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The Catalyst is a collaborative project by Ecology Action staff to seek, craft and share powerful stories that capture the simple, everyday effort people are making to lessen their impact on the planet. Our hope is that these stories identify real ways to create change and inspire you to act now.

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Green Books for Great Minds

February 6, 2017
Check out the environmental- and conservation-themed books we can’t put down.   Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on…
Transportation

Helping Kids Form a Life-long Bicycling Habit

February 7, 2017
All it takes is a little encouragement and instruction to help kids discover all the benefits of self-powered transportation. With…
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The Sustainable Life at Ecology Action

February 8, 2017
Ecology Action’s mission is to help people act now against climate change.   It’s clearly apparent in our work, but…

Energy

Help Make 25 Large Power Plants Obsolete

February 9, 2017
It’s simple! Just shut off the devices in your home that use “standby power.”   Standby or “parasitic” power is the…
Water

We Love the Rain, But Let’s Think Long

February 10, 2017
All the rain this winter is nice, but let’s keep our good water habits going. Shorter showers, low flow aerators…
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Movies That Want to Change the World

February 11, 2017
Films we’ve seen or want to see that tackle issues you should know about.     An Inconvenient Sequel Who doesn’t need…

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Loving the Glaciers

February 14, 2017
A gorgeous short film from Alaska, with a wake-up call.   Filmmakers Raphael Rogers, Kristin Gerhart and Paul Rennick take…
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A Tiny Redwood Vacation

February 14, 2017
Need a quick reminder why our national parks are so amazing and important? Just take this three minute trip to…
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The Towns That Embraced Darkness to See

February 15, 2017
The story of two small towns in the Colorado mountains that came together to eliminate light pollution and restore a…

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Alpine Adventure

February 16, 2017
Our daily dose of nature.   Filmmaker Joshua Cowan takes us into the skies above frozen mountains and lakes of…
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Grand Teton Like You’ve Never Seen It

February 16, 2017
In just three minutes we guarantee you’ll be thinking about a road trip to Wyoming.   Another impossibly beautiful short…
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How to Seed the Future

February 21, 2017
A hopeful portrait of crop diversity activist Cary Fowler and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.   GoPro Cause delves into…

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Clean the Water in Your Coffee

February 21, 2017
Who knows how much water goes into making a cup of coffee? If you said one cup, guess again. Coffee…
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How to Drink the Sky

February 22, 2017
Is atmospheric water production the future of drinking water? LA-based architect David Hertz shows us the possibilities by using the…
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Secrets to Incredible Bike Commuting

February 23, 2017
How to make a bike ride to work as easy and fun as possible. If you’ve been thinking about starting…

Energy

An Unbiased Guide to Energy Efficiency

February 26, 2017
The data-driven folks over at Consumer Reports put together this great resource to help you make informed decisions about energy efficiency…
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A Look Back: Al Gore’s Climate Change TED Talk

February 27, 2017
Eleven years later Al Gore’s 15 points for averting climate change still need our attention.   In anticipation of his upcoming…
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Our Mother Earth Film Series in Watsonville

March 16, 2017
The Watsonville Film Festival presents a new film series, Our Mother Earth: Visions and Ideas to Save our Planet. Upcoming…

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