About

LocalClimate.org communicates about everyone’s local climate situation and local energy transition.

Scientists have put the world on final notice about the climate. So now, all aspects of people’s lives must be powered by clean energy, and carbon combustion must quickly become history.

Our organization

LocalClimate.org is a public education project that will receive federal 501(c)3 status in 2022. It is inclusive and non-political. The organization is centered on our climate communication platform, LocalClimate.org.

LocalClimate.org is about the changing climate in the city where you live.

Each city has a spot on LocalClimate.org. (for example, localclimate.org/knoxville) Here, you can find current, comprehensive info about your town’s relationship with climate change and the Great Energy Transition. Local students create and update their city’s climate page.

Our Premise: Seeing the global climate situation from one’s local perspective makes climate change relevant, relatable, and actionable.

Our Mission: To quicken the global energy transition by getting more folks interested and participating in their local energy transition.

Our Tasks: a) Provide essential, current info on city climate changes, projections, and impacts. b) Produce ongoing coverage of your city’s residents, businesses, city leaders, politicians, orgs, schools, faith groups and activists who are making all kinds of progress toward 100% clean energy & equitable climate adaptation.

Current Project Status

We are in initial development phase: In Fall 2021, LocalClimate.org is reaching out to local students to develop their city’s local climate page.

Number of Cities Represented: Fall 2021 LocalClimate’s is providing comprehensive local climate info on four cities and one small metro area. Residents of these places can get a good sense of what’s going on with climate change and the energy transition in their city.

The Expertise of Excellent Local Students and their educators

Call for Participants: LocalClimate.org’s editors are local students who want to communicate about their city’s (1) climate changes and impacts, and (2) progress on their local energy transition.

Local high school and university students are encouraged to organize a LocalClimate.org group project or make content individually. See,Local Climate Editors.”

Steven Scott was a city planner in Las Vegas, Nevada, and worked on energy efficiency programs at the City of Portland, Oregon. He studied urban & regional planning at the University of Oregon. Steven is interested in birds, buildings, and camping in the desert.