Fighting for Earth: How is taking action to stop climate change

Note from the CREDO team: This September, is among three amazing groups that will receive a share of our monthly grant. Funding from the CREDO community will help work for a safe climate and a prosperous, equitable future, built with the power of ordinary people, driven by renewable energy and rooted in justice.

Read this important blog post about’s critical work, then click here to visit and cast your vote to help send funding to to support its efforts—and the efforts of our other outstanding September grantees.

In the year I was born, the Earth’s air had about 344.1 parts per million (ppm) of carbon. The safe amount for a healthy planet is 350 ppm – that’s why the organization I’ve been leading for 15 years is called But today, that number has gone up to 411.44 ppm.

The consequences are calamitous. On July 4, 2023, the world had its hottest day ever recorded. This happened during the hottest week and month ever too. This summer, places in Europe, North Africa, and the U.S. got so hot that it felt like they were melting. There were big floods in India and Japan, and wildfires are still burning in Canada. The oceans are also hotter than they’ve ever been. Overall, the Earth’s temperature is now about 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 Fahrenheit) higher than it used to be.

The temperature could rise by more than 3 degrees Celsius if we don’t do something about it. To stay under a 1.5-degree increase, which experts say is the threshold of safety, we need to really change how we make energy, grow food and travel. If we don’t, the problems we’re seeing now will seem small compared to what’s coming.

The climate problem is connected to an energy problem. While many of us struggle with high energy bills, the companies that make fossil fuels (like coal, oil and gas) made lots of money in 2022, even as their fuels cause catastrophic damage around the world.

This is not okay. It makes me really mad and it makes the people I work with at mad too. The companies that are causing this mess need to pay for it and our governments should make them do so.

More than 300,000 march in solidarity for Climate accountability, at the People’s Climate March on September 21, 2014.
Photo By: Robert van Waarden

It’s time to say “yes” to a better future

For a long time, we’ve been saying “no.” We’ve been telling everyone to “keep fossil fuels in the ground” and “stop investing in them.” And we’ve made progress.

Now, it’s time to start saying “yes” to a better future. Science says we need to and we have the technology to make it happen. We need to commit to making positive changes. We need the world to come together and say a big “yes.”

Here’s some good news: this year, the world is adding a lot of new clean energy – 0.44 terawatts (TW) to be exact. That’s twice the amount experts thought we’d reach back in 2020. This is a big step in the right direction.

But if we want to keep the temperature from rising too much, we need to aim for at least 1.5 terawatts of new clean energy every year from 2030 onward. This is what studies from our group and Climate Analytics tell us.

That’s why we’re saying 2023 should be the year we really focus on finding solutions for a healthy planet. It’s not just about switching from bad energy to good energy, it’s about making sure everyone benefits from these changes, no matter where they live or how much money they have.

Change is happening

People all over the world are taking action. They’re starting movements to make energy in their communities and they want everyone to have a say in it. They know that using clean energy is about more than just helping the planet – it’s also about being fair and making things better for everyone.

Using clean energy can also create new jobs that are good for people and the planet. Done right, it can help countries share new technology so everyone can use it. And most importantly, it can help people who have been treated unfairly in the past.

Governments play a big role too. They need to make strong rules that support clean energy and stop giving money to the companies that make fossil fuels. They also need to work together, help each other and especially help those countries that want to use clean energy but need assistance to get started.

It’s time for action, not just words. Each of us can make a difference, whether by supporting clean energy policies, using less energy or helping groups that are fighting for a better future. Let’s take this moment in history and work toward a world where clean energy is the norm and fossil fuels are a thing of the past.

Let’s work together for a better tomorrow

This November, is starting a global movement called Power Up, a campaign to shift money and political influence away from fossil fuel companies and toward a renewable, equitable planet for all of us. Together with our partners in the CREDO Mobile community, we can create a world that runs on clean, fair and sustainable energy for everyone, now and in the future.

