Taking action to save our atmosphere
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that our society faces. Global warming must be addressed within the next decade to prevent irrevocable harm to the planet, and we have an important role to play.
Two types of responses are necessary:
The days of dirty, dangerous fuels are numbered
Currently, we are tackling one of the primary causes of climate change: the burning of fossil fuels for energy. Our Sacred Headwaters and Tar Sands campaigns are working to contain and mitigate extremely dirty energy projects. Rather than increasing our consumption of energy sources that heavily contribute to climate change, pollute our air and our water, and pose serious health risks to local communities and ecosystems, we need to transition to a better way to secure our energy needs. The first step in this transition is reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
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Moving into our clean, safe energy future
We are working to shift our energy consumption by encouraging resource conservation and the use of clean energy sources. A key step in this process is honing in on viable solutions to climate change and taking a more leading role in securing better government policies, improving industry standards and working toward the implementation of alternative sources of energy. This transition will not only help us adapt to and mitigate global warming, it will also foster economic growth and energy security.
Find out how we can transition to a clean energy economy >>
Our forests are the lungs of the earth
The dire situation of our changing climate needs immediate action, and reducing emissions from smokestacks and tailpipes is only part of the equation. Another key to slowing down global warming is to protect our remaining intact forests. By storing carbon and removing it from the atmosphere, forests provide Earth’s best natural defense against climate change.
Learn more about the relationship between forests and climate change >>