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Awesome Earth

"What can I do about the climate crisis?" Here are 300 things you can do.

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Carbon Reduction

A membership program for businesses and now also individuals, allowing them to donate 1% of their gross yearly profits or salary back to environmental nonprofits to create a healthier planet.

Make small automatic donations while you shop online, to support the cleantech startups trying to change the world. Clean Tech investment money has dried up over the years, so crowdsourcing is becoming the only option for many, and with a Chrome extension you can chuck in a dollar when you're buying other stuff.

Breaks the climate problem into 4 pillars, lays out explicit actions required for each and allows businesses and policy makers to commit to these actions.

Brighter Planet offers a free, simple API allowing you to calculate the carbon generated by almost any activity - transport, energy, shopping and more.

Maps and statistics on regional, national, and subnational carbon pricing initiatives.

See which countries are on track for the Paris Agreement or similar, and which countries are failing horribly. Hint: it's everyone but Morocco and The Gambia.

An NGO partnering with philanthropists to tackle the climate crisis. They seek to ensure investments have the maximum impact.

This charity was created to tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions from rainforest loss.

The search engine that plants trees. >50% of the ad revenue goes directly to planting trees.

Aviation is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions at a time when we desperately need to reduce them. Pledge to go flight free in 2020.

A grassroots campaign which asks people to agree not to fly in the year of 2020 – on condition that 100,000 others will also pledge to do the same.

Future Earth is a global research programme designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. They focus on systems-based approaches, seeking to deepen the understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines.

The Giki app provides accessible, independent, transparent information to help people change habits to live more sustainably. Our 14 badges cover sustainability, health and fairness.

Offset carbon emissions by purchasing verified carbon credits from a variety of certified, environmentally friendly projects.

Google are a long way from perfect, but Google Cloud advertises 100% renewable energy. They don't just offset, they actually reduce the electricity usage too, and "strive to build the world’s most energy-efficient computing network by squeezing more out of every watt of power we consume." Their main rival, Amazon AWS, does not do that, and actively hosts oil and gas companies, who use the platform to find more places to dig. Switching to Google Cloud (or a host who in turn is on Google Cloud), is one of many ways to make your platform have less impact on the earth.

Green-e Climate is an excellent resource for carbon offsets. The organization holds retailers accountable by monitoring how offsets are transacted and advertised in the retail market, protecting both the buyer and the seller.

Application that incentive user to change vehicles that emit CO2 for another that not do that and generate one crypto coin for this users.

Discover the effect of your sustainable choices. The app that provides easy insight into the CO2 impact of your purchases - and challenges you to reduce your impact with personal goals.

Your companion to eat less meat. It's good for you and the planet, but let's be honest, eating less meat is hard. Don't do it alone!

Patch is the API for negative emissions. Developers can use Patch's API to make any transaction carbon neutral with a wide range of negative emission methods (e.g. direct air carbon capture, bio-oil geosequestration, enhanced weathering, reforestation and more).

Combining individual and local actions with larger systemic change, we face our climate dread with a can-do attitude and sense of fun. Possible are tackling the climate cisis by inspiring people to act in 5 key areas - eat & buy, travel, enery, nature and talking.

Project Wren are a startup offering a web based, monthly subscription model for offsetting emissions. They also allow for offsetting of flights.

Aviation is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions at a time when we desperately need to reduce them. Pledge to go flight free in 2020.

A coalition aiming to catalyze business action and driving policy ambition to accelerate the zero-carbon transition.

Clothing

Shoes, apparel and accessories made from upcycled marine plastic waste. Every piece in the collection is made of at least 75% intercepted plastic trash.

ProForest-protected sugarcane. At 7.6 kg per pair for our wool runners, our process uses 60% less energy than materials used in typical synthetic shoes. We offset the rest, making Allbirds a carbon-neutral business.

Low impact dyes, and post-consumer recycled polyester are used with Fair Labor Association guidelines.

Brand that makes fashionable socks through a sustainable supply chain process they have developed. They have removed excess water from their manufacturing process - leaving more water left for communities to drink!

Old-School sneakers, new school ethics. Cariuma's sneakers are handcrafted with premium natural materials, an obsessive eye for detail, and a conscious mind. They care deeply about our craftsmen, and ensure that they earn fair wages and experience safe working conditions. Some of their shoes are carbon negative, and they are committed to carbon-neutral shipping processes, which they do by purchasing carbon offsets for each shipment.

Tunisian second hand clothes marketplace.

Subscription service that provides clothing with a zero-waste approach. When you sign up you purchase a membership and receive an organic cotton shirt - each time you want to purchase another article you send them back any old item to swap them out.

Small runs of customizable Oeko-tex certificated linen clothing with plastic free packaging.

This circular textile award winning brand sets the new standard by clothing from local raw salvaged materials, recycling them without any chemicals, generating no wastewater, recycling their own products at end-of-life, researching and developing new ways to develop circular products. They organize local sorting campaigns, workshops, collection campaigns, and facilitate other fashion companies in their circular transition. Each sweater saves 500 liters of water, 60mJ of energy, uses zero chemicals, and saves at least 6kg of C02 emissions (when compared to traditional manufacturing).

Stylish products produced ethically from upcycled materials. Bags made from cement bags, tires, and jewelry made from upcycled bullet casings.

Linen clothing made with love in Australia

Using its sustainable material matrix, No Nationality designs made-to-last clothing primarily with recycled and non-cotton natural materials including hemp, linen, wool, alpaca, and silk.

Helsinki based, making 100% recycled clothing out of waste materials.

