Get Involved

Thank you for getting involved!  There are a lot of ways you can join the community working to tackle climate change, from taking personal actions that limit your greenhouse gas emissions to the way you vote to signing petitions to speaking with your elected officials. We believe in an all-of-the-above approach. We encourage you to get involved with the wonderful organizations here.

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Organizations Tackling Climate

The Union of Concerned Scientists is a science-based, non-partisan non-profit that works for a healthier environment and a safer world. UCS works with scientists and citizens to educate the public, media and policymakers about climate change. In addition to conducting original research, the group also advocates for clean energy and climate resilience at the local, state, regional, federal and international levels.

Climate Voices Science Speakers Network brings scientists and their fellow citizens together in discussions of climate science and local impacts of climate change. Visit their site to find a speaker near you.

350.org is building a global climate movement. They offer you the opportunity to join online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation mobilizes the outdoor community to gather and share scientific data, driving conservation around the world. Are you a hiker or a climber, or otherwise spending time in the alpine? You can join the ASC Pika or Snow & Ice projects, and contribute valuable data to climate change research.

Alaska Wilderness League leads the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska. You can find opportunities via their Action Center.

Alliance for Climate Education teaches young people how to fight climate change and take control of their future. ACE has been invited to present its award-winning assembly to more than 1.8 million students in thousands of schools. Students can sign up to be part of the Action Network or apply for a fellowship and anyone can Book an ACE Assembly. Reach out to Leah Qusba at leah@acepsace.org for more information.

Boston Climate Corps is an emerging volunteer-driven effort to connect the dots between local climate impacts and human-caused global climate disruption through community service and engagement. The Corps aims to build positive relationships with local neighborhoods and communities, raise public and media awareness of climate issues, and build grassroots resiliency to future climate catastrophes. Contact bostonclimatecorps@gmail.com or follow @BosClimateCorps on Twitter to learn more about the Corps and to get involved in Boston, or to start a similar initiative in your city!

Citizens Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. They provide opportunities to engage at the local level with fellow volunteers and trainings on their Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal, building relationships with your elected representatives, writing letters to the editor and op-eds, facilitate presentations and events. Sign up or register to join their weekly intro call.

Climate Parents gives voice to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else concerned about the climate our children are inheriting. It is a powerful movement of families advocating for bold solutions to climate change. They work at a national and regional level to fight dirty energy and scale up renewables, enact policies that help protect kids and communities from climate impacts, and ensure our kids learn climate science and solutions in school.

The Climate Reality Project is bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it. They help citizens around the world reject the lies and take meaningful steps to bring about change.

Environmental Defense Fund works to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. It is made up of more than one million members and a staff of 500 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. They provide petitions for your consideration via their action center.

The League of Conservation Voters works to turn environmental values into national, state, and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues. Check out their latest actions.

Moms’ Clean Air Force is a community of moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. They arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools and on-the-ground events.

National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents, and concerned citizens working to keep evolution and climate science in public school science education.

Natural Resources Defense Council combines the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 500 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. You can find ways to get help their campaigns on their Action page.

Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.

Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit organization that creates film, photography and media, inspiring people to save the oceans. Their new film is Racing Extinction.

Sierra Club is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we’ve made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy. In addition to working at the national level, they have local chapters.

TV Meteorologists and Climate Change – As climate change transforms our weather patterns, local TV meteorologists have a unique opportunity to help Americans understand the link between climate change and extreme weather. Contact your local meteorologist at 50yearforecast.org and ask them to make a commitment to raising awareness about the long term consequences of climate change in your community

Voces Verdes is an independent non-partisan coalition of Latino business, public health, academic, community leaders and organizational partners who advocate for sound environmental policy to combat climate change and support clean, renewable energy. We recognize the importance of balancing economic growth, environmental protection & prosperity and are able to provide Latino data around climate change and health. Get involved in the Latino environmental movement by staying up to date with our panels and community events, you can sign up for our newsletter, or join our monthly twitter chats.

Waterkeeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up to anyone who threatens this right—from law-breaking corporate polluters to irresponsible governments. You can use this link to find your local waterkeeper and get involved in protecting your waterways.

 

To Learn More

There is so much information about climate change out there. Here we provide you with some resources to help you better understand climate change.

NASA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration provides a website that includes Facts about climate change including information on evidence, causes, effects, and consensus.  The consensus tab includes statements on climate change from 18 major scientific associations in the United States.

To see 197 Scientific Organizations that hold the position that climate change has been caused by human action, click here.

Skeptical Science provides answers to many of the most common myths and misunderstandings about climate change.

GlobalChange.gov links to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, which summarizes climate change in the United States every four years. It is also is a clearinghouse for all climate change research by the U.S. Government.

NOAA’s Climate.gov: This resource provides science and information for a climate-smart nation.  Americans’ health, security, and economic well-being are closely linked to climate and weather. People want and need information to help them make decisions on how to manage climate-related risks and opportunities they face. NOAA Climate.gov is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. Established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, it provides the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. Thousands of scientists from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC on a voluntary basis.

What We Know: Based on the evidence, about 97% of climate experts have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. What We Know helps us understand the science behind the realities, risks and response to the climate challenge.

Climate Communication has resources about the science, impacts and what we can do about it.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) is comprised of scientists and engineers are committed to understanding all facets of the ocean as well as its complex connections with Earth’s atmosphere, land, ice, seafloor, and life—including humanity. Its website provides a lot of information about the ocean.

Ocean Media Institute OMI works in collaboration with organizations, academic institutions, aquaria, and museums across the globe to create and distribute media that promotes ocean science and conservation.

Life on Terra is the award-winning sci­ence and nat­ural his­tory pod­cast series that explores the natural connections that propel life on Earth. It distributes independently produced science, nature, cultural, and environmental films. We are proud to bring you these unique stories from around the globe that celebrate the wonders of the natural world.

 

News & Blogs

EcoWatch  is a dedicated platform for environmental news that helps transform the ability of individuals to learn about environmental issues and take action. EcoWatch provides timely access to relevant information that educates and motivates individuals to become engaged in their community, adopt sustainable practices and support strong environmental policy.

The Daily Climate is an independent media organization working to increase public understanding of climate change, including its scope and scale, potential solutions and the political processes that impede or advance them.

Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings.

Climate Mama In a clear and straightforward format, ClimateMama educates and informs parents of all ages about the realities of the climate crisis. Empowered with the skills, knowledge and facts to fight for and demand a clean, renewable and sustainable future and now, parents are emboldened as community leaders and activists on behalf of ourselves, our children and generations to come.

 

Reduce Your Climate Change Contribution

The Environmental Protection Agency has resources to help you calculate your carbon footprint as well as take actions to reduce it.