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Extinction Rebellion Takes On Wall Street
November 4, 2019

Activists from Extinction Rebellion NYC risked arrest by protesting Wall Street at the famous Charging Bull statue. One woman, Alexia, got arrested after climbing onto the statue while holding a flag with Extinction Rebellion’s hourglass symbol. This is her story.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion NYC risked arrest by protesting Wall Street at the famous Charging Bull statue. One woman, Alexia, got arrested after climbing onto the statue while holding a flag with Extinction Rebellion’s hourglass symbol. This is her story.

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Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover
October 21, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover

Extinction Rebellion NYC staged a demonstration in the middle of a Times Square intersection in an effort to disrupt “business as usual” and draw attention to the climate crisis. Hear first-hand from the rebels about why they’re willing to be arrested.

Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover

Extinction Rebellion NYC staged a demonstration in the middle of a Times Square intersection in an effort to disrupt “business as usual” and draw attention to the climate crisis. Hear first-hand from the rebels about why they’re willing to be arrested.

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Michael C. Hall Joins Extinction Rebellion
October 18, 2019

Actor Michael C. Hall explains why he participated in an Extinction Rebellion direct action on Wall Street in New York City, and why he’s a “rebel for life.”

Actor Michael C. Hall explains why he participated in an Extinction Rebellion direct action on Wall Street in New York City, and why he’s a “rebel for life.”

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A Plan For Zero Carbon Transportation
September 23, 2019

A Plan For Zero Carbon Transportation

Transportation is the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S., but it doesn’t have to be that way. Car makers have proven time and time again that they are fully capable of making their vehicles cleaner and more fuel efficient. The government just has to ask them. Energy expert Hal Harvey explains.

A Plan For Zero Carbon Transportation

Transportation is the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S., but it doesn’t have to be that way. Car makers have proven time and time again that they are fully capable of making their vehicles cleaner and more fuel efficient. The government just has to ask them. Energy expert Hal Harvey explains.

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How A Zero Carbon Grid Enables Everything
September 17, 2019

How A Zero Carbon Grid Enables Everything

We have an incredibly powerful tool to fight climate change. It’s called the zero-carbon grid, and it enables everything using different sources of renewable energy. Hal Harvey, one of the world’s top experts on energy and climate change, explains.

How A Zero Carbon Grid Enables Everything

We have an incredibly powerful tool to fight climate change. It’s called the zero-carbon grid, and it enables everything using different sources of renewable energy. Hal Harvey, one of the world’s top experts on energy and climate change, explains.

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How To Change Your Diet To Fight Climate Change
August 27, 2019

How To Change Your Diet To Fight Climate Change

One of the biggest differences you can make in the fight against climate change is changing your diet. Instead of cutting carbs, would you be willing to cut carbon instead?

How To Change Your Diet To Fight Climate Change

One of the biggest differences you can make in the fight against climate change is changing your diet. Instead of cutting carbs, would you be willing to cut carbon instead?

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Faith & Forests
August 23, 2019

Rainforests provide water, food, and livelihoods for billions of people around the world, contain millions of species, and are one of our best solutions to fight the climate crisis. They are also in grave peril. With deforestation continuing to be on the rise, the world needs inspire more voices to battle forces that are destroying nature and the best solution to climate change. Join Dr. Jane Goodall to mobilize a movement built on the values we share across our religions and spiritual traditions to be stewards of the Earth.

Rainforests provide water, food, and livelihoods for billions of people around the world, contain millions of species, and are one of our best solutions to fight the climate crisis. They are also in grave peril. With deforestation continuing to be on the rise, the world needs inspire more voices to battle forces that are destroying nature and the best solution to climate change. Join Dr. Jane Goodall to mobilize a movement built on the values we share across our religions and spiritual traditions to be stewards of the Earth.

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Is It Or Isn’t It Recyclable?
August 15, 2019

Is It Or Isn’t It Recyclable?

Recycling really does lower emissions, but it’s important to do it right. Here at The YEARS Project, our staff has a lot of questions about what can be recycled. Can you recycle pizza boxes, batteries or takeout containers? Keep in mind that recycling rules vary a lot from place to place, so be sure to look up your local guidelines.

Is It Or Isn’t It Recyclable?

Recycling really does lower emissions, but it’s important to do it right. Here at The YEARS Project, our staff has a lot of questions about what can be recycled. Can you recycle pizza boxes, batteries or takeout containers? Keep in mind that recycling rules vary a lot from place to place, so be sure to look up your local guidelines.

