Rural communities are full of people who take stewardship seriously, and are committed to preserving their way of life. We’re here to support that strong sense of stewardship and that vision for the future by supporting action on climate change.

Rural, small town, and tribal communities are among the hardest hit by the impacts of climate change, but we are also a critical part of the solution. We’re working right alongside rural Americans, small business owners, farmers, ranchers, civic, and community leaders to advocate for measures that will both address climate change and create new opportunities in rural places.

There are many reasons to reduce carbon emissions and invest in renewable energy and more efficient use of energy in our daily lives. At the Center, we aim to amplify the voices of those who are doing difficult work and having difficult conversation; those who are advocates and who have entrusted us with their stories and hopes for their community.

Take a moment to listen to our Climate Stewards and their stories, or dive into our resource page. And be sure to sign our petition to express your support for addressing climate change. Join us in standing up for what’s right.

Climate Notes


Take the Next Step NPPD!

The coal-fired power plant north of Hallam, Nebraska, Sheldon Station, will undergo a partial transition from coal to an exciting and innovative power generation technology. Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), which owns and operates the plant, plans to replace one of the existing coal-fired boilers at Sheldon Station plant with one that uses hydrogen fuel. This is great but it’s a ‘job half-done.’

Cover crops can help farmers address climate change with Legislature’s support

I am writing to express alarm about rapid climate change. Scientists agree that climate change is occurring fast. The facts are overwhelming. Consequently, most mainstream Christian denominations, such as, Episcopal, Lutheran, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Presbyterian, Methodist, and United Church of Christ, and other religions, are warning about carbon dioxide emissions changing our climate.