Want To Get More Involved in the Local Climate Movement?

This page is hosted by Austin Climate Alliance, a group of organizations and businesses committed to impacting the climate crisis right here in Central Texas. Below is a list of organizations that your can participate in right now. To find out about upcoming events and opportunities to make a difference, subscribe now to the Climate Action List.

ATXEJ – Austin Environmental Justice Team
“An offshoot of the Sierra Club, ATX EJ was formed in 2015 to ensure that Austin’s transition away from coal power was a just one by interacting with citizen leaders and city council. In addition to our continued work to move Beyond Coal, we tackle projects like flood recovery and transportation, helping to amplify the voices of our underrepresented neighbors.”

Citizen’s Climate Lobby
“Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.”

Climate Buddies
“Climate Buddies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that wants to empower people to include climate change considerations into every decision they make. We focus on live interaction with groups of people, for-profits, spiritual groups, public and academia. We focus on people, inspiration, guidance and are result driven. Anyone who wants to start to integrate climate considerations in decision making is welcome to join us or invite us for collaboration.”

Climate Change Now
“Climate Change Now, founded in 2005, uses technologies described in the new discipline of global warming psychology to help educate the world on the most recent climate science, climate change impacts, climate policy, solutions and our future.”

People’s Climate Mobilization
“We are a coalition of organizations and individuals organizing a march in Austin to call for action to reduce global warming and promote climate justice.”

“Our mission is redefining environmental issues as social and economic justice issues, and collectively setting our own agenda to address these concerns as basic human rights. We seek to empower our communities through education, advocacy and action. Our aim is to increase the participation of communities of color in corporate and government decision making related to toxic pollution, economic development and their impact on our neighborhoods.”

Public Citizen
“Public Citizen’s energy and climate program advocates for affordable, clean and sustainable energy. We safeguard families by promoting the strong regulation of energy markets, educate the public on the dangers of continued reliance on dirty energy sources, help solve climate change by promoting localized clean energy alternatives and hold large energy corporations accountable by exposing wrongdoing.”

Rainforest Partnership
“Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature.”

Sierra Club
“To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.”

Texas Campaign for the Environment
“Empowering Texans to fight pollution through sustained grassroots organizing campaigns that shift corporate and governmental policy. We envision a Texas free from pollution. As the largest environmental group in Texas organizing support through door-to-door canvassing, grassroots is both who we are and what we do.”

Texas Drought Project
“The Texas Drought Project was born out of efforts by the Texas Climate Emergency Campaign to facilitate passage of the Waxman-Markey bill on climate change in 2008-2009. Its co-founders, Jere Locke and Alyssa Burgin, came to the conclusion that many Texans were not yet willing to attach the words “climate change” to what was happening in Texas, but they understood intrinsically that, as one citrus farmer remarked, “things were changing” in Texas climate, weather and most certainly, rainfall patterns. Opening the conversation about drought, an issue every Texan understands and fears, enabled many Texas residents to see the connections between water scarcity and climate change, and continues to help them plan for the future.”

Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
“Texas PSR’s strategy for achieving positive change is to provide a conduit for the medical community to educate and inform the public and lawmakers about potential threats to public health through education, analysis, and expert testimony on key issues such as climate change, food systems, toxics, and nuclear weapons.”

2020 or Bust
“The mission of 2020 or Bust is to align the global community on the next five years as our make-it-or-break-it window of opportunity in which to radically interrupt the current emissions trend and get us on track to end the crisis in time; to generate the thinking, planning and action that will close the gap between where we’ll predictably be in 2020 and where we need to be for us to be on track for a sustainable future.”

“350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350’s network extends to 188 countries.”