buyer demand for renewable power and helping utilities and others meet it. Energy buyers like corporations, cities, and public institutions want to power their operations with clean energy but navigating the path to renewables in the US is harder than it should be. REBA exists to make the transition easier by helping companies understand the benefits of moving to renewables, connecting large buyer demand to renewable energy supply, and helping utilities better understand and serve the needs of all energy buyers. Strong videos on their site.

Renewable Energy Long Island

Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI), established in 2003, is a membership-based, 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation on Long Island. reLI is committed to transitioning Long Island to a 100% renewable energy economy. We educate the public, work with local governments and partner with community interest groups to bring about the shifts necessary to enable widespread adoption of renewable energy.

Resilience

Resilience.org aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these. We like to think of the site as a community library with space to read and think, but also as a vibrant café in which to meet people, discuss ideas and projects, and pick up and share tips on how to build the resilience of your community, your household, or yourself.

Resilient Communities For America

Resilient Communities for America (RC4A) champions the leadership of hundreds of local elected officials who are committed to creating more prepared communities that can bounce back from extreme weather, energy, and economic challenges. A strong and prosperous America starts with local leadership.

Resources for the Future

Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonpartisan organization that conducts rigorous economic research and analysis to help leaders make better decisions and craft smarter policies about natural resources and the environment. RFF was the first think tank devoted exclusively to natural resource and environmental issues and helped create the field of environmental and natural resource economics.

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Rewiring America

Our Mission: Policies for a Climate Emergency. Create 30 million new jobs. Save every American money: $1,000 for every household, every year. Solve the climate crisis with technology we have today.

Rocky Mountain Climate Organization

RMCO is leading the way, by working for climate action in Colorado; by supporting local climate programs through our Colorado Climate Network; by promoting climate preparedness actions to deal with the challenges of a changing climate, particularly its effects on western water supplies; and by working to protect national parks from a disrupted climate. We also have published a dozen reports on these topics and more.

Sallan Foundation, The

The Sallan Foundation improves the urban environment by advancing useful knowledge for greener, high performance cities on the front line in the fight against climate change.

Science and Climate from UC Davis

UC Davis is applying its collective strengths in science, engineering, art and design to the problem of climate change and a warming planet. Science & Climate highlights those efforts, and that of the research community, through storytelling, visuals and clear scientific explanations, to help better meet this global challenge.

Seafood Watch

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean, now and for future generations. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are Best Choices or Good Alternatives, and which ones you should avoid.

ShaleTest

ShaleTest is a non-profit organization that collects environmental data and provides testing to lower income families and communities that are negatively impacted by shale oil and gas extraction.  Based on the extraordinary need for this type of testing, the Earthworks organization agreed to act as ShaleTest’s fiscal sponsor. Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

Sierra Club

Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we’ve made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy. Over 3 million members.

sightline institute

Sightline Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and communications center—a think tank—founded by Alan Durning in 1993.

Skeptical Science

The goal of Skeptical Science is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. When you peruse the many arguments of global warming skeptics, a pattern emerges. Skeptic arguments tend to focus on narrow pieces of the puzzle while neglecting the broader picture. For example, focus on Climategate emails neglects the full weight of scientific evidence for man-made global warming. Concentrating on a few growing glaciers ignores the world wide trend of accelerating glacier shrinkage. Claims of global cooling fail to realise the planet as a whole is still accumulating heat. This website presents the broader picture by explaining the peer reviewed scientific literature.

Smart Catch

A new sustainable seafood program created with chefs for chefs to recognize restaurants working toward ensuring an abundant supply of seafood for generations to come; a simple way for diners to show their support of restaurants who are thinking beyond their menus; a way for everyone to simply make a difference in keeping our oceans sustainable. Gains data from Seafood Watch.

Solar Fuels Institute

SOFI’s goal is to support the development of an efficient and cost-effective system that uses sunlight to produce a liquid fuel. We’ll do this by providing our members – global research institutions and industry leaders – with unique opportunities for collaboration, access to a database of research and resources, and a place within a network of pioneers in the solar fuels field. We’re inspiring scientists, businesspeople, policy makers and the public to embrace a sensible climate change solution and a clean energy future. We’re challenging assumptions and thinking big, because a carbon neutral solar fuel isn’t impossible. We’re embracing the true definition of innovation, leading a revolution in solar technology that will fundamentally change the way we generate and use energy.

