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Electrifying Everything: Getting off fossil fuels asap

Electrifying Everything: Getting off fossil fuels asap

In August, the US government passed a historic climate bill, the Inflation Reduction Act. It's not nearly enough of course, but it is a start that we can build on. We've got to celebrate the wins and work with what we've got! It means that, starting in 2023, US...

How to go solar ☀️ (with minimal hassle & maximum savings!)

How to go solar ☀️ (with minimal hassle & maximum savings!)

As you may know, the planetary emergency threatens the building blocks of society and requires an all-hands-on-deck response. We really need to make justice-centered sustainability the organizing principle of society to get to zero emissions asap. To do this we need...

Your Donations Are Now Tripled!!!

Your Donations Are Now Tripled!!!

(Reminder for context: This newsletter is brought to you by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit I have dedicated the last 4+ years of my life to, Crowdsourcing Sustainability!) I have some exciting news. We are thrilled to announce that Crowdsourcing Sustainability just received...

Mindset, Self-Care, Community, and Persistence

Mindset, Self-Care, Community, and Persistence

Today I just want to share what I've been thinking about recently. It's a little perspective on where we are and some things to keep in mind for the years and decades ahead of us. Hope you find it helpful in one way or another! The road ahead Despite positive momentum...

Want to switch to clean electricity? (upcoming webinar!)

Want to switch to clean electricity? (upcoming webinar!)

I'm excited to announce that our next webinar will be focused on helping you go solar. It'll be on Wednesday, September 14th at 1 pm ET so sign up here if you'd like to join! We want to help make it as easy as possible for you to make the switch and start powering...

Meet our new Community Weaver!

Meet our new Community Weaver!

As I mentioned last week, we just hired our second full-time employee - a Community Weaver! And I. Am. Stoked 🙂 Before you meet this amazing human (and before we ask you to help us by taking a quick survey), let me put this milestone into perspective with a quick...

Climate Action Planning for Your Community

Climate Action Planning for Your Community

Two things for you today: Exciting news for our CS community. Key takeaways on climate action planning for your town. ​ We hired a Community Weaver!! This is a big milestone. For the first time ever, there will be two people working on Crowdsourcing Sustainability...

How to get your city to zero emissions ASAP

How to get your city to zero emissions ASAP

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a webinar featuring the two people in charge of the United States's most ambitious local climate action plan. Luis Aguirre-Torres and Rebecca Evans are designing and implementing Ithaca, New York's Green New Deal, which has two...

How to decarbonize your city ASAP! (upcoming webinar)

Two quick ones for you this week! ​CS webinar with two people leading the most ambitious local climate action plan in the US (decarbonizing Ithaca, NY by 2030 with a Green New Deal!) Our first CS team podcast is now live. ​ Upcoming webinar: How to decarbonize your...

Your climate journey & climate action guide

Your climate journey & climate action guide

If you're reading this, odds are you're on a climate journey. I think of a climate journey as the unique path each of us takes over time as we learn more about the planetary emergency and decide what to do about it. I've been on my climate journey for nearly a decade...

Climate justice, activism, and revolutionary love

Climate justice, activism, and revolutionary love

Hi y'all, Today I'm excited to share a wonderful podcast episode with a youth climate activist from the Philippines, Mitzi Jonelle Tan. "I grew up afraid of drowning in my own bedroom." - Mitzi Jonelle Tan Quick context: climate change and activism in the Philippines...

Top climate nonprofits & the state of climate philanthrophy!

Top climate nonprofits & the state of climate philanthrophy!

There are SO many important causes to support (e.g. human rights, human health, ending poverty, education, racial/social/economic justice, ending world hunger, animal welfare, and many more). They're all 100% worth supporting. But we are at risk of losing all of the...

My Climate Story

My Climate Story

Just a quick one for you today! The newsletter I was originally planning on writing got derailed because I got Covid earlier this week. (For those who want to know - I've been incredibly tired but I think it's a mild-ish case, I'm trending in the right direction, and...

Climate solutions at work: a guide for employees!

Climate solutions at work: a guide for employees!

Companies arguably exercise more power than both governments and citizens in today's society. So what they choose to do (or not do) really matters. Especially when it comes to climate. They're starting to move in the right direction. But they still have a long way to...

Some quick food for thought

Some quick food for thought

Quick one for you this week! I just finished recording a podcast with Jamie Beck Alexander who works over at Drawdown Labs. She shared lots of fantastic insights on the power employees have to help make their companies true climate leaders (getting companies to shift...

Align your company with a 1.5°C world!

Align your company with a 1.5°C world!

Today's newsletter and podcast are for anyone who works at a company. Or knows someone who does that cares about the climate crisis. My hope is that this leads to more people taking steps to help get their companies in alignment with the Paris Agreement and a 1.5°C...

Most effective climate actions. And a directory to connect around them!

Most effective climate actions. And a directory to connect around them!

I just finished my 30th lap around the sun this week! And I'm trying to convince myself this will be the best decade. So if you have any sage advice on how to make that happen, please do share it 🙂 What I have for you today: Top 12 Climate Actions. We're launching...

Best Climate & Sustainability Documentaries! 🎥📺🍿

Best Climate & Sustainability Documentaries! 🎥📺🍿

I'm starting to put together a fairly holistic guide to climate action that builds on everything I've learned and created in the last 3.5 years since starting Crowdsourcing Sustainability. For it to be complete, I need to make a few more lists (so far I've done best...

Systems change, Multisolving, and the power to change direction

Systems change, Multisolving, and the power to change direction

I think you are really going to enjoy listening to our latest podcast guest, Dr. Elizabeth Sawin. She's brilliant, thoughtful, and has been working on climate for decades. In my notes from re-watching our conversation, I jotted down "a beautiful mind". But before...

The 4-day workweek

The 4-day workweek

From Iceland to Spain to Japan - from Microsoft to Unilever to Kickstarter - governments and hundreds of corporations are increasingly experimenting with and planning for 4-day workweeks (while keeping the same pay and benefits). And so far, the pilots and research...

Climate groups by profession/industry – get connected!

Climate groups by profession/industry – get connected!

Before diving in, a quick heads up - Crowdsourcing Sustainability is looking for some new teammates to help with developing a new climate impact tool, SEO, and uploading content/social media. So if any of these feel like a good fit for you, please do apply (and let me...

Some super important things to understand 🌎

Some super important things to understand 🌎

Today I'm sharing some key, high-level ideas and research that I've found to be extremely helpful in understanding where we stand and where we may be going. I hope it helps you to wrap your head around everything a bit more too! Big Picture: Where society stands The...