What Should We Do?

May 15th: Key player from this term, Van Jones: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103456763 Green 'Czar' Pushes Jobs, Community-Building May 12, 2009 ·Van Jones has been on a crusade to, in his words, "green the ghetto" by killing two birds with one stone: reducing poverty and saving the environment.


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Family/household: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/energy-conservation/miller-text Peter Miller. March, 2009: "Not long ago, my wife, PJ, and I tried a new diet—not to lose a little weight but to answer a nagging question about climate change. Scientists have reported recently that the world is heating up even faster than predicted only a few years ago, and that the consequences could be severe if we don't keep reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are trapping heat in our atmosphere. But what can we do about it as individuals? And as emissions from China, India, and other developing nations skyrocket, will our efforts really make any difference?"


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  • http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/americas-greenest-campus-college-contest-climate-culture.php#comment-242427 "America's Greenest Campus": Green Contest Pays Students Big Green Rewards by Alex Pasternack, Beijing, China on 02. 3.09. College campuses are brimming with chances to go green, from turning off lights to encouraging recycling (students move every year!) to building awareness around global issues. And given the bonds and formative experiences they engender, campus communities can be like petri dishes for a lifetime of good, responsible living. But the deal just got a little sweeter. Climate Culture, an upstart social network built around a sophisticated footprint calculator, has launched its massive college greening initiative, America's Greenest Campus, using rewards that any student can appreciate: an intercollegiate contest and $20,000 in prizes.

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Scientific American:10 Solutions for Climate Change

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Letter from James Hansen