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Engaging with Policymakers

Bringing science to the policymaking process is crucial to our democracy—but facts alone often aren’t enough. Learn ways to effectively advocate for science by engaging with legislators.
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Food Justice

At a June 2015 meeting and community forum in Minneapolis, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and students shared ideas and experiences on what it takes to forge trusted, equitable, and respectful partnerships to advance food policy reform.
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Community Connections

Our Lewis M. Branscomb Forum, "Community Connections," explored new ways for scientists and communities to work together to meet challenges like chemical hazards, climate change impacts, or access to healthy food.
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Communicating Science

Since its founding, the Union of Concerned Scientists has been a leader in science and technology communication. We’ve worked with thousands of researchers and academics to help them make their work more accessible to lay audiences.
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Cooler Smarter Trivia Night Kit

The Cooler Smarter Trivia Night Kit from the Union of Concerned Scientists contains all the tools you'll need to host a successful trivia night and inspire your guests to reduce their carbon footprint with a few simple, practical steps.
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The UCS EW3 Energy-Water Database

This database compiles the data used by the Union of Concerned Scientists to analyze the water, carbon, and temperature impacts of US power plants for the report “Freshwater Use by US Power Plants: Electricity’s Thirst for a Precious Resource."
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The Climate-Friendly Gardener

Learn how gardeners can help combat global warming. We explain the science linking soil, plants, and climate change; provide tips for a more climate-friendly garden; and share resources that will help you adapt these tips to your own needs.