CO-OP owned company that sells reused hiking and outdoor gear and clothing with the goal of preventing waste and getting more people into outdoor activities. They offer gift cards in exchange for your used gear too.

Soft and strong T-shirts, each made from 8 plastic bottles. Closed Loop manufacturing from the start.

Crowd-funded for-purpose eco-friendly alternatives to traditional sports gear. We combine merino wool with wood-based cellulosic fibres like Lyocell. We make experiments with highly innovative fibres like biodegradable elastic fibres or “polyester-like” substitutes. WE're climate neutral always working to reduce our footprint, use plastic-free packaging and ship globally with DHL GoGreen.

A mininalistic-styled brand that creates clothing with organic and natural fabrics - one such using oyster shell waste. They use an ethical manufacturing process by having their factories close to each other and their shipping only uses recyclable packaging.

OEKO-TEX certified, vegan-dyed hosiery made from 76% - 97% recycled post-production and post-consumer nylon waste in Zero Waste factories

Ten tree is a brand that actively promotes environmental stewardship. They have a wide variety of comfortable clothes and accessories and with each purchase, they pledge to plant 10 trees.

A set of tools to help our customers partner with Patagonia to take mutual responsibility to extend the life of the products Patagonia makes and customers purchase. You can buy second-hand repaired or re-crafted clothes, or trade in used Patagonia clothes for credit for new items.

Lingerie and base wear essentials made from GOTS-certified, antibacterial 'Lenzing Modal' (Beech wood!) made from CO2-neutral FSC-certified native tree plantations.

Second hand clothes, up-cycled to avoid the electricity, carbon, etc waste of making new clothes, and keeping them from a landfill. Women and kids but nothing for men.

Consumer Products

Everyday products including notebooks, toothbrushes, phone cases, art supplies, water bottles, etc. designed with by a company with complete transparency that has extremely ambitious environmental standards including plastic-free low-carbon materials including bio-plastics, bamboo, stone paper, and recycled aluminum.

Our brands are made with better materials, cleaner production, a lower carbon footprint, higher quality, and with less waste. When you shop on EarthHero, you contribute to a better future for us all.

A phone for everyone who cares about how their products are made. It improves the conditions of the people who make it and uses materials that are better for the planet.

Water bottle with built in filter that works like a french press. Great for urban and outdoor use.

One-stop shop for non-electric, homesteading, survival, handmade, Amish made, plastic free, durable, quality goods. If you envision switching to live a simpler life, this place has all the tools you need to do so.

Make sure your makeup, biofuel, popcorn, candy, and other various products are palm-oil free. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that 48 football fields worth of rainforest are cut down every minute! It’s estimated that palm oil plantations now cover around 27 million hectares. The forests being clear cut are often habitat for orangutans, who will be completely gone within 5-10 years at this rate.

100% Compostable phone case for iPhone and Android made with flax. Also zero-waste screen protectors and sunglasses.

Cooking

Wood fired cook stove that uses ~40-50% less fuel than traditional fires and emits ~1/3 the CO2. Learn how to build one! Check out their research center at Aprovecho.

An innovative portable ultra-efficient solar cooker that can be used for backpacking, boating, car camping, etc.

Discover a great way not only to use less energy in food preparation, but to serve tastier and more nutritious meals at the same time. Any recipe that calls for boiling, simmering, steaming, or roasting will often taste better— hot from the haybox — than it would with regular stove preparation ... and you'll save heat energy at the same time. You can pick up a pot-sized thermal cooker, or simply put a blanket in a cooler.

A solar food dehydrator is a device that removes moisture from food to aid in its preservation. You can buy a simple one or make your own. Food drying is a method of preserving fruit, vegetables, and animal proteins that has been practiced since antiquity.

Insulated solar oven that can cook food just like a regular oven.

Documentaries

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face, including showing how plastic waste is destroying marine life.

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds, his crew of renegade house builders from New Mexico, and their fight to introduce radically different ways of living. Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, hat grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own power source. And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away. Thirty years ago, architect Michael Reynolds imagined just such a home - then set out to build it. Reynolds believes that in an age of ecological instability and impending natural disaster, his buildings can - and will - change the way we live.

The gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth's climate with the potent greenhouse gas methane.

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Starting with Green Film Festival in Seoul in 2004, Korea Green Foundation has been seeking ways of coexistence of the environment and humans and has been exploring the alternatives and better practice for the future.

An in-depth look at why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon.

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade.

A great example of how a community can survive the oil apocalypse. Cubans were on the edge of starvation due to the oil crisis - the average Cuban lost 20 pounds. The Cuban people helped avert disaster from the bottom up by reclaiming land everywhere and began growing vegetables on them. Here we see the importance of recovering lost knowledge to ensure communal survival.

A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

Sited deep in the Bush of Southwestern Alaska, the Donlin Gold prospect is the largest proposed gold mine in Alaska's history. However, an overwhelming majority of Alaskan residents are unfamiliar with the details of it's development and implications. Noting the absence of available data, as well as the lack of awareness surrounding the proposal, Bjorn and Kim took on the ground-truth-trekking model of investigative research, and set out to explore some of the unanswered questions from the source. Completing a three-part, 1,000 mile human powered wilderness expedition through the proposed footprint of the mine, they engaged the people that they encountered on the subjects of perpetual waste storage, the significance of subsistence fisheries, the energy demands of a large-scale mine, and the challenges facing rural residents to name a few.

Finance

Banks, insurance companies, and asset managers are funding, insuring and investing in the climate crisis. Stopping this money pipeline is one of the most important ways we can address the climate emergency.