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How the Green New Deal Fixes More Than Just One Problem
August 7, 2019

The Green New Deal is about more than dealing with the climate crisis. It’s about dealing with the climate crisis in a way that creates a fairer, better, world. Policy lead Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains.

The Green New Deal is about more than dealing with the climate crisis. It’s about dealing with the climate crisis in a way that creates a fairer, better, world. Policy lead Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains.

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Why The Green New Deal Will Save the Economy, Not Ruin It
July 30, 2019

Why The Green New Deal Will Save the Economy, Not Ruin It

Will the Green New Deal really cost $93 trillion? Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy lead for the Green New Deal, debunks some of the biggest myths about the policy including outlandish claims about its cost.

Why The Green New Deal Will Save the Economy, Not Ruin It

Will the Green New Deal really cost $93 trillion? Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy lead for the Green New Deal, debunks some of the biggest myths about the policy including outlandish claims about its cost.

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Proof That We Can Solve Climate Change In 10 Years
July 18, 2019

Does The Green New Deal Have To Happen In 10 Years?

It’s going to take a massive national mobilization to tackle the climate crisis before it’s too late. Policy lead on the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains why it’s not only possible, but has a historical precedent.

 

Does The Green New Deal Have To Happen In 10 Years?

It’s going to take a massive national mobilization to tackle the climate crisis before it’s too late. Policy lead on the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright explains why it’s not only possible, but has a historical precedent.

 

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These Amazon Employees Are Fighting Their Company’s Secret Carbon Footprint
July 15, 2019
These Amazon Employees Are Fighting Their Company’s Secret Carbon Footprint

Amazon is the most valuable public company in the world, but it’s been keeping its carbon footprint a secret. This Prime Day, a group of workers is trying to change that.

These Amazon Employees Are Fighting Their Company’s Secret Carbon Footprint

Amazon is the most valuable public company in the world, but it’s been keeping its carbon footprint a secret. This Prime Day, a group of workers is trying to change that.

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Indigenous Youth Take Back Their Forests
July 9, 2019

Future In The Forest

What happens if an entire generation leaves the forest behind? It could be a disaster for the environment. Rainforest Alliance is helping young people in Mexico’s Yucatan find a way to stay and protect the ecosystem.

Future In The Forest

What happens if an entire generation leaves the forest behind? It could be a disaster for the environment. Rainforest Alliance is helping young people in Mexico’s Yucatan find a way to stay and protect the ecosystem.

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The Green New Deal Doesn’t Need Republicans
July 8, 2019
The Green New Deal Doesn’t Need Republicans

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, policy lead on the Green New Deal, addresses the myth that the plan must appeal to Republicans, and addresses comments made by Senator Diane Feinstein to young Sunrise Movement members who visited her office.

The Green New Deal Doesn’t Need Republicans

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, policy lead on the Green New Deal, addresses the myth that the plan must appeal to Republicans, and addresses comments made by Senator Diane Feinstein to young Sunrise Movement members who visited her office.

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Why You Can’t Have The Green New Deal Without Young People
June 26, 2019

The Kids Are Not Alright

Young people have forced climate change to the top of the political agenda. Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy lead for the Green New Deal explains why they can’t be forced out of the room now.

Made in partnership with Sunrise Movement.

The Kids Are Not Alright

Young people have forced climate change to the top of the political agenda. Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy lead for the Green New Deal explains why they can’t be forced out of the room now.

Made in partnership with Sunrise Movement.

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Surprising Solutions To The Climate Crisis
June 19, 2019

Surprising Solutions To The Climate Crisis

Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown, explains how solving climate change can save the world money. What’s even better? We have the tools to do it today.

Surprising Solutions To The Climate Crisis

Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown, explains how solving climate change can save the world money. What’s even better? We have the tools to do it today.

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The Solution To Climate Change Is All Around Us
June 12, 2019

The Solution To Climate Change Is All Around Us

We could get a third of the way to our climate change goals without any technology at all. All we need is to turn to the power of nature. Here are three natural strategies that could help us solve the climate crisis.

The Solution To Climate Change Is All Around Us

We could get a third of the way to our climate change goals without any technology at all. All we need is to turn to the power of nature. Here are three natural strategies that could help us solve the climate crisis.

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Can Tech Save The Planet?
June 10, 2019

From Tree Leaves To Hyperloops, Can Tech Save The Planet?

There are tons of high-tech climate change solutions just around the corner, but there are hundreds of others that are already here.

From Tree Leaves To Hyperloops, Can Tech Save The Planet?

