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Climate Change

Climate Change Education

Effects of Climate Change
Climate Change: Disrupting our Economy, Environment and Communities

What is Climate Change

Climate includes patterns of temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasons. "Climate change" affects more than just a change in the weather, it refers to seasonal changes over a long period of time. Learn more about the science of climate change.
> Read more about What is Climate Change.

Climate Change Educational Resources

Learn more about climate change

> Climate Education Resources - listing of online resources for teachers and students.

> Community Resources - listing of climate education and outreach programs for you and your neighbors.

> Resources at Work - Collectively there are many things individuals can do that help lower greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. It’s easier when you have support from friends and colleagues. Here are easy-to-use materials for two programs you can use in your office, agency, business or organization.

  • Carbon Smart @ Work: This office program helps people identify and commit to making small changes at work (at the desk, in the building and when traveling on the job). Collectively these actions help further reduce the carbon footprint of even the greenest building, since staff actions affect energy use. Using intranet and/or print pledges, existing actions are honored and new habits are counted.
  • Low Carbon Diet @ Home : Small teams support each other in lifestyle and household

Network for climate educators

Find climate education providers by sector and/or location around Washington State. Contact information, summary descriptions and websites direct you to their programs.
> See more about Network of climate educators.

Carbon footprint pledge

In our day to day lives, we all leave an impression on our environment. As we learn more about climate change and global warming, we see opportunities each of us can take to reduce our “carbon footprint”. By taking action through this pledge, each of us can shrink our individual carbon footprint and move further away from leaving and being a Carbon Bigfoot. Make a pledge today.
> Make a Carbon footprint pledge.

King Tides Photo Initiative - Winter 2012-2013

The Washington King Tides Photo Initiative engages the public in documenting the highest winter tides. These naturally occurring tides, referred to as “King Tides,” occur when the sun and the moon align, causing an increased gravitational pull on the Earth’s oceans. These photos give us a glimpse of the potential impacts of rising water levels on coastal infrastructure along Washington’s shorelines and estuaries.
> See more about Washington's King Tides Photo Initiative.

What you can do

We burn fossil fuels such as gasoline, oil, coal, and natural gas to run our vehicle engines and to heat and light our homes. Burning fossil fuels increases the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. CO2 is a major contributor to climate change, or "global warming." Here are some easy actions you can take to reduce your use of fossil fuels and to help slow climate change. When you can make the choice, choose for climate.
> Find out more about What you can do.