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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...

$25,000 prizes for climate projects & help debunking deniers

$25,000 prizes for climate projects & help debunking deniers

I don't know about you, but I got another wave of deep relief this week. Possibly the most powerful person in the world has just changed from someone who was actively making the climate crisis worse, to someone who is working to rapidly accelerate climate solutions....

Hope, an easy way to help, and two ideas to explore💡

Hope, an easy way to help, and two ideas to explore💡

Happy new year! I hope it's off to a good start (aside from, you know...that whole attempted coup thing I can't stop thinking about) and that you're as grateful as I am about the greater potential for bold climate action that Georgian's and organizers just unlocked. A...

Reasons for hope going into 2021

Reasons for hope going into 2021

I hope all is well with you! As we near the end of 2020, I've started to reflect on where we stand and found myself looking for reasons to be hopeful. For starters, the vaccine is here (thank you scientists!). We can finally see the light at the end of this awful...

Sustainable investing, Green New Deal workshop, and big oil

What on EARTH?! 🌍

We're mixing it up and going back to the original "What on EARTH?!" structure for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter this week! For those who don't know, this was my way of using an acronym to balance the newsletter when I first started writing it in 2018 -...

My TEDx Interview on all things climate

My TEDx Interview on all things climate

  Two things for you this week. First, an enormous thank you to everyone who has donated to Crowdsourcing Sustainability so far! I am so grateful for your help to keep this work going and our impact growing. Y'all rock 🙂 Also, to those of you who tried to donate but...