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XII.    Hopeful Resources – On Hope, Activism, and Examples of Positive Change

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This bibliography is concerned with disturbing environmental and social trends, along with the potential to make things better and the risks if we don’t.  This section provides links to hopeful resources. If you are looking for articles and web sites that can make you feel better about our future and provide some inspiration, then this is the section for you. 


Subsection A provides links to articles, along with a few reports, books, and videos.  Subsection B features links to web sites of organizations that are doing inspirational work and/or provide hopeful and useful resources.


FYI - I have been encouraging students to read the articles by Durning, Orr, and Steffen for years and I think it helps counterbalance the onslaught of bad news and dire projections.  I am going to be adding many more of these articles and web sites as reading options in my courses, particularly the Robson article and this list in subsection B below of web sites of organizations doing good works.  We have to share tales of inspiration and identify communities for positive engagement so we can feel connected and empowered in this fight for our future.  In this way we can:

-          shake off feelings of isolation, apathy, and despair,

-          collectively kick some necessary booty, and

-          weave together a new cultural story to live.



Hope is not prognostication.  It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons…

Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well… but, rather, an ability to work for something because it is good.

--- Vaclav Havel





A.  Articles, Books, Reports, and Videos             

B.  Web Sites of Organizations Doing Good Works                                                                           



A.     Articles, Books, Reports, and Videos


Action for Climate Empowerment (2021). ACE National Strategy Framework for the United States.


Alberro, H, Csala, D, Cloke, H, Hudson, M, Maslin, M and Hodgkins, R (2019). Climate Change: Six Positive News Stories from 2019. The Conversation, Dec. 27.


Alexander, D (2020). 21 Sustainability Innovations That Might Just Change the World. Interesting Engineering, Nov. 26.


Ambrose, J and Henley, J (2019). European Investment Bank to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Financing. The Guardian, Nov. 15.


Arantes, J (2021). Study Shows How Waste Can be Converted Into Materials for Advanced Industries., Dec. 8.


Armstrong, K (2019). Teen Girls Are Leading a Wave of Climate Activism in Europe and, Now, the US. Brit + Co, Feb. 8.


Arsenault, C (2021). Five Good-news Environmental Stories from 2021. Aljazeera, Dec. 28.


Associated Press (2020). Global Energy-related Carbon Emissions Flat in 2019. ABC News, Feb. 10.


Barkham, P (2020). Going Local: How to Make a Difference in Small Ways. The Guardian, Jan. 13.


Beighton, R (2021). World's First Crewless, Zero Emissions Cargo Ship Will Set Sail in Norway. CNN, Aug. 25.


Beitsch, R (2020). USDA Hopes to Cut Farms' Environmental Footprint in Half by 2050. The Hill, Feb. 20.


Belger, T (2020). EU Climate Targets 'Would Not be Here' Without Millennial Activism. Yahoo Finance, Jan. 23.


Bell, J, Poushter, J, Fagan, M and Huang, C (2021). In Response to Climate Change, Citizens in Advanced Economies Are Willing To Alter How They Live and Work. Pew Research Center.


Bendell, J (2019a). Hope and Vision in the Face of Collapse – The 4th R of Deep Adaptation. Jem


Bendell, J (2019b). Hope in a Time of Climate Chaos – A Speech to Psychotherapists. Keynote speech at the UK Council for Psychotherapy Conference, Oct. 19. Jem


Bender, E (2021). The Case for Ocean Optimism. Knowable Magazine, Aug. 5.


Bennett, E and 21 co-authors (2016). Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene. Front Ecol Environ, 14(8): 441–448.


Bergen, T (2020a). World Leaders Commit to Earth’s Recovery. INHabitat, Sept. 29.


Bergen, T (2020b). These are the Winning Environmental Measures on Ballots Across the US. In Habitat, Nov. 9.


Bernton, H (2021). Bye-bye Styrofoam Coolers: New Washington State Law to Ban Sales of Some Plastic, Require More Recycled Content in Others. The Seattle Times, April 22.


Berros, MV (2015). The Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador: Pachamama Has Rights.  Arcadia, 2015, no. 11.  Environment and Society Portal.


Boztas, S (2021). Netherlands Proposes Radical Plans to Cut Livestock Numbers by Almost a Third. The Guardian, Sept. 9.


Brasch, S (2021). How Your Hot Showers and Toilet Flushes Can Help the Climate. NPR, May 21.