There are tons of high-tech climate change solutions just around the corner, but there are hundreds of others that are already here.

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These People Got Their Government To Declare A Climate Emergency
June 3, 2019

Declare A Climate Emergency

The activist group Extinction Rebellion shut down London for 10 days to get the U.K to declare a climate emergency. Christina Moses ‏explains what happened next.

Declare A Climate Emergency

The activist group Extinction Rebellion shut down London for 10 days to get the U.K to declare a climate emergency. Christina Moses ‏explains what happened next.

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Saving The Rainforest With Sustainable Coffee. It’s Not Too Latte!
May 28, 2019
Saving The Rainforest With Sustainable Coffee. It’s Not Too Latte!

Palm oil is in almost everything, and it’s responsible for huge amounts of deforestation across the globe. Scottish Entrepreneurs Fergus Moore and Scott Kennedy have found a way to replace it, using nothing more than a cup of coffee.

Saving The Rainforest With Sustainable Coffee. It’s Not Too Latte!

Palm oil is in almost everything, and it’s responsible for huge amounts of deforestation across the globe. Scottish Entrepreneurs Fergus Moore and Scott Kennedy have found a way to replace it, using nothing more than a cup of coffee.

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Norway Says No Way To Future Oil
May 20, 2019

Norway has billions of barrels of oil right off its coast, but thanks to a passionate and determined youth movement, the country decided to keep them in the ground.

Norway has billions of barrels of oil right off its coast, but thanks to a passionate and determined youth movement, the country decided to keep them in the ground.

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Clean Meat
May 6, 2019

#WeCanSolveThis: Clean Meat

What if we could make real meat without ever having to kill a single animal? Believe it or not, it’s already been done and it has huge implications for the future of our planet.

#WeCanSolveThis: Clean Meat

What if we could make real meat without ever having to kill a single animal? Believe it or not, it’s already been done and it has huge implications for the future of our planet.

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New York City Beat Everyone To The Green New Deal
April 25, 2019

NYC’s Green New Deal

Buildings are responsible for 70% of all of New York City’s carbon pollution. The good news is that NYC just passed its own version of the Green New Deal, which will lower emissions from skyscrapers across the city–including Trump Tower.

NYC’s Green New Deal

Buildings are responsible for 70% of all of New York City’s carbon pollution. The good news is that NYC just passed its own version of the Green New Deal, which will lower emissions from skyscrapers across the city–including Trump Tower.

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Harnessing The Power of The Earth
April 2, 2019

#WeCanSolveThis: Harnessing The Power of The Earth

Before John Wick was the co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, he was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. Then he learned about an approach to farming helps sequester carbon in the soil, and could be a major solution in the fight against climate change.

#WeCanSolveThis: Harnessing The Power of The Earth

Before John Wick was the co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, he was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. Then he learned about an approach to farming helps sequester carbon in the soil, and could be a major solution in the fight against climate change.

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Why Millions of Kids Followed Greta Thunberg Out the Door
March 28, 2019

Student Climate Strike

Over a million high schoolers, middle schoolers, and even elementary school students from around the world cut class and took to the streets to send a powerful message to adults. They say it’s time adults take climate change seriously.

Student Climate Strike

Over a million high schoolers, middle schoolers, and even elementary school students from around the world cut class and took to the streets to send a powerful message to adults. They say it’s time adults take climate change seriously.

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March 15: Youth Climate Strike
March 8, 2019

March 15: Youth Climate Strike

“Just make a sign and go protest,” says Alexandria Villasenor.

On March 15, tens of thousands of kids around the world will be skipping school to fight for their futures. Learn more at: YouthClimateStrikeus.org

March 15: Youth Climate Strike

“Just make a sign and go protest,” says Alexandria Villasenor.

On March 15, tens of thousands of kids around the world will be skipping school to fight for their futures. Learn more at: YouthClimateStrikeus.org

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The Dawn of Sunrise
March 7, 2019

#WeCanSolveThis: The Dawn of Sunrise

The young people of the Sunrise Movement are done waiting for politicians to protect their futures. They’re taking the fight to Congress, and it’s getting results.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Dawn of Sunrise

The young people of the Sunrise Movement are done waiting for politicians to protect their futures. They’re taking the fight to Congress, and it’s getting results.

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L.A. Dumps Natural Gas
February 20, 2019

#WeCanSolveThis: L.A. Dumps Natural Gas

Instead of spending billions on fixing three natural gas power plants, Los Angeles is turning to renewables. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the plan is the “Green New Deal” happening now.

