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#WeCanSolveThis: Restoring American Forests

American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S., is fighting climate change by planting trees. Since 1990, they’ve planted over 50 million trees.

SOURCES:
[i] GlobalForestWatch.org. TREE COVER LOSS IN UNITED STATES. https://www.globalforestwatch.org/country/USA?category=forest-change
[ii] AmericanForests.org. Forests as Carbon Sinks. Jul 18 2017. http://www.americanforests.org/blog/forests-carbon-sinks/
[iii] AmericanForests.org. Our Story. https://www.americanforests.org/discover-american-forests/our-story/
[iv] Ibid.
[v] AmericanForests.org. PLANT TREES NO SHOVEL REQUIRED. http://www.americanforests.org/ways-to-give/plant-trees/
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/this-group-is-tackling-deforestation/?popupally_stop=subscriber&utm_source=News+from+Yale+Climate+Connections+(Daily)&utm_campaign=6cbac6b760-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31a3024b9b-6cbac6b760-59262373

#WeCanSolveThis: Restoring American Forests

American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S., is fighting climate change by planting trees. Since 1990, they’ve planted over 50 million trees.

SOURCES:
[i] GlobalForestWatch.org. TREE COVER LOSS IN UNITED STATES. https://www.globalforestwatch.org/country/USA?category=forest-change
[ii] AmericanForests.org. Forests as Carbon Sinks. Jul 18 2017. http://www.americanforests.org/blog/forests-carbon-sinks/
[iii] AmericanForests.org. Our Story. https://www.americanforests.org/discover-american-forests/our-story/
[iv] Ibid.
[v] AmericanForests.org. PLANT TREES NO SHOVEL REQUIRED. http://www.americanforests.org/ways-to-give/plant-trees/
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/this-group-is-tackling-deforestation/?popupally_stop=subscriber&utm_source=News+from+Yale+Climate+Connections+(Daily)&utm_campaign=6cbac6b760-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31a3024b9b-6cbac6b760-59262373

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#WeCanSolveThis: Puerto Rico’s Solar Powered School

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and power on some parts of the island still hasn’t been restored. But thanks to the power of solar, this school is lighting its halls and the path to a new future.

SOURCES:
[i] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[ii] LiveScience.com. The Entire Island of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again — Here’s Why. Apr. 18th. 2018. https://www.livescience.com/62339-puerto-rico-power-blackout-april.html
[iii] Bloomberg.com. After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/after-months-without-power-one-puerto-rico-school-ditches-grid
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[vi] TheHill.com. Puerto Rico needs a weatherized mini-grid network to survive the next Maria. Dec. 10th. 2017.http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/364112-puerto-rico-needs-a-weatherized-mini-grid-network-to-survive-the

#WeCanSolveThis: Puerto Rico’s Solar Powered School

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and power on some parts of the island still hasn’t been restored. But thanks to the power of solar, this school is lighting its halls and the path to a new future.

SOURCES:
[i] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[ii] LiveScience.com. The Entire Island of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again — Here’s Why. Apr. 18th. 2018. https://www.livescience.com/62339-puerto-rico-power-blackout-april.html
[iii] Bloomberg.com. After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/after-months-without-power-one-puerto-rico-school-ditches-grid
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[vi] TheHill.com. Puerto Rico needs a weatherized mini-grid network to survive the next Maria. Dec. 10th. 2017.http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/364112-puerto-rico-needs-a-weatherized-mini-grid-network-to-survive-the

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#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

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#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

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#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

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#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

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Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

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New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

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China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

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#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Nanticoke Generating Station

The Nanticoke Generating Station in Ontario, Canada used to be the world’s largest coal power plant. Now they’re turning it into a solar plant.

SOURCES:
[i] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] OCC.CA. Leading the Charge: Submission for Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan. 2016. http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/Leading-the-Charge.pdf
[v] CBC.CA. Liberals provide details of plan for national carbon tax. May. 17th. 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135
[vi] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/

#WeCanSolveThis: Nanticoke Generating Station

The Nanticoke Generating Station in Ontario, Canada used to be the world’s largest coal power plant. Now they’re turning it into a solar plant.

SOURCES:
[i] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] OCC.CA. Leading the Charge: Submission for Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan. 2016. http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/Leading-the-Charge.pdf
[v] CBC.CA. Liberals provide details of plan for national carbon tax. May. 17th. 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135
[vi] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Kid’s Climate Lawsuit

Do you think we have the right to a stable, livable climate? The kids of Our Children’s Trust do, and they’re suing the U.S. Government to make it happen.

#WeCanSolveThis: Kid’s Climate Lawsuit

Do you think we have the right to a stable, livable climate? The kids of Our Children’s Trust do, and they’re suing the U.S. Government to make it happen.