Briggs, H (2021). Climate Change: The Environmental Disasters We've Almost Fixed. BBC News, Oct. 24.


Broadman, H (2021). Sustainability Pledges by Business Are Outshining Those By Government. Forbes, Nov. 30.


Brockman, A (2017). Despair is Not a Strategy: 15 Principles of Hope. Films for Action, Apr. 21.


Campaign for Nature (2021). 50 Countries Announce Bold Commitment to Protect at Least 30% of the World’s Land and Ocean by 2030.


Cao, S, Shang, D, Yue, H and Ma, H (2017). A Win-Win Strategy for Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in Southern China. Environmental Research Letters, 12(4).


Chamberlin, S (2011). My New Heroes. Dark Optimism, July 25.


Chapa, S and Hyde, C (2021). Chevron Investors Back Climate Proposal in Rebuke to C-Suite. Bloomberg Green, May 26.


Charles, D (2014). Kansas Farmers Commit To Taking Less Water From The Ground. All Things Considered, National Public Radio.


Chetwynd, J (2019). Year in Review: Environmental Victories in States Highlight 2019. Environment America, Dec. 30.


Chodosh, L (2018). Dirt Dorks Aim to Bring Composting to your Curb. Stone Pier Press, May 4.


Circle of Blue (2020). Remarkable Drop in Colorado River Water Use a Sign of Climate Adaptation. EcoWatch, June 23.


Clinton, N, Stuhlmacher, M, Miles, A, Aragon, N, Wagner, M, Georgescu, M, Herwig, C and Gong, P (2018). A Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture. Earth’s Future, 6(1).


CNN (2021). Is This the Most Sustainable House Ever Built? [Short video]


CNN Staff (2020). Environmental Heroes to Inspire You in 2021. CNN, Dec. 31.


Cohen, D (2018). Apocalyptic Climate Reporting Completely Misses the Point. The Nation, Nov. 2.


Combs, S and Howard, B (2019). 49 Years of Environmental Victories, in Photos. National Geographic, Sept. 18.


Common Ground Media (2009).  I Will Be a Hummingbird, video clip from Dirt! The Movie, directed by Benenson, B, Rosow, G and Dailly, E. 


Crowther, T (2020). The Global Movement to Restore Nature’s Biodiversity. TED Talk, Countdown collection.


Daley-Harris, S (2020). Guest Opinion: You Don’t Need to Feel Trapped by the Climate Crisis. Deseret News, Jan. 12.


Dauncey, G (2019). Ok Doomer. Resilience, Nov. 26.


Davies, K (2015). Hope in the Age of Climate Consequences. Tikkun.


Dawson, C (2020). A Dutch Inventor is Cleaning the World's Most Polluted Rivers in an Effort to Save the Oceans. CNN, Oct. 9.


Deaton, J (2019). This City May Become a Magnet for Climate Refugees. Mother Jones, Dec. 7.


De Ferrer, M (2020). The Great Green Wall of Africa: Is this the Next Wonder of the World? Euro News, Aug. 1.


Dellinger, A (2020). More than 70 Climate Change Fighting Tools Already at our Disposal Detailed in New Study. Mic, March 4.


Dockrill, P (2019). Feeding Cows This Weird Pink Stuff Could Actually Help Fight Climate Change. Science Alert, Aug. 21.


Dowd, M (2019). Post-Doom Inspiration - Honoring Grief, Empowering Action.


Draxler, B (2020). How to Bring About Catastrophic Success in the Face of Climate Change. Yes Magazine, July 28.


Durning, A (2005).  Sustainability’s Slow-motion Revolution.  Sightline Institute.


Duvernay, A (2019). New Oregon Law Clears the Way for Solid Waste to Power your Home. The Bulletin, Sept.22.


Early, C (2020). The Stubborn Optimist. Resurgence & Ecologist, May/June.


Einhorn, C (2021). How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look. The New York Times, May 31.


European Green Deal (2020). A European Green Deal. [Leads to many resources]


Fink, L (2020). Sustainability as BlackRock’s New Standard for Investing. BlackRock.


Fisher, B (2020). Making a Splash: Wastewater Treatment Innovation Improves Water Quality While Saving Space, Energy and Costs. University of Washington Civil and Environmental Engineering.


Fisk, U (2018). 21-Day Apathy DetJx. Ask Umbra, Grist.


