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How Can Ordinary People Combat Global Warming?

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington Post  
Republished by the Omaha World-Herald

Americans produce an average of 21 tons of carbon a year, about four times the global average, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The decisions you make each day can make a difference, but it’s hard to know where to start. Tips from advocates for the environment: Continue reading here.

Photo: Bob and Gina’s Home in Lincoln. Credit: SWT Energy

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The disruptors: Paul Simpson, the atypical activist who woke C-suites to climate risk

Paul Simpson, a former financial analyst, founded the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) seventeen years ago at age 25. The nonprofit “has helped transform corporate and investor attitudes to climate change” and “is trying to persuade businesses to commit to going 100% renewable.” 

By Oliver Balch, Ethical Corporation Magazine

Under Simpson’s leadership, CDP teamed up with the Climate Group to found RE100, a business-focused campaign designed to realize precisely such a zero-carbon energy future. So far, 114 corporations have made such a pledge, including Apple, Google, Starbucks, IKEA and, the initiative’s latest recruit, HSBC. Read more here.

Photo: Paul Simpson was featured on numerous panels at this month’s UN Climate talks in Bonn. Credit: The Climate Group

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“We focus investors, companies and cities on taking urgent action to build a truly sustainable economy by measuring and understanding their environmental impact.”