Next Weekend: CCL Regional Conference

Finding common ground: inspiring, educating and collaborating around effective climate action

I’m pleased to share that next weekend, March 4th & 5th will be the 2017 Greater Pacific North West Regional Conference – and guess what… I will be a guest speaker!

Citizen’s Climate Lobby advocates for national carbon fee and dividend legislation. This conference will inspire attendees to build political will for a livable world.

I will be facilitating a workshop on social media: how we can increase our presence online and shape the argument to move the needle on climate issues.



The Guardians of the Forest: Deep in the Amazon

2015-09-22-rubber-tappers-amazon-028_custom-2e05aed27adcbfb124e54a54c22a87d98d3f16f0-s1300-c85NPR featured a story about the “guardians of the forest” in the Amazon Rain-forest. From mimicking the sound of local birds to disguise their noises to preventing illegal deforestation, these people are my heroes.

“To cut down a tree is like cutting out a piece of us. No one does anything to save us,” she says. “We people of the forest are peaceful. We don’t want this war.”

Day of Action for the Dutch

Emily Delete2Last month, a court in the Netherlands ordered the Dutch government to do more to fight climate change.

“The court adopted the growing consensus that drastic reductions in CO2 emissions are necessary to prevent a temperature rise of more than 2°C—starting with a reduction between 25% and 40% by 2020″

Source: Science Magazine

Powerful Words from a Influential Leader

“Optimism for me isn’t a passive expectation that things will get better; it’s a conviction that we can make things better – that whatever suffering we see, no matter how bad it is, we can help people if we don’t lose hope and we don’t look away.” – Melinda Gates

Powerful words from a powerful woman. Empathy for those who live in suffering can make all the difference.