Foster, J (2017). Towards Deep Hope: Climate Tragedy, Realism and Policy. Green House Think Tank.


Fox, C (2019). 13 Farmer Stories That Bring Honesty and Hope to Sustainable Agriculture. Food Tank, March 13.


Frontline Club (2020). Environment: Hope in Hell. YouTube, June 25.  [1 hour panel discussion video]


Garcia, E, Berhane, K, Islam, T, McConnel, R, Urman, R, Chen, Z and Gilliland, F (2019).  Association of Changes in Air Quality with Incident Asthma in Children in California, 1993-2014. Journal of the American Medical Association, 321(19): 1906-1915.


Godfrey, E (2020). Revenge of the Wine Moms. The Atlantic, October, 21.


Goldberg, M, der Linden, S, Maibach, E and Leiserowitz, A (2019). Discussing Global Warming Leads to Greater Acceptance of Climate Science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(30).


Goodall, J (2019). Jane Goodall: These 4 Issues May Not Seem Related to Climate Change. But They Are and We Need to Solve Them Now. Time, Sept. 12.


Goodell, J (2021). Ten Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change. Rolling Stone, Nov. 3.


Great Big Story (2019). Japan’s Town with No Waste.


Green, M (2020). Tenth of Pandemic Stimulus Spend Could Help World Reach Climate Goals – Study. Reuters, Oct. 15.


Greenfield, P (2020). World Leaders Pledge to Halt Earth’s Destruction Ahead of UN Summit. The Guardian, Sept. 27.


Grist Creative (2019). In the Warming Arctic, A Promising Solution to Climate Change. Grist, May 15.


Grist Creative (2020). How Hyperlocal Hydro Energy Can Empower Communities. Grist, Nov. 11.


Hall, K (2019). The Good, the Bad, and the Opportunity for Climate Action in Washington. Climate Solutions, Oct. 3.


Halstead, J (2019). Climate Change Executive Summary and Giving Recommendation. Founder’s Pledge, May 1.


Harder, A (2019). America’s Business Lobby Shifting on Climate Change. Axios, April 18.


Hawkins, J (2022). Revolutionary New Solar Panels Don’t Need Sunlight to Generate Energy. BGR, Feb. 16.


Hayhoe, K (2021). Why You Should Talk About Climate Change Right Now. Gizmodo, Oct. 12.


Herold, K (2017). The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law.  Intercontinental Cry.


Holmes, H (2019). The Kids are Alright – What Do the Climate Strikes Tell Us About the Future of Environmental Activism? Open Democracy, Mar. 15.


Holthaus, E (2020). In 2030, We Ended the Climate Emergency. Here’s How. The Correspondent, Jan. 8.


Hopkins, R (2019). The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination. Yes Magazine, Oct. 15.


Hoffman, M (2021). 2020 was a Terrible Year for Climate Disasters, But There are Reasons for Hope in 2021. The Conversation, Jan. 5.


Houlton, B (2020). Scientists Want to Fight Climate Change with Rocks. Mic, July 22.


Houser, J, Swinson, B and Hambourger, M (2017). The Absurdity of Pooping in Potable Water. The Solutions Journal, 8(2). [Experimenting with a biofilter system for graywater]


Hunter, M and Puutio, L (2019). 87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit. United Nation Global Compact Media, Sept. 22.


Igusky, K, Calhoun, K, Kennedy, K and Ott, C (2017). America’s Pledge Phase 1 Report: States, Cities, and Businesses in the United States Are Stepping Up on Climate Action. Bloomberg Philanthropies.


Jacobsen, R (2019). This Is the Beginning of the End of the Beef Industry. Outside Magazine, July 31.


Jensen, D (2006). Beyond Hope. Orion Magazine.


Johnson, M (2020). Environmentalists Stop Anacortes Xylene Proposal. Island Sounder, Jan. 5.


Jones, S (2019). When It Comes to the Future, Hope Is All There Is. New York Magazine, Sept. 10. [Response to Franzen’s fatalistic essay]


Kahane, A (2007). Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2nd edition.


Kahane, A (2010). How To Change the Future. RSA Public Services and Communities talk.


Kelsey, E (2016). Propagating Collective Hope in the Midst of Environmental Doom and Gloom. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 21. 


Kelsey, E (2020). Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis. Greystone Books.


