Union of Concerned Scientists

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a member-supported nonprofit that uses rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. UCS is supported by a range of people, from scientists to artists, teachers, and everyday people. Combatting climate change and seeking to alleviate the harm caused by the heat, sea-level rise, and other consequences of runaway emissions are key focuses. Other campaigns include developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, reducing the existential threat of nuclear war, and ensuring science and facts support good equitable policy decisions that impact all of us. Founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UCS remains committed to its original core values of science, democracy, justice, integrity, and action. Accomplishments include creating a roadmap for clean trucking, helping to pass the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in Illinois, and providing scientific expertise to develop better emissions standards. UCS works with partners on analysis and testimony regarding the challenges and benefits of scientifically grounded improvements to policies, standards, and laws. The UCS website provides a variety of resources for scientists and others to engage and contribute, including Activist Resources, Reports and Media, and the Scientist Advocacy Toolkit. While the organization focuses on engaging scientists, it is open to all to join as members for a donation. You can also sign up for their mailing list to be alerted about campaigns that you can help support.

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