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American Forests American Forests Climate Change Calculator
Learn how many trees it will take to offset your carbon emissions for the year.
Community Choice Community Choice
Local Power is helping California cities, towns and counties implement the state's new 2002 Community Choice Law, AB117, allowing communities to choose alternative electricity services providers and calling for the state's power monopolies to forfeit control of the $300 million/year fund paid monthly by ratepayers for energy efficiency programs.
Earth Island Journal Earth Island Journal: Sewage Forests: Cleaning Water and Cooling the Planet
The fundamental treatment concept is identical to conventional secondary treatment: Conversion of soluble organic matter into cellular biomass. However, instead of growing a noxious, potentially pathogenic bacterial sludge that has to be disposed of at great expense, we obtain biomass in the form of valuable tree products. In areas without significant heavy metal content in their sewage, irrigated tree farms provide a constructive alternative to convential treatment plants. Flex Your Power
Flex Your Power is a comprehensive marketing and outreach campaign funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by the California Investor Owned Utilities under the auspices of the California Public Utilities.
Global Commons Institute Global Commons Institute: Contraction and Convergence
GCI is an independent group founded in 1990 and based in London. Our focus is the protection of the global commons of the global climate system. Since 1996 we have encouraged awareness of "Contraction and Convergence" (C&C). C&C is GCI's suggested international framework for sharing the arrest of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Grist Magazine Heat Beat Grist Magazine Heat Beat: Your One-Stop Climate Shop
Everything you ever wanted to know about climate change.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Natural Capitalism Solutions
Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) mission is to educate senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the principles of sustainability. NCS shows how to restore and further enhance the natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. In partnership with leading thinkers and groups, NCS creates innovative, practical tools and implementation strategies for companies, communities and countries.
Safe Climate SafeClimate Carbon Footprint Calculator
The SafeClimate carbon footprint calculator allows you to determine carbon dioxide emissions from major sources: home energy consumption and transportation by car and plane.
Sky Trust Initiative Sky Trust Initiative
It's not fossil fuels we're running out of, it's sky. Known reserves of coal, oil and natural gas will last for hundreds of years. But the sky's capacity to safely absorb the wastes of fossil fuel burning will run out within our lifetimes. Because sky is now scarce, it can no longer be free. Just as we pay to dump solids into landfills, so must we pay to dump gases into the sky. This raises an intriguing question. If in the future we must pay to use the sky, who precisely shall we pay? Who, in other words, will own the sky?
The Small Business Energy Alliance The Small Business Energy Alliance
The Small Business Energy Alliance, with an office in the City of Sonoma, uses energy efficiency funds under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission to help small business owners save energy and money. After inspecting your facilities, auditors will make recommendations for reducing your energy consumption. These recommended changes can reduce your energy costs and GHG emissions. Check their website to find what program best fits your needs.
Solar Sebastopol

Solar Sebastopol
Solar Sebastopol
is a community program to install 1 megawatt (MW) of
solar photovoltaic (PV) energy on the rooftops of local government buildings, businesses, and residences by March 2005. A group of local citizens committed to the growth of solar energy conceived Solar Sebastopol to make solar energy a simple, affordable, and compelling choice for Sebastopol utility consumers, while demonstrating to other municipalities how to take their local energy future into their own hands. A self-funded advisory group of solar business and community leaders now manages Solar Sebastopol under the guidance of the City of Sebastopol.

Stephen Schneider Stephen H. Schneider
More information on the science of climate change is available at
Stephen H. Schneider is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Institute for International Studies, and Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University since September, 1992.
Stormy Weather Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change
"You want solutions to climate change? Here they are for everyone - from homeowners seeking bill relief to corporate executives seeking clean ways to improve profits, from government leaders looking for practical actions to community activists demanding results. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to lift your burden on our only planet's climate, and how many extra benefits you'll create: good and durable jobs, global security, a cleaner and safer environment, and a stronger economy. This provocative book is your guide to being part of the solution. It's peppered with resources and salted with realism. Don't just stand there - sit and read, then go do it!"
--Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
Sustainable Sonoma County Sustainable Sonoma County
Sustainable Sonoma County is a learning and action community that connects, inspires, and empowers people to align their thinking and action with their deep need for a life-affirming and sustainable world. SSC's projects, events, workshops, research, and publications engage people in the creation of an ecological, equitable and prosperous society.
Tomales Bay Institute Articles Tomales Bay Institute Articles
The Tomales Bay Institute was founded in 2001 by a group of outside-the-box thinkers seeking to expand the scope of the possible in American politics and policy.
VoteSolar VoteSolar
The Vote Solar Initiative's mission is to promote a national transition to clean energy by empowering city governments to implement large-scale, cost-effective solar projects. It can be done. In November 2001, San Francisco voters approved a $100 million revenue bond for renewable energy and energy efficiency that pays for itself from the savings and costs taxpayers nothing. The Vote Solar Initiative aims to replicate this model in cities across the country, and by doing so, dramatically accelerate the nation's transition to renewable energy.
Who Owns the Sky? Who Owns the Sky?
If George W.Bush were looking for a painless way to reduce global warming, he'd spend a night reading this short and eloquent book. In Who Owns the Sky?: Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism, entrepreneur Peter Barnes redefines the debate about climate change.


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