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A 16-year-old has succeeded where adults have not.

Confronted with the urgent and existential threat of the Climate Crisis, few have managed to act with the speed and impact required to bring about change. But on August 20, 2018, Greta Thunberg walked out of her Stockholm school and stood in front of the Swedish Parliament building, holding a sign that read “School Strike for Climate.” Her demand was climate justice and a living planet.

Few took notice at first. But she did it again the next week.

And the next.

Today, Greta is joined by tens of thousands of teenage leaders around the world who walk out of schools on Fridays to ask for decisive action on the climate crisis.

For the coming Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, Greta and the world’s youth have called upon adults to join them. Take the pledge to StandWithGreta today.


Individual Actions:

Sign up to join as an individual member of Architects Advocate - click here.

The Open Letter supports the Bipartisan Climate Solution Caucus in the US House of Representatives which explores policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. New Members can only join in pairs of 1 Democrat and 1 Republican, ensuring a bipartisan balance. 

Use the letter to contact your Representative in Congress and ask her/him to join - click here.

You are someone’s boss – the elected leaders in your districts. Your first responsibility as a citizen in our democracy is to be aware that you are in charge of the elected officials who represent you. These politicians work for and report to you. It is your job to hold them accountable.

Support candidates for public office who affirm climate science and who are dedicated to enact meaningful and needed legislation.

Mark your calendar and vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections on Tuesday, 6 November 2018.


Firm Actions:

The 2030 Commitment is a global initiative to help architecture and engineering firms track their progress toward the 2030 Challenge established in 2006 by Architecture 2030. The 2030 Challenge calls for all new buildings, developments, and major renovations to be carbon-neutral by 2030. Over 400 firms nationwide have adopted the challenge so far.

We Are Still In is a network of networks representing more than 127 million Americans and $6.2 trillion of the U.S. economy. More than 2,500 leaders from America’s city halls, state houses, boardrooms, and college campuses have signed the We Are Still In declaration, demonstrating America’s enduring commitment to tackling climate change, ensuring a clean energy future, and upholding the Paris Climate Agreement.

If your firm offers a 401(k) plan for employees, consider including fossil fuel free fund options as part of the 20 investment plans typically offered.

When people divest from fossil fuel companies, they align their investment criteria with their green values.


Architects Advocate 2.0 - A Catalytic Action Platform


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Anthony Hurtig Architect
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Architecture is Fun
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Astoria Building Design
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Bailey Edward
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Biohabitats Inc. 
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Booth Hansen
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Building Studio
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California Institute of Environmental Design & Mgmt.
Call Studio
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Carlo Parente Architect
Carlos Salazar Arquitectos
CCT Inc.
CCY Architects
Charles Moore Foundation
Charles Pipal
Chicago Design Office
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Chicago Greenbricks
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Constructora Acuario
Cordogan Clark & Associates
Corey Gaffer Photography
Critical Architecture & Design
Dan Miller Architects
DARCH James Dart
Deam + Dine

Deanna Berman Design Alt.
D/O - Dwyer/ Oglesbay
David Fleener Architects
Deborah Berke Partners
Dennehy Architects
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Design Evanston
Design For Risk
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DiMella Shaffer
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Dooley Associates
Drawing Conclusions
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DTW Architects + Planners
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Eastlake Studio 
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Eco_logic Studio
Edward Keegan Architect

Ellen Grimes
Ellipsis Architecture + Design
emarstudio for Public Architecture
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Environ Architecture
Eric Joseph Architect
Estudio Verde Architects
Facade Tectonics Institute
Farr Associates
Feldman Architecture
Fieldwork Design Group
Fitzgerald APD
FLOAT Arch. Research & Design
Florian Architects
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Future Firm
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Gale Goff Architect
Garrett Lee Ltd
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Goody Clancy
Gray Organschi Architecture
Great Blue Heron Studio Arch.
Green Building Architects
Green Dinosaur
Green Ideas Building Science Cons.
Gorman Richardson Lewis Arch.
Guenis Gulf Eng. & Supply
HA Architecture
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Harding Partners
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Helena van Vliet
Helix Architecture + Design
Herman Coliver Locus Arch.
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Holabird + Root
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Hyphae Design Lab
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ICL Architecture
IJM Group
Imai Keller Moore Architects

Ingenious Architecture
INTERFORM Arch.+ Design

INVISION planning | arch.| int.
Jan Hird Pokorny Associates

Jaros Baum & Bolles
Jeffrey E. Flemming Architect
Jersey Devil
John Joyce Architects, Inc. 
John D. Kelley, AIA Architect
John deSalvo Design
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John Kelly Architects
John Mariani Architecture
John Ronan Architects
Johnson Lasky Kindelin Arch.
Jonathan Whitten + Associates
Jones | Haydu

Jones Design Studio, PLLC
Jones Studio

Jordan Mozer & Associates
Joy Martin Architecture PLLC

Jurassic Studio
Kaplan Thompson Architects

Katherine Austin, AIA, Architect
Kathryn Quinn Architects, Ltd. 
Kaufman ONeil Architecture
KGM Architectural Lighting
Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Klein and Hoffman
Konstrukcio Studio
Krueck + Sexton Architects
Kuklinski + Rappe
Kupiec Architects PC

