Earlier this week, Facebook named myself as a “Leading Lady” in the “Hall of Her” because of my work creating and building Climate Steps. Whoop!
With a focus on Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day (March 8th), Facebook wanted a woman-founded climate change site. And they picked Climate Steps – looking first for a climate change site, then a woman founder, so the credit really goes to what Climate Steps is as a whole. In a series of two interviews over the past two months, they decided that they liked FB CSteps’s collaborative community, its members who seek and research climate action knowledge, and it’s demonstrated impact. It’s not a “let’s discuss climate change” site. We even use the “Guides,” which used to be called “Units”, kindof like study units, in the site. The FB CSteps community is supportive of each other, (mostly) follows the rules about constructive dialogue, and discusses actual actions instead of general wishes, and members even form collaborations behind the scene. It is a great, great group. And Facebook recognized it. In fact, the Hall of Her is currently the cover page for the Facebook App home page!
So I had fun posing for this, in celebration of women power and climate action! Though I laughed at first at having to put daisies in my hair. It’s actually a video, so click on it; I just had trouble embedding it directly.
P.S. The melting emoji on the left is supposed to represent extreme heat I believe, but they gave me a cardigan to wear. hmmm. I got to keep the cardigan, which was great. I wish also I had thought to ask for the gold shovel. I wonder what they did with it afterwards.
Anyway, I digress. BIG CONGRATULATIONS to CLIMATE STEPS!!