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Confucius Quote and List of Best Articles

Confucius Quote and List of Best Articles

  I try to remind myself of the following message regularly: "We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one." - Confucius And it still strikes a chord every time I hear it. In fact, I am just going to leave it at that today (I can't...

Loss of Biodiversity and Jay Inslee’s Climate Plan

Loss of Biodiversity and Jay Inslee’s Climate Plan

  Two things for you today. A dose of despair/reality-check followed by a genuinely exciting development: A look at just how dramatically our current system has been annihilating life on Earth. US Presidential candidate Jay Inslee is slowly unveiling an amazing...

Top 5 Actions to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Top 5 Actions to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  A few weeks ago I told you what you need to know about our sea level rise situation. I just added an analogy to it because I like putting things in perspective - so these monumental numbers actually mean something to us. I wanted to start this week by sharing...

How YOU Can Help Stop Climate Change

How YOU Can Help Stop Climate Change

    Hope you've had a great week so far! Back in April I encouraged you to sign up for the "Let's Save the Planet" web series so you could get tips on how to be more sustainable from various experts including myself. Below is my interview with my new friend Gail,...

Greta Thunberg’s Speeches

Greta Thunberg’s Speeches

    Happy Friday! Just two things today: 1. Green New Deal Tour In Cities Across the US The Sunrise Movement is laying out a "Road to the Green New Deal" by hosting town halls over the next few weeks. I went to the opener in Boston last Thursday (and met up with...

Kindergarteners and Climate Migrants

Kindergarteners and Climate Migrants

    Hope you've had a great week so far! Okay, hmmm. Let's start with... Kindergarteners and Climate Migrants Last week I spoke at my neighbor's kindergarten class (the same room I was in 21 years ago actually - kind of surreal). They were adorable, engaged, and...

Green New Deal and Global Warming Interviews and Our Planet

Green New Deal and Global Warming Interviews and Our Planet

  I hope you've had a great week so far - finally feels like Spring here in Boston! ...kind of whacky weather recently, but what else is new? Three things for you this week:   1. Did you catch AOC's recent interview on the Green New Deal? The Green New Deal...

Climate change wreaking havoc and climate action wisdom

Climate change wreaking havoc and climate action wisdom

    I hope you've had a great week so far! Just a couple of things today.   Climate change wreaking havoc As I'm writing this, my thoughts and wishes go out to the millions of people who are suffering in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe after...

How YOU Can Help Stop Climate Change

Global school strikes and Dalai Lama quote

  The following quote is a big part of how I try to live my life:   “We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you...

More Americans waking up to climate crisis

More Americans waking up to climate crisis

  Three things this week: For those who want to wrap their heads around the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ed Markey's Green New Deal resolution, David Robert's article is excellent (I am very excited about the GND and will be covering it again in the future...my...

Magnitude and pace of climate change

Magnitude and pace of climate change

For those who don't know, I live just outside of Boston, MA in the US. We've had a bit of freezing cold this week, but it was nothing compared to the cold felt in the upper Midwest. If you didn't catch it the first time, here's my quick article on why climate change...

Where we stand in 2019

Where we stand in 2019

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Sustainability community! I hope you're 2019 is off to a great start. I thought this would be a good time to do a brief summary of the big picture and where we stand today (it's not pretty), then share some highly encouraging news, and end...

Thank you for sharing and top 4 impactful actions

Thank you for sharing and top 4 impactful actions

    First off, a BIG thank you Thank you so much for all of you who read and shared last week's 16 Sustainability Leaders article with your friends - it really took off! You can see for yourself how all that sharing helped to spread awareness of the most...

Greta Thunberg’s Speeches

Greta Thunberg speaking truth to power

    I just wanted to share these two videos of Greta Thunberg with you. In them she is speaking truth to power. She tells it like it is. You may remember, I mentioned Greta a few emails ago. She's the 15 year old Swedish girl who has sparked school strikes for...

Big picture of where we stand

Big picture of where we stand

Watch out, comin' in hot! Quick high-level reminder and update. We have warmed the world by at least 1°C (1.8°F) so far. We are on pace to reach 3°C to 3.5°C (5.4°F to 6.3°F). The Paris Agreement is our attempt to limit global warming to 1.5°C because of how much...

The importance of elections

The importance of elections

  Just a quick follow up on last week's What on EARTH?! with a new action today.   Importance of Election on Tuesday When it comes to helping reverse global warming, every little bit helps, but not all actions are equal. Voting for climate leaders and, even...

Introduction to Crowdsourcing Sustainability

Introduction to Crowdsourcing Sustainability

  I just have two things to mention this week because I think it's important you know what to expect so we can stay on the same page. If you're new and want to see what a typical What on EARTH?! email looks like, please do so here.   1. Email frequency I...

Intro to What on EARTH?!

Intro to What on EARTH?!

  I want to give you a quick intro on how this will work because I could only explain so much in that little sign-up space.   My initial thought is to keep these emails brief, fascinating, and generally uplifting - while making sure they stay real. But this idea...

Why So Many Americans Are Silent About the Climate Crisis

Why So Many Americans Are Silent About the Climate Crisis

Last weekend I had the pleasure of presenting to a class of confirmation students and their parents. As always, I did my best to toe the line of telling the hard truth about the climate crisis while also inspiring action and hope - showing how we're each far more...

2 Ways to Help Companies Level Up Climate Impact

2 Ways to Help Companies Level Up Climate Impact

The fact of the matter is that society won't be able to limit warming to 1.5°C or 2°C without strong action from businesses. Thankfully, we all work in these businesses or know someone who does. Therefore, these businesses are in our sphere of influence. We can, and...

The Climate Crisis: Where we stand and what to do about it

The Climate Crisis: Where we stand and what to do about it

The climate crisis is not just another issue. It is an era. This is the main thing people are still totally failing to grasp so let me repeat it: The climate crisis is not just another issue. It is an era. "Climate change and our response to it is going to change the...

How YOU Can Help Stop Climate Change

Get who’s ready to act now. And go.

  Humanity needs to limit warming as much as possible to prevent unimaginable amounts of suffering, death, and potentially even societal collapse. (Haaappy Thursday! ...stick with it - gets better in a bit.) The Paris Agreement aims to limit warming to 2°C, with...