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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...

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. ...

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