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#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

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#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

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#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

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#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

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WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

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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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#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

#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