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COP21 Kicks off - What Can We Really Hope For?

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

At the start of COP21 on Monday, 150 world leaders gathered for a photo and then many gave speeches outlining the importance of agreeing and acting now to prevent the worst effects of climate change. …

Filed under: Climate Change

Keywords: Climate Change,COP21

2 replies | 1682 views | Posted on: 11/30/2015 | Last updated: 12/07/2015

COP21 Hosts a First "Buildings Day," Recognizing the Role of the Built Environment in Climate Change

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

COP21 BUILDINGS DAY 3 December 2015 It makes a great deal of sense to recognize the role and opportunities present in the built environment for taking climate change action. Globally, buildings p…

Filed under: Climate Change

Keywords: Climate Change,COP21

0 replies | 814 views | Posted on: 12/01/2015 | Last updated: 12/01/2015

The US Green Building Council releases profiles of Local Climate Leaders Circle that are participating in International Climate Talks, COP21 in Paris

by Stella Ng'oma // Green building enthusiast

Profiles of the Local Climate Leaders circle comprising of 9 Mayors of Atlanta, Boulder, Chula Vista, Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, and West Palm Beach, and council me…

Filed under: Climate Change

Keywords: Climate Change

0 replies | 770 views | Posted on: 12/02/2015 | Last updated: 12/03/2015

Why is 2 degrees so important regarding Climate Change?

by NSchepis // Student at Bridgewater State

What's So Special About 2˚? The COP21 climate change conference is one of many crucial milestones and meetings on a path to the implementation of plans to reach targets for sustainable developmen…

Filed under: Climate Change

Keywords: Climate Change

0 replies | 638 views | Posted on: 12/07/2015 | Last updated: 12/07/2015

Why Tackling Climate Change is Good for Business- December 15th, 1 pm ET

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Via GreenBiz: The United Nations conference on climate change, COP21, is prompting new soul-searching among global business leaders. The big question is not only to know if your organization is con…

Filed under: Webinars

Keywords: Climate Change,business,Sustainability,Economy,COP21

0 replies | 826 views | Posted on: 12/11/2015 | Last updated: 12/11/2015

Webinar: "The Road Past Paris: What Happened at COP 21 Climate and Where Do We Go From Here?” Dec 15, 10 am EST

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Webinar: "The Road Past Paris: What Happened at the COP 21 Climate Talks and Where Do We Go From Here?” December 15, 2015 10-11 AM EST World Resources Institute will host a global webinar to …

Filed under: Webinars

Keywords: Climate Change,COP21,World Resources Institute

0 replies | 641 views | Posted on: 12/13/2015 | Last updated: 12/13/2015

How to Transition to a Low Carbon Economy by 2030? Enter Masdar's Contest to win a Trip to Abu Dhabi's Sustainability Week in January, 2016!

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

How can we transition to a low carbon economy by 2030? Click on this link, and pen a blog post with YOUR ideas to win a trip to Abu Dhabi's Sustainability week in January, 2016! http://masdar.a

Filed under: Contests and Votes

Keywords: Climate Change,Sustainability,Carbon,Masdar

0 replies | 1037 views | Posted on: 12/22/2015 | Last updated: 12/22/2015

Massachusetts Could be Leader in Making a Fossil Fuel Free United States - The Solutions Project

by NSchepis // Student at Bridgewater State

If the world is to prevent a global catastrophe some important things need to happen. Most importantly we need to stop using fossil fuels. All of the known remaining fossil fuel reserves should stay i…

Filed under: Environmental Activism

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Climate Change,Renewable Energy,Fossil Fuels,The Solutions Project

0 replies | 826 views | Posted on: 02/01/2016 | Last updated: 02/01/2016

Why is a 2˚ Celsius increase the threshold that the Earth can handle?

by NSchepis // Student at Bridgewater State

What is so special about 2˚ Celsius? G20 world leaders, scientists and policymakers met in Paris for the COP21 this past December to discuss specific areas of special relevance, most importantly, …

Filed under: Climate Change

Keywords: Climate Change

0 replies | 810 views | Posted on: 02/01/2016 | Last updated: 02/01/2016

WEBINAR: Post COP21 From Intent to Action - February 26, 2016 – 11 - 12:30 PM EST

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

WEBINAR: Post COP 21 From Intent to Action February 26, 2016 – 11 - 12:30 PM EST Critical commitments emerged from the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) December 2015 meeting in Paris where d…

Filed under: Webinars

Keywords: Climate Change,COP21

0 replies | 797 views | Posted on: 02/14/2016 | Last updated: 02/14/2016

Keeping History Above Water - April 10 - 13, Newport, RI

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Keeping History Above Water - April 10 - 13, Newport, RI Newport Restoration Foundation Keeping History Above Water will be one of the first national conversations to focus on the increasing and v…

Filed under: Other - Green Building Events

Rhode Island Green Building

Keywords: Climate Change,Resiliency,Adaptation

0 replies | 516 views | Posted on: 03/02/2016 | Last updated: 03/02/2016

$1M in Grants to Support 10 Climate Research projects at Harvard Univeristy

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Ten research projects across six Harvard Schools will share over $1 million in the second round of grants awarded by the Climate Change Solutions Fund, an initiative launched in 2015 by President Drew…

