Let’s empower cities, regions, businesses, and citizens to accelerate the progress they are already making on their own.

-Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope, former executive director of the Sierra Club

Change doesn’t wait on Washington anymore. Across the country, cities, businesses, and people are taking action on climate change… and making progress.

With a focus on improving health and saving the planet, people from California to New York are succeeding where the federal government has stalled. They’ve done it by changing the conversation, by recognizing that small actions are as important as big ones, and by refusing to give up or give in to those who say it can’t be done.

Now they need you to join the movement.

Five actions to take right now

Order the New York Times best seller Climate of Hope. 
Bloomberg and Pope explain how citizens, businesses, and cities have the power to win the battle against climate change, generating healthier and stronger communities. Climate of Hope gives you a roadmap to tackle climate change with practical steps on what you can do to contribute to the progress.

Host a screening of “From the Ashes.”
A new documentary from Bloomberg Philanthropies, “From the Ashes,” explores the impact coal mining has on our economy, health and climate. Invite ten friends to watch the premiere on the National Geographic Channel on June 25.

Find our what your city is doing.
Mayors and city officials are on the front lines of the battle against climate change. Ask them what they are doing to protect your city and your family from climate change. If you aren’t satisfied with the answer, start a campaign to do more. Find out who your mayor is and how to contact them.

Know where your money goes.
Going green isn’t just good for the climate, it’s good economic policy too. Help support and sustain the new energy economy by spending your hard earned dollars buying the products and services of companies who have made protecting the environment a top priority.
Find out where your favorite brands rank. Don’t see a specific company? Here’s what to be on the lookout for.

Join the conversation.
We want to hear from you – and then we want to spread the good news. Tell us what you’re doing to fight climate change and save lives. We want to hear what’s working and what new ideas you have. If you share your ideas and your email address, we’ll send you occasional updates on what fellow activists are up to – sharing good ideas is one way get even more done!

Ready for more?

Check out these 5 organizations fighting to protect our environment.

Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal
Bloomberg Philanthropies has given over $250 million to this grassroots and legal effort that has successfully closed over 250 coal-fired plants across the country. Their fight continues.

Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Defense Fund is perhaps the most wide-ranging organization on this list, working to provide solutions under the broad categories of climate change, oceans, wildlife and habitats, and health. The EDF works with other organizations, businesses, government, and communities to create incentives for positive environmental actions; help companies become better environmental stewards; influence policy; and keep tabs on emerging issues.

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy protects ecologically important lands and waters around the world with the help of more than 500 staff scientists.

Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council seeks to protect the basics—air, land, and water—and to defend endangered natural places, with an eye toward how these long-term decisions affect humans.

Trust For Public Land
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. It works to ensure that everyone has access to nature within a 10-minute walk from home.

Cities, businesses and people across the country are taking a stand. They’re not waiting for Washington to act, they are doing what needs to be done to save our planet and to protect our collective health.

This is a people-driven cause and we have no choice but to succeed – and we will.

-Michael Bloomberg