Resources

Ways to Reduce Your Footprint | Other Footprint Calculators | For Educators | News | Games

US Global Change Research Program Educational Resources
http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/education/default.htm
Large list of categorized links to resources for youth and adults.

Global Change Research Information Office
http://www.gcrio.org/edu/
Large list of educational resources.

What's Up With the Weather?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/
PBS website with resources and activities for students and teachers.

BBC News: Guide to Climate Change
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/
sci_nat/04/climate_change/html/climate.stm

BBC website with simple explanations and helpful animations.

Global Climate Change: Research Explorer
http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/index.html
The Exploratorium website devoted to climate change.

Community Learning Network's Global Warming/Climate Change Theme Page
http://www.cln.org/themes/global_warming.html
List of links to sources of information and teaching materials.

Global Warming Kids.net
http://globalwarmingkids.net/
Resources for youths ages 7-15.

US Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Information on climate change and related public policy issues.

US Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/
Information on climate change for youths.

Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Global Warming Facts & Our Futures
http://www.koshlandscience.org/exhibitgcc/
Information on climate change for youths.

United States Geological Survey Learning Web: Global Change
http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/teachers/globalchange.htm
Information and activities about global change, accompanied by a teacher's guide.

United States Geological Survey Global Change Science
http://www.usgs.gov/global%5Fchange/
Information on USGS climate change activities.

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
http://www.ciesin.org/edresources.html
Resources for teachers and students.

Next Generation Earth
http://www.nextgenerationearth.org/
Information about climate change, mainly in the US. Interesting maps available.

Ask Dr. Global Change
http://www.gcrio.org/doctorgc/index.php
See archived questions and answers about climate change, or ask your own question.

US National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change by Region
http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/nacc/education/default.htm

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
http://www.ipcc.ch/
Annual reports on the state of knowledge on climate change.

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC): Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/trends.htm
Graphs of frequently used global change data of all kinds.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC): Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data
http://unfccc.int/ghg_emissions_data/items/3800.php
National greenhouse gas inventories.

Clean Air-Cool Planet: Consumers' Guide to Retail Carbon Offset Providers
http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/ConsumersGuidetoCarbonOffsets.pdf
A PDF file with information matching carbon emissions for activities to their offset costs. Has a list of links to calculators for specific activities.

Global Carbon Footbrints -- National Geographic
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/global-footprints/
Four different visual persceptives on national carbon footprints (current emissions, cumulative emissions, per capita, and intensity).

For Educators

Teacher's Domain: Climate
http://www.teachersdomain.org/sci/ess/watcyc/climate/
Multimedia resources for teachers.

BC Climate Exchange: Teachers and Educators
http://www.bcclimateexchange.ca/index.php?p=educational-resources
This site links to over 80 resources with descriptions of what is available at each one.

Oxfam Education: Climate Chaos
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/climate_chaos/
A week of activities about climate change for ages 9–11.

Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming Materials for Educators
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science/
global-warming-materials-for-educators.html

Information about global warming and materials for teachers.

Climate Change Education.Org's K-12 Lesson Plans, Curriculum, and Materials
http://www.climatechangeeducation.org/k-12/index.html
Resources for educators of many disciplines.

"Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 9-12" Curriculum Guides
"Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 6-8" Curriculum Guides
http://www.facingthefuture.org/Curriculum/BuyFacingtheFutureCurriculum/
tabid/59/Default.aspx#Curriculum%20Unit

This 2-week curriculum unit encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Available for free download.

News

ClimateChangeCorp.com
http://www.climatechangecorp.com/
Climate change news for businesses from around the world.

Planet 2025 News Network
http://www.planet2025news.net/
Climate change and sustainable energy news from around the world.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

25 Free Ways to Save Energy
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/home-garden/resource-center/
saving-on-energy-costs/25-simple-ways-to-save/
saving-on-energy-costs-simple-ways-to-save.htm

Consumer Reports offers 25 simple tips to reduce your carbon footprint.

CO2 Saver
http://co2saver.snap.com/
This software reduces the amount of CO2 generated by your computer.

The PB&J Campaign
http://www.pbjcampaign.org/
Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint by eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Earth Hour
http://www.earthhour.org/
This organization has many suggestions for ways to reduce CO2 emissions.

National Geographic's Green Guide
http://www.thegreenguide.com/
Articles about how to reduce your carbon footprint.
http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/119/calculator
An article that tells you simple ways to reduce your footprint and how much carbon each action actually reduces.

Games

BBC's Climate Challenge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/climate_challenge/
You are president of the European Nations and must tackle climate change while staying popular enough with the voters to remain in office.

CO2 Fx
http://www.globalwarminginteractive.com/play.htm
You must guide a country through sustainable development through public policy decisions starting in the 1960s.

Other Carbon Footprint Calculators

"An Incovenient Truth": Carbon Calculator
http://www.climatecrisis.net/calculate-your-impact.php
Aimed at residents of the US. Also features a free curriculum to use with the film.

Ecological Footprint Calculator
https://auscalc.footprintnetwork.org/ecological_footprint.html
This animated calculator provides a graphic representation of your impact on the planet and allows you to create an personalized avatar. Aimed at residents of Australia.

Facebook Carbon Footprint Calculator Application
http://apps.facebook.com/zfcalculator
Use zerofootprint's calculator with your facebook account!

US Environmental Protection Agency: Personal Emissions Calculator
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html
Aimed at residents of the US.

Zerofootprint: Carbon Calculator
http://www.zerofootprintoffsets.com/
Aimed at residents of Canada and the US.

The Nature Conservancy: Carbon Footprint Calculator
http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/
Aimed at residents of the US.

European Commission Carbon Calculator
http://www.mycarbonfootprint.eu/
Aimed at residents of the EU.

Atmosfair: The Emissions Calculator
https://www.atmosfair.de/index.php?id=5&L=3
Calculates the emissions of a flight, including a layover.

Climate Care: Offset Calculators
https://www.climatecare.org/calculators/
Calculates emissions for your flights, home, car, and office.

Offsetters: Flights Calculator
http://www.offsetters.ca/calculators_flights.htm
Calculates the emissions of a flight.

Climate Friendly: Calculate
https://climatefriendly.com/shop
Calculates the carbon emissions of your flights, car, home, and office.

Certified Clean Car: Clean Your Car Now!
http://www.certifiedcleancar.com/menu/cleannow/foryou/
Calculates the emissions of your make, model, and year of car.

CO2 Reductions

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