Educational Resources

Whether you're new to the climate movement or a long-time activist, we know there's a lot of knowledge to absorb. The intent of this page isn't to endorse any of the specific resources listed, but rather to gather some options for you to check out.

If you have suggestions for any other additions to this page, please email Cat!

📚 Read

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📚 Books and other content

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🔉 Listen

🌎 350 Sacramento content

🔉 Other audio content

  • Recommended by our volunteer and Climate Report radio show host, Dale S.
  • Revolutions by Mike Duncan (Spotify | Apple Podcasts) - Recommended by our volunteer, Paul T., who said: "Over many episodes, he reviews in detail many different types of revolutions in history. You get a real sense of how societies in upheaval can go in different directions depending on various factors. I think the climate crisis will be bringing more upheaval than anyone alive has seen and perhaps more than anyone in history has experienced; being familiar with this type of history could provide us valuable lessons for the present and future, I think."
  • Climate Change and Happiness - The Personal Side of Climate Change - Recommended by our volunteer, Bob R., who said: "There's a lot of research on how anxiety about climate change can contribute to depression, demoralization, burn-out. So it's important to take care of ourselves as we fight the good fight. ... [This is] a podcast by a very good climate psychologist."
  • Recommended by our volunteer, May Lin C.
    • A Matter of Degrees by Leah Stokes, Katharine Wilkinson - "We’re telling stories about the levers of power that have created the problem -- and the tools we have to fix it"
    • Mothers of Invention by Doc Society - "Climate change is a man-made problem — with a feminist solution! Love, laughter and unforgettable storytelling lies in every episode as they celebrate the inspiring climate leaders around the world carving a path to climate justice for all!"
      America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast by Doug Parsons - "Join climate change adaptation expert Doug Parsons as he talks with experts from different fields about the choices we face and the people who make them."
      Drilled by Amy Westervelt - "A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt"
  • How to Save a Planet - Recommended by our volunteer, Nick A. "Join us, journalist Alex Blumberg and a crew of climate nerds, as we bring you smart, inspiring stories about the mess we're in and how we can get ourselves out of it."

📢 Take Action

👣 Calculate your Carbon Footprint

Here's a few different calculators you can use.

💸 Investing in the Future

Contractors, etc.

Divestment and Investment

Climate Anxiety and Stress

This is absolutely a real and valid feeling. Sometimes you can channel frustration and turn it into action, but other times you should take a moment for yourself.

Local Organizations and Businesses

Here are just a few organizations and businesses that you can check out and see what they're doing for the planet and our local community. Note: These are not sponsorships or endorsements.

System Change Not Climate Change

A bottom-up, anti-capitalist, climate justice coalition.

System Change not Climate Change's logo

Sunrise Movement Sacramento

Building an army of young people to create millions of good jobs and stop climate change in the process.

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Sacramento Environmental Commission (SEC)

The Sacramento Environmental Commission provides environmental leadership, assistance and analysis, and advice to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and the City Councils of Folsom, Galt, Isleton, City of Sacramento and City of Elk Grove.

The Yisrael Family Urban Farms

Transforming the hood for good! A local urban farm in Sacramento.

The Yisrael Family Urban Farm logo

Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter

Sierra Club's Mother Lode Chapter encompasses eleven local Sierra Club groups in Northern California. The Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization.Sierra Club logo

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op

Sustainably minded market for seasonal, organic produce as well as meats, fish & specialty foods.

Sacramento Citizens' Climate Lobby

A non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization focused on federal passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend.Citizens' Climate Lobby Sacramento

Sacramento Climate Coalition

A grassroots alliance of Sacramento groups and individuals advancing the broader movement for civil rights, justice and our environment now and in these crucial years ahead.
Sacramento Climate Coalition logo

Refill Madness

Refill Madness is a Soap Refillery and Zero Waste Shop run by a family of 3 and a staff of 5 dedicated to the health of their customers and the planet.

Extinction Rebellion Sacramento

XR Sacramento declares non-violent rebellion against the US government for its criminal inaction on the ecological crisis.


Your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service.

SMUD logo

Nudge Eco Store

Nudge offers products to help people start living a natural low-waste lifestyle.

If you have suggestions for any other additions to this page or are an organization that would like to be added to this page, please email Cat!