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Advocate for Climate Action

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Advocate for Climate ActionOverview

Carbon pollution is warming our planet and profoundly impacting America and the world. The cost of rising sea levels, increasing droughts, floods, wildfire and extreme weather can be measure in lost lives, livelihoods, homes and businesses, higher food prices and insurance premiums, poorer health and hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency services and disaster relief.

With thousands of miles of coastline, as well as sensitive ecosystems and economies based largely on agriculture and tourism, the Southeast is arguably the most vulnerable region in the United States to a changing climate.

Effective solutions that protect our treasured places, strengthen our economy and ensure healthy communities are essential. Many carbon reducing technologies and policies are available today including renewable energy generation and increasing energy efficiency. Implementing these and other solutions will require us to be engaged in our daily energy choices and with our elected leaders and policymakers. By utilizing existing resources and by innovating new technologies and opportunities it is possible to achieve the goal of a carbon-free economy.

Current Initiatives

Show Your Support for Limits on Carbon Pollution!

In September 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced updated carbon pollution standards to set the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) from new fossil-fueled power plants. On January 8, the rule was officially published in the federal register opening the 60 day comment period. Tell EPA you support the proposed rule to limit harmful carbon pollution from new power plants before May 9,…

Write a Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor are some of the most frequently read pages of any newspaper. Your local paper is looking for your opinion and publishing a Letter to the Editor can help educate and mobilize your community in just a few minutes. For the best chance of having your letter published you should: pick a topic you are passionate about provide a personal angle…

Track Local Sources of Climate Pollution

An interactive website launched by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2012 provides citizens with an easy-to-use tool to track the total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the more than 6,700 power plants, oil refineries and industrial facilities located around the country and in our backyard. These large industrial emitters, collectively responsible for billions of tons of climate-disrupting pollution, account for 80% of the…

Do Your Part to Reduce Climate Pollution

Because the United States continues to generate heat-trapping emissions at an alarming rate, Americans have a special responsibility and multiple opportunities to reduce climate pollution and be a part of the Clean Energy solutions at hand. Take Personal Action Reduce the amount of gas you burn by choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle. Better yet, use another form of transportation that uses less (or no) fossil…

Join the Florida Climate Alliance

Florida's 1,300 miles of coastline are at great risk due to the impacts of a changing climate. Sea level rise, severe weather, wildlife die-offs, and destruction of our valued wetland landscapes threaten Florida's robust economy and its way of life. For these reasons, it is more important than ever to educate elected officials and fellow citizens about what is at stake and how we…

Join the Southeast Coastal Climate Network

With thousands of miles of coastline at risk to the impacts of a changing climate, it is more important than ever to educate elected officials and fellow citizens about what is at stake and how we can prevent worst-case scenarios from becoming reality. The Southeast Coastal Climate Network (SECCN) is a coalition of citizens and more than 55 organizations from Maryland to Louisiana calling…