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Climate Change Education and Information Trusted Sources and Sites that Inspire us

Below are eight site categories in which we have identified our “top” three sites. Did you know that in astrology, the number “8” signifies the ability to manage yourself and your environment and to be able to better judge the potential of those around you? The number 3 signifies the ability to successfully connect people to others. There are so many incredible resources available to us on Climate Change, narrowing down the choices in 8 categories and to a “top 3” has been incredibly difficult. We liked the idea of keeping our categories “manageable” and of helping to connect you to organizations and resources that we use, that have inspired us, and that in our opinion, help to empower us to make educated choices for change.

Check back often, we will be changing the sites listed on a regular basis so that we can introduce you to other important resources. Please note that each category is listed alphabetically and that order doesn’t indicate preference. Send us your favorites as well so we can check them out!

Climate Mama recommends the following: Have a look, enjoy and be inspired!

Scientific Studies and Research Sources:

1. - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

2. 3. – National Academies of Science

Books we Recommend:

1. Whole Earth Discipline: An EcoPragmatist Manifesto, 2009 – Steward Brand

2. Cradle to Cradle, 2002 – William McDonough and Michael Braungart

3. Storms of my Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe, 2009 – James Hansen

Our Current Reading List

1. Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, 2008 - Richard Louv

2. Bothered by My Green Conscience, 2009, Franke James

3. The Climate War, True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth, 2010 - Eric Pooley

Carbon calculators and/or Offset Programs:

1. - Native Energy

2. – Terra Pass

3. – Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

News and Information Sources:

1. - Grist

2. – Treehugger

3. – The Union of Concerned Scientists "Green Tips"

Parent/Teacher Information and Advice:

1. – National Wildlife Federation, Personal Solutions!

2 - Alliance for Climate Education

3. – Energy Star

To Share with the Kids in Your life

Young Voices on Climate Change - DVDs, Short Inspirational Videos, the Power of Young People

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle:

1. – Catalog Choice

2. – Earth 911

3. –Free Cycle

Fun and Inspirational:

1. Climate Reality Project – Connecting the "dots" on Climate Change

2. Climate Bites - Looking for the "lighter side" of Climate Change

3. Green Ninja - Fighting Climate Change All the Time!

Favorite Apps:

1. Skeptical Science - Arguments to face off with your favorite Climate Skeptics!

2. Seafood Watch - Monterey Bay Aquarium, seafood and sushi sustainability guide

3. Earth Now - Displays real-time global satellite data of Earth's vital signs. Great for students, teachers and anyone interested in Earth science

Welcome to Climate Mama


You are a mother, a father, a grandparent, an uncle, an aunt, a teacher or a child at heart. When you hear the Native American saying, “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”, it makes you stop for a moment and think. You love nature, travel, adventure and believing in a world that is special and unique. Climate change and global warming are words that alarm you, that often seem too big to get your arms around. You care about what’s happening to the world and notice small changes in your own life that seem to point in the direction of a threatened environment. But you wonder if these changes are real, and if they are you can’t imagine what you can do to help change what is happening.

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Climate Mamas and Papas

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Climate Change so often seems too big to get our hands around. We wonder where we can start and how we can actually make a difference. Each one of us has a different path that we will follow. Some of us cut a wider swath than others, but each of us has a role to play. We would like to introduce you to some amazing individuals, Climate Mamas and Papas who are making a difference, who are, through their daily lives, affecting the lives of all of us. They inspire us, empower us, and challenge us to reach for the stars, to strive to do the best we can to help change the crash course we are currently on with our environment. Lets meet some of these amazing people and find out what inspires them. Meet our featured Climate Papa, Gregg Kleinertoday!

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Featured Partner

The Climate Reality Project employs cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to break the dam of inaction and raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency. With a Global movement of more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of more than 6000 Climate Leaders trained by Al Gore, the Climate Reality Movement stands up to denial, presses for solutions and spreads the truth about climate change to empower leaders to solve the climate crisis. Climate Reality is leading the way and helping us find and hold onto Climate Hope!

May 24th, 2016 was the 10th Anniversary of the release of the film, An Inconvenient Truth. The film was the impetus for the creation of The Climate Reality Project and an awakening to so many about the depth and breadth of the climate crisis - including our Climate Mama. Do you remember the first time you watched that film? Watch it again or watch it for the first time. Share it with the kids in your life.


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