Food

Get fruit, veg, pantry staples, and other organic food delivered in returnable, reusable, recyclable packaging. Seasonal boxes of veg so its not traveling around the world, sustainably sourced fish, they've even got beer.

Des fruits et légumes, cultivés au coeur des villes, à moins de 15km de leur lieu de consommation. Frais, locaux, sans pesticides.

Get super tasty and 100% plant-based meals cooked by chefs and delivered straight to your door. Two people getting six meals works out at £5 a meal, which is amazing. Use this referral link to get £10 off your first box. We'll get £10 off our next box, so we'll spend that saving on trees on Offset Earth. 🥳

Stop using cling film and start using reusable recyclable wraps made from bees wax and organic jojoba oil.

We facilitate the sustainable redistribution of healthy food that would otherwise be wasted to low-income communities, by bicycle. We work with communities to facilitate their own food redistribution and create decentralized systems to bypass barriers to food access. Our work envisions a world in which everyone has equitable access to healthy food.

City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization. They rescue food and deliver it to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners.

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers.

Next day delivery in London for groceries and household products from local and independend producers.

FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their local communities that need it via a software platform.

Sustainable, nutritious eating that is as good for you as it is for the planet. With our powerful recipe search, you can view the nutritional benefit and environmental impact of thousands of recipes at a glance, empowering you to make awesome decisions.

An online application to exchange stuffs and food between people. Easily discuss, meet and give a second life to objects and food. The more you give the more people trust you when you want to get something.

The Giki app provides accessible, independent, transparent information to help people change habits to live more sustainably. Our 14 badges cover sustainability, health and fairness.

Greenease Business lets chefs update and track their farms, push out specials on the app and search for farm-fresh products. Farms/purveyors interested in bringing fresh, local food to all can can login to verify who’s buying from them and list their products for search by chefs and restaurants.

ERP beyond your fridge - grocy is a web-based self-hosted groceries & household management solution for your home. (Demo, Source Code) MIT PHP

Interactive map with over 150 residential Food Scrap Drop-Off sites in NYC.

Reduce or avoid meat entirely by finding great vegetarian or vegan food all over the world.

Rescue unsold meals, delivered, always 50% off in hundreds of cities across Sweden, United Kingdom, and France.

Kitche works to reduce waste from inside users’ kitchens and makes it easier than ever before to manage food at home, saving money and reducing food waste all within one app. Scan receipts and stop wasting money!

We make the vegetable garden easy. Thanks to our stuff and app, you can immediately garden like a pro. Setting up your vegetable garden perfectly is 80% of the work. Our stuff is specially made for that. With the other 20% - maintenance - our app helps you completely. You harvest 5 times as much per m² as from an ordinary vegetable garden. Ka-ching!

Shop for and subscribe to deliveries from our hub of local farmers, butchers, bakers, and makers in Portland, Oregon.

NoFoodWasted maps products that reach the best before date and shows where and how much you can save. Download the app, select a provider near you and start saving today.

Your companion to eat less meat. It's good for you and the planet, but let's be honest, eating less meat is hard. Don't do it alone!

With lists for your freezer, fridge and pantry, you can easily check what food you have left, see what food you need to use first, plan your meals, create a shopping list, avoid unnecessary purchases, reduce food waste and save a bunch of money.

Your groceries, delivered without packaging. Pieter Pot delivers your groceries with a cargo bike in beautiful glass jars in The Netherlands. Empty pot? Then we fill it again. This is how we make it fun and easy to do shopping without all those unnecessary (plastic) packaging. That's nice, right?

They pick up unused, excess food from restaurants, farms, and other food purveyors, and re-purpose it into delicious and nutritious meals for under-served New Yorkers.

Seafood Watch recommends seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that promote healthy oceans. They recommend best options, good alternatives, and things to avoid.

100% Natural Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks from Spain and Portugal shipped to you. The fruit you’re enjoying would have otherwise gone unused and rotted away on the ground. We also think that the name "Rotten" helps bring attention to the serious issue of food waste. Delicious, healthy, 100% natural, with a long shelf life, our freeze dried fruit snack pouches are ideal for home, work, office, to take to school, camping or just about anywhere. Help reduce food waste. Help small local farmers. We use 100% compostable packaging and ship with your local postal service because it is the lowest carbon footprint option. But reducing carbon emissions is not enough, and we plant trees to compensate for our CO2 emissions.

Delivered by cargo bicycle, our microgreens, sprouts, and culinary herbs are grown sustainably at production scale in an ultra-minimalist hydroponic vertical farming unit

Sell your surplus food, easily and sustainably! Save delicious food and fight food waste. Find your favorite food and go rescue it.

Buy unsold goods from local businesses at a reduced price. Sell expired products to clients, donate to charities, reuse organic waste for animal food, and more. With over 100k meals saved per day, we are well on our way to reach the objective of zero food waste.

Footprint Calculators

👣 Calculate your carbon footprint easily using a command line interface (.PDF report).

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Link a Xero accounts to assess each purchase a company makes, calculating the carbon impact of things like fuel, power purchases, transportation and more as well as supply chain impacts.

Measure you carbon footprint, learn how to reduce your consumption, offset your impact, communicate, and comply.

Calculate your footprint based on flights, driving, shipping, and make tax-deductible donations to offset your emissions.

The Emitwise Reportwise tool calculates company level GHG emissions in line with the GHG Protocol for scope 1 and 2 emissions. Primarily targeting the UK but would also be useful for other countries.

Future-Proof your products. HowGood data offers data to businesses and consumers about product sustainability from 350+ independent sources on over 1 million products. Extensive data library on product sustainability designed to help brands and retailers use that data to source better and consumers to buy better, to build a better world.

