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Earth System Science Center | Penn State University

Led by Dr. Michael Mann, the Earth System Science Center (ESSC) seeks to describe, model, and understand the Earth's climate system. The climate can be viewed as a complex interacting set of components. Within the ESSC, staff and students are engaged in studies that aim to understand both these individual components, and the interactions between them.

The Lorenz Center | MIT

Co-founded by Dr. Daniel Rothman, the Lorenz Center at MIT is devoted to learning how climate works. The Center provides a small number of exceptional scientists—in physics, applied mathematics, chemistry, biology, and earth science—with the freedom and resources to follow innovative high-risk paths toward a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms that influence Earth’s climate.

NOAA | Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network

Led by Dr. Pieter Tans., this program of Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration provides data that are fully calibrated, carefully quality controlled and documented.

Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Through the work of such scientists as Dr. Catherine Lund Myhre, this independent, nonprofit institution seeks to advance the understanding of processes and effects of climate change, of the composition of the atmosphere, of air quality and of hazardous substances.

Natural Environment Resource Council Arctic Research Programme

Managed by NERC’s British Antarctic Survey, this program was created to address key questions about what is behind the environmental changes occurring in the Arctic and how they can impact on levels of greenhouse gas and influence extreme weather events in the future.


Biomimicry Institute

Founded by Dr. Janine Benyus, this organization seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.


Founded by Paul Hawken, this organization gathers and facilitates a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.


Led by Executive Director and Co-Founder Bren Smith, GreenWave supports a new generation of ocean farmers working to provide sustainable seafood, while restoring ecosystems, mitigating climate change and building a blue-green economy.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation | Climate Solution Projects

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) is dedicated to protecting the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, LDF supports innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. LDF’s Climate Program is built on a strategy of action that accelerates the best solutions to climate change, like the global transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. hips, LDF supports innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.

Nocera Lab | Harvard University

Led by Dr. Daniel Nocera – one of the world’s leading researchers in renewable energy and the inventor of the artificial leaf and bionic leaf, the Nocera Lab studies the basic mechanisms of energy conversion in biology and chemistry. Students apply their craft to solve important societal problems such as the delivery of a carbon-neutral and sustainable energy supply.

Redwood Forrest Foundation

This non-profit organization acquires and restores depleted forestlands for the purpose of establishing sustainable working community forests for the economic and environmental benefit of the community, regional and global. RFFI actively engages the public in the management of their natural resources, provides environmental education, and is the leader of an innovative North Coast Biochar Project.

The Ron Finley Project

The Ron Finley Project's mission is to make South Central LA into a well-balanced, fruit-and-veggie oasis through urban gardening and ignite a Horticultural Revolution.