Resources for Action on the Climate Crisis

National Faith-Based Organizations

Greenfaith: Interfaith Partners in Action for the Earth:   https://greenfaith.org

An interfaith coalition for the environment that works with houses of worship, religious schools, and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards and provides resources and tools.

 

Living the Change: Faithful Choices for a Flourishing World    https://livingthechange.net

Supports making lifestyle changes that embody the faith commitment to care for the earth and reduce greenhouse gases in the areas of energy use, transportation, and diet.

 

Blessed Tomorrow   https://blessedtomorrow.org

A diverse group of faith organizations, including many Protestant denominations, answering the call to care for God’s creation by leading on climate solutions, working toward 100% clean energy, and engaging their communities. They offer many resources and guides, including Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action for Your Congregation and Community.

 

Creation Justice of the ABCUSA   https://www.abc-usa.org/creation-justice/

A network of American Baptists who seek to care for God’s creation and all people and to understand that ecological care and human justice are interrelated.  It seeks to provide resources, educate, build leadership, and help churches put into action climate solutions, encouraging them to become creation justice congregations.

 

Lutherans Restoring Creationhttps://lutheransrestoringcreation.org/

A grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

 

Caretakers of God’s Creation (United Methodists)https://www.umccreationcare.org/

A grassroots community of United Methodists who believe caring for and healing the earth are integral to what it means to be a Christian and a United Methodist.

 

Resources on Climate Change and Solutions

Project Drawdownhttps://www.drawdown.org

Project Drawdown is a global research organization that analyzes the most viable solutions to climate change and shares these scientifically researched solutions for implementation.  This information is shared on its website and in the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.

 

Kansas City area Organizations Working on Climate Change

Local Drawdown Groups that provide education on Drawdown solutions and support for putting those solutions into action.

Drawdown of the Heartlandhttps://www.facebook.com/DrawdownoftheHeartland/

 

Kansas City Drawdown Society: https://www.facebook.com/Drawdown-Kansas-City-1532139940167103/

 

Sustainable Sanctuary Coalitionhttp://ssckc.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sustainablesanctuarycoalition/

Encourages and partners with people of faith and faith groups to teach, model, and advocate for sustainable living and ecological justice for all creation.

 

Climate Action KC: https://www.mkccac.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateActionKC/

Drafting a Regional Climate Action Plan that will drawdown greenhouse gases, improve climate resiliency and generate corresponding economic, social, health, and quality of life benefits.

 

Climate + Energy Project: http://www.climateandenergy.org/

Works to find practical solutions to a clean energy future for Kansas.

 

Compost Collective KC:   https://www.compostcollectivekc.com/

A small group of caring citizens who want to make composting easy for you and keep food out of landfills.

 

Bridging the Gaphttps://bridgingthegap.org/

Works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting the environment, economy, and community.  Programs include recycling, tree planting, and restoring KC wildlands and native plants.

 

350KC:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/350kc/

Promotes actions that aim to reduce atmospheric CO2  350/ppm—part of a global initiative through 350.org.

 

Climate Council of Greater Kansas City: http://climatecouncilgkc.org/about/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateGKC

Provides free education, supports advocacy, and build partnerships to take bold effective action to address the climate crisis and create healthy, just, and sustainable communities in the KC area.

 

The Resilient Activist: A Joyful Nature Connected Community:                                   https://www.theresilientactivist.org/

Offers support, community-building, and resiliency tools for those who are engaged in addressing the climate crisis.

 

The Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Buttry-Center-for-Peace-and-Nonviolence-107581167337194/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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