In the Toolkit --


  • Guide to the Toolkit
  • Leagues in Action
  • I. Choosing a Role for Your League

    II. Grassroots Action Priorities

  • Climate Action
  • Price on Carbon
  • Our Children's Trust
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • III. Basics of Climate Change

    IV. Engaging Individuals

  • Communicating About Climate Change
  • Preparing for a Meeting on Climate Change
  • Engaging Groups in Your Community
  • V. Promoting Public Policy

  • Community Action Models
  • Organizing For Community Action
  • Tips for Building Grassroots Support
  • League Action on Climate Change
  • International Action
  • VI. Resources


    Most of the energy consumed by modern industrial society today comes from the burning of fossil fuels -- coal, oil, and natural gas. This is the primary source of the heat-trapping emissions responsible for global climate change. To curb global warming and avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change, we must shift away from fossil fuels and transition to clean sources of energy.

    One or more renewable energy resources -- wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower  -- are readily available in all parts of the country and have the potential to meet a significant portion of our energy needs. Greater use of clean energy technologies, together with conservation measures and improvements in energy efficiency, will dramatically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

    The focus of this section is on expanding the use of renewable energy to generate electricity.