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Climate Change,Sustainability,Harvard University

0 replies | 596 views | Posted on: 03/09/2016 | Last updated: 03/09/2016

Screening & Panel Discussion of "The Burden" - March 29, 6;30 - 9:30 PM - E2 Rocky Mountains, Denver

by alicia2390 // Admin

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (6:30 - 9:30 PM MDT) EcoSalon Screening & Panel Discussion of "The Burden" Sie Film Society, 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO Please join E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter members,…

Filed under: Colorado

Colorado High Performance and Passive House Building Group

Keywords: Climate Change,Alternative Energy,Military

0 replies | 697 views | Posted on: 03/28/2016 | Last updated: 03/28/2016

Break Free From Fossil Fuels, Albany, May 14th (Training Starts May 13)

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Break Free From Fossil Fuels is a two-week global wave of escalated action to keep coal, oil + gas in the ground. "In Albany, on May 14th, 2016, thousands of people will stand in the way of the fos…

New York Green Building Group

Keywords: Climate Change,Fossil Fuels

0 replies | 306 views | Posted on: 05/04/2016 | Last updated: 05/04/2016

Promising Growth for Electric Vehicles but will it Continue?

by JackSawyer // Student

Eleven years ago there were a few hundred electric vehicle on the planet, today there are 400,000. This is a big growth spurt for EV adoption, but if we are to reach goals set by individual countries …

Filed under: Energy

Keywords: Climate Change,clean energy,Electric Vehicles,vehicles,temperature,renewables

0 replies | 4197 views | Posted on: 06/11/2016 | Last updated: 02/13/2017

GREEN BUILDERS MA EVENT: Climate Resilient Boston by Boston Harbor Now June 27, 2016

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

Join Boston Harbor Now for presentations on the Climate Ready Boston and 100 Resilient Cities initiatives, followed by a focused, participatory session with the organizers of the Boston Living with Wa…

A Window Into International Climate Policy

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

Since the 1970s, the climate community has worked tirelessly to establish a credible scientific basis for anthropogenic climate change. Though climate change deniers still exist, ever since the Intern…

Filed under: Government Policies

Related to: Education ,Government Agencies and Initiatives ,Information and Resources

Keywords: Climate Change,Energy Policy,COP21,climate policy,Paris Agreement,Climate News

0 replies | 2998 views | Posted on: 06/20/2016 | Last updated: 06/21/2016

COP21: What Does the Paris Agreement Do - And Not Do?

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

Thanks to expansive and comprehensive media coverage, millions of people have heard or seen the words “COP21” or the “Paris Agreement” at some point in the past year, and millions more people …

Weekday Vegetarianism and Meatless Mondays: Dietary Trends To Help Save The Planet

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

The evidence is clear that being a vegetarian is better for the environment, for animals, and even for our own health. Though we’ve heard this repeatedly, it can still be difficult to make the “ve…

The First US Climate Change Refugees - A New Reality

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

To many Americans, the idea of “climate refugees” and displacement due to rising sea levels and changing environmental conditions seems like an impossible fantasy that only happens in far off Isla…

Climate Refugees: A Call For International Relocation Action

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

The world is facing a new and ugly reality of anthropogenic climate change. As the planet warms, we’re seeing the sea levels rise, storms grow stronger and more variable, and fresh water supplies dw…

SEPT 26-28: REGISTER NOW for "The Michigan Energy Symposium"

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

INFO: Climate change is a potential threat to the welfare of mankind and its mitigation is becoming urgent. Nuclear energy, which provides one-fifth of U.S. electricity generation, is a leading utilit…

350NYC Monthly Meeting - July 27th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

by Higgins_James // Student

350NYC is the the local affiliate of 350.org, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries working to solve the climate crisis. 350NYC works locally for a cleaner, greener, b…

New York Green Building Group

Keywords: Climate Change,New York,New York Events

0 replies | 537 views | Posted on: 07/13/2016 | Last updated: 07/13/2016

USGBC NE FLORIDA: 2016 USGBC NF GREEN CARPET FILMS-July Through January!

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

FEATURED FILMS: Tapped: Detailed and comprehensive look at the bottled water industry and its socio-environmental impacts Tue., Jul 19th, 6pm, Museum of Science and History Water Blues, Green …

Filed under: Events

Florida Green Building Group

Keywords: events,,Climate Change,Florida,USGBC Florida,Green Films,Cowspiracy,The Future of Energy,Racing To Extinction

0 replies | 683 views | Posted on: 07/15/2016 | Last updated: 12/09/2016

Corporations are Becoming Major Players in Renewable Energy Growth - PPAs are a Key Factor

by JackSawyer // Student

With the Paris Agreement having set aggressive climate goals and the price of renewable energy getting cheaper, more and more corporations are adopting clean energy in order to become more economical …

Filed under: Energy

Keywords: Climate Change,Energy,clean energy,Renewable Energy,Paris Agreement,Power Purchase Agreement,Corporations,Externalities

0 replies | 1186 views | Posted on: 07/18/2016 | Last updated: 07/26/2016