Getting creative

There are many ways you can support Woodwell Climate Research Center’s important science and policy work – by reaching out to family, friends, and colleagues; donating unneeded items or assets; even just going shopping.

Our experts are thinking outside the box to combat climate change. We appreciate the members of our community who get creative about supporting Woodwell Climate.

Emma at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Above: Emma DeCamp after finishing the Boston Marathon.

Marathoner for climate change

Emma DeCamp traces the origins of her environmental consciousness to a 7-week backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail when she was 15. She pursued environmental studies and non-fiction writing at Middlebury College to develop her passion for storytelling, particularly in service of spreading awareness about climate change and environmental justice.

In 2019, at 24 years old, Emma ran the Boston Marathon and decided to use her run to inspire people to support the Woodwell Climate Research Center. She set up her own GoFundMe site and raised over $5,000 in 6 weeks.

Emma decided to fundraise for Woodwell Climate Research Center because she knew her efforts would have impact. She worked with members of the Woodwell Climate team directly, which she says made her fundraising effort feel all the more personal.

Emma hopes her generation will “commit as a collective to affect policy, live in closer harmony with nature, and ultimately eliminate emissions.” Thank you, Emma, for your meaningful contribution and dedication to climate science.

Woodwell Climate has large-scale scientific authority, yet the smaller size of the organization allows it to be agile, avoid bureaucracy, and affect change. I was confident that the money I raised would go furthest at Woodwell Climate Research Center. Emma DeCamp

A bequest is a simple and popular way to partner in the Center’s future by naming Woodwell Climate as a beneficiary in your will. You don’t need to be wealthy to leave a legacy bequest, but you do need a will. Woodwell has partnered with FreeWill to assist you with this process. You will have the opportunity to leave a bequest to the Center if you so choose. It’s 100% free for you to use, and most people finish in 20 minutes or less. To learn more, visit

Celebrate special birthdays, milestones, or the joy of community – in person or virtually – and support climate science. GoFundMe is an easy-to-use tool, an we are here to guide you through the process.

Vehicle donations are tax deductible and benefit Woodwell Climate’s mission. It’s more than cars – you can donate trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles, RVs and heavy farm equipment, too. It doesn’t matter if it’s running or not.

Learn more or donate now.

Does your solar PV system create a credit on your electric bill? You can transfer that credit to Woodwell Climate to help us keep the lights on and the computers running! Contact your utility or solar installer and have them send you a Schedule Z form to set up the transfer.