A Greenish Curriculum: Desperate Need vs a Stacked Deck

Photo by Hans Hamann on Unsplash The facts are in. The global temperature is rising and so are the oceans, accompanied by increasingly frequent and intense fires, droughts and floods, out-of-season melting of polar ice, glaciers and mountain snowpacks (the source of much of the world’s fresh water), all of which are predicted to get … Continue reading A Greenish Curriculum: Desperate Need vs a Stacked Deck

Climate Steps awarded tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Status!

Although we've been a registered nonprofit in Washington DC since December 2020, we're now (finally) federally registered as a tax-exempt organization by the IRS! That means donations are tax-exempt for contributors (hint, hint). Thank you to Barry Hart and Laura Gregory of the law firm K&L Gates for their pro bono efforts in helping create … Continue reading Climate Steps awarded tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Status!

Now is the Moment to Pressure Global Leaders to Step Up Their Climate Game.

By Dr. Krista Kurth, 10/11/2021 Dr. Krista Kurth has given us permission to repost her very timely and action-focused blog: https://www.climateactionforeverydaypeople.com/post/now-s-the-moment-to-pressure-global-leaders-to-step-up-their-climate-game Here's what you can do to help up the ante before COP 26 Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash With the Global Climate Conference (COP 26) coming up on October 31, 2021, it’s time … Continue reading Now is the Moment to Pressure Global Leaders to Step Up Their Climate Game.

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.

The Three Submarine Engineers – Chapter 3

Now and Next This is the last chapter in the story of three sharp engineers, who decided to make a difference – and write childrens' books.  Read the first two episodes if you haven’t yet:  …Chapter 1: the story of why [link] and Chapter 2: the how’s of planning children’s books and learning to rhyme … Continue reading The Three Submarine Engineers – Chapter 3

The Three Submarine Engineers – Chapter 2

Research and Rhyming This is the continuation of an interview with three great people, all submarine engineers, who you can get to know in Chapter 1. [link] Nick, Jon, and Matt You three guys have three planned children's books being developed for hardcopy but already available in audio, with Nick recording and reading most of … Continue reading The Three Submarine Engineers – Chapter 2

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!

Examples of Individuals Impacting Climate Court Cases

Through the work of our two climate policy interns from Carleton University, Azka and Anshika, we have compiled a list of court cases in which individuals have made a difference - either through filing suit against polluters or governments, or by giving their personal testimony. So check out our new page; we'll continue to add … Continue reading Examples of Individuals Impacting Climate Court Cases

Taking Action in the Courts: The New Climate Steps Politics Page

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

The Plastic Podcast

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

A New Climate Steps Resource Page – Podcasts

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