It’s our mission to connect you to all things climate. We’ve curated this list of resources, readings, and community support so that we can find what we need to sustain our struggle for a just future.

Our most precious resource is our community – and you’re part of it. If you find this list of resources handy, please consider supporting us with a coffee.

We’re always on the hunt for more resources, whether mutual aid groups, venues, good books, things to watch, and quotes from the people who inspire you. Please help us build this library for everyone’s benefit:

Mutual Aid

Mutual aid is the backbone of community support: when an emergency like COVID struck our city, it was mutual aid groups that worked tirelessly to keep our neighbors safe, to ensure they were fed, had access to medicine.

We strongly encourage everyone to get involved with their local mutual aid organization so that our communities remain safe and strong.

Find your local organization at:

Affecting change requires more than knowledge of the problem – it requires action.

We at Climate Cafe promote and encourage direct action within our communities to remind our leaders and our neighbors that we are a large, powerful community that is charting the way forward. Please consider volunteering or joining any of our partner organizations at their events:

Extinction Rebellion NYC
Website · Action Network · Events
Planet Over Profit
Website · TikTok · Instagram · Twitter
New York Communities for Change
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Action Network
New York Renews
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Action Network
Sunrise Movement NYC
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Action Network
Food & Water Watch
Website · Twitter
DSA Ecosocialists
Website · Action Network · Events
Website · Instagram · Twitter
Fridays for Future
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
Climate Defiance
Website · TikTok · Instagram · Twitter
Indivisible Brooklyn
Website · Instagram · Events
Rise and Resist
Website · Instagram · Twitter
Third Act
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
Climate Families NYC
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
Sane Energy Project
Website · Instagram · Twitter
March for Science NYC
Website · Instagram · Twitter
Earth Day Initiative
Website · Instagram · Twitter
350 NYC
Website · Twitter · Events
350 Brooklyn
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
Make the Road New York
Website · Instagram · Twitter
New York City Environmental Justice Advocates
Website · Twitter
Climate Justice Alliance
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
Climate Organizing Hub
Website · Twitter
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
Website · Events
Indigenous Environmental Network
Oil & Gas Action Network
Website · Instagram · Twitter
Oil Change International
Website · Twitter
Labor 4 Sustainability
Website · Instagram · Twitter
Citizen Action of New York
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
New York Clean Power
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
Bronx River Alliance
Website · Instagram · Twitter · Events
People’s Climate Movement NYC
Website · Twitter · Events

Partner Orgs

Civic Engagement

Our institutions are under attack by anti-democratic forces, and we have a right to be alarmed. But we also have the right to vote. Democracy doesn’t begin or end at the ballot box, but voting is still an effective way to enact good climate policies – by electing the people who will fight for us.

Find out more about our upcoming elections:

Dealing with the enormity of the climate crisis requires mental and emotional endurance, but there are experts who can help. Here are a few organizations that specialize in dealing with climate feelings:

Counseling and Professional Services


Climate is heating up the planet but also the economy – and the repercussions of this shift could be up to you. If you’re looking for careers in sustainable jobs and climate startups, we have some lists that might help:

A big part of Climate Cafe is coffee – for some of us that’s most of the point! We have some cool resources if you’re looking to find sustainable coffee shops and business in your area, as well as where to source some sustainable coffee and regenerative alternative milk.

  • Eco Rate: Find Refill Stores & Eco-Friendly Cafes
  • Panther Coffee: A Specialty Coffee Company. Roaster, Retailer, and Wholesaler
  • WhatIF Foods: A planet-based food company founded on regenerative principles
  • Maison Jar: Refillery & Grocery Store offering quality food, personal care, and home essentials all without unnecessary packaging.

Coffee & Food

Meaningful Climate Convos

Effective climate action starts with meaningful conversations. Check out these resources to talk about climate with your friends and family.

Community Resources


  • Happy Cow: Easy tool for finding vegan food near you
  • Cup Zero: Reusable cups for events
  • Deliver Zero: Reusable takeout and delivery containers
  • Okapi Reusables: Reusable cup service for everyday life
  • Freecycle: Nonprofit movement of people giving and getting free stuff
  • Buy Nothing Project: Nurturing the gift economy and mobilizing community resources
  • Freegan: Sharing resources and reducing consumption for everyday living
  • Mending Circle: free clothing repair service in Morningside Heights
  • Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler
  • Ministry of the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Multispecies Cities: Solarpunk Urban Futures, short stories
  • The Overstory, Richard Powers
Non fiction
  • All We Can Save, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
  • Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of the World, Daniel Sherrell
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline, Andreas Malm
  • The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis, Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac
  • Eating to Extinction: The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them, Dan Saladino

Selected Reading

  • Drilled: investigating the obstacles to action on climate change.
  • Inherited: climate storytelling podcast by, for, and about young people
  • Outrage + Optimism: face the climate crisis head on and understand that we can solve this
  • Stories from Home: Moving the Just Transition, by the Climate Justice Alliance



  • Heated: A newsletter for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis
  • The Gigaton: A newsletter of careers with highest carbon impact