The Climate Economy Education Inc


carbon negative | regenerative |circular | sustainable | renewable | resilient | clean | healthy | smart | profitable

Find your niche in the climate economy, where it’s a win-win-win for climate-economy-humanity.

The Climate Economy is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit for education and experimentation on business models and lifestyles that are good for the climate, economy and humanity. Read more about us.

2024 is the year!

Our climate stands on a tipping point of many climate extremes, and our time to change course is running out. For the sake of current and future generations, please support this effort to assist individuals and communities with new business, industries and lifestyles that reduce harmful greenhouse gasses and pollution, increase community resilience and increase human connections. Let’s get the future we want!

Donate for Giving Tuesday! Contributions between 6pm Nov. 27 and 12am Nov 28 qualify for bonus pool matching!

For the latest Climate Economy updates, visit All4.Earth.


Donate for Giving Tuesday! Contributions between 6pm Nov. 27 and 12am Nov 28 qualify for bonus pool matching!

Let’s get back into balance!  We all can help. There are many things that need to be done, and we aim to ensure all the bases are covered, so you don’t have to. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used as efficiently as possible for:

  • Sustainability-Focused Economic and Community Development: Encourage and fund student-led community-based people-centered “climate ventures” that are good for the climate, economy and humanity (YES, all of that!): sometimes we’re helping to update an existing business, and sometimes we’re creating something totally new: new businesses, community projects, nonprofits, etc.
  • Project-Based Education and Training: Rapidly train university, community college and high school students to work as catalysts in their communities for high-demand clean energy and climate ventures: we’re helping upcoming generations understand, thrive and contribute in our increasingly connected world
  • Transferable Skills Development: Giving students of all ages opportunities to develop skills that are increasingly needed or required in our technology-driven economy, including networking, artificial intelligence, and more
  • Impact Investing: Help impact investors and donors get funding into the hands of motivated student and community groups for novel, collaborative ventures that are good for the climate, economy and humanity
  • Making a Difference: Give students the opportunity to work in real ventures making positive local and global change through internships: they can identify and fuel their passions, learn more about the world and how they can make a difference
  • Job Placement: Getting southern Illinoisans into training for 100’s of new jobs for the many new solar- and clean energy-related businesses around the region
  • Identifying and Increasing Awareness of Various Funding Opportunities and Other Resources: Work to ensure the plethora of government funding that’s currently available is coming to our region’s communities and institutions
  • Clean Energy Industry Establishment: Work to ensure that every person and every business in our region takes advantage of the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act which is pouring funding into new clean energy businesses and jobs in marginalized, low income and coal-affected communities throughout the state

You don’t have to establish a nonprofit or business right off the bat to fund your start-up idea or project. Submit your project on All4.Earth and we can help you raise funds (up to $1,000 for starters), provide advice and feedback, and connect your team to resources. We also have free tools on the site for group and project management (tasks, timeline, budget, etc.), marketing of events, products or ideas, and much more. This is a great option for students who want to be able to add something awesome to their resumes, for a neighborhood group that wants to get something started, and inventors/entrepreneurs who want to get started bringing their product from their minds into reality. Check out our services, and apply today!

  • Register for an account or login so you can start earning points
  • Once you’re registered and logged in, you can always go to “My Profile” and get to all your personal stuff you’ve accumulated.
  • You can: Take courses, join groups, contribute ideas, add events to your calendar, add your own products to sell, manage projects, and much more.

Why All4.Earth?

Climate change is a complex issue with many varied causes and effects. It’s extremely unpredictable and different people in different places are going to have a variety of experiences. And, we don’t all have time to go to more meetings all the time. Sometimes, we just need some notes to catch up, or we just want to check and see what’s happening or how to get involved. All4.Earth is a project of The Climate Economy Education Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for education. It’s meant to help people carry on the word between meetings. It’s free and open to all.

Restore Balance to our Climate

“If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything.”


That’s how the old saying goes. Anyone who’s every had or known someone who’s had a chronic or debilitating illness or injury can tell you about that. It applies to our Planet Earth as well. Our planet is sick, it has a fever, it’s heating up. We have to bring it back into balance now, or things are likely to get unpleasant.


Already, the effects of the unnaturally fast warming of our global climate can be seen. These effects are usually borne by our brothers and sisters around the world who are doing the least to cause the warming. Increased global average temperatures are causing increasingly more extreme weather events, droughts, floods, and people are losing their homes, their livelihoods, their families and their peace. It’s causing extinction of many species that help to sustain the web of life at alarming rates. People are being forced to migrate in order to find livable conditions, with places destroyed by violence and corruption, and exacerbated by the effects of climate change. These are just of the few things happening in our world that we can fix if we just decide to do it.


