More than 10,000 blogs around the world are writing something about climate change on October 15 to mark “Blog Action Day.”
If you’re concerned about global warming, you may already have made small changes to reduce your own “carbon footprint.” You can significantly lower your energy consumption (and save money) with simple steps like hanging your laundry to dry and turning the thermostat down a few degrees in cold weather.
I also encourage you to get involved with at least one non-profit organization that works to reduce global warming. Whether you become an active volunteer or send a small donation once a year, your support will make a difference.
Here are 15 Iowa non-profits that deserve broad-based support. Although not all of them mention climate change in their mission statements, they all promote activities, land uses and public policies that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
1000 Friends of Iowa
Center on Sustainable Communities
Iowa Bicycle Coalition
Iowa Environmental Council
Iowa Global Warming Campaign
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Iowa Interfaith Power and Light
Iowa Network for Community Agriculture
Iowa Renewable Energy Association
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Sierra Club, Iowa Chapter
In this comment thread, please recommend other non-profit groups working to reduce climate change.