The Climate impact forecast is a quick-and-easy tool to see and improve the carbon footprint of business ideas in the startup phase, and a stepping stone towards more meticulous life cycle assessment for established companies.

Helping reduce emissions through a whole bunch of different projects, from consulting companies on their footprint (and helping them to reduce), to education at schools, forest restoration, providing people in Rwanda with efficient cook stoves, and a whole bunch more. Fund them via donations, and use their flight/car/house/company footprint calculators.

Software that helps your business calculate, monitor and reduce its carbon footprint. Our platform allows you to track your carbon footprint monthly and learn how to reduce it with the support of a custom sustainability action plan, automatically created based on your worst-performing indicators.

The calculator estimates your footprint in three areas- home energy, transportation and waste. Everyone's carbon footprint is different depending on their location, habits, and personal choices.

The planet is in crisis - from climate change to the pollution in our oceans and devastation of our forests. It's up to all of us to fix it. Take your first step with our environmental footprint calculator.

Calculate the footprint for flights and buy compensation or donate to offset any number of carbon emissions. Tax-deductible in Germany.

Home Improvements

A selection of environmentally friendly products for the home, garden, pets and other stuff.

Få et smart strømforbrug. Udskift din gamle el-leverandør med en app til din strøm.

You could get money towards renewable heating costs in your home. You can claim for biomass boilers, solar water heating, heat pumps. Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.

RAD is a voluntary partnership program that works with utilities, retailers, manufacturers, state and local government agencies, affiliates, and others to dispose of old refrigerated appliances using the best environmental practices available.

Energy efficiency ratings, suppliers, and tax credits for products, homes, utilities, and local governments. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.

However you heat your home, make sure you aren't leaking heat through insufficient insulation, and save money.

Shower systems that utilize heat exchangers to recapture heat and filtered pumps to recycle water up to 7 times before it is drained, thus significantly reducing water usage and energy consumption.

Off the grid and super efficient appliances, including gas refrigerators, freezers, composting toilets, wood stoves, water heaters and pumps.

Get a home energy audit and receive tools, resources, and aid to upgrade your home to be more energy efficient.

Nebia is proud to offer products that transform your mundane shower routine into a ritual, and also contribute to preserving the planet.

35% of microplastics are fibers that are released when we wash our clothes. With consumer and industrial laundry filters, tackle the problem close to the source – with a filter in your washing machine. PlanteCare makes efficient, practical and affordable laundry filters that allow every household to stop sending microfibres into the environment.

If solar heating is not an option, wood stove inserts can update your drafty, open wood fireplace. They'll send less heat out the chimney, and more heat around your house, drastically improving your wood burning efficiency. They pump the smoke back into the fire to burn that off too, which sends less crap into the atmosphere. Try to use coffee logs instead of wood.

Check out their Aquamarine line oil paint and RigoStep water-based paints. Their oil paints depend on locally grown flax, which is heated and pressed by traditional windmills to extract the oil. Once mixed with other solvents, this forms the liquid base for the paint.

Sense is a home energy monitor that gives real-time insight into your home’s energy usage. Sense gives people the knowledge they need to reduce their energy costs and usage, with profound effects on the environment- the company estimates that its users are saving a total of 53 million pounds of CO2 annually.

Solar thermal technology can be used for cooking, heating your home through radiant floors, radiators, or forced air. It can be used to heat water directly for hot showers too.

Solar hot water systems capture thermal energy from the sun and use it to heat water for your home. Systems can either be passive or active – while passive systems use gravity and natural circulation, active systems use pumps and controls to circulate water.

Hygiene

Everyday products including notebooks, toothbrushes, phone cases, art supplies, water bottles, etc. designed with by a company with complete transparency that has extremely ambitious environmental standards including plastic-free low-carbon materials including bio-plastics, bamboo, stone paper, and recycled aluminum.

This sprayer will feel nice and sturdy in your hand as the whole thing is stainless steel. You will be able to adjust the water flow from zero to maximum by pushing the switch or by using the lever on the T-valve adapter.

Buying a bidet attachment for your toilet is cheap and easy, helps the environment and solves problems during the coronavirus pandemic. No more toilet-paper panic-buying/brawling. Do you have a basic understanding of how screwdrivers and hoses work? Congratulations, you're a goddamn bidet installation expert.

CuloClean is the portable bidet that you can plumb in your plastic bottle, fully discreet, efficient and portable. It is specially designed so that it fits in the two most common diameters of water bottle on the market.

Fuck each other, not the planet. Condoms made of natural latex from sustainably managed rubber plantations in Malaysia.

Six tips for a more sustainable laundry routine.

Reduce the impact on the environment caused by sanitary waste using Organic Cotton Period Pads.

Never worry about running out of toilet paper again with Sonny, a sustainable alternative to wipes and paper for better hygiene and a greener planet.

100% bamboo tissues shipped with zero plastic, wipes in recyclable plastic, and carbon balanced through the World Land Trust.

The use of bamboo significantly reduces deforestation. According to the EPA, one hardwood tree produces approximately 45 kg of toilet paper and about 83 million toilet rolls are produced every day. Bamboo toilet paper production requires less energy, one-fifth of the water, produces considerably more fiber on less land area, generates 30-35% more oxygen than other plants and trees, and it reduces the amount of carbon dioxide by about the same amount. In addition, the production process requires that water and other materials are collected, reused and recycled. Finally, we invest 25% of our profits to stop deforestation and global warming.

Mail order 100% tree-friendly toilet paper made from post-consumer recycled paper. 50% of net profit from sales of The Good Roll is invested in the installation of safe toilets in East Africa.

