Fires – Southern Californina – changing in front of our eyes…

One of the worst things we can do is take a single – specific – weather or natural disaster – event – and point to “Climate Change” as the culprit.  There is just too much natural variance in nature to do that.  However what climate researchers can do is look at trends…look at data over [...]

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Adaptation – are the cost being considered…?

Climate Change education is not complete without a serious discussion of the subject of Adaptation.
When we think about adaptation we mean – what are all of the various aspects of human life that will be impacted by climate change – this list is long and includes every part of our lives – and what are [...]

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Building a Community – The Climate Community

The Climate Community has been operating now for several months and we have been giving away our Climate Community Citizen Award of the Week for the past 10 weeks.  The results have been just amazing.
In a relatively short time we have met some amazing people – around the planet – who are working everyday to [...]

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Climate Community Citizen of the Week Award – Vittoria Iacovella

Congratultions to Vittoria Iacovella this weeks Climate Community Citizen of the Week!
Vittoria is our second “international” winner.  She is a 30 years old journalist, born in Abruzzo and living in Rome. Mother of two little girls, Maya and Miriam.

For the past  two years Vittoria has been employed as press officer at Greenpeace Italy. She has worked [...]

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Understanding Why Climate Change is Human-Induced: A Day in the Life of the Earth

Copyright 2009
Note to reader: click on the links in the text for the real data. This is not a work of fiction.
This is a cross-post of an essay by Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Center Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education. Dr. Goldstein is a planetary scientist and a nationally recognized [...]

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Cash for Clunkers – 700,000 cars…58% efficiency gain!

The numbers are in (about) and Cash for Clunkers seems to have worked.  700,000 new cars on the road – so 700,000 old cars off the road…
To us, the most interesting numbers from the government are the following:  
“The government said 84 percent of the trade-ins were trucks and 59 percent of the new vehicles [...]

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Senator Kennedy – a voice for those who need it.

Senator Kennedy was a man with a complex history but  one thing is for sure – he knew who he was and the people across the nation that he served.
Over the years he saw much – both good and bad.  Possibly one of the most significant decisions of his career was the moment he choose [...]

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CO2U….Great Idea!

CO2U – is a business founded by Alison Erlenbach, one of our early Climate Community Citizen of the Week Award Winners.  CO2U – which also operates as Campus Climate Solutions is in the business of teaching individuals and organizations how to measure and account for their Green House Gas emissions.
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Who should take this course:

* Anyone interested [...]

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Greening Our Schools, Part IV

This is the last of a four part series of Greening Our Schools. You can find the first three parts here: Part I, Part II, Part III.
 
GREEN SCHOOLS – PARENT PARTICIPATION
 
Although this finale is named Parent Participation, it should correctly be named People Participation. You, whether you are a parent or not, are needed as [...]

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Ecosaveology – Pledge

At the heart of Environmental action and education – especially for children – is recycling.  And it is with that in mind that we have asked our friends at Ecosaveology if we could post their “Ecosaveology Pledge” – we like it a lot!
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Ecosaveology Pledge     
* Purchasing Paper Products- look for recycled and/or post consumer Paper products [...]

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