Climate activists use light projection to deliver their message at the #KliMalaya Climate Ralky on November 6, 2021 in Quezon City. The creative protest part of the worldwide march for climate that is calling on world leaders attending the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow to take bold and ambitious climate action.

NAPAWF builds autonomy and power in AAPI women and girls

Note from the CREDO team: This September, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum is among three amazing groups that will receive a share of our monthly grant. Funding from the CREDO community will help NAPAWF in its work to build the power, influence and autonomy of Asian American Pacific Islander women and girls.

Read this important blog post about NAPAWF’s critical work, then click here to visit and cast your vote to help send funding to NAPAWF to support its efforts—and the efforts of our other outstanding September grantees.

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum is the only national, multi-issue organization focused on building power with and for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls within a reproductive-justice framework at the intersections of immigrant rights, racial justice, reproductive rights and economic justice.

Our mission is to build the collective power of AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over their lives, families and communities. We work toward equity and lift the visibility of AAPI issues using our core strategies of base-building and leadership development, grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, community-engaged participatory research, and strategic communications and coalition-building.

NAPAWF raises women’s voices in the media and in spaces where important decisions that impact AAPI women’s lives are made. We continue to grow our base by reaching, activating and mobilizing AAPI women and girls through grassroots organizing, leadership training and development, and by creating AAPI women leaders from diverse ethnicities and regions of the U.S. NAPAWF increases public and community awareness of issues that impact AAPI women and works toward influencing systemic and culture shifts to propel our reproductive-justice movement forward.

Reaching many communities and gender identities

NAPAWF’s work primarily impacts AAPI women and girls but also other marginalized communities and gender identities. As we have built our field organizing programs over the years, we have shifted our base to center on the AAPI women who are most affected by the issues we work on, including low-wage workers, first-generation immigrants and people with limited English proficiency. Our base spans many different AAPI ethnic groups and is multigenerational, ranging from young adults to “aunties.”

Today, NAPAWF has a base of more than 40,000, with 500 active members leading change within their communities across the U.S. We work in collaboration with values- and mission-aligned organizations, engage our base year-round, mobilize our movement and its organizing power, continue centering the experiences of the most-impacted AAPI women, highlight reproductive, economic and gender justice issues, and push for systemic and culture change that empowers the leadership and value of AAPI women.

Many successes so far this year

In 2023, NAPAWF has been hard at work with the HEAL Coalition to advocate for the reintroduction of the Health Equity and Access Under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Families Act. Our coalition’s work has succeeded, with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Rep. Nanette Barragan and Sen. Cory Booker, along with 56 cosponsors in the House and nine cosponsors in the Senate, reintroducing the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act to Congress on July 27.

On another front, NAPAWF’s reproductive rights and abortion access work was marked by the launch of our Free the Pill letter in April, which was signed by 478 individuals and submitted to the FDA ahead of its hearing on the authorization of over-the-counter birth control.

In our gender justice work this year, NAPAWF launched a strategic partnership initiative to build the AAPI Gender Justice Collaborative, which commenced in July at the Gender Justice Convening in Chicago.

Our fight for affordable healthcare for all, reproductive justice and abortion access is uncompromising. It is the focus of the ever-growing work and advocacy efforts implemented in the field by NAPAWF’s five chapters in Chicago, Florida, Georgia, New York and Texas.

Working together to make a difference

AAPI women and girls in the U.S. continue to face immense challenges. But we are hopeful and we are stronger as we work with CREDO Mobile and our sisters from other immigrant, marginalized and underserved communities to overcome all challenges on all fronts, one battle at a time. Together, we’re gaining ground, making a difference and achieving our goals.

Our August grantees thank you for your support

Each month, CREDO members vote on how we distribute funding to three incredible nonprofits. Those small actions add up – with one click, you can help fund groups fighting for climate justice, worker’s rights and fighting for civil rights for all. In August, CREDO members voted to distribute our monthly donation among Amazon Watch, National Domestic Workers Alliance and National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.

