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  • How We Win The Battle: By Working Together
    In the first post of the year, I pointed out that 2021 is the battle year. It’s the turning point, the crux, the pivot, where…
  • Happy 2021! Out with the old, in with the new.
    We’re all glad that’s over, right? 2020 was a hard year, especially for those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, and we’ve still got…
  • New Reports on Climate Equity and Just Transitions
    Three great studies reported today related to climate equity and just transitions. You can find links to all of them on CLEANetwork Magazine at https://www.cleanetwork.com/magazine/climate-justice-today/.  Climate…
  • Keeping Money Local – Videos
    You can watch the videos from the first two “Keeping Money Local” webinars here. Keeping Money Local #1 – The Big Picture – webinar series…
  • Investment in Southern Illinois communities and people is the focus of this upcoming webinar series
    Local organizations cooperate with the goal to increase regional long-term self-sufficiency A webinar series coming up in October-November on “Keeping Money Local” will feature experts…
  • Time for a Just Transition
    What exactly are southern Illinois legislators waiting for? Ameren is switching to renewable energy and planning to close down coal plants, Vistra Energy has announced…
  • Press Release for local Coal2Sol fundraiser
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 Contacts: Aur Beck, AES Solar, 618 893 1717, tech@aessolar.com; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713…
  • Food Insecurities in Our Community
    Article from Produce for the People https://www.shareable.net/produce-for-the-people-community-resilience-and-food-security/?fbclid=IwAR3rqyHP6Ogz7PvRQA8k9LZSDA1gqZUdwZWboSeBn4qCaynpDFGrXrUr1Yw
  • Set Up Email Notifications
    Want to get an email message sent out to you when something interesting happens on CLEANetwork? You can change the settings for email notifications by…
  • Getting Oil Out of Our System
    We are addicted to oil. It is tangled up in our lives, in everything we do, everything we use, even what we eat. But we…
  • Free Online Courses on Any Topic
    Get started exploring how you can brush up your skills, try out new things you “always wanted to do.” Learn to turn your ideas and…
  • Farmers Markets In Our Schools
    Read this on “Green Our Planet:” This year, schools are on track to run more than 200 farmers markets at their schools, most of them…
  • Community Solar
    There are some opportunities in Carbondale to learn about getting involved community solar, where you don’t have to invest in your own solar system: Visit…
  • Outdoor Learning Spaces
    There are lots of good reasons to get kids outside for learning. Let them get outside for some fresh air, get closer to nature, burn…
  • Free Online Course @UN: Climate Change:From Learning to Action
    This course is available from the United Nations at the following link: https://unccelearn.org/course/view.php?id=48&page=overview It’s free and open to the public, you just have to set…
  • Free Online Course @UN: Green Economy
    This is a course offered by the United Nations at this link:  https://unccelearn.org/course/view.php?id=51&page=overview You can view all the UN courses at this link: https://unccelearn.org/course/ The…
  • What are we doing about housing?
    There’s a housing eviction crisis looming on the horizon. What is happening in our communities? We already know that low-income housing in Illinois is in…
  • Natural Climate Solutions
    Studies have shown that natural climate solutions can deliver 37% of necessary greenhouse gas reductions in the near term. The Nature Conservancy has tons of…
  • Helping Communities Welcome Migrants and Refugees
    An article out today is a perfect example of what will most likely NOT be helpful to improve the situation of climate refugees and immigrants…
  • Local Carbon Network
    I would like to do a local carbon network at a location just south of Carbondale, out by Blue Sky Winery. A local carbon network…
  • Understand and Measure Your Carbon Footprint
  • Course: Getting Started on CLEANetwork
    Click the link under “courses” above! You get a pretty badge and 20 points upon completion.
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