Climate Central - A website that features independent leading scientists and journalists who engage in research, and report about climate change issues.
EcoWatch - A web-based environmental news service that leverages enviro news for maximum publicity.
Grist - A hard-hitting blog with daily posts on the environment, including climate and energy issues.
Think Progress - An award-winning blog with in-depth information on energy and climate issues.
350.org - A climate group that was founded by author Bill McKibben and a group of university friends that now has supporters all over the world.
American Council on Renewable Energy - The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the renewable energy sector through market development, policy changes, and financial innovation.
BankTrack - BankTrack, based in the Netherlands, is the international tracking, campaigning and NGO support organization that focuses on private sector commercial banks and the activities they finance.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network - When it was formed in 2002, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network was the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Now CCAN is probably the premiere climate organization in the region.
Citizens' Climate Lobby - A fast-growing grassroots, nonprofit organization that advocates for national policies to address climate change, in part by training and supporting volunteers to engage with elected officials and the media.
Rainforest Action Network - RAN campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.
Oil Change International - Oil Change International is a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards
Sierra Club - The Sierra Club was founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, and is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. The Club's successful Beyond Coal campaign can be found here.
Sierra Club, Maryland - Maryland chapter of the nation-wide organization, the Sierra Club.
Banking on Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Finance Report 2020. The 11th edition of the annual fossil fuel finance report card released by Rainforest Action Network and other groups. Greatly expanded in scope, this year's report revealed the paths banks have taken in the past four years since the Paris Agreement was adopted in December 2015. And alarmingly, the authors found that overall bank financing for the fossil fuel industry continues to be aligned with climate disaster, with JPMorgan Chase again being the #1 bank in the world as far as investing in fossil fuel projects. See the full 2020 report here.
The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production. This study, which was released in September 2016 by Oil Change International and other organizations from around the world, scientifically grounds the growing movement to keep carbon in the ground by revealing the need to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure and industry expansion. Links can be found here and here.
100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States. Stanford engineers issued in June 2015 a state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable
energy by 2050. Links can be found here and here.
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) was released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014. AR5 provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. Report can be found here.
National Climate Assessment. A product of U.S. governmental agencies, the National Climate Assessment (NCA) summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts, guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee, released the latest NCA in 2014. See the NCA here.
4. Learn about the issues
Greenwashing 101: How to decipher corporate claims about climate. A Washington Post article, April 21, 2022, with tips for investigating whether companies' claims of climate protection tell the full story.
The podcast--"How to Save a Planet", hosted by journalist Alex Blumberg and others--offers solutions to climate change. In this edition of the show, Alex looks at how past pipeline protests have transformed climate activism in the U.S. He also goes to the front lines of the then-current Line 3 protest
In another edition of the podcast--"How to Save a Planet", host Alex Blumberg looks at how oil companies have used advertising to fight action on the climate crisis, and also highlights a campaign to end the companies' greenwashing ads
Coal 101 What's wrong with coal
Liberated Carbon--a 3 Minute Musical History of Fossil Fuels
5. Going green on campus
Colleges and Universities that have agreed to be rated on their sustainability
Sierra Club, Cool Schools 2017
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Pursuing Green Degrees and Eco-Friendly Careers
From College to Sustainability career
Tiki the Penguins guide to Climate Change
Information for Middle Schoolers
7. Songs for the Climate
Don't Frack My Mother, with Yoko Ono
Pete Seeger, Take Action on Climate Change