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For decades, movements for solutions to climate disruption have grown: smart growth, green building, local food, renewable energy, etc.  The solutions are well underway right here in Houston.
NuRide carpool 
Houston Metro  
Van-pooling


Climate Protection
Clean Houston
EarthHouston
Houston Peak Oil
Sierra Club

Sustainability 

Renewable Energy Roundup (9/23/06)
HREG  renewable energy

AIA COTE
Green Building Council
HARC
Green Houston
KPFT Radio
Simplicity Network
Planned Parenthood
CEC coalition


Efficient Transportation
Bike Houston
CTC (transportation)
Electric Auto
Houston Metro
Gulf Coast Institute

Sustainable Food
Urban Harvest
Permaculture Guild 
Vegetarian Society

Reduce air pollution
GHASP
Mothers for Clean Air

Slideshows at our weekly conference calls
Putting Energy Efficiency to Work by Fred Yebra  powerpoint version 
Beginners' Guide to Carbon Markets by Terry Moore
IGCC Pipedreams of Green and Clean by Carol Overland 

Texas Organizations
www.txipl.org
www.TexasImpact.org
www.StopTheCoalPlant.org
www.theroundup.org
www.txses.org
www.treia.org
www.texasrose.org
www.cooltheclimate.org
www.coolclimatecampaign.org

Churches protect climate
Texas Religious Leaders Call for Action  
World Council of Churches  "The atmosphere is a common gift."
Evangelical Climate Initiative  86 leaders pledge climate protection
American Baptist  "safeguard atmospheric integrity" 
United Methodist Church   "use compact fluorescent light bulbs"
US Catholic Bishops   Caring for God's Creation
Episcopal Church   Buy green electricity
National Council of Churches of Christ  "restore God's creation"
Presbyterian Church USA  "ratify kyoto" 1998
Unitarian Universalists "greatest moral and spiritual crisis"
What would Jesus Drive?

National and International Links

Climate Disruption
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/
http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/
http://climateprediction.net/index.php
http://www.climatehotmap.org/index.html
http://www.ipcc.ch/
http://realclimate.org/
http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/climate/default.htm#who
http://www.heatisonline.org/main.cfm
http://www.undoit.org/index.cfm
http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/default.asp
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/
http://www.worldwildlife.org/climate/index.cfm 

http://www.gci.org.uk/

Peak Oil 
http://www.peakoil.net/ Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas  http://www.endofsuburbia.com
http://www.peakoil.com/  Peak Oil News
http://www.energybulletin.net/  Energy Bulletin
http://www.theoildrum.com/   The Oil Drum
 

Energy Efficiency
http://www.iclei.org/
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/pubs/energynotes/en-15.htm#q10 radiant barriers
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/radiant/rb_02.html  Cooling your attic

Transportation
Surface Transportation Policy Project http://www.transact.org/
Land Use & Transporation - Smart Growth http://www.smartgrowth.org
Electric bicycles, electric skateboards etc. http://www.electric-bikes.com/
Folding bicycles to take on buses http://nordicgroup.us/fold/
Renewables
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/ Florida Solar Energy Center
http://www.awea.org/ American Wind Energy Association

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