These donations are made possible by CREDO customers and the revenue they generate by using our services. The distribution depends entirely on the votes of CREDO members like you. And for that, our August grant recipients thank you.

Amazon Watch

“All donations to Amazon Watch DIRECTLY support our Indigenous partners’ rights, resistance & self-determination in their territories, which is the best solution to permanently protect the Amazon rainforest and our climate. Thank you CREDO community!” – Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director

To learn more, visit


National Domestic Workers Alliance

“Thank you! Support from CREDO members like you helps us to advocate for the rights of the domestic workers who do the essential work of caring for our loved ones and our homes and to transform the way care work is understood, valued, and compensated.” – Jenn Stowe, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

To learn more, visit


National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund

As we honor the Task Force’s 50th anniversary as the country’s oldest LGBTQ+ advocacy group, we recognize that our work is more important than ever. Thank you for joining in our fight.”- Kierra Johnson, (she/they) Executive Director National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund

To learn more, visit

Now check out the three groups we are funding in September, and cast your vote to help distribute our donations.

CREDO members who use our products are the reason why we are able to make these donations each month. Learn more about CREDO Mobile, the carrier with a conscience.

CREDO funding helps Life After Hate rehabilitate far-right extremists

Fed by political forces that thrive on division, far-right extremism is now the most lethal terrorist threat in the U.S. 90% of U.S. terrorism cases are classed as domestic and, of domestic extremists, 95% are far-right.

They are white supremacist, male supremacist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-Latino, anti-Asian and anti-government. And they are all pro-hate.

But we can counter this hate with help. To give it, we need organizations that offer practical paths for individuals to disengage from their lives of violence and anger, and reintegrate into society in meaningful, productive ways.

An organization making real progress in this arena is Life After Hate. The first nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated to helping individuals separate from violent far-right groups, Life After Hate provides timely and critical assistance to people who decide to leave extremism behind, reconnect with humanity and lead compassionate lives.

In recognition of Life After Hate’s vital work, CREDO customers and community members in February voted to donate to support Life After Hate. And, backed by its CREDO donation, Life After Hate has been able to strengthen its services at the individual, family and community levels.

How CREDO is helping

This year, our grant assisted Life After Hate in the launch of a new initiative, the Daily Former, a podcast and website where former far-right extremists share stories and challenges, celebrate successes, air grievances and prove that, sometimes, quitters do win. The program is helping many individuals recognize extremism for the dead-end it is and see that there are paths to exit a life of anger and violence.

CREDO funding will soon help Life After Hate begin a new program focused specifically on U.S. veterans connected with violent extremism.

Life After Hate’s existing efforts include ExitUSA, which provides case management, life skills training and peer mentoring services to individuals who are or have been involved in extremism, as well as psychoeducational support for families and friends who have loved ones involved in the violent far-right. Case management is a comprehensive assessment followed by collaborative goal setting, and identification and coordination of referrals and resources. Peer mentors work with clients to change extremist beliefs, behaviors and social networks to promote reintegration into society.

Hope instead of hate

Research shows that people join violent far-right extremist groups because these groups give them a sense of belonging in a society where they feel disconnected and without hope.

But there is hope and there is help. For those who are prepared to account for their past, leave their violent communities behind and write a new chapter focused on acceptance, there is Life After Hate.

If you’d like to learn more or get involved with Life After Hate, please visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Vote for, Democracy Forward and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum this September

Every month, CREDO members vote to distribute our monthly grant to three incredible progressive causes – and every vote makes a difference. This September, you can support groups fighting for climate justice, advancing democracy and empowering AAPI women and girls to fund the, Democracy Forward and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. is an international movement of ordinary people working with individuals across the world to oppose those wrecking our climate and to fight for a sustainable future. We achieve this by strengthening, empowering and growing the climate movement.

CREDO funding would enable to maintain pressure on global financial institutions to invest in renewable energy projects, grow global grassroots campaigns to stop pipelines and fracking, and deliver training to increase community resilience.