Kelsey, E (2021). An Antidote for Environmental Despair. Hakai Magazine, Jan. 18. [“When it comes to conservation, hope is much more useful than gloom.”]


Kemp, L (2019). Here's How a Circular Economy Could Change the World by 2030. World Economic Forum, Oct. 29.


Kielburger, C and Kielburger, M (2014). From Generation Me to Generation We: How Millennials Are Changing Business. Huffington Post, April 8.


Kirby, A (2017). Climate Refugees Move Up the Agenda. Climate News Network.


Kirschbaum, E (2019). Germany to Close All 84 of its Coal-fired Power Plants, Will Rely Primarily on Renewable Energy. LA Times, Jan. 26.


Koetsier, J (2020). New 6-Bladed Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Can Power Your Off-Grid Home For 30 Years Safely. Forbes, Aug. 10.


Kolbert, E (2019). Summits, Strikes and Climate Change. The New Yorker, Sept. 20.


Kretz, L (2012). Hope in Environmental Philosophy. Funded Articles, 11.


Kristof, N (2019). This Has Been the Best Year Ever for Humanity. New York Times, Dec. 28.


Krznaric, R (2020). How to Be a Good Ancestor. TED Talk, Countdown collection. [Stirring]


Lappe, F (2011). Thinking Like an Ecosystem. Center for Ecoliteracy.


Lenferna, A (2018). Equitably Ending the Fossil Fuel Era: Climate Justice, Capital, and the Carbon Budget. University of Washington Department of Philosophy. [PhD dissertation. Read the hopeful conclusion.]


Lewis, M (2020). Virginia Presses Ahead Today with its Virtual Green New Deal Coalition Summit. Electrek, June 3.


LinkedIn MX (2021). LinkedIn Top Voices Sustainability: These are the Most Influential Vices on Green Issues. Entrepreneur, Nov. 5.


Lynch, T (2017). Why Hope Is Dangerous When It Comes To Climate Change. Slate.


Ma, M (2020). Fisheries Management is Actually Working, Global Analysis Shows. UW News, Jan. 13.


MacDougal, A (2022). Would You Eat Bacteria to Help Reverse Climate Change? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Feb. 1.


Macy, J (2012). Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy. New World Library.


Matthews, D (2018). 23 Charts and Maps that Show the World is Getting Much Better. Vox.


McGowan, C (2020). Ocean Plastic was Choking Chile’s Shores. Now It’s in Patagonia’s Hats. The Guardian, April 24.


McKenna, P (2021). A New Study Closes the Case on the Mysterious Rise of a Climate Super-Pollutant. Inside Climate News, Feb. 10.


McKibben, B (2019). Hello from the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different. Time, Sept. 12.


McKinsey and Company (2020). The Challenge of Climate Change.  [Dickon Pinner and representatives of three mega-corporations discuss how they are addressing environmental sustainability. Includes a video.]


Menser, M (2013). The Participatory Metropolis, or Resilience Requires Democracy. Center for Humans and Nature, Jan. 21.


Meyer, R (2021). A New Estimate of the 'Most Effective' Way to Fight Climate Change. The Atlantic, Dec. 15.


Milman, O (2018). New York City Plans to Divest $5bn from Fossil Fuels and Sue Oil Companies. The Guardian, Jan. 10.


Mission 2020 (2019). Inspirational Times.


Monbiot, G (2017). George Monbiot – Out of the Wreckage – A New Politics for an Age of Crisis.  The Gaia Foundation. YouTube video.


Moreno, A (2021). This Center in Dubai is Growing 'Future-proof' Food in the Desert. CNN, Aug. 26.


Myllyvirta, L, Jones, D and Buckley, T (2019). Analysis: Global Coal Power Set for Record Fall in 2019. Carbon Brief.


Nature Climate Solutions (2019). Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on Natural Climate Solutions. Directed by Tom Mustill, Gripping Films.


The Nature Conservancy (2020). Five Chances to Change the World in 2020.


Nicolosi, E, Medina, R and Feola, G (2018). Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability in the United States: A Spatial Analysis. Applied Geography, 91.  [Mapping where it is happening.]


Otaola, M (2022). Worried About the State of Democracy? Here are Some Reasons to be Optimistic Instead. The Washington Post, March 2.


Orr, D (2004). The Hour Before the Dawn. Yes Magazine.


Orr, D (2009). Millennial Hope, in Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse. Oxford Univ. Press. Pp: 181-202.


