Climate Declaration

Over 125 Door County businesses have come together to express their care for the natural world. By signing the Climate Declaration these businesses have committed to foster innovation, encourage efficiency, enhance public health, create new jobs and bring technological advances to the market.

Twenty-five years ago a small group of investors founded Ceres largely in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill that occurred on March 24, 1989. The idea was to bring environmentalists and capitalists together to forge a new sustainable business model, one that would protect the health of the planet and the long-term prosperity of its people.  Throughout its history Ceres has introduced numerous tools to weave environmental and social challenges into company and investor decision-making and the capital markets. One such tool was the creation in 2008 of BICEP, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy. That project of Ceres is focused on moving past partisanship and making the business case for action by emphasizing the link between solving the climate crisis and economic opportunity. Another tool is the Climate Declaration.  Ceres and BICEP launched the Climate Declaration on April 10, 2013 as a business leader call to action on the rising ecological, economic and human costs of climate change. Signed by more than 1,000 companies and thousands of individuals, the Climate Declaration asserts that a bold response to the climate challenge is one of the greatest American economic opportunities of the 21st century, and urges the public, policymakers and business leaders to take action.  For more information of the Ceres and BICEP Climate Declaration please  Click Here   To get your business involved, please fill out our  Declaration Sign Up Form  and send it in to climatechange.doorcounty@gmail.com

Twenty-five years ago a small group of investors founded Ceres largely in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill that occurred on March 24, 1989. The idea was to bring environmentalists and capitalists together to forge a new sustainable business model, one that would protect the health of the planet and the long-term prosperity of its people.

Throughout its history Ceres has introduced numerous tools to weave environmental and social challenges into company and investor decision-making and the capital markets. One such tool was the creation in 2008 of BICEP, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy. That project of Ceres is focused on moving past partisanship and making the business case for action by emphasizing the link between solving the climate crisis and economic opportunity. Another tool is the Climate Declaration.

Ceres and BICEP launched the Climate Declaration on April 10, 2013 as a business leader call to action on the rising ecological, economic and human costs of climate change. Signed by more than 1,000 companies and thousands of individuals, the Climate Declaration asserts that a bold response to the climate challenge is one of the greatest American economic opportunities of the 21st century, and urges the public, policymakers and business leaders to take action.

For more information of the Ceres and BICEP Climate Declaration please Click Here

To get your business involved, please fill out our Declaration Sign Up Form and send it in to climatechange.doorcounty@gmail.com


Climate Change Forum

We live in a time when news stories about the environmental issues facing us seem unrelentingly dire. Climate change with all its accompanying challenges and disruptions can certainly overwhelm even the most hopeful among us. Yet history has taught us, time and time again, that it is a mistake to underestimate the strength and creativity of the human spirit. Today the challenge for all of us is to learn from and support each other. Join us each year to build upon the fine work that is being done by our presenters and others.

We hope you’ll join us each year for these exciting, informative programs. There is no question that together we can accelerate the pace of positive change.

Roy Thilly as MC for the 6th Annual Climate Change Forum - Ethics, Culture & Education: A Powerful Response to Climate Change.  May 18th, 2019

Roy Thilly as MC for the 6th Annual Climate Change Forum - Ethics, Culture & Education: A Powerful Response to Climate Change.

May 18th, 2019


Tree Planting

Trees are one of the biggest natural sources of carbon dioxide sequestration on Earth. The Climate Change Coalition of Door County and partner organizations have planted over 10,000 trees in Door County since 2016!

Spring

In the spring we collaborate with The Nature Conservancy to organize tree plantings with local schools and the public in our communities.

Fall

In the fall we organize a solo effort to distribute trees to Climate Declaration signers, youth programs, and faith groups.

Sturgeon Bay High School student plants trees with classmates on May 6, 2019 on The Nature Conservancy property in Ellison Bay, WI.

Sturgeon Bay High School student plants trees with classmates on May 6, 2019 on The Nature Conservancy property in Ellison Bay, WI.

Public Education

Every quarter throughout the year we offer at least one free educational program. Our goal is to bring awareness to climate warming and the effects it will have on our daily lives. As well as introduce solutions to combat climate change and how the world is dealing its effects.

An introduction to Project Drawdown with Jonathan Foley via video conference at the Kress Pavilion In Egg Harbor, WI on June 17, 2019.

An introduction to Project Drawdown with Jonathan Foley via video conference at the Kress Pavilion In Egg Harbor, WI on June 17, 2019.