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Looking for examples of community-level solutions to discuss with your audiences? Check out this fantastic web resource based on the book Drawdown , which identifies climate change solutions by sector and ranks them according to total potential...
Check out the link above for some words of encouragement for the current climate action situation from the Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Julie Packard. “ We stand with leaders in California , and other states and nations,...
This resource was developed by PINEMAP and Project Learning Tree and the full lesson plan can be accessed for free ( CLICK HERE ). You'll have to create an account, but it's free. We modified the activity for easy printing (and if you need to...
FrameWorks Institute 2017 brief entitled, "Expanding Our Repertoire"
This article, written by John Anderson, New England Aquarium, for the Informal Learning Review, Jan 2016.  The ideas reflected here are expanded from a presentation at the 2015 ASTC Conference in Montreal, CAN in a session titled, "Innovation in...
The Language of Climate Change Wednesday, March 9, 2016 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts Environmental educators wear two hats (at least). There is the scientist hat, well fitted with content and process. Then...
CO2 Emissions Stabilized in 2014
Carbon dioxide emissions fell globally in 2014 while the economy grew by 3%. The first time that CO2 emissions have fallen and the economy has grown concurrently. Photo Credit:  Ian Britton /flickr
Here the visitor initiates the conversation and asks a question. The interpreter responds by sharing information from different points of view to help bring understanding to the situation.
Great short video about some of the things that people around the United States are doing to adapt to climate change.
This is a great story, told by the man who experienced it, using the value of legacy to share why he is taking a stand against coal mining.

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