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An action-oriented subreddit highlighting the active measures being taken to combat/mitigate and or adapt to climate change. Topics include but are not limited to: emissions reduction activities, carbon capture technology, research and development. renewable and nuclear power plants coming online, fossil plants being demolished, laws being passed, and any other actions that are currently happening to preserve our livable climate.

r/ClimateActionPlan is a news based subreddit for updates on the fight against climate change in the areas of mitigation, reversal, and adaptation. Not political proposals or rallies

Right now scientists and activists around the world are working to create a brighter future for humanity. We already have the technology to ensure that we can adapt to this changing world. Whether it's portable hydroponic farms to desalination plants, we have the tech to ensure that humanity will have food and water in even the most inhospitable conditions. The fight to reducing emissions is also gaining more momentum each year from the expansion to nuclear/reneables to direct air carbon capture plants coming online.

Remember: It will get worse before it gets better, but it will get better. Do not lose hope, we've got this.

Rules:

  1. All submissions must clearly relate to news on climate action, not proposed action (bills signed into law are allowed.) This may include R&D.

  2. Do not attack other redditors on here even if they are making a fool of themselves. This and trolling can result in bans.

  3. No discussion posts or self promotion without the approval of a moderator. There is a weekly discussion thread that is posted by the AutoModerator that you may freely discuss in.

  4. Do not submit vague titles or generalized posts. Please try to stick to the original story's title unless you simplify it

  5. No posting sensationalist, anti-humanity, doomsday, or defeatist misinformation.

  6. Climate change denial and posting of deliberate misinformation is a permanent ban.

With some exceptions, you will not be permabanned unless you go out of your way to achieve it.

Please be advised that there will be scammers trying to prey on those on this subreddit for money along with deliberate clickbait articles from self promoting bots. Posts may leak through the cracks that violate the rules, especially those that are of political proposals or "feel good" articles that aren't about an instance of direct action.

Thread on the latest rule changes for more details.

Direct action groups you can support

  • Climeworks - A direct air carbon capture company that uses renewable energy to permanently store CO2 in the ground.

  • Well Done Foundation - Caps abandoned oil wells that emit methane

  • Coral Restoration Foundation - The largest coral restoration effort that regrows coral.

  • National Forest Foundation - Partner of the US Forest Service that you can donate to plant trees.

  • Ecosia - A search engine that is 100% powered by renewables and uses their ad revenue to plant trees.

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International Passive House Open Days this weekend

Passive House is a design and construction standard that reduces energy use and carbon emissions while prioritizing occupant comfort. It can make a world of difference when facing heat waves or cold snaps, and it can even keep buildings at a livable temperature when the power goes out for days a time, saving lives in extreme weather.

This weekend is International Passive House Open Days, a global celebration of energy-efficient, sustainable building that truly makes a difference in a world where 40% of emissions come from the building sector. We have 25 Passive House buildings that are opening their doors in the US and even more internationally.

We've been working to encourage jurisdictions to adopt better building codes to mitigate emissions, and this is a great chance to show people in your area how energy-efficient buildings can still prioritize occupant comfort. We encourage you to find a location near you, bring a friend, and make connections in your community!

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2024/06/27
15:15 UTC

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New recycling process in cement manufacturing greatly reduces emissions

The Product – Cambridge Electric Cement

Cambridge researchers may have a new adage thanks to an ingenious method that can apparently make cleaner cement as part of the steelmaking process. 

As a result, it seems that two dirty materials can make a clean one. 

While the would-be proverb isn't quite on par with offerings from Confucious, the science behind the breakthrough could revolutionize manufacturing in the building sector. It's widely reported that the cement and steelmaking industries make up about 8% and 7% of annual global air pollution. 

The Cambridge Electric Cement process begins with concrete waste from demolition of old buildings. This is crushed, to separate the stones and sand that form concrete from the mixture of cement powder and water that bind them together. The old cement powder is then used instead of lime-flux in steel recycling. As the steel melts, the flux forms a slag that floats on the liquid steel, to protect it from oxygen in the air. After the recycled steel is tapped off, the liquid slag is cooled rapidly in air, and ground up into a powder which is virtually identical to the clinker which is the basis of new Portland cement. In pilot-scale trials of the new process, the Cambridge team have demonstrated this combined recycling process, and the results show that it has the chemical composition of a clinker made with today’s process.

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2024/06/24
19:30 UTC

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Weekly /r/ClimateActionPlan Discussion Thread

Please use this thread to post your current Climate Action oriented discussions and any other concerns or comments about climate change action in general. Any victories, concerns, or other material that does not abide by normal forum post guidelines is open for discussion here.

Please stick to current subreddit rules and keep things polite, cordial, and non-political. We still do not allow doomism or climate change propaganda, but you can discuss it as a means of working to combat it with facts or actions.

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2024/06/23
15:00 UTC

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Alberta phases out coal power

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2024/06/22
18:37 UTC

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Weekly /r/ClimateActionPlan Discussion Thread

Please use this thread to post your current Climate Action oriented discussions and any other concerns or comments about climate change action in general. Any victories, concerns, or other material that does not abide by normal forum post guidelines is open for discussion here.

Please stick to current subreddit rules and keep things polite, cordial, and non-political. We still do not allow doomism or climate change propaganda, but you can discuss it as a means of working to combat it with facts or actions.

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2024/06/16
15:00 UTC

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Weekly /r/ClimateActionPlan Discussion Thread

Please use this thread to post your current Climate Action oriented discussions and any other concerns or comments about climate change action in general. Any victories, concerns, or other material that does not abide by normal forum post guidelines is open for discussion here.

Please stick to current subreddit rules and keep things polite, cordial, and non-political. We still do not allow doomism or climate change propaganda, but you can discuss it as a means of working to combat it with facts or actions.

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2024/06/09
15:00 UTC

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Weekly /r/ClimateActionPlan Discussion Thread

Please use this thread to post your current Climate Action oriented discussions and any other concerns or comments about climate change action in general. Any victories, concerns, or other material that does not abide by normal forum post guidelines is open for discussion here.

Please stick to current subreddit rules and keep things polite, cordial, and non-political. We still do not allow doomism or climate change propaganda, but you can discuss it as a means of working to combat it with facts or actions.

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2024/06/02
15:00 UTC

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Vermont Moves to Hold Fossil-Fuel Companies Liable for Climate-Change Damage A new constituency is willing to stand up to Big Oil (and Gas and Coal): state government.

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2024/05/28
02:30 UTC

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Weekly /r/ClimateActionPlan Discussion Thread

Please use this thread to post your current Climate Action oriented discussions and any other concerns or comments about climate change action in general. Any victories, concerns, or other material that does not abide by normal forum post guidelines is open for discussion here.

Please stick to current subreddit rules and keep things polite, cordial, and non-political. We still do not allow doomism or climate change propaganda, but you can discuss it as a means of working to combat it with facts or actions.

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2024/05/26
15:00 UTC

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Weekly /r/ClimateActionPlan Discussion Thread

Please use this thread to post your current Climate Action oriented discussions and any other concerns or comments about climate change action in general. Any victories, concerns, or other material that does not abide by normal forum post guidelines is open for discussion here.

Please stick to current subreddit rules and keep things polite, cordial, and non-political. We still do not allow doomism or climate change propaganda, but you can discuss it as a means of working to combat it with facts or actions.

1 Comment
2024/05/19
15:00 UTC

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