e4 Climate Leadership Training – Dec 13

FREE Rain Barrel and Tree Raffle!

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e4 Climate Training just December

Green Online Holiday Shopping Sites from Green America


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NRDC’s 2014 Electronics Holiday Shopping Guide

By Noah Horowitz, NRDC Switchboard, Nov 20BlackFriday_Update_2014_V3

“There are a whopping 3.8 billion consumer electronics installed in our homes and many are purchased during the holiday season, beginning with Black Friday. Collectively these devices consume more than $22 billion and 67 large power plants’ worth of electricity every year. That’s why it’s important to buy energy efficient models — and then to select the right settings before using them.

“To help ensure your holiday gifts not only entertain but also save money on your energy bills — and reduce electricity use and the resulting climate change pollution that comes from its generation — we’ve developed NRDC’s 2014 Green Electronics Holiday Guide”

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U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Releases Most Up to Date Climate Report – 2 Nov 2014

Concluding instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report:
Climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, but options exist to limit its effects

syrcover“Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. However, options are available to adapt to climate change and implementing stringent mitigations activities can ensure that the impacts of climate change remain within a manageable range, creating a brighter and more sustainable future. ” From November 2, press release.

Full press release here

General information

Summary of report for policy makers (40 pages)

Synthesis Report (116 pages)

Take a survey to protect coral reefs

, October 27, 2014

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

“Do you fish, dive or boat in the Atlantic Ocean? The state of Florida wants anyone who engages in any sort of coastal activity from Miami-Dade to Martin counties to fill out an online survey to help better manage and protect the state’s coral reefs.

“The information will be used to create maps that show where people are visiting the reefs, what they’re doing and how often they’re doing it. The ultimate goal is to “better balance resource use and protection,” according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.”

Full Article.

Link to Survey.