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We bring diverse expertise together to arrive at climate justice solutions that would not be possible for one organization to create alone.  This collaborative way of addressing the entangled problems of systemic injustices and climate breakdown is necessary because of the magnitude of these issues.  IGC's programs advance our mission by decreasing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and increasing quality of life indicators.  Programs fall into two categories: increasing access and education and training


To decarbonize is to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions (particularly carbon dioxide) or to remove carbon from something.  Human activity (such as where our energy comes from, our food systems, transportation systems, consumption habits, etc.) emits greenhouse gases.  These gases warm our planet and disrupt its natural balances causing a whole host of problems like more intense and more frequent storms, draughts, forced migration, and more.  Reducing our emissions is key to slowing these devastating impacts.  


These are the conditions in which we are born, grow, work, live, and age and they shape our daily lives.  These factors are also referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH) and they directly relate to differences in access to opportunity, quality of life, healthy, and longevity. 


There is a great deal of good climate work happening in San Diego and at the state and national levels.  However, most of us do not know how to get involved or how to benefit from this work because the information is not readily available.  IGC addresses this problem by thoroughly researching existing opportunities and creating simple public-facing inventories.  These inventories are in development and will be posted here. 



We work with partners to offer a variety of educational programs including an online carbon literacy professional certificate, financial literacy workshops, and a youth apprenticeship program.  These cohort programs provide participants with the foundational science to understand the climate crisis, the disproportionate impact on marginalized communities, and actionable solutions to drive change within their spheres of influence.  We provide scholarships to ensure cohorts are comprised of individuals who bring diverse perspectives and lived experiences.  These opportunities are in development and will be posted here.


If you would like to be notified when an IGC program is available, or if you have an idea for a program your community needs, please let us know by sending an email to or contacting us here

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