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Climate Solutions: A wide web of change agents and wishlist for science

Climate Solutions: A wide web of change agents and wishlist for science

**PowerPoint & notes from my 10/24/17 UIC seminar   Great to be here. Today the tables are turned. I’m usually in your seat learning from scientists. I plan to share some of the projects I'm involved with, and how I see science implemented on the institutional side.  ...

Chicago Shines a Light on Puerto Rico

Chicago Shines a Light on Puerto Rico

A collective of Chicago clean energy organizations has banded together to provide families in need in Puerto Rico with safe, solar light. #Chicago4PR

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Sowing Seeds of Change for 25 Years

Sowing Seeds of Change for 25 Years

As You Sow is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. This powerhouse team is effectively creating positive, durable change by empowering shareholders and engaging companies to adopt strong social and sustainable policies.

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Stunning Living Laboratory at UD

Stunning Living Laboratory at UD

Wonderful to see sustainability students raising the green roof at the University of Dayton!  This Daily Dayton News article highlights the project. . . . New rooftop garden ‘a stunning living laboratory’: Project continues UD’s focus on sustainability By Pamela...

Holding Polluters and the Trump Administration Responsible

Holding Polluters and the Trump Administration Responsible

After attending several climate conferences this past month, I'm encouraged by plentiful reminders that good things are happening despite the relentless rollback of environmental protections. Two promising developments worth keeping an eye on:   Climate Lawsuits...

Go Green Illinois Highlights Brighter Future

Go Green Illinois Highlights Brighter Future

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress continue to rollback environmental protections and ignore climate impacts, keep in mind Illinois, Chicago and local communities are leading our clean energy future. Tuesday’s uplifting Go Green Illinois meeting...

McResisting: Shareholder Activists are the Secret Sauce

McResisting: Shareholder Activists are the Secret Sauce

Here’s what happened when I presented a shareholder resolution to McDonalds about phasing out harmful polystyrene cups globally (for As You Sow) and the larger story how shareholder activists are disrupting for good.

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Clean Energy Trust Challenge Awards Promising Start-Ups

Clean Energy Trust Challenge Awards Promising Start-Ups

Yesterday’s 7th annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge was truly inspiring. We heard pitches from eight promising early stage clean tech start ups, and nearly $1 million was awarded. Congrats to SUN BUCKET of Champaign, IL, winner of the Hanley Foundation prize (among...

Former EPA Head: Fight the Good Fight

Former EPA Head: Fight the Good Fight

Fired up after Jan Schakowsky’s Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch today among 1,700 beloved sisters and secure brothers with Jack Darin & Sierra Club folks. Former EPA head Gina McCarthy rocked the house! Jan started by saying Trump’s deeply unpopular agenda has...

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