This article focuses on information specific to United States. See Climate action for a topic overview. Image: New York, September 21, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled Central Park West on Sunday, demanding "system change not climate change." In this photo: the student and youth contingents were quite large - quite likely the largest segment of the march. Attribution: Thomas Good
  • Biden uses executive power to create New Deal-style American Climate Corps, (Sep 20, 2023)
  • California sues oil companies claiming they downplayed the risk of fossil fuels, (Sep 17, 2023)
  • US launches $1bn tree-planting scheme to mitigate effects of climate crisis, (Sep 14, 2023)
  • Cities Are Depaving for a Cooler Future, (Aug 24, 2023)
  • 40 percent of US climate emissions attributed to richest households: study, (Aug 17, 2023)
  • Youth wins climate case against U.S. state of Montana in first-of-its-kind legal ruling, (Aug 14, 2023) — by Liz Kimbrough
  • More Massachusetts cities seek to ban gas, citing lack of diversity in pilot and urgency of climate crisis, (Aug 03, 2023)
  • New grant program asks residents to ‘throw shade,’ foster climate resiliency in Flint, (Aug 02, 2023)
  • ‘My life and my home’: young people start to testify at historic US climate trial, The Guardian (Jun 13, 2023) — The plaintiffs note that Montana’s constitution pledges a healthy environment ‘for present and future generations’
  • ‘Game changing’: spate of US lawsuits calls big oil to account for climate crisis, The Guardian (Jun 07, 2023)
  • The Green Jobs Boom Is Benefiting the People Who Need It Most, (Jan 10, 2023)

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There is an international interest in issues surrounding changes in climate in the United States and that nation's relationship to general global warming due to the high level of American greenhouse gas emissions per capita. W

Networks[edit | edit source]

  • Peoples lands, People, Public Lands, and Climate Collaborative, informal network of U.S.-based NGOs who believe in the importance of a climate plan for public lands. 16:42, 30 January 2023 (UTC)
  • Climate Crisis Coalition, link checked 09:12, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Elders Climate Action, added 15:59, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Visions[edit | edit source]

With a Green New Deal, here's what the world could look like for the next generation, Dec 5, 2018[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Video for community action[edit | edit source]


Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Fossil Free Funds - NOAA

Infographics[edit | edit source]

What's in Obama's Climate Plan? TckTckTck

Research[edit | edit source]

The Solutions Project is an organization first conceived in 2011 by prominent figures in science, business and the entertainment media with the goal of utilizing the combined efforts of individuals in the fields of science, business and culture to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy use in the United States. Based on the results of academic research, the organization maintains that America is capable of meeting its entire energy needs through renewable energy sources, and that this goal can be achieved by the year 2050. (The organization defines renewable energy as solar power, wind power, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy and wave/tidal power.) Furthermore, the organization claims that the solutions that will be needed to achieve this goal are primarily social and political, not technical, in nature, as most of the technology necessary to bring about the transition already exists.

The organization has proposed what it calls the "50 States 50 Plans" initiative. These are plans developed for each of the 50 United States specifying the precise mix of renewable energy types that, given factors such as geography and climate, would allow that particular state to receive all of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. The organization claims that, beyond the issue of environmental sustainability, a number of significant benefits to society would come about if the initiative were adopted, including consumer energy cost savings, health cost savings and millions of long-term (40 years or more) jobs.

Founders of The Solutions Project include Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson, renewable energy executive Marco Krapels, documentary filmmaker and activist Josh Fox and Hollywood actor and activist Mark Ruffalo.

The Solutions Project, link checked 14:46, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Funding[edit | edit source]

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

News and comment


Apr 23 Towards sustainable economies US: Accessible local alternatives to Amazon Prime[2]

Sustainable transport USA[edit | edit source]

This article focuses on information specific to United States. See Sustainable transport activism for a topic overview.

Two-thirds of U.S. oil consumption is due to the transportation sector.[3]

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Advocacy Academy - Lessons From the Best Biking Cities - San Luis Obispo, CA.
Authors: PeopleForBikes, Nov 17, 2020

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Curbside Chat Trailer
Authors: Strong Towns, Sep 15, 2014

News and comment


  • Cities need to be redesigned for the climate crisis. Can they make us happy, too?, (Mar 28, 2022)


Dallas non-profit creates bike share docks for neighborhoods, Feb 19...[4]Texas


Small Towns Can Be Resilient, Too, Mar 29[5]

See also Barcelona

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

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local information can be found, or shared, via our many USA location pages

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Climate change in the United States, (category) W

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