Democracy Forward

Democracy Forward is a national legal organization that advances democracy and social progress through litigation, policy and public education, and regulatory engagement. We defend progress, disrupt extremism, and build for the future—all at once.

Funding from CREDO members furthers our ability to address the range of issues that threaten our democracy—from combatting censorship to advancing reproductive rights to economic freedom to health equity and more—in the courts, in communities, and across our nation.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

We imagine a country where AAPI women and girls are no longer defined by the stereotypical perceptions of mainstream America but rather are known for bold leadership and deep, compassionate commitment to creating a just world where everyone thrives.

Funding from CREDO members will help NAPAWF continue our anti-hate, pay equity, voter registration and language access programs for communities who have long demanded policy solutions and platform changes to protect the AAPI community.

Your vote this month will determine how we divide our monthly donations among these three progressive groups. Be sure to cast your vote to support one, two or all three by September 30.

CREDO members who use our products and services everyday are the reason we are able to make these donations each month. Learn more about CREDO Mobile and join our movement.

5 ways to stay cool without air conditioning

As the climate warms and heat waves bake the planet, a lot of people resort to the immediate and obvious answer: they switch on the air conditioner.

But while AC is a solution in the here and now, it will be a big problem in the future. Already, 9 out of 10 U.S. households have air conditioning and, as more people around the world buy AC units, the units will rapidly accelerate climate change. The number of air conditioners worldwide is predicted to triple by 2050, to almost 6 billion. By century’s end, air conditioning emissions will cause as much as a 0.5-degree Celsius increase in global temperature.

It’s a negative feedback loop with a hellish output. More heat brings more air conditioning, more air conditioning brings more heat.

What you can do—what we all can do—is use air conditioning less. We can be mindful of the millions of people in the U.S. and the billions around the world who don’t have air conditioning and who suffer and die in the intensifying heat. If the weather is not unbearably hot, we can be a little less comfortable now so that our planet does not become catastrophically hot in the years ahead.

Here are five ways you can stay cool without air conditioning and help turn back the dial on climate change.

Stay hydrated

Don’t just drink fluids when you’re hot. Drink them before you get hot, starting in the morning and throughout the day. This will keep you from getting so hot in the first place. Your body regulates its temperature by sweating and it can’t sweat efficiently if it’s not hydrated.

Water is best but iced water is not. It feels cool but your body responds to cold water by working harder to warm up the water to body temperature.

Another reason to drink plenty of fluids: proper hydration boosts productivity. Your brain is almost three-quarters water and research shows that even mild dehydration (1%-2%) impairs cognitive function, while good hydration boosts productivity as much as 14%.

Close your curtains

This is a no-brainer. Close the curtains or blinds on any windows that admit sunlight. Consider installing blackout curtains, which will block more sunlight and keep rooms even cooler.

Use fans

A fan that blows air at you reduces your body temperature in two ways. By convection, as the moving air displaces the warm air that’s in direct contact with your skin. And by evaporation, as the moving air increases the rate at which your sweat evaporates.

A misting fan will keep you even cooler. It works by pulling moisture from its water reservoir and blowing it out in fine particles. As the particles evaporate, this cools the air that blows over you. The particles are so fine that they won’t cause water damage.

A box fan in an open window positioned to blow outward will take hot air from inside and blow it outside. If you have windows that face shaded outdoor areas where the air is cooler, open them and the cooler air will be drawn inside. If your home has more than one story, place fans in the ground-floor windows so that they draw cool air in and put fans in upper-floor windows to push warm air out.

Cook outdoors

Barbecues aren’t just for weekends—not when it’s hot. Warm air from your oven or stove can circulate throughout your home, so cooking outdoors can keep your indoor areas cool.

Consider CREDO Mobile

If you’re not already a member, think about joining CREDO Mobile. We’re the one phone company that cares as much about our climate as you do. That’s why we’ve donated more than $19 million to nonprofit groups taking action to stop global warming and save our planet. Groups like, Green America and Amazon Watch.

