The Last Experiment in SEED Magazine is an excellent overview of the role Social Science might play in motivating us to do something about Climate Change.
Stonehouse member Anthony Leiserowitz points out that the human decision-making processes required to do something about climate change are at least as complicated as the technical challenge of reducing GHG emissions. This is a great read, I hope you enjoy.
COWS is a national policy center and field laboratory for high-road economic development — a competitive market economy of shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and capable democratic government. Some areas of COWS' program focus are:
- Economic and workforce development
- Sectoral strategies and career pathways
- Clean energy and energy efficiency
- Labor markets and job improvement
- Strategies for improving low-wage work
The Breakthrough Institute is a small think tank with big ideas. Breakthrough is committed to creating a new progressive politics, one that is large, aspirational, and asset-based. America needs a new social contract, one that provides greater security around issues like health care, retirement, employment and education. These social issues cannot be seen as separate from environmental issues since they, and economic prosperity generally, are the ground upon which ecological concern depends.
The Climate Project consists of 2,600 dedicated volunteers from throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Spain, and the UK, all personally trained by Al Gore to educate the public about climate change. TCP presenters have reached a combined 4 million people worldwide. Our hope is that by raising the awareness of our fellow citizens about this crisis and informing them about potential solutions, all of us, together, can preserve the climate balance on which humanity and our planet depend.
A sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, but aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children. RAN uses hard-hitting markets campaigns to align the policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection. Logging ancient forests for copy paper or destroying an endangered ecosystem for a week’s worth of oil is not just destructive, but outdated and unnecessary. Our corporate campaigns seek to push companies to balance profits with principles, to show that it is possible to do well by doing good.
CIRS is designed to accelerate sustainability in the Lower Mainland of BC by bringing together people, projects and processes in new ways. To start with, we are constructing a building that is at the frontier of urban development every way. The CIRS building is designed to not only have as little impact as possible, it will actually improve the surrounding environment.
The mission of the Tällberg Foundation is to foresee global systems problems emerging out of imbalances between earth systems and the human endeavor to support economic growth, poverty eradication, energy provision and all peoples equity and security. For nearly three decades, the Tällberg Foundation has been deepening our understanding of issues related to leadership and change in society and business.
In October, 2005, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies invited more than 100 leaders and thinkers to spend two days together in Aspen, Colorado. Their charge was to diagnose why, in the face of stronger and stronger science, the United States has been so slow to act on the issue of climate change. The overall objective of the Yale Project on Climate Change is to facilitate implementation of recommendations from that conference. Specific objectives include the following:
The 11th Hour Project connects organizations, businesses, and individuals to one another, resources, and information to create a sustainable world. We work to change public perceptions about climate change from hand-wringing hopelessness to engaged, hands-on problem solving.
The Pacific Foundation envisions a more fair society that can leverage the power of new and innovative technology, ideas and global communication to identify and seek solutions to immutable problems facing the poor, vulnerable, and disenfranchised. Pacific Foundation was founded in 2006 to address issues of social justice, the environment, arts and technology.