The whole point of reading An Inconvenient Truth is to attempt to be part of the solution to global warming—so here is your chance! The following are some of the many organizations that want you to get involved in activities and projects that help the environment.
The LaGuardia Community College Environmental Club
Projects may include planting trees, Long Island City clean-up days, getting out the information about recycling, trying to curb littering, getting involved with the Long Island City Community Boathouse to work on the waterfront, and more. The club would love to hear about your ideas to help the environment as well!
For more information on the club, contact Professor Robyn O’Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campus Climate Challenge
- http://climatechallenge.org/ The Campus Climate Challenge is a project of more than 30 leading youth organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada to stop global warming by reducing the pollution from schools and colleges down to zero.
- The National Resources Defense Council
- http://www.nrdc.org/ This site features an Action Center that includes news as well as specific petitions for environmental actions to Congress, the EPA, and other government agencies. Individuals can sign up for the Activist Network to receive e-mail updates every two weeks.
- Global Warming 101
- http://www.globalwarming101.com/ This is the site for the Will Steger Foundation, which raises awareness about global warming. Its action section includes a Template for Action to help individuals get started on a project to slow global warming in their communities.
- Fight Global Warming
- http://www.fightglobalwarming.com/ This is a site supported by the non-profit organization Environmental Defense that includes specific tips for New Yorkers.
- Stop Global Warming.org
- http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_feature.asp?id=11 This site features a Stop Global Warming Virtual March, a Stop Global Warming calculator, practical steps to help stop global warming, and more.
- Earth Day Network
- http://www.earthday.net/ This site includes the Urgent Climate Change Petition, the Ecological Footprint Quiz, information on how to organize an Earth Day event and many more activities.
- It's Getting Hot in Here
- http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/ This site is a community media project that features student and youth leaders from the movement to stop global warming and to build a more just and sustainable future. You may apply for a blog account or to become a Contributing Editor to the site.
To find more initiatives, check the blogs and magazines in News and Events or search the web using the keywords Global Warming and Activism.