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Don’t Ignore the Climate Signs!

Don’t Ignore the Climate Signs!

A massive crowd - over 200,000 strong! - stood up for the environment at the People's Climate March, underscored by a scorching, heat record-tying 91 degrees day.  In response to "100 days of horror and harm" - check out 50 of THE BEST signs voicing outrage over...

Chicago Showed Up Bigly at the March For Science

Chicago Showed Up Bigly at the March For Science

Chicago showed up bigly for the March for Science yesterday - 40,000 strong (same as DC, 2x bigger than NYC)! On a gorgeous day I might add. As an organizer said, "Science is the beating heart of Chicago's broad shoulders."  Happy to join along, although it...

Announcing SHINE: Investing in Energy Access For All

Announcing SHINE: Investing in Energy Access For All

Currently, 1.1 billion people around the globe lack electricity. Energy access is key to improving health, education, gender equality and economic growth. This week over 1,200 people gathered at the Sustainable Energy For All Forum, focused on ensuring universal...

Inspiration from Jane Goodall

Inspiration from Jane Goodall

I was awestruck attending a talk by the impeccable JANE GOODALL at the Confluence Philanthropy Love & Resilience conference last week. She spoke of her pioneering chimp studies in Africa – fueled by her fascination of animals, Tarzan dreams, and a mother who...

Why Climate Matters on International Women’s Day

Why Climate Matters on International Women’s Day

Invited to speak to students for International Women’s Day – here are my notes/slides describing what I do, making the connection between women’s and climate issues, and celebrating an array of amazing green women.

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Ways You Can Resist to Protect the Environment

Ways You Can Resist to Protect the Environment

ENGAGE WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS Right now the environment is under attack, as highlighted in this Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) video and Trump Watch. To protect our air, water, food, health, communities and nature, voice your concerns loud and clear. ...

Resisting Trump’s Scorched Earth Agenda

Resisting Trump’s Scorched Earth Agenda

Turns out the incoming administration is an environmental nightmare that keeps giving. Following hard fought progress and Obama's groundbreaking efforts to meaningfully tackle climate change and enact various environmental protections, we are about to take a...

Peace, Love & Understanding Booklist to Face 2017

Peace, Love & Understanding Booklist to Face 2017

Really, what's so funny about peace, love and understanding?! As the song goes, I've been searching for light in the darkness of insanity... since the election. Gearing up to fight on for a more sustainable, just world, I'm turning to some timely must-reads from 2016,...

Stand With the Sacred Stone Camp

Stand With the Sacred Stone Camp

Last week, I had the good fortune to hear from Dallas Goldtooth at the Environmental Grantmakers Association fall retreat. He is leading the fight to block the planned Dakota Access pipeline, or the “black snake,” near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North...

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