EXPLORE Josh's VISION FOR THE FUTURE

In a climate stable 2050 we'll be biking to work everyday, eating more local food and will liveable wages.
Our path to climate stability is through
technological innovation

Technological Innovation

Wind and solar energy have seen astonishing growth throughout the 21st century, far outpacing analysts’ predictions. There’s potential for revolutionary innovation in travel, construction, energy, or geoengineering. When it comes to stabilizing the climate, our best bet is doing everything we can to accelerate the pace of technological invention and adoption.

What is Change the Course?

Change the Course: People-Powered Strategies for a Stable Climate aims to crowd-source a community vision of a just and sustainable 2050.

Through in-person workshops and online at ChangetheCourse.org, tens of thousands of people will contribute their ideas for what an equitable and climate-stable 2050 might look like—and what strategies we can use to make that vision a reality.

If we meet this unprecedented challenge with vision, inspiration and courage, we can change the course.

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Our path to climate stability is through
localization

Localization

The key to stopping climate change is recognizing that bigger isn't always better. In fact, we can meet our power, nutrition and travel needs much closer to home than we currently think we can. Scaling down our energy, food and transportation systems is an important step we can take help stabilize the climate.

What is Change the Course?

Change the Course: People-Powered Strategies for a Stable Climate aims to crowd-source a community vision of a just and sustainable 2050.

Through in-person workshops and online at ChangetheCourse.org, tens of thousands of people will contribute their ideas for what an equitable and climate-stable 2050 might look like—and what strategies we can use to make that vision a reality.

If we meet this unprecedented challenge with vision, inspiration and courage, we can change the course.

Start your own visioning now
Our path to climate stability is through
efficiency

Efficiency

Building stronger communities is a fundamental step towards bringing about a just and climate-stable future. Through sharing, community-building and affinity we’ll empower communities to use their own knowledge to take action. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes powerful, vibrant communities to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

What is Change the Course?

Change the Course: People-Powered Strategies for a Stable Climate aims to crowd-source a community vision of a just and sustainable 2050.

Through in-person workshops and online at ChangetheCourse.org, tens of thousands of people will contribute their ideas for what an equitable and climate-stable 2050 might look like—and what strategies we can use to make that vision a reality.

If we meet this unprecedented challenge with vision, inspiration and courage, we can change the course.

Start your own visioning now
Our path to climate stability is through
community

Community

We will achieve a just and stable climate future by taking care of each other. Through sharing, communal living and fellowship we’ll empower communities to use their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes powerful, vibrant communities to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

What is Change the Course?

Change the Course: People-Powered Strategies for a Stable Climate aims to crowd-source a community vision of a just and sustainable 2050.

Through in-person workshops and online at ChangetheCourse.org, tens of thousands of people will contribute their ideas for what an equitable and climate-stable 2050 might look like—and what strategies we can use to make that vision a reality.

If we meet this unprecedented challenge with vision, inspiration and courage, we can change the course.

Start your own visioning now
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