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“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...

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...