Join CREDO Mobile and you’ll help us generate more donations for these vital groups and many others—at no extra cost to you. You’ll get the good feeling that comes with knowing you support climate action, just by using your phone. You’ll also get friendly customer service and nationwide coverage on the top-rated, most reliable network.

Switching to CREDO is easy. You can bring the phone you have now. We’ll send you a free SIM card. We offer a variety of affordable plans to suit everyone. We data plans from 1GB to unlimited, all with unlimited talk and text. Not a heavy data user? You can save with our metered plans, which switch automatically to Wi-Fi when you’re at home.

Our world is on the brink of climate catastrophe. Doing nothing is not an option. So do this one thing now: join CREDO Mobile. Click here to learn more about the many ways we work for our climate—and for you.

Your child’s first phone – what’s the right age?

It’s the new “conversation” parents have with their children: when to get a phone.

It’s not an easy decision. There are all sorts of reasons why young people should have a phone. Phones help kids socialize, interact with friends and make new friends. They teach children skills they’ll need in our high-tech world. A phone is an essential way for kids to stay in touch with their parents and ask for a ride when they need one. And no parents want their child to be “that kid” who gets teased at school for not having a phone.

On the other hand, phones come with issues. Screentime addiction can be a problem. According to the CDC, children 8-10 now spend an average of 6 hours a day in front of a screen using entertainment media. Children 11-14 spend a whopping 9 hours a day watching a screen.

And all that time screentime has an impact. Research shows links between excessive screentime and childhood obesity, depression, behavioral problems and anxiety. It can affect young people’s sleep and their performance in the classroom. Low self-esteem is another possible consequence. When kids are always on social media, always seeing others who look beautiful, go interesting places and have cool stuff, they naturally start to think their own lives are less happy.

In May of this year, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in an advisory that social media poses a “meaningful risk of harm to children” and asked social media companies to “take immediate action to mitigate unintended negative effects.” A recent study of 30,000 young adults shows a strong link between the age at which kids get their first smartphone and the status of their mental health.

Clearly, this is not a decision to be made lightly.

When is the right time for a phone?

If you’re the parent of a child who doesn’t yet have a phone, you’re likely asking yourself that question now. The school year is coming up, you’re shopping for supplies. Should a new phone be on your list?

We all make decisions based on what others are doing. So let’s start there. Around 42% of children have a phone by the age of 10 and 91% by the age of 14.

But let’s look a little deeper. Surprisingly (or perhaps not) the parents who know technology best—Silicon Valley parents—lean toward waiting for a first phone.

Melinda Gates: “Parents should decide for themselves what works for their family but I probably would have waited longer before putting a computer in my children’s pockets. Phones and apps aren’t good or bad by themselves but for adolescents who don’t yet have the emotional tools to navigate life’s complications and confusions, they can exacerbate the difficulties of growing up: learning how to be kind, coping with feelings of exclusion, taking advantage of freedom while exercising self-control.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a 2018 interview with the New York Times that his 11-year-old son didn’t have a phone.

So what about your kids? Are they ready for a phone? The general consensus is that kids should get a phone when they’re 10-14 years old, with the exact age depending on your child’s developmental readiness. Consider level of maturity, ability to follow rules at home and at school, and degree of responsibility, as well as your family’s needs.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that reviews media and technology with the goal of providing information on their suitability for children, recommends that parents ask these questions.

  • Do your kids show a sense of responsibility, like letting you know when they leave the house? Do they show up when they say they will?
  • Do your kids tend to lose things like backpacks or homework? If they do, expect that they might lose their phone too.
  • Do your kids need to be in touch for safety reasons?
  • Would having easy access to friends benefit them for social reasons?
  • Do you think they’ll use a phone responsibly—for example, not texting during class or disturbing others with their phone conversations?
  • Can they stick to limits you set for when, where and how long they can use the phone?
  • Will they use text, photo and video functions responsibly and not to embarrass or harass others?

