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.
Reflection, in Honor of Plastic-Free July. This is a waste basket, the kind made out of waste. The broken base of it came from the free box of a garage sale last Saturday. The plastic ribbons are single-use plastic packaging used to ship construction materials: three of the four colors picked up off the floor … Continue reading Waste Basket
Tiny houses have been around for as long as humans have sought shelter, but lately they are becoming a more popular choice in housing internationally, offering alternatives for people who want their own house but, for a variety of reasons, don’t want a traditional, single-family home.
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 ...
(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
How would I even start doing something about those things? I think I’ll crawl under the covers and hope someone else figures this stuff out. ... But wait!....
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
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
(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!
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…