We make all of our products with environmentally friendly materials, and we donate 50% of our profits to help build toilets for those in need.

Jobs

This board presents some of the most promising publicly advertised vacancies we know about. Most of these roles are demanding and difficult to get, but if you’re a good fit for one of them, it could be your best opportunity to work on one of the world’s most pressing problems, or to get the career capital you need to have a big impact later.

Site that helps people find high-impact, high-paying jobs at organizations advancing climate solutions, research, policy, education, and advocacy for climate action. Software engineers, photographers, sales, operations, researchers, all sorts of jobs here.

The Guardian advertises the latest climate change jobs in the UK and some areas of Europe/Asia.

Berlin based group helping NGOs to make use of their data by connecting them with volunteer data scientists and analysts.

GoodWork is a Canadian community of environmental changemakers, sustainability professionals, job seekers and volunteers.

Job board that connects employers with job seekers who are interested in jobs that focus on environmental or social responsibility. Not just tech jobs like some of these boards, they cover all sorts of jobs.

Site advertising a wide variety of green jobs to enhance your environmental career.

Makesense inspires and empowers citizens, entrepreneurs and organizations to build an inclusive and sustainable society together. MakeSense's Job and assignment announcements platform for associations and social entrepreneurs who recruit profiles passionate about the impact. Job types include internship, freelance, civic service, partner, program, volunteer mission, mentoring.

Aggregate jobs in social impact, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

More than 3,000 impact-driven companies and organisations use tbd* to look for new team members, in English and German but many of the jobs are in Germany.

Find tech jobs at social impact companies, foundations, and innovative nonprofits in the United States. They cover all sorts of impact areas, with Environment being one you can select. Some jobs are remote, some are in-office.

Land Management

A land trust is a charitable organization that acquires land or conservation easements, or that stewards land or easements, for conservation purposes. Land owners may consider designating portions of their land as a land trust, in order to preserve natural features in perpetuity, and be eligible for tax benefits as a result.

Open-source drone reforestation technology. Drones, coupled with native coated seeds, can transform the efficiency with which we restore ecosystems.

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Farm Bot is a fully automated, open-source, crowd-funded project, which helps you grow food for yourself, your family, and your community. Install FarmBot on a raised bed, urban rooftop, or in a small greenhouse at home. Hyper-local food production has never been easier.

NRCS will pay you to steward your land, in ways you define. It offers voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. Programs include emergency watershed protection and flood prevention, watershed rehabilitation, surveys and planning, healthy forest reserve easements, agricultural conservation easements, conservation stewardship, and environmental quality incentives.

A detailed guide to the proper design and construction of water harvesting earthworks. It covers the function, design, and construction methods for nine main types of water harvesting earthworks across a full range of climates. Free alternatives are an online course by Permaculture Women, and a four-part documentary by Geoff Lawton.

The Woodland Trust is reforesting the United Kingdom, working with communities, local authorities, and land owners, to get trees in the ground.

News

Climate news and insights on the latest in science, environmental impacts, zero-emission tech and green finance.

UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. Clear, data-driven articles and graphics to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response.

Good and upworthy news covering big issues, 'making purpose contagious'.

Original reporting and analysis on the climate crisis at the top of your inbox every morning, Monday through Thursday. News should arm you with the knowledge you need to effectively fight this crisis.

Sustainability consultancy in The Netherlands, tracking and reporting on climate action, circular economy, reducing consumption, etc. all over the world.

News from the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Columbia’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability.

Patagonia's blog on their efforts into political engagement for environmental protection of green spaces, global strikes, their efforts subsidizing solar energy in various communities, and all sorts of other climate action.

The Guardian covers international environmental issues and climate change.

Transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated through the LEED construction standard. Articles about benchmarking energy efficiency of materials, city strategy, measuring the health of indoor spaces, reducing off-gassing, and improving air quality.

Podcasts

Politics

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) will drive down America's carbon pollution and bring climate change under control, while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity. This policy was also introduced in the Senate in 2018 as S. 3791.

Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of our last truly wild places — and it has been off-limits to oil companies for decades. But the Trump administration is closer than any administration in history to tearing open the Arctic Refuge for destructive oil and gas drilling.

Leading the game-changing, youth-driven, global climate recovery campaign to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere.

Wild salmon and southern resident killer whales are on the brink of extinction. Now a misguided plan to feed the starving whales with hatchery salmon will push both endangered species closer to the edge, while costing taxpayers millions of dollars per year.

The UK is one of the few countries to tax aviation fuel, but it is too low, and not ringfenced for climate solutions. The Green Flying Duty proposal is a reformed version of the UK's APD, that will be ring-fenced for Research and Development (R&D) in electric aviation and to improve railway connectivity. Suggest this to politicians worldwide.

Over the centuries the United Kingdom has cleared its forests, leaving it with some of the lowest levels of woodland in Europe. If the government is serious about protecting the climate, it needs to bring back the lost trees.

Federal legislation was proposed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate that could radically shift the way the U.S. tackles its climate crisis. The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act would eliminate the sale of gas-powered passenger cars in the U.S. by 2040.

Fossil-fueled power plants are responsible for nearly 40 percent of America’s carbon footprint. The Clean Power Plan calls for setting limits on this climate-warming pollution from these power plants, specifically at least 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. By 2030, the Clean Power Plan could save the United States $20 billion in climate-related costs and deliver up to $34 billion in health benefits.

Cracked screens, weak batteries, broken charging ports... We’d like to fix them, but instead we end up buying a new smartphone because repairs are too expensive, difficult or impossible. Reducing the lifespan of a product may drive sales, but this comes at the expense of consumers, workers and the planet. Ask the European Union to give people the Right to Repair by requiring manufacturers to design repairable smartphones and provide spare parts and repair information to all repairers and consumers.

