Climate Change & Sustainable Living

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This site is intended as a collection of materials, articles, and links that will aid Extension professionals and others with the topic areas of Climate Change & Sustainable Living. Please help the site grow by adding materials and comments, and by organizing items.

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Climate Change

Adaptation Factory Climate change & sustainability blog by Jay Moynihan, University of Wisconsin Extension.

America's Climate Choices

American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

American Planners Association Energy and Climate website with searchable database

California Climate Change Extension

Climate Change psychology articles posted by Garrison Institute. It includes Clive Thompson's How the Next Victim of Climate Change Will Be Our Minds.

COSEE-SouthEast Climate Change Forum

Climate Change in North Carolina

Council on Environmental Quality

EcoAdapt's The State of Marine and Coastal Adaptation in North America: A Synthesis of Emerging Ideas, Final Report, January 2011

EPA:

  • Climate Change website: information and tools regarding climate change science, adaptation, mitigation, local government and business energy planning..

Global Warmings 6 Americas, Jan. 2010

Global Warmings 6 Americas, June 2010

Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Progress Report

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

NASA:

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NOAA:

Pew Foundation:

Rapid Climate Change & Energy Strategy Links Rapid Climate Change & Energy Strategy Resources. University of Wisconsin Extension Sustainability Team website.

RealClimate.org Resources from climate scientists.

Sea Grant Climate Network

Southeast Climate Consortium

Understanding Climate Change: A global warming primer University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

University of Oregon Climate Masters Program

USA National Phenology Network

US Global Change Research Program:



Sustainable Living

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) Sustainability Teaching Tools

Education for Sustainable Development from United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

eXtension:

Joint Council of Extension Professionals Sustainability page

Maryland's Genuine Progress Indicator: An index for sustainable prosperity

Packing Pavement

Sustainability Education Handbook (K-12 curriculum, Michigan)

Sustainable Living Education: A Call to All Extension Journal of Extension, April 2008

Sustainable Living Guide National Network for Sustainable Living Education

Sustainable Living Project, Oregon State University

Utah State University Sustainability Extension sustainability website: land, water, air, food, energy

Walking Our Talk: a brief look at Extension survey responses from across the United States: a project of the National Network for Sustainable Living Education (NNSLE)

Calculators

A wide array of calculators are available on-line. Some are very simple; others require more input.

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Calculator

Carbon and Lifestyle Calculator

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint Calculator: What's My Carbon Footprint? (The Nature Conservancy)

Cool Climate Calculator (Univ. of Berkeley, CA)

Household Emissions Calculator (EPA)

Energy Use

Your local utility provider is a good place to start. They often have links to other sites.

Home Energy Saver

Online Usage Calculator

US Dept. of Energy (multiple calculators)

Calculating the Benefit of Trees (CO2, energy, runoff)

i-Tree

National Tree Benefit Calculator

Other

Calculate Your Impact EPA Climate Change Kids Site

Videos

Adapting to Climate Change: A Short Course for Land Managers Very informative.

Agriculture, BASF Note: Good video, no advertising.

Arithmetic, Population, and Energy (8 part video, Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, Univ. of Colorado): Good presentation that uses fairly simple math to describe human impact on resources; each video is roughly 9-10 minutes.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

Climate Change... video series:

Climate Change: the Past, the Present and Our Future Presentation by Dr. Douglas Nychka, Director of the Institute of Mathematics Applied to Geosciences for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), speaking at the first Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Public Lecture. Feb. 15, 2011.

Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability Interface Carpets. A corporate view on making sustainability work for them.

  • Words to the poem Tomorrow's Child read by Ray Anderson during his presentation. As he put it, proof that his employees were hearing him.

Global Warming 101 National Geographic

How It All Ends Note: A very entertaining video by a science teacher.

Round up of Recent Campus Sustainability Videos Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Steroids, Baseball, & Climate Change by UCAR. Interesting analogy.

Teaching Climate Change to Children Interview with author, with link to the book.

The Story of... video series:

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