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We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

The Greatest Danger The Greatest Danger
by Joanna Macy
In the face of global warming it is hard to escape a sense of outrage, fear, despair. Author, deep-ecologist, and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy says that speaking the truth of our anguish for the world brings down the walls between us, drawing us into deep solidarity.
Unions, Churches, & Schools Unions, Churches, & Schools
by Doug Pibel
Two new groups in the state of Washington are melding an awareness of the urgency of climate change with the organizing tools of the Industrial Areas Foundation to produce jobs that employ young people and can’t be moved overseas.
Communities in Transition Communities in Transition
by Doug Pibel
The Transition Town movement brings neighbors together to prepare their communities for a post-carbon world. And finds that "the future with less oil could be preferable."
Mayors Stand Up Mayors Stand Up
by Madeline Ostrander
800 mayors sign the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, and followup with citywide programs to reduce carbon emissions.
Youth Feel the Power Youth Feel the Power
by Shadia Fayne Wood
Young people are creating the Youth Climate Movement, the Campus Climate Challenge, PowerShift 2007 and more, organizing to create a future that they will be living in.
Climate First Responders :: Leading the Way Climate First Responders :: Leading the Way
Grassroots Climate Solutions: Youth organize and get ready to vote :: The Evangelical Climate Initiative merges faith and climate science :: Cities lead with climate-friendly legislation :: The Green Collar Revolution brings social justice into the picture :: Transition Towns build resilience :: Unions push for green buildings
How to Get Carbon-Free in 10 Years How to Get Carbon-Free in 10 Years
by Brooke Jarvis, Doug Pibel
Meet the Joneses. They are your average U.S. energy consumer. And they decide to do their part. Watch how they go carbon neutral in a decade… and then try it yourself.
Claim Your Piece of the Sky—It's Going Fast Claim Your Piece of the Sky—It's Going Fast
by Peter Barnes
A descending economy-wide carbon cap can become the single best tool to fight climate change. But not if it can generate large private windfalls. Peter Barnes on how to cap carbon right.
Connect and Engage :: Consumption Connect and Engage :: Consumption
Resources to accompany the January/February 2008 Education Connection newsletter on The Story of Stuff and Consumption: Facing the Future, The Center for Ecoliteracy, UNESCO, and Redefining Progress.
Appalachia—Down a Greener Road Appalachia—Down a Greener Road
by Madeline Ostrander
In Appalachia people have learned that going green isn't all about what you have to give up, but it can make your life richer. The Central Appalachian Network hatched hundreds of new businesses, and inspired many more to a shift to local, organic sales.
The Solution on our Dinner Plates The Solution on our Dinner Plates
by Guy Dauncey
Farm industries create 18% of global greenhouse gases, the solution to lowering that lies in eating vegetarian, eating local, and more.
The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars
by Sherry Boschert
Plug-in hybrids and electric cars can run on wind or solar power, and driving an all-electric vehicle cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 65 percent. A cool car review from Plug In America.
Getting There Carbon Free Getting There Carbon Free
by Guy Dauncey
Post-carbon travel starts with walking, biking, more public transit, less commuting, more local buying.
13 Best Energy Ideas 13 Best Energy Ideas
by Sarah van Gelder
Investment in energy projects will total $16 trillion in the next two decades. Sarah van Gelder lays out over a dozen sustainable energy policies and technologies that can make our infrastructure more climate friendly.
Electricity: An Astonishing     Abundance Electricity: An Astonishing Abundance
by Guy Dauncey
Solar energy from photovoltaics, energy from wind, energy from waves and times and from geothermal sources add up to enough to transition from fossil fuels. It is doable.
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