Climate Champions

Congratulations to SafeClimate's Climate Champions! These individuals have made substantial progress in reducing the carbon impact of their personal lives or in their companies or communities. We're sure that many of you, our readers, will have equally good if not better ideas to share with us as to ways you're working to reduce your own emissions, and we hope you'll tell us about them.

  Mike & Catherine Tidwell

Mike & Catherine Tidwell
Takoma Park, Maryland

With a healthy sense of responsibility and a small loan from the bank, Mike and Catherine Tidwell set about reducing their carbon footprint by rethinking how their house uses energy. On their way they have shown that Americans of modest means can achieve enormous reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.   more...

Christopher Gronbeck

Christopher Gronbeck
Seattle, Washington

When Christopher Gronbeck says he's been "training," one is never quite sure if he means he's been honing a new skill or has just crisscrossed the states on Amtrak. Over the past decade he's been determinedly shrinking his greenhouse gas emissions by bicycling and walking as much as possible rather than driving, and by taking trains and communicating over the Internet rather than flying.   more...

Michael Totten

Michael Totten
Takoma Park, Maryland

If everyone in the world adopted what appears to be a relatively benign U.S. lifestyle, this would in fact lead to certain disaster for the planet, in terms of its climate system and destructive impact on biodiversity. Thus I've spent the past several decades trying to shrink my carbon and ecological footprints, to "live simply so others may simply live."   more...

SafeClimate documents the stories of Climate Champions to inspire action. These personal profiles solely represent the views of the individual featured and not those of SafeClimate or the World Resources Institute. We may edit submitted material for style and clarity. Climate Champions are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.

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