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#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

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#WeCanSolveThis: Norway Charges Ahead

Norway is charging ahead of the United States with its EV policy, and is on track to phase out all diesel and gas cars by 2025. What’s holding America back?

SOURCES
[i] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[ii] QZ.com. Ladies and gentlemen, the winners and losers of the electric car race (so far). Oct 22nd. 2018. https://qz.com/1102552/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-electric-car-race-so-far/
[iii] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[iv] NPR.org. Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies). Mar 11th. 2014. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/03/11/288611696/norway-takes-the-lead-in-electric-cars-with-generous-subsidies
[v] Info.Nobil.No. The Norwegian Charging Station Database for Electromobility. http://info.nobil.no/images/downloads/nobilbrosjyre.pdf
[vi] NBCNews.com. These Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles That Run on Gas or Diesel. Jul 10th. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/these-countries-want-ban-all-vehicles-run-gas-or-diesel-n781431

#WeCanSolveThis: Norway Charges Ahead

Norway is charging ahead of the United States with its EV policy, and is on track to phase out all diesel and gas cars by 2025. What’s holding America back?

SOURCES
[i] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[ii] QZ.com. Ladies and gentlemen, the winners and losers of the electric car race (so far). Oct 22nd. 2018. https://qz.com/1102552/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-electric-car-race-so-far/
[iii] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[iv] NPR.org. Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies). Mar 11th. 2014. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/03/11/288611696/norway-takes-the-lead-in-electric-cars-with-generous-subsidies
[v] Info.Nobil.No. The Norwegian Charging Station Database for Electromobility. http://info.nobil.no/images/downloads/nobilbrosjyre.pdf
[vi] NBCNews.com. These Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles That Run on Gas or Diesel. Jul 10th. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/these-countries-want-ban-all-vehicles-run-gas-or-diesel-n781431

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#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

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#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

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#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

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#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

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WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

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#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

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#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

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#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

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#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

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#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

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#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

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#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

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#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

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#WeCanSolveThis: 4 Things We Can Do

To stop climate change we’ll need to make some big changes as a society, but there are plenty of actions you can take in your own life as well. A new study finds that these are the four most impactful things you can do as an individual to solve climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
[vi] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

#WeCanSolveThis: 4 Things We Can Do

To stop climate change we’ll need to make some big changes as a society, but there are plenty of actions you can take in your own life as well. A new study finds that these are the four most impactful things you can do as an individual to solve climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
[vi] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

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#WeCanSolveThis: Autonomous Vehicles

Are self-driving vehicles, also know as autonomous vehicles (AV’s), part of the solution to climate change? This video, part of our #WeCanSolveThis series, takes a look.

#WeCanSolveThis: Autonomous Vehicles

Are self-driving vehicles, also know as autonomous vehicles (AV’s), part of the solution to climate change? This video, part of our #WeCanSolveThis series, takes a look.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Community Mobilization 

When Dulce Ortiz learned about the negative health effects of a coal power plant in her hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, she teamed up with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to take action, mobilizing her community to fight back.

#WeCanSolveThis: Community Mobilization 

When Dulce Ortiz learned about the negative health effects of a coal power plant in her hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, she teamed up with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to take action, mobilizing her community to fight back.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Youth Movement

Young people all around the world are working to solve climate change by putting a price on carbon. Meet Jordan Vogel, one of the leaders of this movement. Together, #WeCanSolveThis.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Youth Movement

Young people all around the world are working to solve climate change by putting a price on carbon. Meet Jordan Vogel, one of the leaders of this movement. Together, #WeCanSolveThis.

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Gisele Speaks Out to Protect the Amazon

When Supermodel Gisele Bündchen heard that Brazil’s government planned on removing protections for the rainforest, she had to speak out. And President Michel Temer listened.

Sources:
[i] https://www.livescience.com/44235-amazon-rainforest-carbon-cycle-measured.html
[ii] https://www.statista.com/statistics/524216/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-sector/
[iii] http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/amazon_threats/unsustainable_cattle_ranching/
[iv] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/gisele-brazil-environment-president-michel-temer
[v] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/environmentalists-urge-brazils-president-not-rollback-amazon-protection

Gisele Speaks Out to Protect the Amazon

When Supermodel Gisele Bündchen heard that Brazil’s government planned on removing protections for the rainforest, she had to speak out. And President Michel Temer listened.

Sources:
[i] https://www.livescience.com/44235-amazon-rainforest-carbon-cycle-measured.html
[ii] https://www.statista.com/statistics/524216/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-sector/
[iii] http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/amazon_threats/unsustainable_cattle_ranching/
[iv] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/gisele-brazil-environment-president-michel-temer
[v] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/environmentalists-urge-brazils-president-not-rollback-amazon-protection