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Climate Communication and Engagement Efforts: The Landscape of Approaches and Strategies

2012

The Resource Innovation Group’s Social Capital Project and Climate Access identified climate communication framing approaches and a variety of theories of social and behavioral change most prevalent in climate change communications and public engagement initiatives. The project researched the main categories of organizations working on climate communication and behavior change projects, the key frames, and focal strategies being pursued by these initiatives.

Related Organizations: The Resource Innovation Group, Climate Access

Authors or Affiliated Users: Cara Pike, Meredith Herr, David Minkow, Bob Doppelt, Kristin Hyde

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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FHWA Midwest Adaptation Peer Exchange Report: Minimizing the Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation Systems in the Midwest

May 27, 2011

The Midwest Adaptation Peer Exchange Report summarizes the outcomes of two Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored peer-exchange events that focused on minimizing the impacts of climate change on transportation assets in the Midwest. Participants included Indiana MPOs and Midwestern state DOTs. The purpose of the peer exchanges was to identify and share tools that are available to local, regional, and state transportation managers to encourage them to prepare for and minimize climate impacts on transportation infrastructure.

Related Organizations: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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APHA Transportation and Health Toolkit

May 2011

This toolkit is an attempt to create a common language for use by public health advocates to communicate with transportation officials. Resources in this toolkit provide information on the links between health, equity, and transportation and APHA’s advocacy efforts to ensure that transportation policy helps, rather than hinders, public health.

Related Organizations: American Public Health Association (APHA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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Adaptation and National Security Webinar Series

November 2011

From the Security and Sustainability Forum, the 'Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate Series' is a five part webinar series, each a 90-minute live session featuring a panel of experts. The first session, 'Adaptation and Security in a Changing Climate', sets the stage with a discussion of how climate-impacts are determined and what types of adaptations must be incorporated into planning at the national, regional, and local levels. The series continues with Session 2: Food and Water Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate; Session 3: Infrastructure Adaptations in a Changing Climate; Session 4: Public Health Adaptations; and Session 5: Economic Vitality in a Changing Climate.

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Climate Change Adaptation: Addressing Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality among Seniors in New York City

March 2, 2011

This presentation was given as part of a webinar series presented by the American Public Health Association, entitled "Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role." The presentation was given in Session 1 of the series airing on March 2, 2011 entitled  "A Look at State and Local Climate Change Action Planning."

Related Organizations: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, American Public Health Association (APHA), City of New York, New York

Author or Affiliated User: Nathan Graber

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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EPA Knowledge Building Series: Communicating Climate Change

2011

Part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change Knowledge Building Series, this document provides information and advice on how to communicate climate change to give audiences a better understanding of the issue. The guide includes strategies for a wide range of audiences, from young students to community and business leaders.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education program (NICE)

2011

NASA Innovations in Climate Education, or NICE, is designed to improve the quality of the nation’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and enhance students’ and teachers’ literacy about global climate and Earth system change.

Related Organizations: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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Climate Change Tree Atlas

October 26, 2010

The Climate Change Tree Atlas helps determine current and future suitable habitat and distribution of 134 tree species in the Eastern United States based on current climate and projected suitable habitat for the year 2100. The Atlas provides detailed information on environmental characteristics defining these distributions for each species, and can be used to develop large-scale projections of species responses to climate change. By taking current distributions of tree habitat in the U. S.

Related Organizations: U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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EPA Fact Sheet: Climate Change Science Facts

April 2010

This document, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), presents a basic scientific overview to help explain the significant causes and effects of climate change.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Building Green: A Success Story in Philadelphia (YouTube video)

December 20, 2010

In 2010, EPA's Office of Water produced this 11-minute video which highlights innovative efforts by green builders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who are helping protect and restore environmental quality and beautify the city.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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