Grassroots Action

Providing resources and information to foster broader grassroots climate activism focused on reducing super pollutant emissions.

Public pressure plays a large role in encouraging corporations and policymakers to take action. The tools we develop are designed to support consumers and climate advocacy groups to increase grassroots engagement on super pollutant HFCs. Consumers engage with companies lagging behind on sustainable operations, and grassroots advocates can organize around support for policy solutions. 

Our Supermarket Map allows anyone to investigate what refrigerants their local grocery store is using or submit more locations. The Supermarket Scorecard and HFC-Free Fridge Buyer’s Guide help consumers make informed choices. Likewise, the petitions below demonstrate to these corporations that while the climate warming gases they release may be invisible, we still see their pollution.  

Your voice gives us all a fighting chance to reach our climate goals. For questions or investigation tips please reach out to [email protected]

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Pathway to Net-Zero: Cooling Product List

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Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate Pollution

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