70 percent of the dams in the United States](https://www.ussdams.org/our-news/americas-aging-dams-in-need-of-repair/) are now more than 50 years old, with almost 2,000 of them rated as "high-hazard". About 1,000 dams have failed over the past four decades, killing 34 people, and now many are no longer adequate to handle the intense rainfall and floods of a changing climate.

Reforestation

The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support our programs to make our world greener and healthier.

Dutch online-only bank with a credit card which plants trees for the money you spend.

To create our first co-forest in the Bath & Bristol area, we’re inviting organisations and individuals to adopt up to an acre of land. You’ll be able to name your forest plot and even help to plant it. Together, we’ll create a whole new forest.

Open-source drone reforestation technology. Drones, coupled with native coated seeds, can transform the efficiency with which we restore ecosystems.

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Support the European forests and reap the benefits. Plant trees and compensate your CO2 footprint. Offer trees as an original and meaningful gift. Building complex, resistant, and multifunctional forests to promote resilience. For every tree harvested, three new ones are planted.

Eden Reforestation Projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.

A forest plantation management company based in central Ghana that provides services in the field of reforestation of degraded Forest Reserves and plantation management.

Form International is a forest management and services company that manages forest assets in Africa and delivers a range of technical and financial services to clients worldwide.

Helping reduce emissions through a whole bunch of different projects, from consulting companies on their footprint (and helping them to reduce), to education at schools, forest restoration, providing people in Rwanda with efficient cook stoves, and a whole bunch more. Fund them via donations, and use their flight/car/house/company footprint calculators.

TeamTrees started in May 2019 when the internet challenged Mr. Beast to plant 20 million trees to commemorate hitting the 20M subscriber milestone. Fans then suggested he band together with a bunch of other YouTubers and influencers to make it happen.

Treedom lets you buy or gift a real tree, where somebody will plant it for you and follow it online.

TREES plants all sorts of trees and plants, and nearly all of the trees used are either native or naturalized in the environments where they are planted. They partner with farmers to understand their needs and match them with species that will suit their needs and be environmentally benign.

Building upon corporate and scientific partnerships, WeForest empowers communities to sustainably advance and implement innovative, high standard, scalable and lasting solutions to restore forest landscapes.

Renewable Energy

Do energy differently. Switch in minutes to a green electricity tariff from one of the UK's leading suppliers.

Ireland's first community owned electricity supplier which collaborates with Local Sustainable Energy Communities! Whether you are a household, community, business, public or private building, you can switch and buy your electricity from Community Power.

You could get money towards renewable heating costs in your home. You can claim for biomass boilers, solar water heating, heat pumps. Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.

100% green electricity. They generate 1/5th from their fleet of windmills and sunmills, and buy the rest from other green generators. They also turn our customers’ bills into new sources of green energy, making more green electricity all the time.

One of the few energy suppliers in the UK to generate renewable power from their own wind and solar farms, and buy renewable power from small independent renewable generators. From local farmers and community energy schemes to sustainable businesses that generate their own power and sell them the excess. A true renewable supplier, not just coal power + offset credits.

Find a renewable energy provider near you. Green-e certified renewable energy and carbon offset products meet the most stringent environmental and consumer protection standards in North America. You can search below for certified green power and renewable energy certificate programs for your home or business, and carbon offset products to offset your emissions from activities like driving and flying. As a third-party certifier, Green-e® doesn't sell renewable energy or offsets, but offers these links to retailers that do.

The non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive helps businesses, public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies.

Humanitarian smart energy metering solution that purchases wasted unused electricity from utilities and resells it to hard-to-reach places and under served markets, thus reducing overall energy consumption.

This officially backed open API from Oxford University and the National Grid ESO gives a snapshot of how much carbon each unit of electricity consumed in the UK emits for every half hour. Also carries forecasts, regional breakdowns with some great charts and re-useable widgets. They also have an APP!

Transportation

Riding your bike can make you a millionaire! You're paying more for your car than you think. A typical American who goes car-free for 35 years can save nearly a million dollars, even adjusted for inflation, and even if they pay for taxi, bus, and car-share trips often. Use the calculator to find how much you can save in your particular situation.

The world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform, which is available in most of Europe and Mexico.

Air pollution is toxic. Join us in demanding change now. Simply living in the worst hit areas of the UK could be as deadly as smoking over 150 cigarettes each year. British Heart Foundation is calling for the UK Government to update current air quality limits to match World Health Organization recommendations.

26% of the greenhouse gases emitted into our atmosphere are from the production and use of vehicles and airplanes. See what what you can do now, and learn about the benefits of changing your travel.

Like the idea of cycling but feel like it's a bit far, bit hilly, or no access to a shower at the other end? E-bikes aren't just for the older riders, they've pushed into the mainstream culturally and financially, and are a hell of a lot of fun. Combine it with local "cycle to work schemes" listed here for extra savings, some places do specific deals on e-bikes.

Electric cars are still priced beyond the reach of many, but swapping a car for an electric motorbike will leave plenty of cash in your pocket. The average used car sells for $20,840 in the USA, and you can get a lot of electric motorbike for $3,000. Finding a used electric motorbike will get that manufactoring footprint off your conscience too.

Under the scheme your employer can buy a bicycle and safety equipment for you, up to €1,000 per bicycle and safety equipment.

This scheme allows employees to spend on bikes and equipment, tax-free, making a claimed saving of up to 42 per cent on the overall value.

