WBT Educational Resources
New Climate Change Action Brochure
Creating Climate for Change Poster
To get copies of either these contact us. Printing supported by grant from Greater New Haven Green Fund.
One World House
The One World House exhibit features a full size model of a house typical in rural communities in Nicaragua (and around the world) and nine banners that describe the impact of climate change on vulnerable rural communities, the science of climate change, and what we can do to mitigate the impacts.
More info here.
Home in Goyena, Nicaragua.
Did you know...that every American is responsible, on average, for the release of 20.6 metric tons of greenhouse gases per year, and that Nicaraguans generate 0.74 metric tons?
Organization Climate Change Resources...articles, guides, carbon calculators.... here.
"We must recognize that the most trusted conveyors of new ideas are not experts or celebrities but the people we already know. Enabling ordinary people to take personal ownership of the issue and talk to each other in their own words is not just the best way to convince people, it is the best way to force climate change back into people’s “norms of attention.” George Marshall
Why Climate Change??
For years, part of NHLSCP's work in Nicaragua has addressed environmental issues - water safety and levels; the epidemic of kidney failure in sugar cane workers; etc. NHLSCP is now focusing more on the environment because of the risks climate change presents to the community where we work in Nicaragua (Goyena). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states, “The combination of low economic growth and high levels of inequality can make large parts of the region’s population very vulnerable to economic and natural stressors, which would not have to be very large to cause great social damage.” And said Dr RK Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC. "The impacts of climate change will fall disproportionately upon developing countries and the poor... within all countries.” The community where NHLSCP works, Goyena, was a displaced by Hurricane Mitch in 1998....and is still working to recover from that storm.
IDB Report: Latin America and the Caribbean face massive economic damages from global warming.
Climate Change Refugees article here from Scientific American.
Updated "Connect the Dots" Climate Change background here.
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Bike Route Maps
Elm City Cycling - Elm City Cycling is a nonprofit organization of more than 400 advocates who work to make New Haven a better place for bicycling and walking.
Other Bike Routes around CT here.
2012 Bike Month Calendar here.
Connecticut’s 2010-2013 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program - TriState Analysis here.
Tracking the Dollars:
A Review of Projected Transportation Spending in Connecticut, 2010-2013 here
National Bicycling Walking Study here.
Food Food Security and Climate Change There are increasingly clear links between human behavior and changes in the climate. And these changes are hurting small communities and farmers in Nicaragua and around the world.
The NHLSCP WalkBikeTransit Campaign (see posters below) is an effort to help people see the links between their transportation choices, global warming and food security.
NEW! Take the New Haven Healthy City/Healthy Cl
imate Challenge here. Help create a healthier more sustainable community!
Key an Eye Out for Our Swarmings Calling for a Metamorphosis to Healthier Communities
WBT in the media:
Colin McEnroe Show 10/31/12
New Haven Register 11/30/12
Register FORUM: There are good choices for dealing with climate 11/26/12
• Check out Our WBT Blog!
Get involved in this growing effort!! Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming soon to a wall near you...
Healthy choices at home will have global impacts.
GHg Resources COIN Carbon Calculator (paper),Cool Climate Carbon Footprint Calculator (online) Organization Actions .Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign Small group discussions, guided.Rules of the Game: Evidence base for the Climate Change Communications Strategy.Connecting the Dots: A Communications Guide to Climate and Extreme Weather.Article: Death of a Thousand Tips.TalkingClimate resources on Communication.How to Engage Your Community and Communicate About Climate Change.Article: Why we find it so hard to act against climate change. A Practitioner's Guide to the psychology of sustainable behaviour. Climate Fact Sheets.10 Benefits of Climate Action
350.org 350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.
Oxfam Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 92 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.
Environmental Protection Agency - EPA conducts economy-wide analyses to understand the economic impacts and effectiveness of proposed climate policies.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government. FCNL is nonpartisan.
Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change - The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its constituency is made of :