When you’re ready, consider CREDO Mobile.

Children learn a lot from their phones. They can also learn from their phone company—if it’s a company like CREDO Mobile. That’s because we’re more than a phone company. We’re a community of people who are dedicated to making the future better.

We share your values. And we work hard every day for causes like climate justice, economic justice and civil rights. Since 1985, we’ve donated over $94 million to groups like the ACLU, Sunrise Movement, Color of Change, March for Our Lives, the LGBTQ Task Force and Planned Parenthood.

With CREDO Mobile, kids don’t just get a phone, they get a voice, because every CREDO member is a supporter of causes that are vital to all young people.

We have a variety of affordable plans to suit all people. We have 1GB to unlimited-data plans, all with unlimited talk and text. Customers who don’t use a lot of data can save with our metered plans, which switch automatically to Wi-Fi at home.

Ready to join? Click here to learn more.

We turn talk into action – we’re CREDO Mobile

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed these days. Climate change, culture wars, attacks on gender equality. It’s hard to keep track of it all, let alone take action on those issues you really care about.

But know this. There are good, honest, effective organizations addressing the world’s problems and working hard on solutions.

One of them is CREDO Mobile. We’re more than a phone company. We’re a community of people committed to progressive change. With the help of our members, we’ve donated over $94 million to nonprofit groups fighting for the environment, civil rights and economic justice. Groups like the ACLU, Color of Change, the LGBTQ Task Force and Planned Parenthood.

So far this year, we’ve donated to 18 amazing nonprofits. And, to celebrate our first six months of 2023 donations, we recently gave an extra $10,000 to one of these groups: Social Security Works.

We asked our members which group among all our 2023 donations recipients they’d like to see get the extra funds and 25,000 of them voted for Social Security Works.

This donation will provide vital support to Social Security Works in its campaign to defend your Social Security against attack by Republicans and Wall Street executives, who are trying to take your retirement money from you and use it for themselves.

Republicans want the money so they can “finance” tax cuts for the wealthy with “savings” from Social Security. Wall Street executives want the money diverted into investment accounts so they can gamble it in the stock market and pocket large fees.

But Social Security Works is pushing back. It’s pressing for policies to defend Social Security, which really does work—and works well—for tens of millions of Americans.

Switch to CREDO Mobile and you’ll help us support a wide range of nonprofits like Social Security Works, all of them fighting for the progressive causes you believe in. You’ll also get competitive rates, friendly customer care and the nation’s top-rated network.

Every nonprofit we support is carefully curated and vetted by the CREDO Mobile staff and every one makes a difference in the world. We’re extremely proud of this work and our members are proud as well. Join us and you’ll feel the same pride. It feels good, it feels right and, in today’s world, it feels absolutely necessary.

And don’t forget to vote for this month’s grantees.

Prevent your phone from overheating

It’s getting hot out there, and as the planet warms from climate change, it’s bound to get even hotter.

That also means your phone is becoming more susceptible to overheating — which can spell trouble. A hot phone can quickly drain your battery, damage internal components or even start a fire. Not good.

Before you throw your phone in the pool to cool it down, we’ll show you how to keep your smartphone from overheating in the first place and keep it working properly during these hot summer days.

First thing’s first, if your smartphone displays a warning screen that it is overheating and you want to use your device as quickly as possible, immediately turn off your device, move it to a cooler location and let it cool down.

However, you can take some easy steps to prevent it from overheating in the first place. Here’s how:

Avoid direct sun

It’s easy to forget that you’ve left your smartphone in the sun, especially at the beach or outside with friends or family. Luckily, if you have a newer phone, it should automatically shut down to protect the internal components — but at that point, it may be too late.

The easiest way to prevent your phone from overheating is to beat the heat. Keep your phone out of direct sunlight when you’re outside. If you’re feeling hot, then your phone is, too.

