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Changing the conversation on climate
You don’t have to be a policy expert to make a difference. OFA volunteers are learning to make an impact in their own communities.
You don’t have to be a decision maker to make a difference.
You don’t have to be a policy expert to take action.
The 2015 OFA Climate Leaders Summit demonstrated that climate change is an issue for everyone. This isn’t an exclusive club; everyone can contribute in a unique and deliberate way.
And that's true for any issue. You can start learning how to organize at any age and any skill level.
Who's the worst climate change denier in America?
Introducing the Climate Change Fantasy Tournament.
The science is clear—climate change is real, and it's already having an impact on communities across the country. But too many of our elected officials still refuse to accept the basic science: Climate change is real and caused by carbon pollution. We've whittled our list of climate change deniers down to the most egregious—and they're going head-to-head in the ultimate Climate Change Fantasy Tournament.
Cast your vote today for the nation's champion denier.
These folks are why we can win on climate
Fired-up volunteers gathered for an advanced climate leaders training.
Over the first weekend in December, some of the most passionate organizers in the progressive movement from all over the country gathered at OFA headquarters for an advanced climate leaders
Over 60 volunteers participated in the in-depth training, covering topics like strategic planning, coalition building, and digital organizing. All these skills will help volunteers build and execute a strategy to help change the conversation on climate.
A historic climate agreement
This is a turning point in the fight against climate change.
The United States and China—the world’s two largest economies—just struck a historic climate deal to fight climate change.
That’s global leadership, and it’s powerful to see President Obama making this happen.
Add your name and let’s rally around powerful action to fight climate change.
OFA volunteers participate in the People's Climate March
If you missed the march, don't worry—you haven't missed the movement.
More than 400,000 people joined the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21st. Volunteers from across the country joined in.
Walking the walk at the St. Louis climate march
As hundreds of thousands marched all over the world, OFA volunteers brought the fight against climate change to their community.
OFA's St. Louis chapter partnered with regional climate advocacy organizations to put together one of the city's largest climate events ever.
Did you hear what Bobby Jindal called President Obama?
Warning: Your head might explode.
I'm not going to sugarcoat what Bobby Jindal said the other day—it's just ... astonishing.
What President Obama just told the world about climate change
We can be a global leader on climate change. Will you fight for it?
President Obama just took the stage at the U.N. Climate Summit to show the world how the United States is leading in the fight against climate change—and to continue building momentum for global action.
Californians fought for clean energy choices—and won
This is what happened when the other side tried to hamper local efforts to combat climate change.
This summer, the California State Assembly considered a measure that would have gutted community choice legislation, creating roadblocks to cities and counties that want to do the right thing on climate change by switching to clean energy. That's when supporters in California swung into action.
This is about our drinking water
Really, it's hard to believe anyone could oppose this.
The Clean Water Act has protected our natural resources, and kept drinking water safe for decades. But—believe it or not—some people actually oppose these common-sense protections, and have spent years and millions of dollars fighting to weaken them.
Climate change gives rise to tough times
Ranching and farming livelihoods are being thrown into instability, insecurity, and uncertainty.
I wonder if my family farm would have survived for 42 years if today's conditions had existed back then. Ranching has always been a tough job, but these new conditions have made it even more difficult. Ranching has never been a way to make a lot of money even in the best-case scenario, but now it is simply unsustainable.