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All Together Now, Southern Illinois!
A series of events took place in April as part of “All Together Now, Southern Illinois!” Topics included solar, local food and farms, energy efficiency and renewable energy for rural economic development, biochar and our local carbon network.
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Take courses, join groups, find target actions to reduce emissions and increase human connections. Everything is free.
Youth Climate Economy Ventures Hub
Create climate ventures for your home, community or school, and help people reduce emissions and get involved.
Lots of ways to volunteer in The Climate Economy! Earn points and resume rewards.
Thrive Authentically - 3 Steps
What does it mean to thrive authentically?
We live our purpose and earn a living without destroying the environment and our fellow humans. This pursuit helps us meet all our human needs and wants in a constantly changing world: we expand our understanding of the many forces constantly in motion, in addition to physical and mental health and safety, economic security, and a sense of value and belonging.
The goal of The Climate Economy is to help every individual thrive authentically. At the end of the day, everyone is safe and secure and having all their needs fulfilled. In The Climate Economy, education, entrepreneurship, caring, service, creativity, unlimited energy from the sun and new climate venture creation are the core of all the activities. There are so many opportunities in The Climate Economy to improve on how we get our energy, housing energy, transportation and everything, without causing harmful emission or otherwise harming nature or humanity. Every new creative climate venture can be a business or just a project with friends.
Here are the three steps. You don't have to take them all in any particular order.
Everyone's first priority always has to be their own mental and physical health and safety. We need to have clean air and water, adequate shelter, food, education, healthcare, security and mental health. As we build and protect our comfort zone, we have to ensure that we don't harm others or the environment in doing so. To get started:
Understand and evaluate your personal needs and impact.
Think about the things that you really need to be happy and healthy, and how you can cut unnecessary waste.
Seek out truth in a world of disinformation.
Know your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in a world with a changing climate.
All kinds of jobs are available in The Climate Economy in areas like clean energy, natural conservation and restoration, and the circular economy just to name a few. And we can create new ventures that are good for the climate, economy and humanity based on our expertise and passions. We can all achieve economic security. To get started:
Explore and learn more about what you love, and how it fits in The Climate Economy.
Try things out.
Measure and evaluate.
Specialize and create value in your area of expertise.
3. Participate and share.
Humans need to feel that their lives have meaning and that they personally have value. Belonging and contributing our strengths and experiences to a community is also a basic human need. To get started:
Share and participate.
Contribute your expertise.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has performed a "harmonization," or a further refinement, of hundreds of studies of life cycle analysis of solar photovoltaics, and compared it to the life cycle analysis greenhouse gas emissions of coal. The image above from...
Press Release 10/02/20: Local solar business wants to donate solar systems worth $20,000 each to local nonprofits that can generate the most community support over the next two weeks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020 Contacts: Aur Beck, AES Solar, 618 893 1717, firstname.lastname@example.org; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, email@example.com Website: https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/story/Coal2sol ...
Press Release 9/30/20: Investment in Southern Illinois communities and people is the focus of this upcoming webinar series
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 Contact: Byram Fager, Southern Illinois Community Foundation, 618 997 3700, firstname.lastname@example.org; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, email@example.com Website: www.keepingmoneylocal.com ...
Press release 9/23/20: Local fundraiser looks to stir up community support for free solar installations at local nonprofits
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 Contacts: Aur Beck, 618 893 1717, firstname.lastname@example.org; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, email@example.com Local fundraiser looks to stir up community support for free solar...
Presenters and PanelistsA million thanks to our keynote presenter and our panel of experts! Listen to author and economist Michael H. Shuman discuss local community investment strategies. Michael Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a...