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Climate Action Maps were developed by Dr. Cat Russell (they/them) in 2002. Cat loves the cool climate of the Colorado foothills where they live, and their connection with the wildlife, trees, and outdoor activities there inspired them to move toward a zero-carbon lifestyle as quickly as possible, and to enable others to do so as well. Cat first used a climate action map to reduce their own family's carbon footprint, and in the years since has shared this simple but powerful tool with their high school climatology students, friends, activists, and other people making lifestyle changes through Action Map trainings. As part of implementing their own climate action steps, Cat has changed careers and now works as a solar engineer, with over 1 MW of installed PV systems. is the next step in sharing Climate Action Maps with individuals, families, organizations, and governments as humanity organizes to meet the climate crisis with quick and effective action. 

We train people to create and use Climate Action Maps.

Climate Action Maps are very simple to describe and easy to create. They enable individuals, families, organizations, and governments to organize the steps they intend to implement into one inspiring visual. Climate Action offers training in person via workshops and Climate Action Map Parties and online. Feel free to follow the instructions on our "Create Your Map" page to create your own Climate Action Map.

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