#WeCanSolveThis: L.A. Dumps Natural Gas

Instead of spending billions on fixing three natural gas power plants, Los Angeles is turning to renewables. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the plan is the “Green New Deal” happening now.

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Germany Quits Coal
January 31, 2019

#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

Germany is quitting coal for good, and at the same time helping coal workers avoid unemployment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

Germany is quitting coal for good, and at the same time helping coal workers avoid unemployment.

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A Titanic Climate Solution
January 22, 2019

A Titanic Climate Solution

Imagine if Exxon Mobil suddenly pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. That’s essentially what just happened with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, when they announced their plan to go carbon neutral by 2050.

A Titanic Climate Solution

Imagine if Exxon Mobil suddenly pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. That’s essentially what just happened with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, when they announced their plan to go carbon neutral by 2050.

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TV’s Climate Silence
January 14, 2019

TV’s Climate Silence

NBC’s Meet the Press recently took a stand by saying they’ll no longer give airtime to climate change denial. That’s a great first step, but we also need network news to spend more time talking about climate change in general. According to Media Matters research, in 2017 (the most recent year analyzed) CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined only showed 6 stories about the link between climate change and extreme weather.

TV’s Climate Silence

NBC’s Meet the Press recently took a stand by saying they’ll no longer give airtime to climate change denial. That’s a great first step, but we also need network news to spend more time talking about climate change in general. According to Media Matters research, in 2017 (the most recent year analyzed) CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined only showed 6 stories about the link between climate change and extreme weather.

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Youth Rebellion
January 10, 2019

Youth Rebellion

All across the world, young people are mobilizing to take their futures into their own hands.

Youth Rebellion

All across the world, young people are mobilizing to take their futures into their own hands.

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10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018
December 18, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018

We have the technology and know-how to solve climate change, we just need to scale it up. Here are 10 signs of incredible progress in 2018.

#WeCanSolveThis: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018

We have the technology and know-how to solve climate change, we just need to scale it up. Here are 10 signs of incredible progress in 2018.

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Fighting The Power
December 12, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: Fighting The Power

This town was poisoned by coal for decades. Then, the town decided to fight back.

#WeCanSolveThis: Fighting The Power

This town was poisoned by coal for decades. Then, the town decided to fight back.

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The High Price Of Fashion
December 4, 2018

The High Price Of Fashion

60% of all clothing is thrown out within a year of being manufactured, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

The High Price Of Fashion

60% of all clothing is thrown out within a year of being manufactured, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Youth Climate Movement
November 21, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Youth Movement

Why is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Nancy Pelosi’s office with all these young people? They’re calling on congress to pass a “Green New Deal” to address climate change.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Youth Movement

Why is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Nancy Pelosi’s office with all these young people? They’re calling on congress to pass a “Green New Deal” to address climate change.

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Solar QWNN Helps Disaster Survivors
October 31, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: The Solar QWNN Helps Disaster Survivors

The solar-powered QWNN offers a buy-one-give-one deal that delivers solar lights and chargers to people in need. This light is also a phone charger and battery pack.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Solar QWNN Helps Disaster Survivors

The solar-powered QWNN offers a buy-one-give-one deal that delivers solar lights and chargers to people in need. This light is also a phone charger and battery pack.

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Save Hambach Forest
October 23, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: Save Hambach Forest

Activists, citizens and the internet search company Ecosia are coming together to try to stop energy company RWE from cutting down a 12,000-year-old forest to mine for coal.

#WeCanSolveThis: Save Hambach Forest

Activists, citizens and the internet search company Ecosia are coming together to try to stop energy company RWE from cutting down a 12,000-year-old forest to mine for coal.

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Minneapolis Community Solar
October 17, 2018

Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

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President Macron’s Speech
October 17, 2018

President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

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The Most Important Thing – Vote
October 17, 2018

The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

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Smart Thermostats
October 12, 2018

Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby
October 2, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Big oil, the coal industry, and other climate polluters all have well-paid lobbyists who shell out millions of dollars to protect their interests. So who’s lobbying the government to take climate action? Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Big oil, the coal industry, and other climate polluters all have well-paid lobbyists who shell out millions of dollars to protect their interests. So who’s lobbying the government to take climate action? Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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Plastic Emissions
September 25, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: Plastic Emissions

When you think about plastic and pollution, you probably picture discarded plastic ending up in the ocean or by the side of the highway. But plastic also contributes to air pollution and climate change, especially single-use plastic.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Plastic Emissions

When you think about plastic and pollution, you probably picture discarded plastic ending up in the ocean or by the side of the highway. But plastic also contributes to air pollution and climate change, especially single-use plastic.

