The 6th IPCC Report – Share it. Here’s How.

Today, I woke up at 8:00 am to read about the 2021 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report being released:  https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/; https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/climate/climate-change-report-ipcc-un.html. The 14,000 studies behind it yielded a consensus on what many of us in the climate arena expected – we are basically locked in at 1.5 degrees Celsius more warming. We … Continue reading The 6th IPCC Report – Share it. Here’s How.

Facebook picks Climate Steps!

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 … Continue reading Facebook picks Climate Steps!

WE have the Power Now

It’s a new year, 2020, and it’s a time to understand that we, the public, are now more empowered than ever before in this climate emergency, despite how incredibly impotent we feel with the horrible devastation in Australia, which is experiencing catastrophic bushfires, extreme heat, and incredible wildlife mortality. With the loss of 30% of … Continue reading WE have the Power Now

Christmas Climate Steps – Reposted!

(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!

Plastic = Climate Change, Part 1

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

Starter-Kit Action Plans now Available

So brief note: I am creating the Climate Steps Climate Action Plan Central (whoop!), found on https://climatesteps.org/action-plans-resolutions/. First, the goal of an action plan is to help you write down specific steps you think you can feasibly take, steps that are so specific numbers are even attached to them. Kindof like saying, "I will eat … Continue reading Starter-Kit Action Plans now Available

Another Round of New Year Climate Resolutions – 2019

So, I've been so busy starting my climate resolutions, that I haven't had a chance to write about them.  There are three main climate resolutions I have, but two have many parts to them (fun): 1) Get my solar panels installed 2) Catch up on the climate resolutions from 2017-2018 I haven't finished. 3) Build … Continue reading Another Round of New Year Climate Resolutions – 2019

Christmas Climate Steps – a new set for 2018!

(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!

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 – 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 – the Basics of Mutual and Similar Funds: Know your ESGs…