Climate-Environment-etc

350.ORG - CLIMATE CHANGE MOVEMENT INTERMEDIARY
https://350.org/get-involved/
350.org acts as an intermediary, gathering information about climate change movement throughout the world and sharing it on their web site. As a hub of information it's a valuable resource.

ADVOCATES FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE (AUA)
https://www.auachicago.org/
From the web site: "AUA is a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago area, from home- and community-based growing to market gardens and small farms. Our goal is to make this website a comprehensive hub for projects, activities, information, resources, and opportunities in urban agriculture." View the Chicago  Urban Agriculture Mapping Project page to learn about projects throughout the city.

CLIMATE CHANGE SECTION OF UNITED NATIONS LIBRARY
https://research.un.org/en/climate-change
This United Nations' web site has an extensive library of resources. This link points to climate change research.   Click into sections for North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.  On the page this link points to is a pdf map showing disasters throughout the world in 2014.

CLIMATE CRISIS: ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM - RECOMMENDED READING
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2016/10/climate-crisis-environmental-racism.html
In this blog article Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC has been aggregating links to articles related to climate change and environmental disasters around the world.

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

DATA RESOURCE - STATES AT RISK WEBSITE
https://statesatrisk.org/
From the website: "States at Risk is a project aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing t he impacts of climate change. Our work focuses on five threats - extreme heat, drought, wildfires, costal flooding and inland flooding -- and the states most affected by these threats."  This site has a page for every state full of maps and charts to visualize climate changes. 

"DISRUPTION" - A CLIMATE CHANGE FILM BY KELLY NYKS & JARED P. SCOTT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybMJy4c_uzs#t=3074
This video provides a wide range of reasons to engage youth and volunteers in efforts to combat climate change in the world.

ENERGY PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION - INTERACTIVE MAP
https://timetochange.today/#/coal?center=37.873,-96.259
Now's the Time interactive map shows oil, natural gas, coal, wind and other energy production and distribution resources from around the world.  For those advocating for movement away from carbon based energies this site should be a useful tool. 

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY CENTER (ELPC)
https://elpc.org/
From the web site: "The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources."

ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS PLATFORM - UBUNTOO
https://ubuntoo.com/home
From the website: "Ubuntoo is a global environmental solutions platform promoting sustainable economic growth. We help scale environmental solutions and innovations in the areas of plastics, packaging, food, and fashion. Our community includes innovators, academicians, scientists, and corporate professionals from over 150 countries. We help make eco-friendly business a reality.'  The site hosts and extensive knowledge and solutions library.  The platform has a FREE level of participation, then fee-based levels.  

EXTENSION REBELLION - CHICAGO
https://xrchicago.org/
From the website:  Extension Rebellion Chicago (XRC) is a growing group of activists formed in 2019 to demand, through creative and non-violent direct action, that government act now to stop climate catastrophe."  

HELPING PEOPLE RECOVER FROM HURRICANE HARVEY AND SIMILAR DISASTERS
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546745827/looking-to-help-those-affected-by-harvey-here-s-a-list
Following Hurricane Harvey in 2017 NPR created a list of places people could offer contributions.  While the names will change in different locations, the type of resources would be similar.

MAKING SENSE OF THE RENEWABLE REVOLUTION
https://www.gpny.org/making_sense_of_the_renewable_revolution
The environment is not the primary focus of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, yet it is of concern to all of us and offers a great opportunity for student/volunteer learning and civic engagement activities.  This post is recommended reading.

NEW DREAM - AIMS TO CHANGE CONSUMPTION HABITS
https://newdream.org/about-us
From the web site: "New Dream's mission is to empower individuals, communities, and organizations to transform their consumption habits to improve well-being for people and the planet.  We work with individuals and communities to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, and support community engagement. We seek to change social norms around consumption and consumerism and to support the movement of individuals and communities pursuing lifestyle and community action.  New Dream’s overall goal is to change behavior, attitudes, and social norms to reduce consumption and build community."

OPENLANDS - FOCUSES ON ENVIRONMENT AND LAND USE
https://openlands.org/
From the web site: "Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives.'  Students in schools and non-school programs can use the Openlands web site as a source of information and inspiration for on-going research, learning and service activities.

PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MOVEMENT - MARCH & MOBILIZATION
https://peoplesclimate.org/
This is the coordinating site for Climate Change activism. It also is an entry point for anyone who wants to become more involved in climate change actions.

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

THE BELMONT FORUM - FUNDERS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE RESEARCH
https://belmontforum.org/about
From the web site: "The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources. It pursues the goals set in the Belmont Challenge by adding value to existing national investments and supporting international partnerships in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary scientific endeavors."

THE CHICAGO SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS NETWORK (CSLN)
https://www.ica-usa.org/chicagosustainability.html
From the website: "The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) connects grassroots leaders from communities across Chicago to share resources, support each other’s work, collaborate, build a stronger collective voice, and nurture equitable and impactful relationships with policy makers. "  View the timeline on the home page, showing actions since forming in 2013. 

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND (US) - CLIMATE-SMART CITIES PROGRAM
https://www.tpl.org/
From the web site: "The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand." The Climate-Smart Cities Program is one of the feature  projects. 

VISUALIZED: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY 101 - 2022 ARTICLE
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/visualized-the-circular-economy-101/
This article by Visual Capitalists discusses "what the circular economy is" and "ways to minimize waste and shift current consumption trends".  The graphics used to tell the story make it easier to understand.

WATER.ORG - ACCESS TO SAFE WATER AND SANITATION
https://water.org/
This site focuses on creating greater access to safe water and sanitation for people living in poverty throughout the world.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE ... TO DECARBONIZE  YOUR STATE?
https://decarbmystate.com/about
This is a new site that offers ideas for ending climate pollution by using clean electrification, at the state policy level, rather than Federal.  Take a look. This site was developed by Chicago volunteers via the weekly ChiHackNight event.

 
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