GoGreen Solutions include both standardized products and customized solutions to help customers develop their own eco-friendly business models and green supply chains. With our carbon reports, climate neutral products, and green optimization, we give customers transparency, offset unavoidable emissions, and identify ways in whihc our customers can reduce emissions and waste. These optimization measures achieve savings potential that most companies would not be able to achieve on their own.

UK leaders in electric vehicle charging with innovative solutions for homes, workplaces and commercial organizations.

Get a ride or fill a seat for rideshares between cities in Canada. Having 3 people in the car can be more efficient than some of their big-ass trains and is 1/5th the impact of flying.

Ride your bike to work and pay for eligible bike-related expenses, and then get reimbursed for those expenses.

Choose to drive or ride, and match with people based on route and time of day.

Travel

The world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform, which is available in most of Europe and Mexico.

26% of the greenhouse gases emitted into our atmosphere are from the production and use of vehicles and airplanes. See what what you can do now, and learn about the benefits of changing your travel.

Find accommodation for a trip with a focus on sustainability. Most locations get their electricity from renewable sources, you wont find loads of single-use plastics, they recycle more than 80% of their waste, etc.

Aviation is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions at a time when we desperately need to reduce them. Pledge to go flight free in 2020.

A grassroots campaign which asks people to agree not to fly in the year of 2020 – on condition that 100,000 others will also pledge to do the same.

Traveling is amazing, right? We completely agree! But you probably know that traveling can have a large climate impact. With Green Tickets you can take responsibility of your travel behaviour and reduce your footprint, while still enjoying everything that traveling has to offer.

Swap homes with another family instead of spending money at a fancy hotel, as hotels have a much higher footprint due to the constant cleaning, overactive AC, etc.

These giant freight ships are not running on renewable energy, but if you need to cross an ocean this is the way to do it. Europe to North America, England to Australia, Shanghai to Argentina. It's slower, but your carbon footprint will be saved.

Get a ride or fill a seat for rideshares between cities in Canada. Having 3 people in the car can be more efficient than some of their big-ass trains and is 1/5th the impact of flying.

A travel company who run sustainable trips all over the world. Sail from Scotland to Iceland, cycle across Vietnam, hike in Peru. Admittedly some of these trips will require a flight to get there, but one trip a year (or alternative years) is probably reasonable. At least when you get there, these vacations will be helping and protecting local nature, wildlife and culture.

Aviation is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions at a time when we desperately need to reduce them. Pledge to go flight free in 2020.

Search any city, town, landmark, or address across the globe and find a whole bunch of different ways to get there. Rome2rio is pretty insistent on showing you flights, but it can help you find bus and train combinations to get from Lison to Azerbaijan if that's a trip you need to do.

Join the crew of one of our sailing expeditions for one of the greatest adventures you can have. Sail from country to country, exploring the world’s most awe-inspiring areas. Learn to sail as you go from inspiring instructors. Make landfall and explore ashore far from the beaten track.

Train travel is a more rewarding, low-stress alternative to flying, which brings us closer to the countries we visit and reduces our contribution to climate change. It's time to rediscover the pleasure, romance & adventure of travel by train or ship. This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think air was now the only option. For help with train travel, ask the Man in Seat 61!

A travel company all about sustainable and conscious travel. Piggy back on a cargo ship to get to that new job on the other side of the world. Sailing trips to get around without a footprint. Maybe take the trans-siberian railway.

Wish you could avoid airport queues, tedious transfers and long drives? Want to travel sustainably and enjoyably by train instead - to fantastic accommodation in the best ski resorts in the Alps? Snowcarbon is an independent guide founded by ski journalist Daniel Elkan to help you do exactly that.

A global network of more than 150 member organisations, among them local airport opposition and climate justice groups, NGOs, trade unions, initiatives fostering alternatives to aviation like night trains, and organisations supporting communities which struggle against offset projects or biofuel plantations

Find hotels here which aren't all plastic all the time, amongst other things. This charity brings together travel businesses, suppliers, community groups, governments, local authorities and more to develop practical solutions which maximise the benefits and minimise the negative impacts of tourism in destinations.

Volunteering

If you’re an English, economics or poly sci major, you probably should consider volunteering for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an organization focused on confronting climate change through policy.

Step by step, and little by little, our aim is to eliminate waste on all the trails that grace our public lands. We believe we can do that in a positive and proactive manner by educating, encouraging, and reconnecting outdoor users to our pristine places.

A global community of tech professionals using our skills, expertise and platforms to support solutions to the climate crisis. The mission is to empower technology professionals to play our part — to meet, discuss, learn and take climate action.

The world’s largest climate modelling experiment. Evidence of how our climate is changing is vital to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Help discover how the climate could look by running software on your computer.

Economists for Future growing movement of people committed to galvanising the economics community behind addressing the greatest challenge of our day. If the discipline which dedicates itself to studying the economy cannot sufficiently engage in the economic transformation that the climate science requires, then who else can be expected to do this?

Network to inform, engage and train people to identify coral bleaching, disease and invasive species outbreaks. They have a broad outreach program that helps to provide critical training for rapid response monitoring and stewardship of precious marine resources.

Greenpeace has many ways for people to get involved. Start small by launching and participating in campaigns and petitions, or go further and discover or create events. Play an active role in achieving a green and peaceful future!

Habitat for Humanity is well known for building simple, affordable homes for people in need. But recently the organization has implemented new programs recognizing climate change as a major threat to the environment and which can destroy the homes they build.

Makesense inspires and empowers citizens, entrepreneurs and organizations to build an inclusive and sustainable society together. MakeSense's Job and assignment announcements platform for associations and social entrepreneurs who recruit profiles passionate about the impact. Job types include internship, freelance, civic service, partner, program, volunteer mission, mentoring.