Southern Environmental Law Center

The Southern Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast. Our team of more than 70 dedicated attorneys stands up for all the things you love about this special region—clean water, healthy air, mountains and forests, the coast.

Strategic Energy Innovations

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), a nonprofit organization established in 1997, creates green communities by designing sustainability programs around the four key sectors that make up the foundation of all communities: education, housing, government, and the workforce. And because we understand the many facets of sustainability, we’re able to see the big picture and pinpoint opportunities to help these communities reach their goals. Under the leadership of our creative and resourceful team, our clients reduce their consumption of natural resources and enjoy quantifiable savings.

Sunrise Movement

Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people. We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are gathering in classrooms, living rooms, and worship halls across the country. Everyone has a role to play. Public opinion is already with us – if we unite by the millions we can turn this into political power and reclaim our democracy. We are not looking to the right or left. We look forward. Together, we will change this country and this world, sure as the sun rises each morning.

Surfrider Foundation

Our staff of nearly 50 people help support our chapter network in their campaigns, champion for policy and fight legal battles for our coasts, bring awareness to the issues facing our ocean, provide critical support on stuff like accounting, technology, and HR, and raise money to make all of this happen. We have an appetite for adventure and we all share a common passion – we love and appreciate our ocean, waves and beaches.

SustainAbility

We are a think tank and advisory firm. We inspire and enable business to lead the way to a sustainable economy.

Sustainable Oceans Alliance

The Sustainable Oceans Alliance is a youth-led organization that empowers Millennials to become leaders in preserving the health and sustainability of our oceans. With education, resources and collaborative opportunities, we aim to inspire Millennials to create measurable impact by incentivizing social and environmental investments and fostering cross-sector partnerships. Our vision is to provide a platform for innovative cross-sector collaboration through which business practices, effective legislation, and cutting edge technology can catalyze solutions.

Sustainable Piermont

Sustainable Piermont is a community initiative to protect our environment and prepare for the upcoming effects of Climate Change.  Piermont stands out locally and regionally on both fronts and is ready to do more.

Third Way

Our team designs and advocates for policies that will drive innovation and deployment of clean energy technologies, and deliver the emissions cuts we need to win the fight against climate change. The more low-carbon options we have to work with, the better our chances of success. That’s why we’re proud to be part of a large and growing community promoting evidence-based solutions to the climate challenge that include advanced nuclear and carbon capture technology, as well as renewables, hydropower, existing nuclear, energy storage, and efficiency.

This is Zero Hour

We, the youth, believe that #thisisZeroHour to act on climate change. We cannot afford to wait any longer for adults to protect our right to the clean and safe environment, the natural resources we need to not just survive, but flourish. We know that we are the leaders we have been waiting for! While climate change is a phenomenon that will impact all of us —if it has not already—we believe that the impact of the climate crisis is profoundly unequal. Frontline communities across the globe and within the United States have been directly impacted by climate change to a degree greater than others. We believe, however, that those closest to the problem are also often closest to the solution. These communities have been actively working to create just solutions and transitions. Our goal is to center the unique wisdom, experience, and leadership of these communities in our efforts to make impactful change.

This Spaceship Earth

Founded by David Houle and Tim Rumage, their mission is to get at least 1 billion people to start “acting as a crew” and stop being “unaware passengers.”

Triple Pundit: people, planet, profit

The Triple Bottom Line – the core of what we cover here at TriplePundit considers the social, environmental and financial performance of an organization. At it’s core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance. Although all of TriplePundit’s articles attempt to address the systemic thinking that underlines the triple bottom line, the articles on this page have been chosen specifically for their more direct approach to the issue.

Tropical Forest Alliance

The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) is a global public-private partnership in which partners take voluntary actions, individually and in combination, to reduce the tropical deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp. Doing so significantly reduces global greenhouse gas emissions, improves the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers, conserves natural habitats, and protects tropical landscapes for future generations. It is a key aspect of delivering sustainable and inclusive rural economic development in tropical forest countries.

