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
(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…
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
A gathering of ideas from folks in different Facebook groups, and what I am tackling. (Those steps now tackled are in green, those not achieved, in red.) 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 … Continue reading 2018 New Year Climate Resolutions