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“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...

What on EARTH?! 🌍

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...

Will you consider supporting Crowdsourcing Sustainability?

Will you consider supporting Crowdsourcing Sustainability?

    Next week I'll be sharing an interview I did with TEDx Archivorum! But today...well, I feel like I'm about to do a trust-fall via email. And quite frankly, it's terrifying haha. ​ Will you support my work with a donation?Some of you may know this, others may...

Wisdom from Carl Sagan

Wisdom from Carl Sagan

    Two quick things for you this week.   First - Hallelujah! Seriously, what a relief. I hope you have celebrated and found some moments of peace 🙂 More than 78 million Americans stood up and voted to get Trump out of power. (Of course, Trump is still...

Dear Tomorrow – letters to loved ones in 2050

Dear Tomorrow – letters to loved ones in 2050

  I've got something a bit different for you this week. But first things first. A friendly reminder that the 2020 US election ends in 5 days. Your vote matters. And just as important, you are a trusted messenger for your friends, family, and colleagues. Get the...

Climate action helps improve *every other issue at the same time*

Climate action helps improve *every other issue at the same time*

I hope all is well with you in these trying times. Living in 2020 is a lot, isn't it? I'm just coming back from a brief, much-needed break from work (I swear, time has never moved as fast as it did last week). Today, as promised, I'll be connecting the dots between...

“The Climate Voters Are Coming”

“The Climate Voters Are Coming”

    Need some good news? I know I do. Which is why I was thrilled to read this article by Nathaniel Stinnett: "The Climate Voters Are Coming". In 2016, only 2% of US voters said climate change was the issue they cared about most. In 2018, that number more than...

The *Most Important* Action of the Year

The *Most Important* Action of the Year

  I hope you are well or coping to the best of your abilities in these trying times. As Benjamin Franklin walked out of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Elizabeth Powel asked him, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarch?" He replied: "A...

The *Most Important* Action of the Year

Democracy itself is on the ballot this November

  I would regret keeping my mouth shut on this...part of me already regrets keeping it shut for this long. The United States of America I am terrified of what's happening in the US right now - of the road we're on and continue to head down. My country is...

Latest climate crisis fueled disasters

Latest climate crisis fueled disasters

  Wildfires send California into a state of emergency "It’s been an apocalyptic few days, even by California standards." - Julia Wick As if the historic heatwave, rolling blackouts for hundreds of thousands (because of the heatwave), and the ongoing pandemic weren't...

Pollution, power, propaganda…and some promising actions to take

Pollution, power, propaganda…and some promising actions to take

  Pollution is killing us at an insane rate. We're talking 7 million people are dying prematurely from air pollution every year. That's 19,178 people dying prematurely every day. One person every five seconds. A whopping 91% of people "breathe air containing high...

Key Takeaways from “The Drawdown Review 2020”

Key Takeaways from “The Drawdown Review 2020”

    Project Drawdown is the world's leading resource for climate solutions. Their mission is to help the world reach "Drawdown" - as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. For those who don't know, "Drawdown is the future point in time when levels of...

Biden’s New Climate Plan

Biden’s New Climate Plan

  So, he wasn't my first choice...or second, third, or fourth for that matter, but Joe Biden is now the guy for people prioritizing climate action. And his climate plan just got way better. This is, in no small part, thanks to climate activists (like the Sunrise...

Back to Basics: Truths and Life Intentions

Back to Basics: Truths and Life Intentions

Believe it or not, I've put more time into crafting the following 200 words than anything else I've ever written. I wrote my "Truths and Life Intentions" a few years ago as a way to decide what matters most to me. It changes ever so slightly over time as I grow and...

Our 100th newsletter!

Our 100th newsletter!

  Exciting updates on Crowdsourcing Sustainability Turns out this is Crowdsourcing Sustainability's 100th newsletter. And I'm not sure what to think about it other than, "really? wow". But I would like to take the chance to thank you all SO much for reading, for your...

Environmental Justice & Climate as a Winning Political Strategy

Environmental Justice & Climate as a Winning Political Strategy

  Better understanding the many racial and environmental justice connections. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I needed to improve and be a better ally to the Black Lives Matter movement. A part of my action so far has been to better educate myself on the...

Quick Thoughts on This Moment & a Video

Quick Thoughts on This Moment & a Video

We're living through a critical moment in time. You can feel it. COVID-19 and a policeman murdering George Floyd have shaken the US to its core. It is impossible for nearly anyone to continue ignoring the country's massive inequalities and injustices. White people are...

Environmental, Climate, and Racial Justice

Environmental, Climate, and Racial Justice

  This moment feels different. Despite the dystopic response from the federal government and many police across the country, it feels like we're in the midst of what could be the beginning of a great turning point in the US towards justice. I know about 1/3 of people...

What on EARTH?! (throwback-style for our 2-year anniversary!)

What on EARTH?! (throwback-style for our 2-year anniversary!)

  It turns out I missed the two year birthday of this newsletter (it debuted in April 2018!). So I decided to do a throwback (of sorts) this week to the original "What on EARTH?!" structure. For those who don't know, it was my way of using an acronym to balance the...