UN Environment Programme

Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP is the leading international environmental authority. UNEP’s work focus on the environmental dimension of sustainable development, working in seven different thematic areas: climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency, and environment under review. Many times working as the bridge between different players through conferences, secretariats, and multilateral programs, UNEP is known for assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends, helping in the developing international and national environmental instruments, and strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment. UNEP is responsible for the creation of programs that lead the climate change actions, as some examples, we can name the REDD+ program, the cross-sector Climate & Clean Air Coalition, as well as the Climate Technology Centre & Network.

United By Blue

Whether you take our backpack camping or on the subway, or wear our flannel for fly fishing or bar hopping, we believe that we’re all united by the blue of our world’s oceans and waterways. We all share the responsibility of protecting them. So we pledged to remove a pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways for every product we sell through company-organized cleanups. We hosted our first cleanup the same week we sold our first T-shirt.

University of Arizona Institute of the Environment

The mission of the Institute of the Environment is to advance innovative solutions to environmental challenges in Arizona and around the planet. We embrace the significance of our location in the desert Southwest and harness the collaborative expertise at the University of Arizona and among its partners to help societies, especially those in dry regions, make the best-informed decisions for a sustainable future. We invest in creative scholarship and cutting-edge research, promote the environmental enterprise of the University, and train students and faculty alike to convey their insights to the world.

UPROSE

Founded in 1966, UPROSE is Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community-based organization. An intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally recognized community organization, UPROSE promotes sustainability and resiliency in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood through community organizing, education, indigenous and youth leadership development, and cultural/artistic expression. Central to our work is advocacy to ensure meaningful community engagement, participatory community planning practices, and sustainable development with justice and governmental accountability. As lead advocates of climate justice, UPROSE views the just urban policy—ranging from transportation to open space—as the heart of climate adaptation and community resilience.

US Climate Alliance

In response to the U.S. federal government’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, Governors Andrew Cuomo, Jay Inslee, and Jerry Brown launched the United States Climate Alliance – a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Smart, coordinated state action can ensure that the United States continues to contribute to the global effort to address climate change.

US Green Building Council

Buildings have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. They use resources, generate waste and are costly to maintain and operate. Green building is the practice of designing, constructing and operating buildings to maximize occupant health and productivity, use fewer resources, reduce waste and negative environmental impacts, and decrease life cycle costs. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

Waste Dive

Our mission is to provide busy professionals like you with a bird’s-eye-view of the waste industry in 60 seconds. We cover industry news and provide original analysis. Throughout the day, our editorial team analyzes the top news stories and publishes in-depth feature articles. You can also use our site to check out industry events, jobs, and more.

Waterfront Alliance

New York based organization working to make NY and NJ waterfronts more resilient, equitable, environmentally friendly in the face of climate change, according to their WEDG guidelines. Became an independent organization in 2007 and is a coalition of over 950 organizations.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

It is well-documented that some of the most polluted environments in America are where people of color live, work, play, and pray. Today, the organization has grown to over 16 staff members and 2 locations in NYC and Washington, D.C., and is considered an active and respected participant in the national Environmental Justice Movement. WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

We Are Neutral

We Are Neutral is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to remind everyone that we are all innately creative and resourceful earth-givers. We do this by giving individuals and businesses an opportunity to distinguish themselves as inspirational leaders through our meaningful local carbon offset programs.

We Don’t Have Time

We Don’t Have Time is a movement and a tech startup, which leverages the power of social media to hold leaders and companies accountable for climate change.The Founders and Backers of We Don’t Have Time are ordinary people with various backgrounds and experiences. Aware, but not experts in this field, our least common denominator is that all of us at some point in life “woke up” and started to worry, and learn, about the Earth’s health.

We Mean Business

We Mean Business is a coalition of organizations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses. These businesses recognize that the transition to a low carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all. To accelerate this transition, we have formed a common platform to amplify the business voice, catalyze bold climate action by all, and promote smart policy frameworks.

Westar Energy

Kansas’s leading renewable energy company. Committed to bringing one third of the state’s energy in 2017.