Ortiz, D (2020). Is it Wrong to be Hopeful About Climate Change?, Jan. 9.


Otto, I et al., (2020). Social Tipping Dynamics for Stabilizing Earth’s Climate by 2050. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(5).


Palmer, B (2020). If Bhutan Can, You Can. NRDC, Dec. 2.


Palumbo, J (2022). Can Seaweed Help Solve the World's Plastic Crisis? CNN Style, Jan. 4.


Parker, C (2019). What If We Get Things Right? Visions for 2030. World Economic Forum, Oct. 29.


Pereira, L Bennet, E, Biggs, R, Mangnus, A, Norstrom, A, Peterson, G, Raudsepp-Hearne, C, Sellberg, M and Veervoort, J (2019). Seeding Change by Visioning Good Anthropocenes. The Solutions Journal, 10(3).


Perlman, J (2014). The Promise of Mega-Cities: Moving from Despair to Hope, in Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility. Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Extra Series 41, Vatican City.


Peters, A (2021). Climate Tech’s Newest Unicorn Makes Chemicals from Sugar, Not Fossil Fuels. Fast Company, Dec. 10.


Peters, A (2022). Palm Oil is One of the Most Destructive Ingredients You Use Every Day. These Startups are Trying to Replace It. Fast Company, Jan. 27.


Pinker, S (2018).  Is the World Getting Better or Worse? A Look at the Numbers. TED Conferences.


Pitcheta, R and Dean, S (2019). Over 180 Countries – Not Including the US – Agree to Restrict Global Plastic Waste Trade. CNN, May 11.


Pope, C (2021). The Surprisingly Hopeful Moral of the UN Climate Summit. Salon, Dec. 10.


Post Carbon Institute (2020). What Could Possibly Go Right?  [Podcast series featuring different guests discussing positive actions.]


Prescott, J (2019). Climate-change-resistant Agriculture. Euronews, April 12. 


Profita, C (2020). Oregon’s Only Coal-fired Power Plant Closes for Good. OPB, Oct. 15.


Rapid Transition Alliance (2019). Can We Transform the World in 12 Years? Tamarack Media Cooperative and BBC Ideas.  [Short video]


Raskin, P (2013). Game On: The Basis for Hope in a Time of Despair. Tellus Institute.


Renkl, M (2021). Everyone Will Breathe This Polluted Air One Day. The New York Times, Aug. 16. [Memphis community stops a pipeline and environmental racism.]


Reuters (2021). Colombia Launches Strategy to Tackle Environmental Crimes. Dec. 6.


Revill, C and Harris, V (2017). 2020: The Climate Turning Point. Mission 2020.


Rifkin, J (2010).  The Empathic Civilisation. The Royal Society of the Arts Animate.


River, B (2021). A Sustainability Revolution Is Coming, Are Leaders Ready? Forbes, Mar. 1.


Roberts, D (2017). Does Hope Inspire More Action on Climate Change than Fear? We Don't Know. Vox, Dec. 5.  


Roberts, D (2019a). Jay Inslee is Writing the Climate Plan the Next President Should Adopt. Vox, May 18.


Roberts, D (2019b). The 4 Best Ideas from Jay Inslee’s New Climate Justice Plan.Vox, July 30.


Roberts, D (2020a). Social Tipping Points are the Only Hope for the Climate. Vox, Jan. 29.


Roberts, D (2020b). How to Drive Fossil Fuels Out of the US Economy, Quickly. Vox, Aug. 6.


Robin, V (2020). What Could Possibly Go Right? Conversations with Cultural Scouts: Bill McKibben. Post Carbon Institute.  [Video of 17 minute interview.] Transcript here:


Robin, V, Raworth, K and Krznaric, R (2021). What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 54 Kate Raworth and Roman Krznaric. Resilience, Sept. 21.


Robinson, K (2020). Chapter 16, in The Ministry for the Future. Orbit Publ. [Briefly covers how there is enough for all” and “enough should be a human right.”]


Robson, D (2019). The ‘3.5% Rule’: How a Small Minority Can Change the World. BBC Future Now, May 14.


Rosane, O (2021). Cleared Land Can Return to Tropical Forest in Just 20 Years. EoWatch, Dec. 10.


Rossi, M (2019). Scientists are Taking Concrete Steps Towards Reducing Cement’s Massive Carbon Footprint. Quartz, Nov. 15.


