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#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

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#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

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#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

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#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

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#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

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#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

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#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

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#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

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NEW VIDEO! #WeCanSolveThis: 4 Things We Can Do

To stop climate change we’ll need to make some big changes as a society, but there are plenty of actions you can take in your own life as well. A new study finds that these are the four most impactful things you can do as an individual to solve climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
[vi] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

NEW VIDEO! #WeCanSolveThis: 4 Things We Can Do

To stop climate change we’ll need to make some big changes as a society, but there are plenty of actions you can take in your own life as well. A new study finds that these are the four most impactful things you can do as an individual to solve climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
[vi] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

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#WeCanSolveThis: Autonomous Vehicles

Are self-driving vehicles, also know as autonomous vehicles (AV’s), part of the solution to climate change? This video, part of our #WeCanSolveThis series, takes a look.

#WeCanSolveThis: Autonomous Vehicles

Are self-driving vehicles, also know as autonomous vehicles (AV’s), part of the solution to climate change? This video, part of our #WeCanSolveThis series, takes a look.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Community Mobilization 

When Dulce Ortiz learned about the negative health effects of a coal power plant in her hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, she teamed up with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to take action, mobilizing her community to fight back.

#WeCanSolveThis: Community Mobilization 

When Dulce Ortiz learned about the negative health effects of a coal power plant in her hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, she teamed up with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to take action, mobilizing her community to fight back.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Youth Movement

Young people all around the world are working to solve climate change by putting a price on carbon. Meet Jordan Vogel, one of the leaders of this movement. Together, #WeCanSolveThis.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Youth Movement

Young people all around the world are working to solve climate change by putting a price on carbon. Meet Jordan Vogel, one of the leaders of this movement. Together, #WeCanSolveThis.

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Gisele Speaks Out to Protect the Amazon

When Supermodel Gisele Bündchen heard that Brazil’s government planned on removing protections for the rainforest, she had to speak out. And President Michel Temer listened.

Sources:
[i] https://www.livescience.com/44235-amazon-rainforest-carbon-cycle-measured.html
[ii] https://www.statista.com/statistics/524216/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-sector/
[iii] http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/amazon_threats/unsustainable_cattle_ranching/
[iv] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/gisele-brazil-environment-president-michel-temer
[v] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/environmentalists-urge-brazils-president-not-rollback-amazon-protection

Gisele Speaks Out to Protect the Amazon

When Supermodel Gisele Bündchen heard that Brazil’s government planned on removing protections for the rainforest, she had to speak out. And President Michel Temer listened.

Sources:
[i] https://www.livescience.com/44235-amazon-rainforest-carbon-cycle-measured.html
[ii] https://www.statista.com/statistics/524216/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-sector/
[iii] http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/amazon_threats/unsustainable_cattle_ranching/
[iv] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/gisele-brazil-environment-president-michel-temer
[v] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/environmentalists-urge-brazils-president-not-rollback-amazon-protection