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

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...

“The Climate Voters Are Coming”

“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...

Key Takeaways from “The Drawdown Review 2020”

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...

Biden’s New Climate Plan

Biden’s New Climate Plan

  Biden listens to sustainability leaders - makes big strides on climate action. 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....

Inspiring stories and connecting the community!

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...

Local climate events and orgs for my MA folks!

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...

Most important climate and sustainability content in the last year

Most important climate and sustainability content in the last year

  Most important climate and sustainability content in the last year Best Climate and Sustainability Content in 2019 Greta Thunberg's Ted Talk. https://youtu.be/EAmmUIEsN9A Alex Steffen's thread giving advice to climate champions everywhere. Especially the youth....

Surprise!

Surprise!

  Surprise!   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...

Some fun. Some perspective. Some

Some fun. Some perspective. Some <3

  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...

“I don’t care how green you are.”​

“I don’t care how green you are.”​

  "I don't care how green you are."​   The following is the concluding section from a recent article by Mary Annaïse Heglar, "I work in the environmental movement. I don't care if you recycle". By and large, she captures how I feel about the climate movement and...

Carbon Pricing: What it is and Current Status Globally (2018)

Carbon Pricing: What it is and Current Status Globally (2018)

Carbon Pricing is Picking up Steam Around the World! Hold on, what is carbon pricing exactly? The public (you and me) currently pays hundreds of billions of dollars annually (possibly trillions) for the societal damages caused by greenhouse gas emissions. These costs...

Protesting for a Green New Deal: The Inside Scoop

Protesting for a Green New Deal: The Inside Scoop

Protesting for a Green New Deal: The Inside Scoop Last week I told you that I was traveling down to DC with the youth-led Sunrise Movement to pressure Democrats in the House of Representatives to form a Select Committee for a Green New Deal. What I did not tell you...

Most important climate and sustainability content in the last year

Green New Deal

The Green New Deal: Finally a Solution that Matches the Scale and Scope of the Climate Crisis On Sunday I'll be going down to DC with the Sunrise Movement to pressure the House to form a Select Committee for a Green New Deal before they've finalized their plans for...

Project Drawdown: A Plan to Reverse Global Warming?

Project Drawdown: A Plan to Reverse Global Warming?

A Project to Reverse Global Warming? Project Drawdown provides a roadmap of the top 100 solutions We can solve climate change while saving loads of money. "Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming." Drawdown refers to the...

Canada Prices Carbon Pollution. Citizens Come Out on Top.

Canada Prices Carbon Pollution. Citizens Come Out on Top.

Canada Prices Carbon Pollution. Citizens Come Out on Top Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced carbon will be priced starting in 2019 as a part of their national climate action plan, saying, “It is free to pollute, so we have too much...

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Training Recap

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Training Recap

Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Training Recap Last week I was lucky enough to attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Training in LA and on the second day HE insisted that I take a picture with him! ...alright so a couple thousand other leaders photobombed...

California Will Have 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

California Will Have 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

California Will Have 100% Clean Electricity by 2045 California legislators passed a bill, called SB100, that requires: 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. 60% renewable energy by 2030 50% renewable energy by 2026 This new law is historical. As the 5th largest...

Best Climate & Sustainability Podcasts

Best Climate & Sustainability Podcasts

The Best Climate & Sustainability Podcasts “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 "Live as if...

Clean Energy Job Growth is Taking Off

Clean Energy Job Growth is Taking Off

Clean Energy Job Growth is Taking Off The latest energy jobs report shows there are nearly 3.2 million Americans with clean energy jobs in 2017, outnumbering fossil fuel jobs 3 to 1. Here are some of the highlights: There are now as many clean energy workers as there...

Juliana v. US: 21 Kids Take US Government to Court on Climate Change

Juliana v. US: 21 Kids Take US Government to Court on Climate Change

Juliana v. US: 21 Kids Take US Government to Court in Landmark Climate Change Trial Some are calling this "the biggest lawsuit on the planet". 21 kids are suing the government on climate change. Their case, Juliana v. United States (#YouthvGov), is not centered on the...

Wind Energy: The Cheapest Energy Globally by 2030

Wind Energy: The Cheapest Energy Globally by 2030

Wind Energy to be the Cheapest Energy Globally by 2030 The future of wind energy is very bright - and for good reason! Wind provides about 4% of the world’s electricity today. According to Project Drawdown’s most conservative scenario (yet still vigorous), wind could...

China’s Military Fighting Climate Change…by Planting Trees!

China’s Military Fighting Climate Change…by Planting Trees!

Chinese Military Ordered to Fight Climate Change...by Planting Trees China's military is planting a forest the size of Ireland this year Now that is a good use of military might! China continues to step into a leadership role on climate change. With a goal of...

Renewable energy: Growth and global investment (2017)

Renewable energy: Growth and global investment (2017)

Renewable energy: Growth and global investment (2017) Renewables outshine the competition more and more with each passing day    Renewable energies are increasingly becoming the cheapest form of new power capacity in many parts of the world as is reflected in the...

Climate Change: Americans’ Understanding on the Rise

Climate Change: Americans’ Understanding on the Rise

Americans' Understanding of Climate Change is on the Rise Thankfully, Americans’ understanding of climate change is trending upwards as seen in the chart below. And although not enough is being done by government (including negative progress at the federal level), the...

Electric Car Trends: The Future is Closer than You Think

Electric Car Trends: The Future is Closer than You Think

Electric Car Trends: The Future is Closer than You Think The electric vehicle revolution may play out faster than you think! This is huge as cars and trucks are responsible for 10% of greenhouse gases globally. Cities and countries around the world are stepping up by...

Bans on plastic: Countries around the world are stepping up

Bans on plastic: Countries around the world are stepping up

Bans on plastic: Countries around the world are stepping up Plastic is a big problem. Only 9% of all plastic ever made has been recycled. The rest goes to landfills, the ocean, and in plain sight. But momentum against single-use plastics is building! Countries and...

Fossil Fuel Divestment is Gaining Momentum

Fossil Fuel Divestment is Gaining Momentum

Fossil fuel divestment is gaining momentum (Updated in November 2019) Institutional divestment from fossil fuel companies is gaining serious momentum. Today, over 1,100 institutions with over $11 trillion in investments are in various stages of divesting from fossil...

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