Open-source community who share instructions for creating plastic shredders, injectors, and sheet presses, so you can create anything you want from used plastic. Collect plastic from neighbors, clean it, shred it, 3D print a mold, and create anything you can imagine! You can buy the machines too if making them is out of your wheelhouse.

Climate Action groups are made up of people like you and together they’ll bring about big systemic change. Join the network and kick-start climate action in your community.

A global movement of communities coming together to reimagine and actively rebuild our world. The terms transition town, transition initiative and transition model refer to grassroot community projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.

Tree planting and tree care events around Austin, Texas, from October to April.

The Woodland Trust is reforesting the United Kingdom, working with communities, local authorities, and land owners, to get trees in the ground.

Waste

Vending machines and mobile refill units for refilling reusable plastic bottles with staple goods from shampoo to salad dressing in packaging that is designed to be returned, cleaned, and reused. With over 2,000 bodegas in Santiago and plans to expand in the US soon, Algramo, translates to "by the gram", also solves the issue of "poverty tax" where small packages can cost as much as 50% more than the same product in a larger size.

The world’s largest recycler of coffee grounds, Bio Bean recycle spent coffee grounds into sustainable products, like coffee logs for fires, and other biomass fuel.

Made from Plant Based (sugar cane) materials instead of fossil fuel.

Send in your used jeans to get transformed into natural cotton fiber insulation, some of which is used to help with building efforts around the country.

We facilitate the sustainable redistribution of healthy food that would otherwise be wasted to low-income communities, by bicycle. We work with communities to facilitate their own food redistribution and create decentralized systems to bypass barriers to food access. Our work envisions a world in which everyone has equitable access to healthy food.

Composting can be time consuming, expensive, and if done incorrectly it can actually produce a lot of methane. If you've got a bit of space in your garden, this video shows how simply burying food scraps can be a quick and simple solution to get rid of waste and improve soil quality too.

A Berlin based non-profit developing the local circular economy agenda through research, community-building and practical programmes. Good overview of events and initiatives happening in Berlin.

City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization. They rescue food and deliver it to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners.

Cleaning supplies with zero-waste packaging, and a powerful clean that's better for you and the planet.

Donate toys that your children have grown out of instead of throwing them away.

FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their local communities that need it via a software platform.

An online application to exchange stuffs and food between people. Easily discuss, meet and give a second life to objects and food. The more you give the more people trust you when you want to get something.

Interactive map with over 150 residential Food Scrap Drop-Off sites in NYC.

Buy and sell used furniture to keep it out of landfill. They'll even come and pick it up! I've used this to get rid of a giant sofa which nobody wanted to buy, it was about to go on the street and they got me a cheque.

Empowering people to clean the planet. Photograph a piece of litter, tag it, and discard properly. Participate in a challenge and hold wasteful brands accountable.

NoFoodWasted maps products that reach the best before date and shows where and how much you can save. Download the app, select a provider near you and start saving today.

Lars Zimmermann runs Mifactori Design & Activism Studio in Berlin. This website is where he shares content & thoughts on Open Source Circularity. General idea is - open source all products, allowing them to be repaired or repurposed if they break rather than ending up in landfill.

OpenStreetMap has the tag zero_waste=* for shops who sell items without packaging.

Zero packaging supermarket in Berlin. Original Unverpackt hat sich als erster Supermarkt weltweit dem Zero-Waste-Lifestyle gewidmet.

Your groceries, delivered without packaging. Pieter Pot delivers your groceries with a cargo bike in beautiful glass jars in The Netherlands. Empty pot? Then we fill it again. This is how we make it fun and easy to do shopping without all those unnecessary (plastic) packaging. That's nice, right?

Open-source community who share instructions for creating plastic shredders, injectors, and sheet presses, so you can create anything you want from used plastic. Collect plastic from neighbors, clean it, shred it, 3D print a mold, and create anything you can imagine! You can buy the machines too if making them is out of your wheelhouse.

Helsinki based, making 100% recycled clothing out of waste materials.

Find out where to recycle pretty much anything, including aerosols, old mobile phones, soft plastics, and get advice on how to reduce waste too.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). You’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs to clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Repair your stuff, or just enjoy a coffee. They're world-wide, and the site is multi-lingual.

They pick up unused, excess food from restaurants, farms, and other food purveyors, and re-purpose it into delicious and nutritious meals for under-served New Yorkers.

Never worry about running out of toilet paper again with Sonny, a sustainable alternative to wipes and paper for better hygiene and a greener planet.

100% Natural Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks from Spain and Portugal shipped to you. The fruit you’re enjoying would have otherwise gone unused and rotted away on the ground. We also think that the name "Rotten" helps bring attention to the serious issue of food waste. Delicious, healthy, 100% natural, with a long shelf life, our freeze dried fruit snack pouches are ideal for home, work, office, to take to school, camping or just about anywhere. Help reduce food waste. Help small local farmers. We use 100% compostable packaging and ship with your local postal service because it is the lowest carbon footprint option. But reducing carbon emissions is not enough, and we plant trees to compensate for our CO2 emissions.

Sell your surplus food, easily and sustainably! Save delicious food and fight food waste. Find your favorite food and go rescue it.

Napkins, carrier bags, salad boxes, sushi trays, cutlery, disposable coffee cups, all made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and designed to be commercially compostable with food waste, where accepted.

Find the nearest collection points for discarded electrical appliances and energy-efficient light bulbs. This site helps you responsibly recycle, donate, repair, or sell electrical appliances and lights.

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