CROWDSOURCING SUSTAINABILITY

Thank you for sharing and top 4 impactful actions

by | January 18, 2019

 

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 effective actions people can take to reverse global warming…and it’s still going around. Gotta love the ripple effect 🙂

 

Quick reminder and for anyone who missed it – here are the most effective actions you can take to help reverse global warming according to the experts:

1. Speak up – break that climate silence!

Talk to the people you know about climate change and why it’s important to you. If we’re not talking about it, people don’t care. If people don’t care, we’ll never take action.

2. Get the right people to represent us in government.

How? Vote for climate champions. And do what you can to help them win.

3. Hold your existing representatives accountable.

Push for climate policies that are in line with what the science demands, not what is “politically feasible”. Bills for carbon pricing and initiatives like the Green New Deal are excellent. (remember we need to cut global emissions in half by 2030 and be net zero by 2050)

4. Collaborate. Organize with others. Join a movement!

Work with others to bring about real change. Whether it be in your community, company, or country, you have a better chance of making systemic changes when you join forces with other people. As Bill McKibben said, “Movements are, history would indicate, the one way we have of standing up to unjust, entrenched power.”

(for specific orgs and more detail, revisit the article)

 

Crowdsourcing Sustainability hit a new milestone!

You are now one of 500 people in over 35 countries who are receiving “What on EARTH?!” which is super exciting. Our nonviolent army of climate champions is growing. Let’s see how quickly we can get to 1,000.

Also, just as important, I’ve attracted my first climate denier writing to me in another language – that’s how you know you’re starting to make it, right?

 

Quotes of the day

I believe I’ve shared this one before, but I will again because it rings true here and is so important to keep in mind given our current situation:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

And one more that I heard this week which really resonated with me:

“How you treat yourself is how you’re going to treat the people you care most about.” – Tim Ferriss

 

I hope you have a great weekend. You deserve it.

 

This post originally featured in the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter.

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