It’s the humanitarian, scientific, and economic issue of our time. And unless we do something now, we might lose the chance to make a positive change.


Donate for Giving Tuesday! Contributions between 6pm Nov. 27 and 12am Nov 28 qualify for bonus pool matching!

What We Do

All4.Earth - Social Change Network

All4.Earth is The Climate Economy’s new Social Change Network. You can sign up and start your journey towards living an awesome life within planetary boundaries. It will help you, your family, your business and your community. You can win points for taking action, and redeem points for cash (as long as we have funders sponsoring events!). Education, community and tools will help you along. You can set up pages for your businesses, organization, or community initiative. It’s all about getting ideas and getting involved!



Starting with the first Kickoff Event in Carbondale, Illinois in 2019, and looking forward now to the Teen Summit and Maker Faire in April 2023, we’ve got the events that are worth your time. Learn about new business models and funding resources, and meet others who share your passions.


Projects Underway

At The Climate Economy, we’re involved in several ongoing projects, and we’re continuously getting involved into more. All of this is taking place on our productivity platform at All4.Earth. 


We can help you get your plans off the ground for your transition to the New Climate Economy, where we live our purpose and earn a good living while nurturing all life on earth. We can help you, your family, your business or your community come up with plans for change and ways to get your stakeholders involved. Contact us today!

Why the Climate Economy #3: Jobs

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Smart Buildings and Energy Efficiency

I'm not going to be able to say it better: Any successful climate protection strategy must consider residential and commercial buildings, which are responsible for almost 40 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. From houses and hotels to schools and skyscrapers,...

Understanding Your Carbon Footprint

Consider this: @AssaadRazzouk An American's fridge uses 458 kw/h per year. That's 7 times more electricity than the average Ethiopian uses in total in one year 3 times a Nigerian or Kenyan 1 times a Pakistani a or a Bangladeshi 57% of an Indian or Indonesian 27% of an...

Blockchain for Energy

If you're interested in computer science, this post is especially for you! If you're not into computer science, you still need to read on... Blockchain, according to Wikipedia: is a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of records, called...

Biochar – Expanding Our Economic Choices

Biochar is an example of flipping our traditional way of thinking on its head. There are so many crazy things that humans do in mindless ways that result in damages to the environment. All we have to do is think differently. We have a choice before us now,...

Biochar: Resurrection

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Visions of the Climate Economy: An Incredible Illustration of the Benefits of a Low-Carbon Future

The New Climate Economy's report: "Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times" is one of those reports that I'm reading from cover to cover, with lots of highlighting and written-in thoughts and ideas. So many...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Conference and Workshop Coming to Carbondale June 12-13: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities

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Why the Climate Economy #6: For Future Generations

We are optimists at, but we deal with reality and facts. We look at the facts, sometimes unpleasant, right in the face to understand what we need to do. This post is a reality blast in the face. It's alarming, but there's hope. If we...

Electric Vehicles Dent the Market

Just today we're hearing: Tesla Passes Ford by Market Cap Before Musk Delivers Model 3. Ouch, who would've thought! Now you never know if that will stick but it's a pretty substantial moment. Why should we be thinking about electric vehicles (EV's)?  Well, for...

Life Cycle Analysis – Coal produces 25 times more greenhouse gases than solar photovoltaics

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...

Metro East

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A Fashion Transformation

"One truckload of clothing is wasted per second." Are you kidding me? This is from the findings of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's (EMF) new report on the textile industry. Also this: "If the industry continues on its current path, by 2050, it could use more than 26...

Education to Cause the Change

The Climate Economy is education to cause the change we want to see in the world. Earth's climate is changing unnaturally fast because of human activities, mainly the burning of fossil fuels, causing increased global temperatures and altering life-sustaining...

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,; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, Website: ...

Blockchain for Carbon Credits in the Climate Economy

Well there's a mouthful! It might sound like a foreign language to you, but probably in less than a decade it will be the source in billions of dollars of economic activity. We gave a brief introduction to "blockchain for energy" in a previous post; if you're to...

Moms and Dads Carbondale Meetups

The first meetup is Friday, September 13, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Turley Park in Carbondale, Illinois. We are in charge of buying things for our family, of making sure we can provide for them, and making sure that they get the education they need. We want to do what’s...

Labels for Impact

The world needs a meaningful measure developed for products (and services) that provide information about life cycle environmental/social impact. How much energy is used, how much waste is produced, water used, if they stay under a certain carbon footprint (or zero...

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,; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, Website: ...

Metro East Kickoff – Local Community Investment and Funding Strategies – May 27 2020

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Metro East Kickoff – Regenerative Organic Agriculture – May 13 2020 – And Funding Resources

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