Great Resources and Inspiring Stories

There are thousands of organizations, websites, videos, books, and podcasts that address the issues and solutions of climate change. Our goal is to provide what we believe are the most inspiring and accessbile resources to educate and equip the regenerative leader and lay person to take action in their sphere of influence. We will continually add to this master resource list over time. 

Documentaries

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David Attenborough’s film,“A Life on Our Planet”

This is David Attenborough’s most powerful work to date. It chronicles the climate change progression over his lifetime and provides tangible solutions for “Rewilding” the planet.

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Chasing Coral – Produced by Jeff Orlowski                                                                       Netflix

An epic adventure to capture our changing oceans. Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.”

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Kiss the Ground – Narrated by Woody Harelson                                                                  Netflix

“Kiss the Ground reveals that by regenerating the world’s soils we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.”

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Biggest Little Farm                                                                                                                    Amazon Prime

“The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.” 

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Age of Nature – Narrated by Uma Thurman                                                                           PBS

Humanity's relationship with nature and wildlife and how scientists and conservationists study ways to restore the planet.

 

 

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Fight for Planet A – Craig Reucassel                                                                                       ABC (Australia)

(Please note – do not access Plant A unless you have a VPN directed to Australia

The climate challenge and what we can do when there's no Planet B. Most Australians accept that climate change is real, but many don't know what to do about it and feel powerless to make a difference. In Fight for Planet A, Craig Reucassel shows that it isn't as scary as we think, and we can make a difference to help protect the world for future generations. The "Chaser" comedian and presenter of "War on Waste" sets out solutions and practical day-to-day changes we can make to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as changes our governments need to make without further delay.

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2040  

Concerned about his young daughter's future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise

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Books

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawkin. 

“Drawdown has become a seminal text on climate solutions, drawing on humanity’s collective wisdom about the practices and technologies that can begin to reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon by mid-century. 

The material contained within the pages of Drawdown has influenced university curricula, city climate plans, commitments by businesses, community action, philanthropic strategy, and more.”

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How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference by Rebecca Huntley

A toolkit for understanding our emotional responses to climate change and how we can have meaningful conversations across dividing lines.

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The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson. Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale. Kindle Edition.

In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming.

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Drawdown Review 2020 
“Drawdown.org latest publication is the first major update to our research and analysis of climate solutions and includes 10 KEY INSIGHTS for possibility and action across sectors.

Project Drawdown conducts an ongoing review and analysis of climate solutions—the practices and technologies that can stem and begin to reduce the excess of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere—to provide the world with a current and robust resource. The Drawdown Review is core to our efforts to respond nimbly to the rapidly evolving landscape of solutions and the urgency of the challenge humanity faces.” 

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Carbon Footprint Analyzers

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Find your carbon footprint (coming soon)

Short Presentation and Videos

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A Dream of a Hundred Year Plan by Paul Hawken

This is a beatiful video that lays out an important vision that all of us can follow to achieve the restoration of our planet.

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4 Levels of Change by Will Grant

Will Grant provides a simple way of understanding the various levels of change work we can undertake in our leadership transformation work - indvidual, family, community and policy/economic.

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Christiana Figueres TED Talk on history of Paris Climate Accords

Christiana Figueres is truly an inspiration for us all. In this TED talk she talks about the concept of Stubborn Optimism and how it has helped her and others to sustain the work.

You may also want to check out the TED talk by Christianna's partner Tom Rivett-Carnac TED Talk on Stubborn Optimism.

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Youth-Based Programs

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Alec Loorz

As a founder of the iMatter March and Kids vs. Global Warming, Loorz has spoken to nearly 200,000 people in over 200 presentations, keynotes and panels. ... Loorz is one of nine youth activist speaking out in the Trust: Calling for Climate Recovery (Mountainfilm 2012) documentary series.

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Greta Thunberg: This is not a Drill

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change

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Young Voices for the Planet

The mission of the Young Voices for the Planet film series is to limit the magnitude of climate change and its impacts by empowering children and youth, through uplifting and inspiring success stories, to take an essential role in informing their communities — and society at large, challenging decision-makers, and catalyzing change.

We document youth speaking out, creating solutions and leading the change. These youth solutions to the climate crisis include stories of California kids banning plastic bags, Florida students saving their school $53,000 in energy costs, an 11-year-old German boy planting millions of trees and other young people changing laws, changing minds and changing society as they reduce the carbon footprint of their homes, schools, and communities. 

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Organizations Doing Policy Work

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

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Elders Climate Action

Elders Climate Action is committed to a non-partisan effort to end the Climate Crisis and build a just and sustainable future for our children, our grandchildren, and all children. 

ECA has provided a great link for answering the question, “What can I do about climate change?”

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