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Land Preservation and Carbon Sequestration--something you and your congregation can do with technology billions of years old--planting trees! And when you join our planting project, please let us know at greentf@uujec.org.

   

Calculate your carbon footprint and choose what you can do to reduce it.  link   https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/


PeopleNow.org  This website outlines and describes plans to help implement the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs see above) and the Green New Deal (GND).  Inputs from everyone are welcomed."  Below are two examples: UN SDG Target 13.2.1 & Target Action Plan #25: Reverse global warming and mitigate its adverse effects in particular harsh climate change link  and UN SDG Targets 1.1 and 1.2 and TAP #41 Eradicate all poverty. Ensure everyone has a basic living income, basic assets including a decent dwelling and savings and all the needs and necessities for a decent life and becomes self-sufficient link   We are looking to learn more about the organization.  The idea of a location to consolidate plans is a good one. but who is doing so?  See what you think.

 

 

 

Cooperatives, B Corps, other better business alternatives of all kinds

    See how Ikea operates their business to be sustainable and follow social responsibility guidelines.

    Can the financial systems best kept secret help finance a green new deal?  

       

      Regenerative Agriculture And Planet Healthy Food


      A Green New Deal must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture.  

      Menus of Change: The Business of Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious Food: 2019 Annual Report a detailed report on how home eating and restaurant eating meets standards for health and sustainability for a range of diets including vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian, all encouraging expanded use of fruits and vegetables, not antibiotics, etc.

       

      Interactive Tool Kits

      Oil and Gas Tool Kit for Activists  here.  Read the supporting article here on oil and gas increased production in the US and suggested actions to reverse it before it is too late.

      Community Power Interactive Tool Kit on how to affect energy consumption in your city, utility and neighborhood from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) which is a great organization and sends out newsletters on line.


      Using capitalism to sell a new green deal, a TED talkThis seems suspicious, but if there's horse trading so that Wall Street gets involved, at least we're getting political buy in across the spectrum.


      Videos on how to present climate change to audiences

      Bill McKibben's guide to talking about climate change.

      How to talk to people about climate change, a TED talk.


      Solutions

      Home Heating in the Green New Deal by Greg Stinson  Slide presentation on heat pumps, splits, tax incentive to phase out oil furnaces, creating electrician jobs, refrigerant alternatives.  Solutions for your house upgrade to reduce carbon use or building new homes.

      Podcast on localizing and improving technology of electric grid and broadband to reduce cost and use timing of use to best benefit from renewable sources like wind and solar. Book recommended by above podcast is: Gretchen Bakke, The Grid, the Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, 2016.

      Are Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Working? A Conversation With Economist Robert Pollin’ His answer to this is “no” but he proposes other tactics like colleges using no fossil fuels as positive. 

      Bill Gates is leading a Canadian group to pull CO2 out of the air and create fuel with it.  They are able to sequester one ton per day--a miniscule amount considering concrete, between mining, manufacturing, transportation and the chemical processes create 1.5 tons of CO2 for every ton of concrete...and there are 10 billion tons of concrete poured every year in the US.


      A tiny Swiss company has ideas on how to remove CO2 and produce fertilizer from it.

       

      Organizations

       

      Elders Climate Action Conservative Elders Climate Action is building a non-partisan movement of elders committed to making our voices heard.

      The Solutions Project, advocating for people of color and women in dealing with environmental justice and climate change.

       

      350.org Founded by Bill McKibben, world-wide in scope.


      Interfaith Power and Light. Equipping people of faith to address climate change.  Click here to find your state.


      Citizens Climate Lobby Citizens' Climate Lobby creates the political will for a livable world. We empower individuals to experience breakthroughs by exercising their personal and political power.

       

      The Climate Mobilization.   The Climate Emergency Movement is a network of people doing everything we can to prevent climate and ecological catastrophe. We ask our institutions and communities to respond to climate change and ecological destruction as an emergency. We demand the only response that makes sense: a massive, just mobilization of our cities and nation to protect humanity and the natural world.

       

      GreenFaith. Inspiring, educating, and mobilizing people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership. 


      The Green Party, click here for their Green New Deal

       

      Labor Network for Sustainability, the organized voice within the labor movement for policies that are ecologically sustainable while also advancing the movement for good jobs and a just transition for workers and communities hurt by the effects of climate change and by the transition to renewable energy. 

       

      PowerShift.  This is a bottom-up, grassroots hub for young climate activists.

       

      Sunrise Movement.  An organization begun by young people to achieve the Green New Deal. The UUA and UUJEC have signed on as a sponsoring organization. See Actions below.

       

      Youth Climate Leaders.  Our main goal is to empower a diverse group of young leaders from all over the world with leadership and entrepreneurial skills to be used right now to address climate change.

       

      Actions


      Transportation


                    Here's some great resources on rail transportation:

                    -High Speed Rail: Fast Track to Sustainable Mobility

                    -Rail Plan - for entire US, and an example for a region (Chicago) as examples how to layout in simple graphics a rail system 

                    -Sustainability & Rail

                    -Top 10 Reasons to Bring High Speed Rail to America




                     

                     






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