Classroom Climate ForumUniversity of Pittsburgh Spring 2015

Climate Forum Guidelines for participants

General Resources
  • Doodle Scheduler--Here's a tool to help your groups coordinate meetings.
  • Jemez Principles for democratic organizing Build upon the lessons from experience: These principles emerge from the vast knowledge of diverse leaders from many different communities in the U.S. who are working to find ways to help people work together to fight injustice. Most "solutionaries" have realized that changing our relationship with the Earth requires that we begin by changing our relationships with one another.
    • And the People Shall Lead: Centralizing Frontline Community Leadership in the Movement Towards a Sustainable Planet-- This report from the NAACP helps guide work to overcome the racial inequities that have enabled environmental destruction to continue and that complicate alliance-building for environmental justice.
  • NAACP Environment and Climate Justice Program Climate Toolkit--Provides overview of key problems and debates, impacts of climate on low-income, people of color, and other frontline communities, and ideas for action.
  • World Social Forum "Another Future is Possible"
    • Here you'll find a document drafted by groups involved in the World Social Forum. Over a number of years, activists pulled together some of the best thinking about how to deal with the climate change dilemma, and the report is organized in sections that correspond with some of our group topics. There are specific proposals as well as arguments about the kinds of policy and cultural changes needed to prevent massive disruptions from climate change.
  • World Peoples Conference on Climate Change & the Rights of Mother Earth
    • Action Plan
    • Building Bridges Collective's Analysis and Critique of the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change. This pamphlet, written by autonomous activists from Europe who attended the WPCCC, offers an insightful reflection on the conference, its political significance, its lessons for whether and how social movements should engage with states, and ideas about transnational solidarity.
  • U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit-- The U.S. Government has set up a website with recommendations to help people understand and respond to climate change. How do these recommendations compare with those made by non-governmental sources?
  • Institute For Local Self-Reliance This organization provides resources for organizing local initiatives to reduce the carbon-intensity of our society.
  • Climate Justice Now! -A major alliance of climate justice advocacy groups
  • Responding To Climate Change A news portal for reports and analyses related to climate change.
  • Waging nonviolence-- This website helps tell the stories of changemakers around the world.
  • **Young People Have the Power to Rally Others to Create Positive Change,** by David Suzuki, February 2015
  • Resilience - this website has information to help build more resilient communities in the world to challenge complex environmental crises
Group Resources