Salamon, M (2019). The Climate Emergency is a Kick-start to Create a Better World. The Hill, Aug. 28.


Savage, D (2020). Supreme Court Rules Beaches can be Protected from Sewage that Flows Underground. LA Times, April 23.


Schwartz, A (2020). 'Creating Our Legacies': The Elders Fighting for Climate Justice. Gizmodo, April 6.


Schwartzberg, L (2014). What’s Possible: UN Climate Summit Opening Film. Moving Art Studio. 


Scott, D. (2016). Surviving Logging: the Return of the Olympic Forests. The Outdoor Society, Dec. 18.


Seeds for Change (n.d.). Consensus Decision Making.


Seeds of Good Anthropocenes (2020a). Map of Seeds.  [Links to summaries of initiatives to transition to a better future.]


Seeds of Good Anthropocenes (2020b). Resources. [Leads to journal articles, theses, reports and videos associated with SGA.]


Selsky, A (2020). Oregon Governor Takes Sweeping Action to Cut Global Warming. PBS News Hour, Mar. 11.


Sharpe, S and Lenton, T (2021). Upward-scaling Tipping Cascades to Meet Climate Goals: Plausible Grounds for Hope. Climate Policy, 21(4).


Shepardson, D and Klayman, B (2021). U.S. Government to End Gas-powered Vehicle Purchases by 2035 Under Biden Order. Reuters, Dec. 8.


Shigeoka, S (2019). Think Rural America Doesn’t Care About the Climate? Think Again. Grist, Oct. 29.


Simha, P, Vinneras, B and Senecal, J (2020). We Found a Way to Turn Urine Into Solid Fertiliser – It Could Make Farming More Sustainable. The Conversation, Nov. 6.


Simms, A and Newell, P (2017).  How Did We Do That? The Possibility of Rapid Transition. The New Weather Institute, the ESRC STEPS Centre and the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex. [Good one in terms of demonstrating how rapid, positive change is possible.]


Sittig, A (2021). Nuclear Fusion Finally Finds Its Place in the Sun. Time, Nov. 24.


Stahl, J (2022). What Does Hope Look Like in 2022? Grist, Jan 13.


Steffen, A (2008). The Politics of Optimism. Alex 


The Story of Stuff Project (2014). Citizen Muscle Bootcamp. [4 week online program]


Sullivan, A (2019). Best of Good For All News 2019. The Jane Goodall Institute, Dec. 28.


Sutton, K and Smith, L (2019). Ecoanxiety Will Help Us Save the Planet. Nesta, Nov. 12.


Suzuki, D (2019). Yes, We Can Resolve the Climate Crisis. Straight, July 2.


Svoboda, M (2020). Media Coverage of Climate Change in 2019 Got Bigger - and Better. Yale Climate Connections. March 10.


Taft, N (2021). This Community Put the Brakes on Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas with One Law. Yours Can, Too. Grist, Aug. 16.


Thomashow, M (2017). Pacific Northwest Changemakers. Philanthropy Northwest.


Thukral, C (2021). The World’s First Floating City Designed by BIG & Backed by UN Can Withstand Category 5 Hurricanes! Yanko Design, Dec. 3.


United Nations (2019). Goal of the Month | Exclusive Interview With Michelle Yeoh, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.


United Nations Development Programme (2019). Young People and Climate: Fighting for a Stolen Future.


Vaidyanathan, G (2018). Science and Culture: Imagining a Climate-change Future, Without the Dystopia.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(51): 12832-12835.


Vartan, S (2020). Washington Has All its Carnivores Back with Return of this Furry Predator. National Geographic, Feb.


Veitch, G (2018). Oyster Farmers Unite to Fight Global Warming. Stone Pier Press, Jan. 6.


Vidal, J (2011).  Bolivia Enshrines Natural World's Rights with Equal Status for Mother Earth. The Guardian, April 10.


Wallace-Wells, D (2021). After Alarmism. The War on Climate Denial has Been Won. And That’s Not the Only Good News. New York Magazine, Jan. 19.


Watson, S (2021). Potty-trained Cows Could Seriously Help the Planet. Popular Science, Sept. 16.


Weise, E (2020). Republican and Democratic Voters Actually Agree on Many Climate Change Fixes. So Why No Action? USA Today, Jan. 24.


