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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Cities and Businesses: Unlikely Allies in Advancing Climate Solutions

Usually, we hear about how one isolated sector is responding to climate change, like how higher education institutions are seizing opportunities for hands-on learning, or how the healthcare sector is starting to make the case for climate action. But far less common are stories about how sectors are working together to respond to climate change. […]

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More and More Churches Divest, Fueling the Moral Dimension of Climate Change

An increasing number of churches and religious organizations around the world are taking steps to divest their holdings in fossil fuels, according to a recent article in The New York Times. These organizations are part of a larger international effort to divest from fossil fuels, which so far includes more than $50 billion in assets. But religious […]

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U.S. Military Report: Uncertainty ‘Cannot Be an Excuse for Delaying Action’ on Climate

It’s no secret that the military has climate change on its radar. But a new report released Monday indicates that the Department of Defense is doubling down on its strategies and plans to respond to climate change. The report, which was recently featured in Newsweek, lays out a comprehensive roadmap that identifies how climate change will affect military […]

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