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Very often people have everything required to take a step forward on reducing carbon emissions, but they either lack the motivation to do it, or they simply don't know HOW to do it. Sometimes they don't even know it's possible. Influencing people is an incredibly complex endeavor, but it is possible that an innovation in social outreach that would work in multiple communities could have a large impact.
This city's initiatives have resulted in a 43% reduction in waste sent to landfills, reducing their methane footprint dramatically. Learn More
These artificial trees generate a small amount of power as the wind blows through their "leaves", both providing renewable energy, and snowing everyone who sees them that we're surrounded by energy just waiting to be collected.
Port Augusta, Australia is working towards replacing their coal-fire power plant with a stand-alone solar thermal plant. This is both an advance in solar power, and a new example of a community taking action on climate change!
This organization is trying to help communities harness the inherent creativity and human resources within the community to solve seemingly intractable problems
The Netherlands' largest train operator has signed a contract with a large European wind energy corporation to power all of their trains - enough power to run Amsterdam for a year - off of wind energy, and they're going to do it by 2018!
There are a number of groups working the "transition town" model, which encourages towns to work as communities to transition away from fossil fuels.
Lessons from a "brilliant" bike plan, showing how innovations in city planning, layout, and use can result in more efficient transit.
This group is working to bring together different groups and people to build economic prosperity from climate action.