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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...

“This is the moment” + opportunities to take action!

“This is the moment” + opportunities to take action!

Surprise! This newsletter is more time-sensitive than usual so I wanted to get it out as quickly as possible. Two things for you today: Check out our latest podcast episode on how to effectively advocate for climate policy & the important policies up in the air...

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...

Questions & quotes – I want to hear from you!

Questions & quotes – I want to hear from you!

I don't know about you but I'm a little overwhelmed with everything happening (and not happening) in the climate space right now...not to mention the democracy space. You know, the little things. Anyway, you already know what I think about those. This week I want to...

The world that is…and what it *could* be (part 2!)

The world that is…and what it *could* be (part 2!)

This is the second half of a 2-part newsletter (here's part 1). And it's the longest newsletter I've ever written. Turns out it takes a while to paint a picture of a totally transformed future world. So if you happen to be pressed for time now, I'd encourage you to...

The world that is…and what it *could* be (part 1)

The world that is…and what it *could* be (part 1)

I'm pretty excited about this one because I think it's super important for us to have a better understanding of the world as it is today and, critically, have a picture in our minds of the future world that we want to live in - the safer, healthier, and more just...

Sustainable investing, Green New Deal workshop, and big oil

Sustainable investing, Green New Deal workshop, and big oil

I've got a few things for you this week: New video & podcast on sustainable investing Upcoming Green New Deal workshop organized by some awesome grandmothers Big oil: Some good & bad news But first, a huge thank you to everyone who donated after reading last...

3 year anniversary updates & opportunities to help!

3 year anniversary updates & opportunities to help!

It's May 2021, meaning I've been writing this newsletter and building this organization full-time for more than 3 years now. (saving the enormous thank you to everyone who has helped to make this happen for the end 🙂 Here's some of what we've accomplished so far:...

Reality check

Reality check

This week I'm just going to share excerpts from some important articles I read recently. To be honest, I don't care much for their titles, but the articles themselves are all worth reading. And then I'll share some brief thoughts. ​ ​“Big Words, And Little Action”:...

Exciting news!

Exciting news!

So...something kinda cool happened: I was recently recognized by the UN! The 1M2030 initiative is working "to build a global movement of one million global youth leaders for sustainable development to carry the 17 SDGs to 2030 and beyond." I got nominated in the Fall...

How to make your company a climate leader

How to make your company a climate leader

Last Friday I had the pleasure of speaking with Bill Weihl who has been a true pioneer in the corporate sustainability world, spearheading the efforts at Google and Facebook since 2006. In 2020 Bill started a new organization called Climate Voice which is on a mission...

Climate solutions 101 & a heartwarming story

Climate solutions 101 & a heartwarming story

Climate Solutions 101 You probably know that I love Project Drawdown. That's because they're the world's leading resource for climate solutions. They recently came out with a free mini-series of videos called Climate Solutions 101. Here's the trailer:...

What makes someone a sustainability leader?

What makes someone a sustainability leader?

I believe being a sustainability leader is fundamentally about saving and improving as many lives as possible. It's about helping life on earth to consistently thrive. The best way to do this will inevitably change over time as circumstances change. But right now, in...

Climate chess ♛♘♝♔♜♙

Climate chess ♛♘♝♔♜♙

Climate chess: big picture strategy on climate solutions. Long-time readers will know that I'm a huge fan of Project Drawdown and their rigorous research on climate solutions. Their Executive Director, Dr. Jonathan Foley, just published "We Need to See the Whole Board...

“Biden is blitzing” & two questions for you

“Biden is blitzing” & two questions for you

Short one for you this week. And I'd love to hear what you think about the two questions in bold near the end! The US is playing catch-up on climate action It's been hard to keep up with climate action in the US recently - a welcome change. David Roberts (who has a...

Best Climate and Sustainability Books

Best Climate and Sustainability Books

Happy Friday - hope all is well with you! Today I’m sharing my favorite climate and sustainability-related books. I decided to have a little bit of fun and weave the titles into an overarching message (you can also find the full list of books with links and...