Green Action

Find out about organizations who work to educate people about climate change and help the environment.

onearth magazine logo Climate CoLab is a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. Check out the current contests to find proposals to support, teams to join, or where you can create your own proposal.

350 logo is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.

better future project logoBetter Future Project accelerates the growth of a powerful grassroots movement to address the climate crisis to make stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities by advancing a rapid and responsible transition beyond fossil fuels

Concord Food Network is a group of people actively working towards a resilient, sustainable food system in Concord, Carlisle, and surrounding communities in Massachusetts.

mcan logoThe Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is a statewide organization that coordinates the work of locally organized groups across Massachusetts fighting the climate crisis.

better future project logoWe are mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers who can no longer be silent and still about the very real danger that climate change poses to our children’s and grandchildren’s future.

climate wire logo Environment & Energy Publishing, the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets."

Natural Resources Defense Council is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

logo The Union of Concerned Scientists helps advance science-based solutions to curb global warming, reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, generate clean and renewable energy, produce more fuel-efficient cars, and much more.

logo Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.

orion magazine logo Orion Magazine has been alert to the impact of climate change for some time, and these articles have each addressed the issue..

Living Green

Get Ready for HeatSmart

HeatSmart Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln Great news! The Towns of Carlisle, Concord and Lincoln have been chosen by MassCEC to promote clean heating and cooling technologies in 2018 (press release). The technologies include super-efficient Air-Source and Ground-Source Heat Pumps, and renewable wood pellet heating systems, which can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money over time. Participating residents and small businesses can take advantage of significant rebates and installer discounts to make these systems affordable.

HeatSmart Carlisle, Concord, LincolnThe program will take place between February and July 2018. In order to participate, homes will be required to have had a recent energy audit. Free energy audits can be arranged through one of these links:

Sign up for your audit right away!Following the energy audit, you can take advantage of generous rebates for weatherization of your home, saving considerable $$ and reducing the capacity needed for a new heating system.

The program website will be available soon here with program details. To find out more about HeatSmart, receive HeatSmart notifications, or to get involved as a volunteer, please contact the coach from your town:

Carlisle: Bob Zogg

Concord: Brad Hubbard-Nelson

Lincoln: John Snell or Belinda Gingrich

How One Lawmaker Is Breaking the Bipartisan Barrier on Climate Change

By Katherine Bagley

Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of South Florida represents one of the U.S. regions most vulnerable to sea level rise. Now, he’s breaking with GOP orthodoxy to help build a bipartisan coalition in the House to influence climate legislation.

In the three years since Representative Carlos Curbelo joined Congress, he has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most vocal advocates for climate action. He has criticized the GOP’s and Trump administration’s climate denial on cable news networks and in newspaper op-eds and co-founded the congressional Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers devoted to pursuing policy actions to combat global warming and prepare for its impacts.

Last week, Curbelo, who represents Florida’s 26th district — an area that stretches south from Miami to the Florida Keys and is expected to be one of the hardest hit by sea level rise — announced four new members, two Republicans and two Democrats, to the Climate Solutions Caucus. That brings the group’s total number to 66, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats and large enough that the caucus is evolving into a potentially influential voting block on environmental legislation.

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Curbelo talks about how President Trump’s climate-denial rhetoric has actually spurred some Republicans to embrace action on climate change, discusses the biggest mistakes made in recruiting conservatives to the climate cause, and explains the dangers of making environmental policy using presidential executive orders — a drawback, he says, of both the Obama and Trump administrations.

“Executive orders come and go, just like presidents come and go,” Curbelo said. “The key in our country, and that’s why it’s Article One of the Constitution, is for Congress to act. And that’s the goal of the caucus.”

Read the interview here

Citizen's Climate Lobby
Are You Ready to Solve Climate Change?

Save Clean Power PlanCitizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. Connect with a local chapter in your region.


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