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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...

Why Green Stimulus is a No-Brainer

Why Green Stimulus is a No-Brainer

  Governments are spending trillions of dollars on rescue packages right now. Many trillions more will be spent on recovery packages in the coming year to stimulate the economy. Because these are "once in a generation" investments, where they get invested will largely...

Connecting the Crowdsourcing Sustainability Community

Connecting the Crowdsourcing Sustainability Community

  I'm excited to let you know that the Crowdsourcing Sustainability community finally has a place to connect and collaborate!! Our slack group is live. And I would love for you to: Read the quick manifesto below to see why this group exists, who it's for, and...

“We Can’t Tackle Climate Change Without You”

“We Can’t Tackle Climate Change Without You”

  This week I just want to recommend Mary Annaïse Heglar's recent article, "We Can't Tackle Climate Change Without You". It was written to encourage people - to help them find their unique path of climate action. But the insights could easily be applied to addressing...

Climate Grief = Love (5 Minute Podcast)

Climate Grief = Love (5 Minute Podcast)

  Mixing it up a bit today with a quick 5-minute podcast episode called "Climate Grief = Love". Never done this before so let me know what you think! To be honest, I recorded this in December to capture my thoughts while out on a walk...never thought I'd share it with...

Coronavirus: Staying home = Saving lives

Coronavirus: Staying home = Saving lives

I typically write to help reverse global warming. I do this because I believe informing and inspiring people to act is the best way I can help to save and improve lives. But I'm going to step out of my lane slightly for a second because we're facing a global pandemic...

Latest Effects Of Global Warming & Some Very Good News

Latest Effects Of Global Warming & Some Very Good News

  So...yeah. Things are really bad. Global warming is ramping up everywhere. 1. Antarctica had T-shirt weather In February of 2020 it was 69.35°F (20.75°C)...in Antarctica. That's T-shirt weather. Context: it usually doesn't get above 50°F (10°C). This smashes the old...

Best Climate and Sustainability Newsletters

Best Climate and Sustainability Newsletters

“Everyone needs to be educated on climate change because climate change and our response to it is going to change the world over the next 25 years as much as the internet did in the last 25 years.” — Joe Romm "The climate emergency is not just another issue — it’s an...

Inspiring stories and connecting the community!

Inspiring stories and connecting the community!

    Storytime! There are so many wonderful and impressive people who get this newsletter. Every now and then someone shares a story about what a recent newsletter led to in their lives or the great things they're working on. Here are some I particularly like: Deb,...

Local climate events and orgs for my MA folks!

Local climate events and orgs for my MA folks!

    The Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter goes out to 875+ people now from 50+ countries, but every now and then I'll send a bonus one just for my friends in Mass 🙂 (170 of us now!) I wanted to share some local climate groups you may like - specifically...

You are not crazy. You are not alone.

You are not crazy. You are not alone.

  You are not alone. You are not crazy. What's happening is insane. This is a passage from journalist Wen Stephenson's "What We're Fighting for Now is Each Other": "The window in which to prevent the worst scenarios is closing before our eyes. And the fossil-fuel...

Get your friends to join the newsletter!

Get your friends to join the newsletter!

Today is my birthday. Or as I like to put it, I just finished my 28th lap around the sun! I want to thank you all for helping to make 27 as special as it was. Your heartfelt notes, questions, collaboration opportunities, encouragement, and even just contributing to...

Some fun. Some perspective. Some

Some fun. Some perspective. Some <3

      Happy Friday! This is a pretty epic scene from Extinction Rebellion's protest last week. Watching it brightened my day. Hope it does the same for you 🙂 (Did you notice the song selection by the way? I missed it the first time.) Two things to keep in mind...

Greta’s speech, climate strikes, and the UN

Greta’s speech, climate strikes, and the UN

    I hope you've had a great week so far! If you read nothing else in this newsletter, please do watch... Greta's speech to the United Nations It is powerful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAJsdgTPJpU This is raw emotion from a 16-year-old's rational,...

This is the Best Article I’ve Read in Months

This is the Best Article I’ve Read in Months

  There aren't many people who have been following, writing, and thinking about climate change longer than Bill McKibben. He nails this article. Here's how it starts: "Let’s imagine for a moment that we’ve reached the middle of the century. It’s 2050, and we have...

Masterplan for Crowdsourcing Sustainability

Masterplan for Crowdsourcing Sustainability

  I hope you've had a great week so far! First, real quick - in case you missed last week's newsletter, here's everything you need to know about the global climate strikes that start on Friday, September 20th. They are going to be huge. Two things today: Big...

Trees are CO2

Trees are CO2

    Trees are made out of thin air. Literally. I'm guessing most of you were like me and had either never really thought about this before or assumed the substance of a tree came from the soil. But nearly all the mass of a tree comes from the air. A tree's mass...

Land is warming nearly *twice as fast* as the global average

Land is warming nearly *twice as fast* as the global average

I just discovered this in the IPCC's latest report on land and agriculture and was shocked I'd never heard it before. I did understand that the ocean takes longer to heat up (like how it takes time to boil a pot of water). But I didn't realize just how different land...

Plastic vs trees, Greenland melting, and debate highlights

Plastic vs trees, Greenland melting, and debate highlights

  Hope you're having a great week so far! And staying cool! Did you know that June was the hottest June on record? And July was the hottest month ever recorded? I was on a family vacation for part of this week and haven't had much time to work. When I did, it...