Lake Flato
Landon Bone Baker
Lane M Duncan
Latent Design
The Laurentia Project
Lawton Stanley Architects
Lazor / Office
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Legat Architects
Lehrer Architects
Libby Raab Architecture
Lightswitch Architectural
Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architects
Liv Companies
LMN Architects
Locus Architecture
Loisir Landscape Design
Lord Aeck Sargent
Lorraine Bonaventura Architects
Louise Braveman Architect
Louise Harpman PROJECTS
LTL Architects
LUCE et studio
Lucy C. Williams, Architect
Lundberg Design
Mahlum Architects
Managed Environments
Manske Dieckmann Thompson
MAP Strategies
Marble Fairbanks Architects

Mark DeKay
Mark Eric Benner - Architects
Mark Holmquist

MAS Studio
Matthew Viederman Architect PC
McKay Landscape Architecture

Michael Hennessey Architecture
MIIM Designs
Miller Hull Partnership
Min | Day

Mitchell Garman Architects
MMW Architects

Morgante Wilson Architects
Morse and Cleaver Architects
MX3 Architects

Nadi Design
Nagle Hartray Architecture
Nest Architecture
Newman Architects
NIA Architects

Nicholas Design Collaborative
NK Architects
No Architecture
Norman Kelley
Northlights Architects
Office of Charles F Bloszies

OKW Architects
Olson House
Opsis Architecture
ORE Design + Technology
Orlynbock Design
Oudens Ello Architecture
Overland Partners Architects
Pappageorge Haymes Partners
Parallax Landscape

Patricia K. Emmons Architecture
Paul Hydzik Photography
Paul J. Levine, Architect
Paul Preissner Architects
Peabody Architects
Perez, A Professional Corporation
Pfaffmann + Associates
Pirie Associates Architects
P.K. VanderBeke, Architect
Propel Sutdio

Proteus Group
Pliskin Architecture 
PLY Architecture
Public Design Architects
Pullman Architects

PWP Landscape Architecture
Quantum Architects
RADA Architects
RAND Engineering & Arch
Range Design & Architecture
RDM Architecture
Read & Company Architects
Reed Hilderbrand
Reif Architects

(R)evolition Architecture
Richard + Bauer Architecture and Design
Richard Renner | Architects

Risinger + Associates
Rob Paulus Architects
Robin Ashley Architects
Roche + Roche Landscape Arch.

Rockford Associates

Rockwell Associates Architects
Ronnette Riley Architect
Ross Barney Architects
RossTarrant Architects
Ricardo Zurita Arch.& Planning
River Architects
Ruhl Walker Architects
Runberg Architecture Group
Rykerson Architecture
RZAPS/Ricardo Zurita Architecture & Planning

S. Conger Architects
Sam Marts Architects & Planners
Samina Iqbal Architects
Sanders Pace Architecture
Scattergood Design
Schuler Shook
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Selbert Perkins Design
SERA Architects
Serena Strum Architects

SHED 5tudio
Sheldon Pennoyer Architects
Shelter Architecture

Shepley Bulfinch
Shepphird Associates
Sheri Olson Architecture
Sheryl Jordan Architect
Siamak Mostoufi Architect
Siegel & Strain Architects
Silvestro Design Operations

Site Design Group
Skillful Means
Skylab Architecture
SKJN Architekten
Slacter Design Studio

Snow Kreilich Architects
South Mountain Company

Space Architects + Planners
Spirit of Space
Spring Architects
SRG Partnership
Stayner Architects
Steffen+Schwerin Architects, Ltd.

Stephen J. Wierzbowski
Sterling/Brown Architects
Sterner Designs

STL Architects
Stewardship, Inc.
Steve Martino & Associates

Strawn + Sierralta
Studio Dwell
STUDIO-E Architecture, PC
Studio G Architects

Studio Gang
Studio KDA
Studio M MERGE
Studio Ma

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Studio VK
Studio Villanueva Architecture
Swift Lee Office
Synecdoche Design Studio
Tara Inglesby Design Group, LLC
TE Studio
Team A
TEF Design
Terrapin Bright Green

Terry Guen Design Associates
The Structural Group
Thomas Roszak Architecture
Thompson Naylor Architects
Threshold Acoustics

Tilton Kelly + Bell
Tod Williams Billie Tsien | Part.
Tom Harris Photography
Transsolar KlimaEngineering
Trillium Architects
Troyer Group
Turn Collaborative

Urban Landscape Collaborative

Van Meter Williams Pollack
VeeDeeGee Arch. Design + Fab.
Verdical Group
Via Chicago Arch.+ Diseñadores
Vinci Hamp Architecture
Vladimir Radutny Architects
VMDO Architects
Watt Architecture
Welch Architecture
Whitney, Inc.
Wiemann Lamphere Architects
Will Bruder Architects
Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects
Wrap Architecture
WRNS Studio
ZGF Architects
ZIA [zero impact architecture]
Zoetic Architecture


"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them."

- Albert Einstein