Communities

Explore what urban and rural communities are doing to tackle climate change and discuss how your community can come together to create local change. 

8 hours 9 min ago

Last month, we in Cambridge MA were lucky to have a powerhouse panel discussion on the current state of understanding, communicating about, and taking effective action on climate change. A video of it has just been posted, and it's as good as I remember it!

https://vimeo.com/216194038 

Here's how session organizer UnDark describes it:

2 days 19 hours ago

A group of us at Trinity Covenant Church in Lexington, have been working for three years, with the help of Mark Sandeen, Repower Partners, to bring solar electric generation to our church.  Today (May 20, 2017) is the dedication of the recently completed 25KW solar canopy in our parking lot!  The canopy has full southern exposure, which we discovered was a much more energy-and cost-efficient solution for our site than our church roof.

6 days 5 hours ago

What are the most important things -- or the most practical, or the highest impact -- that we can do to prevent catastrophic climate change?

It turns out that many have little or nothing to do with renewable energy, high tech and massive infrastructure projects.

The single most impactful solution? Around the world, educate girls and give them access to family planning.

6 days 18 hours ago

Unless you think climate change is alt.news manufactured in China, you realize that our steady march towards +2 degrees or more is no longer a scientific question or even a technological challenge, but a political problem. If so, a question arises: what's the right framework for a political solution? Let me offer three choices: 

4 weeks 14 hours ago
Photo: Casey Atkins
Photo: Casey Atkins

On April 18th, over 1100 community members from MIT got involved in numerous community service projects, including preparations for the People’s Climate March on April 29th.