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Pollution, power, propaganda…and some promising actions to take

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...

Best Climate and Sustainability Newsletters

Best Climate and Sustainability Newsletters

Best Climate and Sustainability Newsletters The climate emergency is not just another issue — it’s an era. “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...

Why Green Stimulus is a No-Brainer

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,...

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....

Why So Many Americans Are Silent About the Climate Crisis

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...

2 Ways to Help Companies Level Up Climate Impact

2 Ways to Help Companies Level Up Climate Impact

2 Ways to Help a Company Level Up its 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...

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: 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....

Get who’s ready to act now. And go.

Get who’s ready to act now. And go.

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...

Climate Truth or Dare?

Climate Truth or Dare?

Climate Truth or Dare? Check out this short, fun, and inspirational video Megan Herbert is a talented illustrator. Back in September, she couldn't make it to the global climate strike. Instead she made a 90-second video and wrote this: "I wasn't able to strike today,...

Why Sustainable Investing is a No-Brainer. And How to do it.

Why Sustainable Investing is a No-Brainer. And How to do it.

Why Sustainable Investing is a No-Brainer. And How to do it. I've written about the fossil fuel divestment trend, how you can personally divest, the story of a brilliant sustainable investor, and how the future of the economy is sustainable. Along the way, I've also...

The Week of Global Climate Action is Almost Here!

The Week of Global Climate Action is Almost Here!

The Week of Global Climate Action is Almost Here! Huh? What's going on? The week of global climate action is from Friday, September 20th through Friday, the 27th. This is a chance for people around the world to rise up together and show our leaders and fellow humans...

Make Your Company Sustainable

Make Your Company Sustainable

How to Make Your Company Sustainable In last week's newsletter, I wrote to encourage job seekers (college students and existing employees alike) to choose a job in sustainability. Because the future economy will revolve around making everything sustainable. So, if you...

How to Organize an Effective Demonstration

How to Organize an Effective Demonstration

How to Plan an Effective Demonstration   The following is an excerpt from George Monbiot's 'Out of the Wreckage'. Published with George's permission, I intend to help spread the wisdom to climate organizations around the world.   Here is a small example of...

The Surprising Power of Peacefully Protesting

The Surprising Power of Peacefully Protesting

The surprising power of peacefully protesting As we both know, we are living through a critical point in human history - perhaps the most consequential time ever. We all play a role in deciding what the future will look like. As I've mentioned a couple of times now,...

Take a Look at Your Carbon Footprint

Take a Look at Your Carbon Footprint

Take a Look at Your Carbon Footprint Yawn, I know. But if you're serious or even just curious about minimizing your personal footprint, you need to know what your footprint is in the first place right? That way you can figure out which actions to take that are the...

Sea Level Rise: It’s Probably Worse Than You Think

Sea Level Rise: It’s Probably Worse Than You Think

Sea Level Rise: It's Probably Worse Than You Think As you know, this newsletter is usually fairly inspiring. But this one is not (overall). And that's because we really need to talk about sea level rise again. Sorry, but the stakes are insanely high and everyone needs...

9 Key Takeaways from Climate Leaders

9 Key Takeaways from Climate Leaders

9 Key Takeaways from Climate Leaders Last Fall I went to the Drawdown Learn conference in NY which was fantastic. I got to hear from many brilliant leaders. I also met a bunch of folks while presenting at the EXPO - lots of fun! As I've said before, the science...

Use That Bike! Enormous Health and Sustainability Benefits

Use That Bike! Enormous Health and Sustainability Benefits

Use That Bike! The Enormous Health and Sustainability Benefits of Regular Cycling Did you know that biking is actually safer than driving?  Yes, I was surprised too. Even though bikers are more likely to get in an accident on any given trip, they end up living longer...

Hypermiling: Quick Tips to Drive More Sustainably

Hypermiling: Quick Tips to Drive More Sustainably

Hypermiling: How to Drive More Sustainably The strategy of getting the most distance out of your fuel   This is not an endorsement for driving. As I say in “How to Effectively Fight Climate Change”, being carless is the best. However, the reality is most of us...

Why So Many Americans Are Silent About the Climate Crisis

The Climate Silence…and What You Can Do About it

The Climate Silence and What You Can Do About it People aren’t talking about climate change enough. 65% of people in the US “rarely” or “never” talk about climate change. Only 20% say they hear people they know talk about climate change at least once a month. Nearly 2...

Invest in Sustainable Companies, Not Fossil Fuels

Invest in Sustainable Companies, Not Fossil Fuels

Invest in Sustainable Companies, Not Fossil Fuels This tool from Fossil Free Funds allows you to see how much of your money in mutual funds and ETFs is invested in fossil fuels. I was surprised to see just how many fossil fuel investments there were in a couple of the...

3 Ways to Help Climate Leaders Win on Election Day

3 Ways to Help Climate Leaders Win on Election Day

3 Ways to Help Climate Leaders Win on Election Day When it comes to helping reverse global warming, every little bit helps, but not all actions are equal. Voting for climate leaders and, even more so, encouraging others you know to do the same are some of those things...

Reasons to Get a Home Energy Audit and What it’s Like

Reasons to Get a Home Energy Audit and What it’s Like

Get a Home Energy Audit! ...even if you got one several years ago Schedule a home energy assessment if you haven't recently (or ever) to improve your home's energy efficiency. We did one this winter and reaped immediate benefits including: Over $350 worth of LED...

How to Stay Cool and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How to Stay Cool and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Tips for Staying Cool and Minimizing Your Carbon Footprint The summers are getting hotter and hotter. And you absolutely should stay cool for your health (brain included), but here are some ways you could simultaneously reduce your energy bill and GHG emissions: The...

Conscious Consumerism: Buy Less (New) Stuff!

Conscious Consumerism: Buy Less (New) Stuff!

Conscious Consumerism: Buy Less (New) Stuff! Get smart about shopping The products we buy often consist of materials sourced from various parts of the world which are transported to a manufacturing facility, processed, and then transported to get to you. A lot of...

Conscious Consumerism: Sustainable Online Shopping

Conscious Consumerism: Sustainable Online Shopping

Conscious Consumerism: Sustainable Online Shopping When you do shop, be smart about it! People shop online all the time. The amount of packages delivered in the US has nearly doubled in the last decade. As a consumer, there are a couple of easy things you can do to be...

Ecosia: Plant Trees by Surfing the Web 

Ecosia: Plant Trees by Surfing the Web 

Ecosia: Plant Trees by Surfing the Web   You're going to love this one. So easy and good. Make Ecosia your default search engine! If you start using Ecosia, trees are planted thanks to your web searches. Sounds too good to be true right? That's what I thought,...

Call Your Rep!

Call Your Rep!

Call your representative! You are more powerful than you think you are. Use that influence.   It will take you 5 minutes, it makes a difference, and you'll be glad you did it. I am encouraging you to do this today, especially if you live in MA because we have an...

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