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The Wind Is Blowing
September 20, 2018

The Wind Is Blowing

The winds of change are blowing, and they’re bringing clean energy, prosperity, and good jobs to the U.S.

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

The Wind Is Blowing

The winds of change are blowing, and they’re bringing clean energy, prosperity, and good jobs to the U.S.

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We Are Still In – Halfway There
September 14, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In – Halfway to Paris

America is nearly halfway to meeting its Paris climate goals, but not because of President Donald Trump or the actions of his administration. Meet the coalition of cities, states and businesses that have picked up the mantle of climate leadership.

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In – Halfway to Paris

America is nearly halfway to meeting its Paris climate goals, but not because of President Donald Trump or the actions of his administration. Meet the coalition of cities, states and businesses that have picked up the mantle of climate leadership.

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The Forgotten Solution with Alex Baldwin and Jane Goodall
September 14, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: The Forgotten Solution

There’s a natural solution to climate change all around us, but we’re taking it for granted. Alec Baldwin and Dr. Jane Goodall explain why we can’t let forests be the forgotten solution.

Created in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute. Special thanks to the Mebêngôkre people of Brazil featured in this video. They are a tribe working to keep their forests safe from destruction, but like other indigenous groups protecting the forests, they’re lives and livelihoods are in peril from illegal and legal farming, logging, and gold mines in the Amazon.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Forgotten Solution

There’s a natural solution to climate change all around us, but we’re taking it for granted. Alec Baldwin and Dr. Jane Goodall explain why we can’t let forests be the forgotten solution.

Created in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute. Special thanks to the Mebêngôkre people of Brazil featured in this video. They are a tribe working to keep their forests safe from destruction, but like other indigenous groups protecting the forests, they’re lives and livelihoods are in peril from illegal and legal farming, logging, and gold mines in the Amazon.

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Green Roofs
September 12, 2018

Green Roofs

Green roofs don’t just look cool, they can also help cool the planet! They sequester carbon, clean the air, insulate buildings and even provide habitat for wildlife.

Green Roofs

Green roofs don’t just look cool, they can also help cool the planet! They sequester carbon, clean the air, insulate buildings and even provide habitat for wildlife.

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Christian Acevedo: I’m a Climate Voter
September 11, 2018

Christian’s Story

Christian Acevedo is an 18-year-old Cuban and Puerto Rican-American resident of Miami. Right before the hurricane season last year, he went to Puerto Rico to visit and connect with relatives he had never met before. But once Hurricane Maria hit with devastating results, he didn’t hear from his family for three weeks.

Be a climate voter too: BeAClimateVoter.org

Christian’s Story

Christian Acevedo is an 18-year-old Cuban and Puerto Rican-American resident of Miami. Right before the hurricane season last year, he went to Puerto Rico to visit and connect with relatives he had never met before. But once Hurricane Maria hit with devastating results, he didn’t hear from his family for three weeks.

Be a climate voter too: BeAClimateVoter.org

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Food Waste
September 10, 2018

Food Waste

Trashing food not only wastes resources, it also contributes to climate change. The good news is that are are many ways to address this problem, and feed people at the same time.

Made in partnership with Outrider.

Food Waste

Trashing food not only wastes resources, it also contributes to climate change. The good news is that are are many ways to address this problem, and feed people at the same time.

Made in partnership with Outrider.

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California Commits to 100% Clean Energy
August 30, 2018

California Commits to 100% Clean Energy

The world’s fifth largest economy is committing to 100% clean energy! The state of California’s electricity will be carbon-free by 2045.

California Commits to 100% Clean Energy

The world’s fifth largest economy is committing to 100% clean energy! The state of California’s electricity will be carbon-free by 2045.

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Underwater Data Centers
August 28, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: Underwater Data Centers

Microsoft sunk one of its data centers to the bottom of the ocean, and it could help save the planet. How? The experiment, called Project Natick, aims to lower the amount of energy needed to cool the equipment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Underwater Data Centers

Microsoft sunk one of its data centers to the bottom of the ocean, and it could help save the planet. How? The experiment, called Project Natick, aims to lower the amount of energy needed to cool the equipment.

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Kids’ Climate Lawsuit
August 1, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump Administration must face a group of kids suing the government over climate change. These young people argue the U.S. is depriving its young citizens of a stable future by willfully ignoring climate change and taking actions that worsen global warming.

