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Organizations & Projects

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All We Can Save Project

Founded by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson, this project nurtures a welcoming, connected, and leaderful climate community, rooted in the work and wisdom of women, to grow a life-giving future.

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Climaginaries: Narrating the Socio-Cultural Transitions to a Post-Fossil Society

 

The overarching aim of Climaginaries is to advance the understanding of imaginaries as means through which to catalyse the forms of political, economic, and social responses required for transitioning to a post-fossil society.

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The Beautiful Trouble Toolbox

This "toolbox" offers hundreds of stories, strategies, tactics, principles, and theories that will inspire and guide non-violent activism with creativity and strength. 

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Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges With Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions

This new report compiled by Justine Porter, Danny Fisher-Bruns, and Bich Ha Pham with the Democracy Collaborative demonstrates how institutions like hospitals, universities, and schools have massive amounts of resources that can be mobilized to create healthy and sustainable communities, while still achieving their missions. 

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Project Drawdown

Founded in 2014 by Paul Hawken and Amanda Ravenhill, Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization working to decrease carbon emissions and end global warming. They are a major producer of climate solution research across sectors from agriculture to transportation and center diversity, equity, and inclusion in their understandings of the climate crisis. 

In 2017, their novel, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming became a New York Times bestseller as a "seminal text on climate solutions, drawing on humanity’s collective wisdom about the practices and technologies that can begin to reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon by mid-century."

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Eat the Invaders 

Eat The Invaders is a project started in 2011 by Joe Roman. Eat the Invaders crowd sources information about invasive species in hopes to inspire "invasivore" diets that will help to reduce and eliminate invasive species that destroy native biodiversity around the world.

This unique take on invasive species mitigation changes the conversation about the way humans relate to their environment and in the ways that we can approach and play a role in conservation and environmental health. 

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Choosing Earth Project

 

Led by Coleen LeDrew Elgin and Duane Elginrovides, Choosing Earth Project provides a multitude of resources (book, film, tools for groups) for understanding the planetary crisis and how we can work together to create a purposeful transition to a just and livable future.

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Ecosia

Funded by Christian Kroll, Ecosia is a search engine that uses 80% of its profits to plant trees. A high impact alternative to google, Ecosia is a social business that has planted 121 million trees since its founding in 2009.

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ENROADS

The EN-ROADS climate model by Climate Interactive, MIT Sloan, and Ventana Systems is a policy simulation tool that provides everyone with a chance to design their own scenarios to limit future global warming. This simulation is grounded in providing people with an increased understanding of a variety of different futures regarding climate change.

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The Global Oneness Project

The Global Oneness Project uses stories as a pedagogical tool for growing minds on cultural, environmental, and social issues. Through featuring individuals and communities impacted by these issues, the stories and lessons provide opportunities to examine universal themes which include the following: identity, diversity, hope, resilience, imagination, adversity, empathy, love, and responsibility, and our common humanity. 

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Mission Blue 

 

Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean through the leadership of legendary oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Mission Blue seeks to unite a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas.

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Climate Art Project

The Climate Art Project is a project that works to connect climate science to art in urban spaces by building infrastructure, painting walls, putting on performances, and many other things.

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Science Moms

Science Moms is a group of climate scientists and mothers who care deeply about the planet that our children will inherit. Together, they aim to demystify climate change, talk honestly about how it will affect our children and give moms the facts they need to take action.

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MountainTrue

MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in the Southern Blue Ridge. MountainTrue fosters and empowers residents throughout the region to engage in community planning, policy and project advocacy, and on-the-ground projects.

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The Black Feminist Project

Founded in 2009 by Tanya Fields, this organization focuses on enriching the knowledge food justice, joy, and the of intersectionality of respectability politics when discussing gender, race, and class. They push their members to learn important leadership qualities and dare them to put themselves and their health before others. This organization is open to all Black womxn, girls, and anyone who is non-male identifying.

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The Climate Listening Project

The Climate Listening Project is a film and storytelling effort started by Dayna Reggero in 2014 "to connect and share hopeful conversations on climate change impacts and community solutions" by partnering with nonproifts and other groups to share important stories raging from animated shorts or documentaries to podcast series and virtual reality experiences. 

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Take me to the River

Run by the Geothe Institute, this online journey into the landscapes and experiences of the climate emergency features 15 interdisciplinary artistic projects from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, woven together to explore modes of response that are empowered and global, respectful of diverse perspectives.

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The Sunrise Movement 

Founded by Varshini Prakash in 2017, the Sunrise Movement is a youth-led dedicated to ending climate change and creating jobs. 

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Soul Fire Farm 

This afro-indigenous community is committed to ending racism and promoting seed sovereignty as a community farm. Their food sovereignty programs reach over 10,000 people annually, including reparations, training for famres of color, and food justice workshops

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Cooperation Jackson

Founded in 2014 by Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership with the mission to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker-owned and democratically self-managed enterprises."

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Appalachian Voices 

 

Founded in 1997, Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia and advance a just tradition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy.

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Dear Climate 

 

Founded in 2012 by Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer and Marina Zurkow, Dear Climate is a project that provides letters, meditations, and posters to the public in an attempt to help people to learn more about the environment and how it is changing.

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Coral Restoration Foundation

Founded in 2015 by Ken Nedimyer,  The Coral Restoration Foundation was founded in response to the wide-spread loss of the dominant coral species on the Florida Reef Tract. They work to support the reefs’ natural recovery processes through the large-scale cultivation, outplanting, and monitoring of genetically diverse, reef-building corals.

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Seed Sovereignty

 

Founded in 2018, Seed Sovereignty aims to support local biodiversity and being a local food revolution. They believe that this starts with seeds that foster biodiversity. Their mision is to increase the amont of agro-ecological seed being grown in the Brirsh Isles and Ireland.