The Global Cooling Prize is rallying a global coalition of leaders to solve the critical climate threat that comes from growing demand for residential air conditioning. By harnessing the power of innovation, we can provide cooling solutions that enhance people’s lives without contributing to runaway climate change.
How? This groundbreaking competition is designed to incentivize development of a residential cooling solution that will have at least five times less climate impact than standard Residential Room Air Conditioners units in the market today. This technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100, all while enhancing living standards for people in developing countries around the globe.
Paul Hawken and his team of community activists, researchers and writers are creating a book (with accompanying videos, website, and app) called Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.
By providing a roadmap for collective action, the book addresses the grave warnings issued by the IPCC and the Alliance of World Scientists signed by members from 156 countries. They call for successive 50% reductions in global emissions in each of the next two decades if our planet is to avoid exceeding 1.5˚C rise in global temperatures. The scientists urgently want to “avoid untold suffering due to the climate crisis.”
The world is rapidly awakening to the gravity of the situation. Certain informed individuals, communities, companies, cities, colleges, and countries are asking how they can help. Currently, there is no document, book, or website that instructs individuals and organizations how to accomplish the goal in a precise, grounded, science-based format.
Ending the climate crisis in one generation means sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere as much as possible while decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases as soon as possible. To accomplish this, public awareness and urgency are critical to achieve a worldwide collective and committed effort.
Still much of the public in general, despite the urgent warnings by climate scientists, remains uninvolved. Providing both the framework to understand the issue and the direction in which to take action, Regeneration seeks to activate our leaders, negotiators, CEO’s, politicians, NGOs, and all citizens to come together and create a practical, doable, science-based outline for a precise course of action. This book and accompanying video, website, and app will provide such a course.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law works to secure equal justice for all targeting discrimination faced by African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the support and leadership of lawyers across the country in the work needed to combat racial discrimination and inequality – work that continues to be vital today.
Their Election Protection coalition works to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation.
VoteAmerica is a nonpartisan organization founded by a small team of elections and technology experts. They provide millions of low and no-propensity American voters with tools to help register to vote, vote by mail, etc. in order to ensure higher voter turnout.
When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.
Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.
League of Women Voters envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. They believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.