Public Engagement

Nathan Cummings Foundation

Project Admin: 
Lance E. Lindblom

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community.
We seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities.
http://www.nathancummings.org/

Ocean Conservancy

Project Admin: 
Dennis Heinemann

Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world's foremost advocate for the oceans.
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/

Apollo Alliance

Project Admin: 
Heidi Pickman, Keith Schneider

The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs. We promote investments in energy efficiency, clean power, mass transit, next-generation vehicles, and emerging technology, as well as in education and training.
http://apolloalliance.org/

350.org

Project Admin: 
Bill McKibben, Phil Aroneau

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that justice demand. Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis -- to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. If an international grassroots movement holds our leaders accountable to the latest climate science, we can start the global transformation we so desperately need.
http://www.350.org/

1 Sky

Project Admin: 
Gillian Caldwell

1Sky was created in 2007 to focus the power of millions of concerned Americans on a single goal: bold federal action by 2010 that can stem global warming. The 1Sky Solutions are grounded in scientific necessity—they are the bottom line of what's needed to dramatically reduce carbon emissions while maximizing energy efficiency, renewable energy and breakthrough technologies.

http://www.1sky.org/

Trust for Public Land

Project Admin: 
William B. Rogers

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL has worked with willing landowners, community groups, and national, state, and local agencies to complete more than 3,500 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 2.5 million acres.
http://www.tpl.org/

The Regeneration Project

Project Admin: 
The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham

The mission of The Regeneration Project is to deepen the connection between ecology and faith. Our Interfaith Power and Light campaign is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation. We focus on tangible results in congregations -- putting our faith into action. This work includes educating congregations and helping them buy energy efficient lights and appliances, providing energy audits and implementing the recommendations, encouraging people to buy more fuel efficient vehicles and to drive less, supporting renewable energy development through "greentags," working on large-scale renewable energy installation projects such as rooftop solar and advocating for sensible energy and global warming policy.
http://www.theregenerationproject.org/

U.S. in the World

Project Admin: 
Priscilla Lewis

The U.S. in the World guide flows from a straightforward core vision: an informed, empowered citizenry is needed to encourage policymakers to support the sustained investment, involvement and leadership needed from the United States to tackle 21st-century challenges effectively. The guide is for issue advocates, foreign policy experts, community activists, professional communicators, elected officials, educators and anyone who wants to talk with other Americans directly or through the media about U.S. foreign policy. It is designed to help those who already know the issues well and could benefit from expert experience on how to engage a large segment of the public.
http://www.usintheworld.org/

The Topos Partnership

Project Admin: 
Dr. Axel Aubrun, Meg Bostrom, Dr. Joe Grady

Founded by veteran communications strategists Axel Aubrun, Ph.D. and Joe Grady, Ph.D. of Cultural Logic and Meg Bostrom of Public Knowledge, Topos has as its mission to explore and ultimately change the landscape of public understanding where public interest issues play out. Our approach is based on the premise that while it is possible to achieve short-term victories on issues through a variety of strategies, real change depends on a fundamental shift in public understanding. Topos was created to bring together the range of expertise needed to understand existing issue dynamics, explore possibilities for creating new issue understanding, develop a proven course of action, and arm advocates with new communications tools to win support.
http://www.topospartnership.com/

Social Capital Project

Project Admin: 
Cara Pike

The Social Capital Project is an initiative aimed at building the base of public support for environmental protection. In September 2009, the Social Capital Project joined the Climate Leadership Initiative at the University of Oregon to focus on climate communications and behavior change. Started by Earthjustice in 2005, Social Capital Project staff have developed an understanding of the dominant social values that shape the public’s understanding of and engagement in environmental issues through the creation of the Ecological Roadmap, a national segmentation study of the American public that organizes people according to their social values and environmental worldviews. The Social Capital Project also produced Climate Crossroads, a research-based framing guide on how to talk to the public about global warming.

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