Wells, S (2021). Deceptively Powerful Moonshot Tech Could Bring Clean Water to Billions. Inverse, Nov. 2.


Welzel, C (2021). Why the Future Is Democratic. Journal of Democracy, 32(2).


Willis, R (2019). EU Bank Launches Ambitious New Climate Strategy and Energy Lending Policy. European Investment Bank, Nov. 14.


Windfall Films (2019). Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet. SVT2 and PBS.  [55 minute video documentary.]


Withers, P (2020). Canada Recommits to Protecting Oceans, Sustainable Marine Management. CBC News, Dec. 2.


Wolf, R and Robinson, K (2021). Why Kim Stanley Robinson Wrote a New Cli-Fi Novel… in Which Things Actually Get Better. Literary Hub, Jan. 15.


Wood, C (2021). Reclaimed Water Could Be the Solution to Farming in a Drier Future. Yes! Magazine, Mar. 1.


Worland, J (2020). Joe Biden's Novel Approach to Climate Change Could Side-Step a Divided Congress. Time, Nov. 11.


Yoder, K (2019). An Evangelical Leader Calls Young Christians to Save the Planet. Crist, Aug. 12.


Young, H (2022). How to Find Hope in the Face of the Climate Crisis. DW, Feb. 18.


Zaelke, D and Dreyfus, G (2021). The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Climate Change in 2021 — But it's Not Too Late to Act. The Hill, Dec. 29.




B.  Web Sites of Organizations Doing Good Works


350.Org (2020).


ACCIONA (2020). Sustainability for All.


Active R.E.M.E.D.Y (2020).


Alliance for Climate Education (2020).


The Alliance of World Scientists (2020).


The All We Can Save Project (2021).


Animal Outlook (2021).


Ashden (2020). 


Bernie (2019). The Green New Deal.


Business for Nature (2020).


C2ES – Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (2021). Mayors/Business Alliance for a Sustainable Future.


Campaign for Nature (2020).


Carbon Neutral Cities (2021).


Cascadia Climate Action (2020).


Cascadia Climate Adaptation Strategy (2020).


Center for Ecoliteracy (2020).


Center for Planetary Culture (2020).


Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (2020).


Changing the Present (2021).


Citizens’ Climate Lobby (2020).


Clean Seas (2020).


Climate Access (2019).


Climate Action 100+ (2019). Global Investors Driving Business Transition.


Climate Action Network International (2020).


Climate Emergency Declaration (2020).


Climate Emergency Unit (2022).


Climate Emergency Institute (2020).


Climate Justice Alliance (2019). Just Transition.


Climate-KIC (2021).


The Climate Mobilization (2020).


Climate Signals (2020).


Centre for Climate Safety (2020).


Commons Transition (2020).  P2P Foundation.


Community-Wealth.Org (2020).


Consensus for Action (2020).


Conservation International (2020).


Dear Tomorrow (2020).


Degrowth (2020).


Democracy Collaborative (2019).


Depave (2020).


Earth Regenerators (2020). [A Study Group for Restoring Planetary Health and Avoiding Human Extinction]


Earth System Governance (2020). [Many interesting articles here, plus links to conferences, news, etc.]


The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) (2021). Publications.


Ecosia (2021). [Green search engine.]


ECOSS (2021).


Eco Tipping Points.Org (2019). The Eco Tipping Points Project: Models for Success in a Time of Crisis. 


Ecovillage Book.Org (n.d.). Learning Resources. [bibliography]


Elders Climate Action (2020).


Energy Justice Network (2020).


Ensia (2020).  [A solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet.]


Environment America (2020).


Environmental Justice Atlas (2020). [Interactive map]


Environmental Working Group (2020).


European Environmental Bureau (2020).  


European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (2020).


Evergreen Collaborative (2021). The Evergreen Action Plan.


Food Tank (2020).


Foundation for Climate Restoration (2020).


Foundation for Intentional Community (2021).


The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability (2020).


Fridays for Future (2020).


Friends of Earth (2020).


Future Earth (2020).  


Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures (2021).


The Global Citizens Initiative (2020).


Global Climate Action (2020).


Global Commission on Adaptation (2020).


Global Deal for Nature (2020).


Global EcoVillage Network (2020).


Global Oneness Project (2019). Inspiring People. [“These stories introduce extraordinary individuals who transform challenges and inspire change.”]


