(Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com) Article by Annette Olson and Carrie McLaughlin Wow.  Christmas 2016 was when I (Annette) wrote my second Climate Steps blog ever - Christmas Climate Steps, and it's now SO LONG AGO.  It's been a weird two years, definitely.  And during this time, many of us have been motivated to … Continue reading Christmas Climate Steps – a new set for 2018!

Christmas Climate Steps – a new set for 2018!

Hey all, I’ve just added to Pages (accessible via the Menu Bar) a new Parents & Kids Page, which starts off with a great set of ways parents can help ensure that their kids have green, healthy schoolyards, via the Green Schoolyards website hub. They really lay out potential steps.  I'll be adding in some other … Continue reading Parents & Kids Page!

Parents & Kids Page!

The Climate Pumpkin – the Scariest Pumpkin on the Planet

The scariest pumpkin I could think of. I was challenged to do a climate change pumpkin for a contest at work. Based off of a Toles cartoon.  Spent as many hours on this as I do an article, so here you go. A little rough - because had to finish it in time for the … Continue reading The Climate Pumpkin – the Scariest Pumpkin on the Planet

Mini-Motorized Machines

Hmmmm. Things are changing in city life. Electric bikes, electric scooters, electric skateboards, even hoverboards and Segways, are successfully competing against cars, at least within a 10-mile radius of downtowns. Regular bikes as well, but electric bikes and other motorized mini-vehicles, with improved battery performance, are providing more potential for commuting and running errands for … Continue reading Mini-Motorized Machines

Night of the Environmentalists – Veggie Potluck & Outdoor Movie

So as I already posted in our Climate Steps Facebook Discussion Group (www.fb.com/groups/ClimateSteps) - I have discovered one of the most fun ways to fight climate change - throw a climate party. My friends Max, Nick, and I did, and it was a total success. We invited friends, and then we put an invite up … Continue reading Night of the Environmentalists – Veggie Potluck & Outdoor Movie

Green Investing Part 1 – the Basics of Mutual and Similar Funds: Know your ESGs…

Guest blogger: Hugh O’Connor, with Annette Olson Money talks – twice. Take away money from investments that are damaging to the environment, and invest in the growing, green economy, and it results in the same dollar doing double the work. We need to use whatever resources we have, money included, even when in small amounts, … Continue reading Green Investing Part 1 – the Basics of Mutual and Similar Funds: Know your ESGs…

A Climate Action Course Completed

I am back to writing after a hiatus of two months -- during which I was pretty occupied taking a remote, online course from the University of Michigan.  It's title:  Act on Climate:  Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action (https://www.coursera.org/learn/act-on-climate).  It was a seven-week course with modules on food, energy, transportation, the built environment, … Continue reading A Climate Action Course Completed

2018 New Year Climate Resolutions

A gathering of ideas from folks in different Facebook groups, and what I am tackling. First off, this is my second year throwing myself into climate activism – yes, it all started due to the 2016 election from climate change hell. I realized I couldn’t wait for or prod politicians to take action, as this … Continue reading 2018 New Year Climate Resolutions

Climate Steps taken in 2017

An amazing year, an incredible year, an interesting year – as in the Chinese curse in terms of my workload.  It has been wonderful, however, starting up the Climate Steps blog and Facebook group, which are now officially one year and four days old.  The Facebook group Climate Steps has turned out pretty cool, and … Continue reading Climate Steps taken in 2017