Global Warming and Climate Change
Tahoma Audubon is working in conjunction with National Audubon and Audubon Washington on both state and federal legislation to immediately address global warming issues by reducing carbon emissions, increasing CAFE standards, creating incentives for Green-collar jobs and technology, and creating carbon 'cap and trade' markets.
On July 18, 2008, former VP Al Gore issued a challenge to America to produce 100% of our electricity from solar, wind and other non-carbon sources within 10 years.
Audubon is proud to partner with the Alliance for Climate Protection's We Can Solve campaign (www.wecansolveit.org), and this bold challenge to America is exactly what we need to create jobs, reduce our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels, reduce the risks from catastropic climate change, and make America more secure.
In 2008 we worked with the City of Tacoma to develop strategies and recommendations for the city to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through our participation in the Green Ribbon Climate Action Task Force. The goals and strategies were adopted by the city council, resulting in the creation of a new Office of Sustainability.
Science & Education Resources
Make A Change: from Personal to Political
National Audubon Society Take Action! Join the national campaign on global warming: get information on proposed federal legislation, state legislation, and tools to reduce the impacts of human-induced climate change.
- What's my impact? Small changes add up. Calculate your Carbon Footprint at The Nature Conservancy.
- Alliance for Climate Protection's "We Can Solve It!" campaign to produce 100% of our electricity from solar, wind, and other non-carbon sources in 10 years.
- Audubon Washington Link to conservation policy on global warming, tip sheets for simple steps you can take to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, and legislative priorities for Washington State.