Climate Venture Map

The Climate Venture Map (CVM) is a business model canvas for ventures that encourage and reward human behaviors that are good for the climate, economy and humanity (climate ventures). The focus of a climate venture is on eliminating unwanted or harmful behaviors and...

Introduction to the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA)

The Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) was signed into law in Illinois in September 15, 2021. It was the result of years of outreach in communities across the state, and back-and-forth negotiations amongst its builders. It’s a shining example the...

Start Here: Understanding Energy

Summary We need to change our lifestyles and the way we work, live and play in order to live within planetary boundaries (stopping human-caused climate change, destroying air, water, nature, etc.). We can totally get to a point where everyone on the planets’...

Mini-Course: What are Worker-Owned Cooperatives?

This course aims to provide learners with a basic introduction to worker-owned cooperatives, what they are, how they work, and why anyone would want to be involved in one. Points for completion: 50; If you are a registered member (registration is free) you will gain...

Community Climate SWOT

You can get the background information you need to do a Community Climate SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). A SWOT analysis is a key part of any strategic plan. A Community Climate SWOT is a lot like a traditional SWOT analysis but with climate...

Intro-To-Go: Start a Group or a Group Effort

Are you interested in starting a new group or getting your existing group to do start a new effort? In this Intro-To-Go: You will be shown examples of how others are starting groups to accomplish a variety of goals, You will get lots of ideas for new groups or...

Mini-Course: Illinois Solar for All

This course provides some reading material about Illinois Solar for All provided by the Citizens Utility Board and by the Illinois Solar for All website. Please read and share. Time to completion: 10-30 minutes Points upon completion: 30; If you are a registered...

Mini-Course: Illinois Solar for Schools and Info for Teachers

This course provides introductory information for schools in Illinois interested in solar and in teaching about solar. Time to completion: 10-30 minutes Points for completion: 30; If you are a registered member (registration is free) you will gain points for...

Mini-Course: Understanding the Fossil Fuel Disinformation Machine

Learn about the many ways in which the fossil fuel industry has deliberately misinformed the public in order to keep selling their products regardless of the costs to human health and the environment. Points for completion: 30; If you are a registered member...

Mini-Course: Ameren Illinois Residential Energy Efficiency Program

Read about the Ameren Illinois Residential Energy Efficiency Program and find ways to reduce your energy use and lower your energy bills. Points for completion: 15; If you are a registered member (registration is free) you will gain points for completion of lessons...

Mini-Course: Solar Incentives

This course is a quick introduction to the subject of solar tax incentives and rebates. Points for completion: 15; If you are a registered member (registration is free) you will gain points for completion of lessons and topics and can participate in the group...

Intro-To-Go: Solar Ambassadors Beginners Course

This course has been developed in partnership between The Climate Economy Education Inc and AES Solar. We’re launching it during the Coal2Sol fundraiser so that anyone who completes it from 9/21 until 10/16 can dedicate their points to their favorite nonprofit....