IGC's ACCESS and EDUCATION programs advance our mission by decreasing planet-warming emissions and increasing quality of life indicators for San Diegans who are disproportionately impacted by climate change.
WHAT IS DECARBONIZATION?
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.
WHAT ARE QUALITY OF LIFE INDICATORS?
Also called climate equity indicators or social determinants of health (SDOH), these are the conditions in which we are born, grow, work, live, and age and they shape our daily lives. These factors directly relate to differences in access to opportunity, quality of life, health, and longevity.
IGC's Climate ConciergeSM program will go beyond providing information on how to access the financial and health benefits of clean energy. Climate ConciergesSM will work with you to provide custom project management to remove dirty fossil fuels from your home so you can take full advantage of clean energy technology and a lower utility bill. The Climate ConciergeSM program is in development and pending funding. Learn more here.
IGC's principal Education program is the Carbon Literacy training, which we are proud to bring to San Diego. Graduates of this is an 8-hour training can earn a certificate from IGC and the Carbon Literacy Project.
Other Education programs include the FREE 3-hour Climate Fresk workshop and a future online professional certificate in Carbon Literacy.
IGC Education programs provide participants with the foundational science to understand the climate crisis, its disproportionate impact on marginalized communities, and actionable solutions to drive change within their spheres of influence. Thanks to generous donors, we provide scholarships to ensure cohorts are comprised of individuals who bring diverse perspectives and lived experiences. Learn how to contribute to the scholarship fund.