The Social Capital Project, founded in 2005, aims to increase public support and engagement in environmental and climate policies and programs. In 2009, it joined The Resource Innovation Group, a nonprofit sustainability and global climate change education, research, and technical assistance organization that fosters the development and application of innovative thinking and approaches to complex social-ecological problems. In conjunction with its growing network of practitioners from nonprofits, government, and business, TRIG's Social Capital Project develops and promotes best practices in environmental communications and behavior change through research efforts, training programs, technical services, and pilot public engagement projects.
In addition to the offerings on this website, TRIG’s Social Capital Project is available to provide tailored services for Climate Access members and others. This includes webinars, keynote speaking, campaign development consulting, and workshops on topics such as adaptation, storytelling, climate communications and behavior change. Visit TRIG's Social Capital Project to find out more, including the possibility of collaboration and partnerships.
The Stonehouse Standing Circle is a lab of social change research and practice, organizing learning circles, meetings, and discussions. Jim Hoggan convenes open and ongoing discussions hosted by David Suzuki that invite participants to reflect and collaborate on an inclusive narrative that will help us get on the right track to better living. Stonehouse is exploring the tools that will help us move from being a society that is confounded by problems, to a culture of solutions, to increase the personal and political will necessary to create and implement solutions.
The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sciences. The Institute fosters outreach and education through public forums and by providing opportunities for affiliates to communicate research findings and expertise to a range of constituencies including the general public, students, educators, policymakers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other interested parties.
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