We’ve put together a collection of a few of our favorite additional climate resources found online.
These are intended as a resource and not necessarily endorsed by Elders Climate Action or Conscious Elders Network.
Have you heard about the Climate Solutions Caucus?
The Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives which will explore policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. The caucus was founded in February of 2016 by two south-Florida representatives Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), who serve as co-chairs of the caucus.
“The Caucus will serve as an organization to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and protect our nation’s economy, security, infrastructure, agriculture, water supply and public safety,” according to documents filed with the Committee on House Administration.
Membership will be kept even between Democrats and Republicans. Find out more about the Climate Solutions Caucus from our Partners at Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Useful Resources and Action Guides by Other Organizations
Here are a few resources to help build understanding and take action on climate change issues.
BEST IN CLASS TOOLKITS REVIEWED BY ELDERS CLIMATE ACTION POLICY COMMITTEE:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA toolkit for climate resilience. Excellent information by topic that covers most subjects. Use as an additional tool for activism.
Climate Reality Campaign Toolkit
Climate Reality Leaders and others can launch their own 100% Committed campaigns and get their communities, area businesses, or universities to pledge to transition to 100-percent renewable electricity. Best found for grassroots organizing and covers most areas of interest to ECA. Has a very good roadmap with suggested scripts, petitions, agenda for educating, letters, and more. Has separate toolkits for activities like watch parties, etc.
Citizens Climate Lobby
Resources for organizing events, recruiting and promoting Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Citizens’ Climate Education. Focus is getting support for Carbon Fee and Dividend.
The Wilderness Society
Has a good guide plus links for MOCs, town halls, rallies, protests, organization media and social networks. Has issue toolkits such as defending the BLM methane rule.
Sierra Club’s activism website containing multiple campaigns, both local and global, on just about any environmental issue currently relevant. Covers the detailed approach and guidance for each campaign listed. Has an excellent search function for issue and location that goes very granular, like cities, counties, etc. Several campaigns have their own webpage like the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign: http://www.go.100re.net/
National Resources Defense Council
Another Big Green organization that covers many fronts in safeguarding the earth. NRDC mission statement is very close to ECA’s; they believe the world’s children should inherit a planet that will sustain them as it has sustained us. NRDC works to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water and the wild, and to prevent special interests from undermining public interests. Has over 2 million members globally and works through litigation, partnerships, business, advocacy, and science.
Many ECA members work with 350.org. Link has excellent resources on guides, templates and visuals to help one organize against the climate crises. Has local and national campaigns.
The Climate Mobilization
Climate Mobilization has an impressive plan and is well organized. Their Victory Plan for the Earth is inspired by the plan requested by President Roosevelt in 1941 to guide the mobilization of our economy and society for World War II. Now, too, many sectors must be enlisted to overcome the crisis, including energy, industry, commerce, transport, agriculture, forest and water management. Individuals will once again have to do their part, many working within the mobilization, and all making changes to their lifestyles to ensure climate victory. ECA members in Montgomery County worked with a local Climate Mobilization chapter to become the first county in the nation to pass a resolution declaring a climate emergency! Actions are listed to support numerous campaigns.
Climate YouTube Channels:
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By building constructive, working relationships with members of Congress we seek passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, a climate change solution that bridges the partisan divide.
Climate Nexus is a strategic communications group dedicated to highlighting the impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions in the United States.
We are 3958 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change.
Members of republicEn are conservatives, libertarians, and pragmatists of diverse political opinion. We stand together because we believe in American free enterprise. We believe that with a true level playing field, free enterprise can deliver the innovation to solve climate change. But America’s climate policy needs to change. Change requires that conservative leaders step-up and lead.
Climate change is real and we believe it’s our duty and our opportunity to reduce the risks. But to make a difference, we have to fight climate change with free enterprise instead of ineffective subsidies and regulations
We particularly love the Solutions section on their website.
Simplify The Risks, Causes, And Solutions To Sea Level Rise. People truly need to understand the causes of sea level rise and the impact it has on our communities. By working together, we can develop smart solutions to protect against this ever-growing problem. Our communities can make better decisions when they have information that is trusted, accurate, and easy to understand. The path towards finding solutions to sea level rise comes through gaining an understanding of the problem and looking at the forecasts
Skeptical Science Examines the science and arguments of global warming skepticism. Common objections like ‘global warming is caused by the sun’, ‘temperature has changed naturally in the past’ or ‘other planets are warming too’ are examined to see what the science really says.