According to the United Nations, the climate crisis has become the defining issue of our generation. With the legislative and executive branches of states around the world failing to act, however, the judicial branch often remains the last resort to address the growing human rights and environmental crises. Learn more on how you can take … Continue reading Taking Action in the Courts: The New Climate Steps Politics Page
Wind up Plastic-Free July by spending some time with us learning what is plastic, its impacts - good and bad - including on climate change, and how to fight plastic pollution throughout the year. Dr. Annette Olson, Founder of Climate Steps and the Lead for Green Neighbors DC, and guest Den Fusso, plastic activist, will … Continue reading The Plastic Podcast
Announcing a new resource page for Climate Steps - Podcasts, which has reviews of 13 informative podcasts in the areas of climate science, how climate change affects us, the all important climate solutions, and then the environment in general. Three of my favorites are: The Mint Climate Change Tracker, which provides an overview of climate … Continue reading A New Climate Steps Resource Page – Podcasts
Hey again. There's a campaign that's been growing yearly, which started in Australia, to make July Plastic-Free. https://www.plasticfreejuly.org. If you are wondering about how plastic relates to climate change, it significantly causes it: Plastic comes from natural gas and oil - methane is released during drilling;CO2 is released during manufacturing;There's transportation to a place for … Continue reading Plastic-Free July Starts Tomorrow
Need a list of things you can do to save the planet while stuck at home or in the yard, self-isolating? Well, there's no need to binge-watch shows you aren't interested in. Instead ...
....cover the one-species grass lawn of death with cardboard, loads of compost, and then mulch. Then plant new native plants in....
(Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com) Article by Annette Olson and Carrie McLaughlin, 2018. 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 … Continue reading Christmas Climate Steps – Reposted!
Trees. Gorgeous and calming, providing homes for birds and other life, they also help clean the air of carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. And, if planted in a city or in your backyard, will cool during the summer and warm in the winter. So here's a brief list of tips to consider about helping save … Continue reading Trees
As I sit huddled in a fluffy robe, unwilling to turn on the boiler yet because it is just too early in the season to turn on the heat (and because it requires moving some stuff in the basement first), I contemplate the many other ways I have and still need to do keep warm. … Continue reading Fuzzy Socks
After we ourselves "Reuse" something, but before we "Recycle" it, there is a concept we really need to become aware of and do: we need to "Recirculate." In other words.... SCORE!
....a twist -- what do I read when I want to save the planet? Because there are actually books that help you do that.
A Plastic Affair to Remember - Always. Plastic first came into our lives 150 years ago, and we fell in love, hard. But although it made and makes our lives wonderful in many ways - it comes with baggage now. Lots and lots of terrible baggage. This article, Part 1, outlines the impact plastic makes, … Continue reading Plastic = Climate Change, Part 1