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"DISRUPTION" - a CLIMATE CHANGE film by KELLY NYKS & JARED P. SCOTT
This video provides a wide range of reasons to engage youth and volunteers in efforts to combat climate change in the world.

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Disaster Prevention section of United Nations Library
This web site has an extensive library of resources related to natural disasters and prevention. Click into sections for North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. On the page this link points to is a pdf map showing disasters throughout the world in 2014.

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Helping people recover from Harvey and similar disasters
Following Hurricane Harvey in 2017 NPR created a list of places people could offer contributions. While the names will change in different locations, the type of resources would be similar.

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Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones Overview - ESRI maps
From the web site: "This map describes the current & recent location of tropical storms, as well as forecast positions and probable track of tropical storms." As of September 10, 2017 the map shows Hurricanes Irene and Jose hitting the SE US. This is updated regularly so in a few months the info shown will be different.

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People's Climate Movement - March & Mobilization
This is the coordinating site for Climate Change activism. It also is an entry point for anyone who wants to become more involved in climate change actions.

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The Trust for Public Land (US) - Climate-Smart Cities Program
From the web site: "The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand." The Climate-Smart Cities Program is one of the feature projects.

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350.org - climate change movement intermediary
350.org acts as an intermediary, gathering information about climate change movement throughout the world and sharing it on their web site. As a hub of information it's a valuable resource.

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Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA)
From the web site: "AUA is a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago area, from home- and community-based growing to market gardens and small farms. Our goal is to make this website a comprehensive hub for projects, activities, information, resources, and opportunities in urban agriculture." View the Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project page to learn about projects throughout the city.



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Climate Crisis: Environmental Racism - recommended reading
In this blog article Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC has been aggregating links to articles related to climate change and environmental disasters around the world.

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Foresight Design Initiative - Education Initiative
From the web site: "Since 2003, Foresight Design Initiative has been consulting individuals and organizations on sustainable development in Chicago, in Illinois, and beyond. We like to think of ourselves as a nimble culture change studio. And we like to think of you as a fellow change agent. Foresight has developed a variety of education programs to support youth involvement in energy and sustainability issues.

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Global Extinction of the Human Race?
This set of blog articles points out severe consequences for how humans have depleted the natural resources of the planet and how that could lead to a mass extinction over the next 100 years.

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Green Youth Farm Program of Chicago Botanic Garden
This is one of several programs that the Chicago Botanic Garden offers to encourage urban farming in Chicago. Browse the web site to learn about the Green Farm Program and the Urban Farm Program.

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Making Sense of the Renewable Revolution
The environment is not the primary focus of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, yet it is of concern to all of us and offers a great opportunity for student/volunteer learning and civic engagement activities. This post is recommended reading.

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New Dream - Aims to Change Consumption Habits
From the web site: "New Dream's mission is to empower individuals, communities, and organizations to transform their consumption habits to improve well-being for people and the planet.

We work with individuals and communities to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, and support community engagement. We seek to change social norms around consumption and consumerism and to support the movement of individuals and communities pursuing lifestyle and community action.

New Dream’s overall goal is to change behavior, attitudes, and social norms to reduce consumption and build community."

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Openlands - focuses on environment and land use
From the web site: "Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives.' Students in schools and non-school programs can use the Openlands web site as a source of information and inspiration for on-going research, learning and service activities.

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Preparing for the Great Waves of Change - book focused on Climate Change
This book by Marshall Vian Summers "emphasizes that humanity is a greater community that must establish a new unity and cooperation in the face of great change if it is to survive and advance in the times ahead."

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Resilience.org - facing a world with multiple emerging challenges
From the web site: "Resilience.org aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these. We like to think of the site as a community library with space to read and think, but also as a vibrant café in which to meet people, discuss ideas and projects, and pick up and share tips on how to build the resilience of your community, your household, or yourself."

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The Belmont Forum - funders of global environmental change research
From the web site: "The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources. It pursues the goals set in the Belmont Challenge by adding value to existing national investments and supporting international partnerships in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific endeavors."
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Water.org - access to safe water and sanitation
This site focuses on creating greater access to safe water and sanitation for people living in poverty throughout the world.
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