Global Warming and Climate Change Inspiration and Resources
This page is devoted to organizations and people fighting to make a difference for All Our Relations—those with wings, feather, fur, fins, scales or leaves, all the beings with whom we share this world—and who are in grave danger due to the rapid climate changes that are taking place in the form of global warming. Please help save our world and the animals from environmental destruction and species extinction.
Climate change is real, this site gives you facts and links to sources.
Here is a list of 50 simple things that everyone can do in order to fight against and reduce the Global Warming phenomenon: some of these ideas are at no cost, some other require a little effort or investment but can help you save a lot of money, in the middle-long term!
Activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea released video, “Dear Future Generations: Sorry,” to urge young people to take immediate action to stop climate change.
Learn how junk mail is affecting global warming. The planet’s forests shield us from global warming by absorbing carbon and storing it in trees, other plants and the soil. But they’re being destroyed to make things like catalogs and junk mail. Deforestation and forest degradation account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Founded in 1994, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental organization with staff in Canada, the United States and Chile. Their mission is to protect Endangered Forests, and to determine which are most endangered they work with scientists and with First Nations peoples. To achieve that goal they’ve created a revolutionary new approach.
When they find that Endangered Forests are being destroyed, they determine which corporations are purchasing the products of that destruction. If a corporation refuses to change its practices, they hold that company publicly accountable—with protests, websites, email campaigns, national advertisements, and more. And when a company is ready to protect Endangered Forests, they help them implement sound policies through their Corporate Action Program.
Either way, the end result is that they turn their corporate adversaries into allies. And while logging companies may be able to tune out the protests of environmental groups, they can’t ignore their largest customers—the corporations they work with—when they demand environmental reform.
This site was recommended to me by a group of young students who were collecting material for a global warming guide. It contains excellent resources concerning climate change, energy conservation, and recycling from a kid-friendly perspective. Interactive stories and games make learning fun while answering questions and offering tips on what each of us can do to make a difference.
“Creating a sustainable network of healthy forested parklands throught Seattle, supported by an aware, engaged community.”
The Green Seattle Partnership is a unique public/private partnership between the City of Seattle and the Cascade Land Conservancy. Most importantly, the Green Seattle Partnership includes thousands of community volunteers, who, with the support of businesses and nonprofits, actively work to restore and maintain Seattle’s forested parklands. Last year, the City of Seattle joined with the Cascade Land Conservancy to form the Green Seattle Partnership. The partnership is developing a 20-year plan to combat the invasion of ivy and blackberry and restore the forested areas to health.
The urban forest is the City’s green infrastructure. A sustainable forest will have both a multi-aged canopy of trees and a forest floor alive with native species that provide habitat for a diversity of native insects and wildlife. The process of forest growth will itself build new soils, improve air and water quality, and retain stormwater.
The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they need to deal objectively with policy relevant scientific, technical and socio economic factors. They should be of high scientific and technical standards, and aim to reflect a range of views, expertise and wide geographical coverage. Their latest resource is “Climate Change and Water.”
We are connected. To each other. To our environment. From faraway places to our own backyard. But global warming is now changing the Earth as we know it, and animals and plants from the Arctic to the Everglades are feeling the consequences. The Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World campaign is a partnership of faith, science, justice, and art to educate policymakers and the public about the impacts of global warming on wildlife. They do this through the beauty and power of images combined with the inspiration and knowledge from science, religion, and conservation law.
The Irreplaceable public education effort includes a traveling photo exhibit, this website, and many outreach events and presentations around the country. Action components includes a “Call to Care” statement to policymakers that we encourage you to sign, letters to local papers, individual actions you can take to stem climate change and promote biodiversity, as well as other steps to protect plants and animals.
Activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea opens by saying, “Fun fact: Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, mankind, about 140,000 years old. Let me put that in perspective. If you condense the Earth’s lifespan into 24 hours—that’s one full day—then we have been here for, drum roll please, three seconds.” Only by coming together, he says, can we make it to the proverbial fourth second.
Julia Roberts is the voice of Mother Nature who has a hard truth to share. The challenges facing nature’s oceans, rivers and forests affect us all — and saving nature is the only way to save ourselves.
The Pachamama Stakes: Race for the Earth was inspired by a shamanic vision and messages from wild and domestic animals. It is their intention to offer us hope, inspiration, and a call to action. Enjoy, and please share their message with others. Visit Windwalker’s Message for the World to learn more.
Taking care of our trees is good for our environment, our neighborhoods, and ourselves. Trees clean our air and water, reduce global warming pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, raise property values and offer green relief throughout our city. Seattle has lost more than half its tree canopy since the 1970’s. We can all help to “Keep the Emerald City Green.”
The City has increased its investments in tree care and planting, is looking at ways to improve regulations, and is spreading the word about the importance of trees and how to care for them. This web portal is your link to information about trees on the City’s web pages and beyond.
Climate change is occurring now, and is already affecting our natural environment, our national security and our quality of life. But, there are effective, achievable solutions for addressing the crisis. An important step is to repower America by producing 100 percent of our country’s electricity from energy sources with zero carbon emissions — within 10 years. The continued growth of We will compel leaders to recognize the need to repower America.
The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection — a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a movement that creates the political will to solve the climate crisis. Join now!
The American Red Cross has created this Disaster and Safety Library to assist everyone in preparing their home, school and workplace in the event of a disaster or emergency. Here you will find fact sheets, preparedness checklists, recovery guides and other helpful information to keep you informed and safe.