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Recent Publications

An assessment of the growing moral movement on climate disruption


Bob Doppelt's new book on the transformational commitments required to rescue the planet, your organization, and your life 

New research on climate change public opinion trends

How to prepare for a changing climate in the Lower Willamette Valley

 

Eugene Leaders Self-Care Workshop a Success!

More than 40 people from Eugene and beyond came together for two days of learning about self-care and mindfulness in the context of increasing climate change.  The diversity of attendees added to the richness of the workshop with attendees were from a range of social service, health care, government, advocacy, and business organizations. This workshop is the first pilot in a series of workshops as part of the Transformational Resilience program. More on this workshop and upcoming Transformational Resilience Workshops.


TRIG Takes New Direction

After a year of planning, in December of 2013 the TRIG Board of Directors decided to refocus TRIG’s work on two core areas: 1) Proactively building the capacity of individuals and groups to cope with and use climate change-related adversities as catalysis for growth and renewal; and 2) Promoting unified climate solutions. Find out more.

 

  

Thinking as if Climate Matters

TRIG Executive Director Bob Doppelt talks about the shift From Me to We in Organic Gardening Magazine. Read the article.

 

 

 

  

Do You Want to Increase Your Personal Wellbeing While Serving As An Agent of Change At Work Or In Your Community?

Join TRIG Executive Director Bob Doppelt for a workshop on Mindfulness in Action: Unlocking the Transformative Power of AwarenessJanuary 17-19 at Esalen in California. For anyone who strives to increase your personal well-being while acting as an agent of change, this workshop provides new insights, tools, and sense of competency through guided meditations, experiential exercises, and discussions. Learn more.

Buddhists Respond to Climate Change

TRIG Executive Director Bob Doppelt is working with Buddhist dharma teachers on climate change. The Oct 2, 2013 article in the Huffington Post "Green" section describes how the teachers have responded by engaging in Earth Care Week.

 

 

"Jobs vs. Jobs": See the NPCS' new report 

A new report produced for the National Partnership for Climate Solutions says that when, in the name of protecting jobs, members of Congress and other elected officials oppose policies that cut greenhouse gas emissions or fail to directly engage in Americans in emissions reductions, they destroy as many jobs as they save. Download the full report. 

  

New report: Growing The Moral Movement on Climate Disruption

The National Climate Ethics Campaign (a project coordinated by TRIG) has released an assessment of the moral movement on climate disruption. The results are based on an analysis of data collected through an online survey of groups motivated by the ethical implications of climate disruption that are making a moral call to action. (Read more)

  

‘Shared solar’ has potential for huge payback

Jo Rodgers and Ted Purdy had long thought about installing a solar system on their carport roof, but the price just wasn’t right until last year. After a site assessment from a local installer, they were disappointed to learn that even with the recent fall in prices for solar power equipment, their roof catches too much afternoon shade for the installation to make sense. (Read more)

 

TRIG Releases Willamette Valley Food Systems Report

The Resource Innovation Group released, “Willamette Valley Food Systems: Opportunities for Increasing Climate Change Mitigation and Preparedness, Food Security, and Economic Development.” The report examines local food initiatives and policies in ten Willamette Valley counties and identifies major gaps and opportunities for increased collaboration between counties for climate change mitigation and preparation. Download the report. Download the accompanying materials

 

TRIG Community Solar Tool Supports Solar

We recently expanded and improved upon our innovative Community Solar Tool, which supports communities in planning and implementing community-shared solar projects. Try out the Community Solar Tool here. View a recording of an online training walking through the tool here

 

New Release: Climate Futures Forums Handbook

TRIG's new handbook Climate Futures Forums: A Model for Engaging Communities in Building Climate Resilience and Reducing Emissions, guides practitioners through the Climate Futures Forum process to build social resilience and enable communities to prepare for and withstand climate impacts to natural, built, economic, human and cultural systems. Download the handbook.