Don’t leave your phone in a hot car

Likewise, a hot car can spell trouble for your smartphone. The inside of a car parked in direct sun in the summer can reach temperatures of over 150º F. That’s why most phone manufacturers recommend that you do not leave your phone inside a hot car, either.

Apple, for example, recommends that your phone should be stored at temperatures between -4º to 113º F, and that you should not “leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.” Samsung states that the temperature of your Galaxy device may be affected if you are “using your devices in an environment outside of normal operating conditions (between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit).”

Remove your case

If you have a case on your phone, it may be trapping some thermal energy from the battery or other components.

Take off your case and let your phone begin to cool down.

Switch up the settings

There are a few steps you can take inside your phone’s settings to keep your device from getting too hot, especially if you’re already in a warm environment:

  • Turn on Airplane mode and/or turn off data
  • Turn down screen brightness
  • Turn on Power Save Mode or Low Battery Mode
  • Keep your phone’s operating system and apps updated

Use a fan — not the freezer

Popping your smartphone in the freezer after overheating may damage internal components since rapidly cooling your phone could create condensation and moisture that can wreak havoc on your device.

Instead, try putting your phone in front of a fan. It should cool much more slowly and hopefully protect your device from cooling too quickly.

Give your phone a rest

If you’re worried that your phone might overheat — or it’s already getting warm — try giving your phone a rest. Certain tasks and applications, like gaming, streaming, video editing or even high speed charging can increase processing power or warm your battery. Try sticking to scrolling social media or putting your phone in the shade for a little while to cool your device down.

Use recommended chargers

Some users report that inexpensive, so-called “off brand” chargers can cause a phone to overheat, which could damage your device. While other chargers may work perfectly fine, we typically recommend that you use chargers and cables made by the manufacturers of your phone. You can find replacement accessories at Apple, Samsung or Google.

Still overheating?

If your phone is continuously overheating, you may need to contact the manufacturer or take your device to a professional to diagnose the problem. The overheating may be caused by a faulty battery or other device components and may be covered by a service plan or warranty, depending on the issue or the age of your device.

It might be a great time to consider upgrading your phone, too! At CREDO, we offer the best phones on the nation’s best network. And just by using our phones and services, you can help us contribute more to great nonprofit organizations fighting for climate justice, like, the Sunrise Movement, and Friends of the Earth. In fact, we’ve donated more than $20 million to climate justice organizations — and over $94 million in total to progressive nonprofit groups since 1985.

Visit and find which phones and plans work best for you!

Our July grantees thank you for your support

Each month, CREDO members vote on how we distribute funding to three incredible nonprofits. Those small actions add up – with one click, you can help fund groups fighting for economic justice, abortion rights and expanding the Supreme Court. In July, CREDO members voted to distribute our monthly donation among the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Take Back the Court..

These donations are made possible by CREDO customers and the revenue they generate by using our services. The distribution depends entirely on the votes of CREDO members like you. And for that, our July grant recipients thank you.


 Center for Economic and Policy Research

“Thank you, CREDO Members, for supporting CEPR. Your support will help fulfill an economic agenda for full employment that’s as badly needed today as it was 60 years ago. We will keep on in honor of King’s dream and the March for Jobs and Freedom.” – Algernon Austin, Director of Race and Economic Justice, Center for Economic and Policy Research

To learn more, visit

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

“Thank you for your support, which keeps the Planned Parenthood Action Fund strong as we fight for reproductive freedom and health care access. Together, we will work to build a more equitable future for all people.” – Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Action Fund

To learn more, visit /

Take Back the Court

“I can’t thank you enough for your support of our movement to Take Back the Court! With the backing of CREDO members like you, we will grow and amplify our work to strengthen American democracy by expanding and reforming the Supreme Court.” – Sarah Lipton-Lubet, President and Executive Director, Take Back the Court

To learn more, visit

Now check out the three groups we are funding in August, and cast your vote to help distribute our donations.

CREDO members who use our products are the reason why we are able to make these donations each month. Learn more about CREDO Mobile, the carrier with a conscience.