Climate change refers to shifts in weather patterns over long periods of time. Use the tools below to LEARN about climate change and climate action as they relate to the Chicago region.
The City of Chicago’s roadmap to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
Chicago Climate Action Plan website
Overview of the Plan’s five strategies (English) (Español)
Climate Change in the windy city and
Photos with species names help almost anyone to identify plants and animals. Identification can be a powerful first step in drawing people into caring for nature in their community.
Species Identification Activity: Chicago Park District Natural Areas
Photo guide to Chicago Park District Prairies and Savannas
Species Identification Activity Burham Wildlife Corridor
There is mounting scientific evidence that activity in natural spaces improves human health and community well being. Check out a short scientific literature review and play bingo to make learning this information fun and easy.
Information on human and environmental hazards of traditional cleaning, recipes for green alternatives, and advice for getting yourself and the people around you started.
Climate Change Guide to The Field Museum's Restoring Earth Exhibition
Self-guided tour that explores Chicago Region climate change and climate action in the context of the Museum's work in the Andes/Amazon and around the world. Intended primarily for on-site use: come to the Museum to explore!
Short videos of Chicago region climate change impacts and action plans.