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How a Changing Climate is Changing our Plates

April 11, 2014 | 9:00 am |

The USA Today headline was enough to stop the hearts of stoners and law-abiding burrito lovers across the nation: “Holy Guacamole! Chipotle may stop selling it?” If you missed the article, the gist is that the price of avocados is going up, thanks in part to climate disruption, and the much-loved chain reported to investors that it may temporarily remove the green stuff from the menu in the future. The company was quick to assure customers they shouldn’t worry on social media, and the space-time continuum appeared to resume unabated, leaving the world once again safe for Xbox, discussions of … Read More

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The Climate Reality Project Announces New President and CEO Ken Berlin

April 10, 2014 | 3:12 pm |

Washington, DC (April 10, 2014) – Today, The Climate Reality Project announced that Kenneth Berlin is joining the organization as its new President and CEO. Berlin’s candidacy was approved by The Climate Reality Project board of directors by unanimous vote. Berlin is well-known and regarded throughout the world as a leading expert on climate change. He comes to Climate Reality after serving as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the Coalition for Green Capital. “I am deeply impressed by Ken’s wealth of expertise on climate issues and his passionate commitment to the climate fight,” said former U.S. Vice … Read More

Can three days change your life?

April 4, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Three days can be a long time. Enough to give you a whole new perspective in some ways and enough to make you completely lose an old one in others. Especially when you’ve been running an immersive training event for over 700 people from 53 countries. Because after the last speaker leaves the stage and the lights dim, it’s easy to forget just how much it takes to make a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training happen. Not in terms of finding the right venue or squeezing years of experience and expertise into three short days or securing just the right … Read More

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I AM PRO SNOW Campaign Releases Video Featuring Ambassadors Mark Abma, Michelle Parker and Doug Stoup

April 1, 2014 | 12:00 pm |

Boulder, Colorado (April 1, 2014) – Today, The Climate Reality Project’s I AM PRO SNOW campaign released the second in a two-part video series, featuring I AM PRO SNOW ambassadors and snow sports enthusiasts Mark Abma, Michelle Parker, and Doug Stoup. This light-hearted video follows a similar spot featuring two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety and is designed to raise awareness about a serious subject: how climate change is hurting snow sports and what snow fans can do about it. In 2013, I AM PRO SNOW, along with Warren Miller Entertainment, sent Ligety, Parker, Stoup, and Abma to Greenland so they could … Read More

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The Climate Reality Project Trains More Than 700 New Climate Reality Leaders

March 13, 2014 | 12:25 pm |

Food & Trees for Africa to Lead The African Climate Reality Project  Johannesburg, South Africa (13 March 2014) – More than 700 community leaders, entrepreneurs, activists and business innovators became Climate Reality Leaders this week at a three-day training held by The Climate Reality Project in Johannesburg, South Africa. The organisations also announced the launch of The Climate Reality Project Africa, a new branch that will further mobilise individuals and communities across the continent in the fight against climate change. “We are proud to be able to engage with passionate climate leaders across the continent,” said former U.S. Vice President … Read More

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The Climate Reality Project’s I AM PRO SNOW Campaign Teams Up with Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety

March 12, 2014 | 12:00 pm |

Boulder, Colorado (March 12, 2014) – Today, The Climate Reality Project’s I AM PRO SNOW campaign released a humorous video featuring two time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety talking to a snowflake about climate change. The video is designed to raise awareness about how the changing climate is hurting snow sports and to educate viewers about what the snow sports community can do to fight it. Ligety is one of Climate Reality’s I AM PRO SNOW Ambassadors, an exceptional group of athletes and explorers dedicated to sharing their personal stories of how climate change is impacting their lives. Ligety has … Read More

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Take Action for Climate Solutions

March 11, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Today, we have the chance to do something big together. Something that will make history. In states across the nation, we’re seeing examples of how man-made climate change is costing us. The last five years was the warmest five-year stretch ever recorded in Texas, and the state’s agriculture, lakes, and water supplies are still feeling the effects. Historic drought is drying up the West Coast, threatening the farms that feed us all. Extreme weather events like the biblical floods that struck Colorado last fall are expected to occur more and more frequently. The list of these increasingly likely events goes on. … Read More

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Meet Our Newest Additions

March 5, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Change doesn’t happen by accident. Should’ve. Would’ve. Could’ve. They might be the worst words in the English language. Because we’ve all wanted to stand up and save the world ourselves. To solve climate disruption. To end hunger. To protect the people, places, and things we love most. Most of us feel we should’ve made it more of a priority and would’ve too, if we had more time. We could’ve done it if our days weren’t already disappearing taking care of the realities and responsibilities of everyday life. Meanwhile, the days keep disappearing but the issue doesn’t. We’re proud of our … Read More

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Over 120,000 Stand Up for a Social Cost of Carbon

February 26, 2014 | 12:45 pm |

The Climate Reality Project, Environmental Defense Fund, Organizing for Action, Sierra Club, Lead Loud Chorus of Support for Putting a Price on Carbon WASHINGTON, DC (February 26, 2014) — Today, The Climate Reality Project along with partners Environmental Defense Fund, Organizing for Action and Sierra Club announced the delivery of more than 120,000 citizen comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in support of a strong Social Cost of Carbon (SCC). “Right now, carbon polluters are using our atmosphere as an open sewer, and it’s costing all of us– in disaster clean-up, altered growing seasons and public … Read More

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Will the Supreme Court block the EPA’s climate action?

February 24, 2014 | 3:28 pm |

  Everyone knows the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t hear minor cases. But sometimes the details of a case can seem so obscure and the legal language so opaque that at first glance it’s easy to overlook another attempt by industry to fight carbon pollution regulations. So we can’t blame you if the oral arguments for Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA—which begin today—had snuck under the radar of your attention. But it’s worth noting because the case threatens to slow down the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon pollution in certain industrial sectors. While the case doesn’t directly impact the EPA’s … Read More

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