Promising Start-Ups: National Climate Change

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Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man. -Prince Charles
Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man. -Prince Charles

Start-ups can hold the potential to offer innovative or new solutions to existing problems in a field. Therefore, we asked our experts to recommend start-up nonprofits working in their cause. We were interested in organizations that have already had an impact or that have high potential to have an impact in the future. Often, these organizations are just a few years old. How did we get these recommendations?



Year Founded Nonprofit Name Mission
1 2007 1Sky
1Sky's goal is to build a diverse, society-wide movement that will convince the US federal government to take bold action by 2010. To identify the steps that US leaders need to take in order to shift the US away from global warming and towards the prosperity of a green economy. They have engaged a network of leading scientists and economists to create the 1Sky Solutions.
2 2008 350.org
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.

350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 394 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.

3 2008 Green for All
Green For All is dedicated to the improvement of American lives by creating a Green Energy Economy. They work with business, government, labor, and grassroots groups to bolster green energy companies and create jobs and opportunities, while protecting the most vulnerable people.
4 2008 EcoAdapt
EcoAdapt is at the center of climate change adaptation innovation. They bring together diverse players in the conservation, policy, science, and development communities to reshape conservation and development in response to rapid climate change.
5 2008 Climate Central
Climate Central’s mission is to serve as a central authoritative source for good information about global climate change solutions, using the power of Silicon Valley scientists, entrepreneurs, and inventors.



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