You Don’t Have to Give Up the Beach to Believe in Climate Change

We all want a piece of the American Dream, and if you live by the ocean, you want to hold on to that piece more than the average person. For the 134 million Americans who will live along 95,000 miles of shoreline by 2020, the notion that a rising ocean due to melting ice caps could […]

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The New Zero Emissions Ford Electric Bike

Ford’s newest vehicle is completely electric and costs under $4,000. An article in the LA Times describes how Ford, looking towards the future and the need for more sustainable products, approached California-based electric bike company Pedego to build a bike that would carry the Ford logo. The result is the $3,695 Super Cruiser, an electric […]

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A National High School Assembly Program Engages Students on Climate Change

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is a non-profit organization that conducts climate education assembly programs in high schools across the country. Their mission is to educate America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspire them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. An evaluation of ACE’s entertainment-education […]

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European Leaders Agree to Cut Emissions 40 Percent by 2030

The European Union, already on target to meet its 20% cut in green house gas emissions by 2020, agreed Friday to further reduce emissions by at least 40%, compared to 1990 levels, by 2030. The agreement, discussed in an article by the New York Times, puts the EU ahead of the rest of the world […]

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Home Solar Power Discounts – A New Employee Benefit

Have you been interested in home solar systems, but didn’t think you could afford one? Now, some companies are offering discounts on home solar systems as an employee benefit. Cisco Systems, 3M, Kimberly-Clark, and National Geographic have partnered with Geostellar, an online marketer of solar systems, to allow their employees to buy or lease solar […]

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The Biggest Opportunities for Cutting Emissions Also Offer the Largest Potential for Economic Growth

The evidence that addressing climate change will improve rather than damage the economy keeps piling up. According to a report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, the belief that cutting emissions will cause economic stagnation is based on a misunderstanding of the current global economy. Net cost predictions often fail to include […]

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Car Sharing Has Lasting Effects on Behavior

In a society still dominated by cars, a real reduction in emissions requires a major behavioral shift. According to Susan Shaheen, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley, car sharing is having a positive effect on the behavior of participants. As outlined in a recent GreenBiz article, Sheehan found that […]

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Another Important Reason to Take Action on Climate Change: Our Kids

The poster child for climate change is often a polar bear – but maybe it should be a child. As EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy explains in a recent op-ed in The Huffington Post, children are especially vulnerable to health hazards caused by carbon pollution and warmer temperatures. McCarthy points out that our nation has a […]

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Innovative Solar Project Helps Cement Faith and Climate Link

“It is so much more than about raising money. It is about doing the right thing by our faith. Embracing renewable energy demonstrates a love of God and of creation. It also reminds us that our energy choices impact the poor and vulnerable not only in the San Joaquin Valley but around the world.” – […]

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Green Practices Are Good for Business, New Research Shows

Fighting climate change isn’t just good for the planet or PR – it can also make companies more profitable. A new global index put together by international nonprofit CDP shows that companies who did the most to reduce their carbon emissions also performed better financially – 9.6 percent better on average. As a recent Forbes […]

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