#WeCanSolveThis: Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump Administration must face a group of kids suing the government over climate change. These young people argue the U.S. is depriving its young citizens of a stable future by willfully ignoring climate change and taking actions that worsen global warming.

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Ireland Divests
July 26, 2018

Ireland Divests

The Emerald Isle is getting even greener! Ireland is becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. They’re sending a message that it’s time to transition to a low-carbon economy.

Ireland Divests

The Emerald Isle is getting even greener! Ireland is becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. They’re sending a message that it’s time to transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Carbon Tax
July 25, 2018

Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Carbon Tax

This Congressman just introduced a bold piece of legislation to fight climate change. And he’s a Republican.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Carbon Tax

This Congressman just introduced a bold piece of legislation to fight climate change. And he’s a Republican.

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California Hits Its Goal
July 18, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

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Better Refrigerants Kigali Amendment
June 26, 2018

#WeCanSolveThis: Better Refrigerants

Air conditioners might cool your house but they’re warming the planet. The good news is they don’t have to in the future, thanks to the Kigali Amendment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Better Refrigerants

Air conditioners might cool your house but they’re warming the planet. The good news is they don’t have to in the future, thanks to the Kigali Amendment.

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Restoring American Forests
June 18, 2018

#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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Puerto Rico’s Solar Powered School
May 31, 2018

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.

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.

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Hockey Goes Green
May 15, 2018

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?

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?

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The International Solar Alliance
May 11, 2018

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

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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California Solar On Every House
May 10, 2018

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

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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America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy
May 8, 2018

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.

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.

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The Greenest Team In Sports
April 27, 2018

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.

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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Banking on the Wind
April 25, 2018

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.

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.

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Catholic Organizations Divest
April 24, 2018

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

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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McDonald’s Going Green
April 20, 2018

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.

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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Colombian Youth Save The Amazon
April 20, 2018

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.

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
April 17, 2018

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
April 17, 2018

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
April 4, 2018

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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Certified Wood and Paper
March 22, 2018

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

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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Green Corporate Goals
March 20, 2018

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.

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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Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans to Sue the Oil Industry
March 16, 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans to Sue the Oil Industry

“They know they are killing people and they continue doing the same thing over and over,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the Executive Producers of Years of Living Dangerously. The fossil fuel industry has been hiding the truth about their product for years. That’s why he is suing to hold them accountable.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans to Sue the Oil Industry

“They know they are killing people and they continue doing the same thing over and over,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the Executive Producers of Years of Living Dangerously. The fossil fuel industry has been hiding the truth about their product for years. That’s why he is suing to hold them accountable.

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Nanticoke Generating Station
March 2, 2018

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.

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.

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Kid’s Climate Lawsuit
February 23, 2018

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.

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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San Francisco Leads The Way
February 16, 2018

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?

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?

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Offshore Wind
February 15, 2018

Offshore Wind

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

Offshore Wind

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

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Green Jobs
February 8, 2018

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.

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

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.

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

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Norway Charges Ahead with Electric Vehicles
January 19, 2018

#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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SolarPuff
January 17, 2018

#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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Sustainable Stadiums
January 17, 2018

#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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Big Apple vs. Big Oil
January 12, 2018

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?

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?

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Bye Bye Coal Bailout
January 10, 2018

#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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Massachusetts Carbon Tax
January 10, 2018

#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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100% Renewable Cities
January 4, 2018

#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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China’s Carbon Market
December 20, 2017

#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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Indigenous Protectors
December 19, 2017

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.

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.

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The World Bank Backs Off Oil and Gas
December 13, 2017

#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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Concentrated Solar
November 22, 2017

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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We Are Still In
November 14, 2017

#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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Good Palm Oil
November 10, 2017

#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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REDD
November 3, 2017

#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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Canada’s Carbon Price
October 27, 2017

#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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Pollution Deaths
October 23, 2017

#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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Eat Less Beef
October 18, 2017

#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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Electric Engines
October 13, 2017

#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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GM’s All Electric Future
October 6, 2017

#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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Price on Carbon
September 28, 2017

#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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Cows And Climate Change
September 25, 2017

#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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Climate Corps
September 19, 2017

#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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Four Things We Can Do
August 21, 2017

#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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Autonomous Vehicles
August 4, 2017

#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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We Can Solve This: Community Mobilization 
August 1, 2017

#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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The Youth Movement to Solve Climate Change
July 25, 2017

#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
June 27, 2017

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