Global Opportunity Explorer 2019 Insights (2020).


Global Optimism (2021).


Global Optimism (2021). Outrage + Optimism. [podcast for environmental advocates]


Great Green Wall (2020).


Great Reset (2020).


Green Queen (2020).


The Guardrails of Democracy Project (2021).


Happiness Alliance (2020).


Holistic Management International (2020).


HowGood (2022). The World’s Largest Sustainability Database.


How You Respond (2020).


The Institute for Ecological Civilization (2020).


Institute for Local Self-Reliance (2020).


International Institute for Sustainable Development (2020).


Intersectional Environmentalist (2020).


Investigate West (2021). Environment.


Irish Aid (2019). Climate and Development Learning Platform. [Leads to many resources]


The Jane Goodall Institute (2020).


Just Transition Centre (2020).


Just Transition Commission (2020). Scottish Government.


Leaders’ Pledge for Nature (2020).


Leaders’ Quest (2020). Future Stewards.


Living Resilience (2021).


Local 20/20 (2020). [Based n Pt. Townsend, WA]


Local Futures (2020).


The Long Now Foundation (2021).


Marin Carbon Project (2020).


Mission 2020 (2020).


Mutual Aid Network (2020).


NAACP (2019). Environmental & Climate Justice Resources.


Natural Capitalism Solutions (2020). Our Mission.


The Nature Conservancy (2020).


Nature 4Climate (2020).


Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (2021).


New Dream (2020).


New Story Hub (2020).


The Next System Project (2020).


Nonprofit Democracy Network (2021).


North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (2020).


Oceana (2021). What We Do.


The Official Children and Youth Constituency of

the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2021).


One Earth Initiative (2019). A Declaration on the Integrity of the Earth's Biodiversity and a Just Future for All.


One (2020).


One Up Action (2020).


On the Commons (2020).


Our Climate Our Future (2019).  Get Educated. Take Action.


Overseas Development Institute (2020).


Permaculture News (2020).


Permaculture Principles (2020).


The Planetary Health Alliance (2020)


Population Media Center (2020).


Post Doom (2021).


The Presencing Institute (2019). Transforming Capitalism Lab.


Progressive International (2022). Blueprint.


Project Drawdown (2020). [Resource site for climate solutions]


Projects That Matter (2021).


Prosocial World (2021).


Public Citizen (2019). Climate & Energy: Fighting for Clean, Affordable Energy and a Livable Climate.


Radical Ecological Democracy (2022).


Rapid Transition Alliance (2020).


Reasons to Be Cheerful (2021). Climate/Energy. [Many articles about positive change.]


Represent Us (2020).


Resilience Alliance (2020).


Seeds of a Good Anthropocene (2020). McGill University, the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, and the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University.


The Nature Conservancy (2018). Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition.


RetroSuburbia (2021).


Roots & Shoots (2020).


Science Moms (2021).


Skill Share (2021).


Snoqualmie Stewardship Program (2021).


Society of Fearless Grandmothers (2020).


The Solutions Project (2021). (2021). Safe Cities.


Stockholm Environment Institute (2021).


Students Organising for Sustainability UK (2021b). Invest for Change.  [A campaign for university money to act in the interests of students, not against them.]


Sunrise Movement (2021).


Sustainable Europe Research Institute (2021).


Systems Change (2021).


Take the Jump (2022).


This Changes Everything (2021). Beautiful Solutions.


Toxic-Free Future (2021).


Transition Research Network (2021).


Transition Studies (2021).


Transition Studies (2021). Institutions Working on the Transition … to a Post Carbon-Fueled World.


Transition US (2021). Transition United States.


United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (2019). Communities Restoring Landscapes: Stories of Resilience and Success. Knowledge Hub.  [Contains 12 different stories or case studies.]


UNESCO (2020). Green Citizens.


UN Principles for Responsive Investment (2019). Corporate Engagement on Climate Change.


University of Washington (2019).  Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship Program.


University of Washington Bothell (2020). Community Sustainability Organizations in the Puget Sound Region.


University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Library (2020). Environment: Local Organizations.  [List, with links of environmental organizations local to western Washington state.]


U.S. Climate Alliance (2020).


Washington Environmental Council (2020).


Weave: The Social Fabric Project (2020).


Work that Reconnects Network (2021).


World Wide Views (2020).


Young Friends of the Earth (2021).


Zero Hour (2020).




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