What We Know

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest non-government general science membership organization and the executive publisher of Science, a leading scientific journal. Its mission is “advance science for the benefit of all people.” Its goals include providing a voice for science on societal issues and promoting the responsible use of science in public policy. There may be no more pressing issue intersecting science and society than climate change and the What We Know initiative was born in response to that reality.

Wilburforce Foundation, The

Wilburfource Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports land, water, and wildlife conservation efforts in western north america. They have donated over $150 million to conservation efforts.

Wildlife Society, The

The Wildlife Society is an international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Our mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals and wildlife students to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources and their habitats. The Western Section of The Wildlife Society is comprised of over 1000 wildlife managers, biologists, ecologists, and students from California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Guam all devoted to the sustainable conservation of wildlife in the western United States region.

Wind Solar Alliance

The Wind Solar Alliance (WSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to renewable energy as a means of strengthening the U.S. economy and reducing the environmental impacts of our energy use. WSA uses research, communications, and advocacy to raise awareness of the benefits of renewable energy and the need for energy and infrastructure policies that recognize and reward those benefits.

Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly is the leading news magazine of the international wind energy business. Fiercely protective of its independent status, the magazine provides balanced quality information on wind power and only wind power. Our focus is on business, policy and economics. Windpower Monthly’s authoritative articles from around the world provide a concise yet detailed overview of the essential political, industrial, environmental and technical developments in the global wind energy arena. National news updates are backed by regular charting of market forces, thought-provoking editorials and incisive analyses of business and economic trends.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than US$8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees. Our Global Network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver high-impact business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

World Green Building Council

We believe green buildings can and must be at the centre of our lives. Our changing climate means we must reshape the way we grow and build, enabling people to thrive both today and tomorrow. We take action – championing local and global leadership, and empowering our community to drive change. Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts, and commit to green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

World Meteorological Organization

Weather, Climate and Water. Those are the cornerstones of work held by the WMO. Following the idea that these three environmental pillars follow no national boundaries, WMO’s efforts are dedicated to international cooperation on the state Earth’s atmosphere. WMO’s actions follow seven strategic priorities that range from disaster risk reduction to polar and high mountain regions and are divided between the coordination and organization of international research programmers, meteorological observations, and the application of meteorological, climatological, hydrological and oceanographic information in different activities. WMO is one of the leading organizations responsible collection of meteorological data used in reports such as the ones published by the IPCC.

World Resources Institute

Their mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. For the past three decades, we have worked with government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action based on high-quality data and objective analysis. With our partners, we have demonstrated the success of breakthrough ideas and scaled up these solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund Action Network

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Worldwatch Institute

Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Believe climate change communication is about educating, informing, warning, persuading, mobilizing and solving this critical problem. Social scientists studying the causes and consequences of public opinion and behavior who help governments, media, companies, and advocates communicate more effectively. Publish an online climate news service and daily national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

Years of Living Dangerously

Years of Living Dangerously

The YEARS Project is a multimedia storytelling and education effort designed to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change. Join the YEARS team, watch and read our stories, and share what you like to be part of the conversation.

Young Voices for the Planet

The mission of the Young Voices for the Planet film series is to to limit the magnitude of climate change and its impacts by empowering children and youth, through uplifting and inspiring success stories, to take an essential role in informing their communities — and society at large, challenging decision-makers, and catalyzing change.

We document youth speaking out, creating solutions and leading the change. These youth solutions to the climate crisis include stories of California kids banning plastic bags, Florida students saving their school $53,000 in energy costs, an 11-year-old German boy planting millions of trees and other young people changing laws, changing minds and changing society as they reduce the carbon footprint of their homes, schools and communities.

Youth Climate Strike

We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities—  are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.

Zero Energy Project

The Zero Energy Project is a non-profit educational organization whose goal is to help home buyers, builders, designers, and real estate professionals take meaningful steps towards radically reducing carbon emissions and energy bills by building zero net energy homes and near zero energy homes. We envision the day when positive energy homes, which produce more energy than they consume, will power electric vehicles as well as homes, so that everyone can live well with less expense and without fear of energy price spikes, while greatly reducing our carbon emissions.