3 Things I Learned From “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” So Far

For the last couple of weeks I have been reading Bill Gate’s book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”. It is written in a very approachable way, and while in some cases very rudimentary in the explanations, it is an excellent book to bring the topic to a broader audience. It does a fantastic jobContinue reading “3 Things I Learned From “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” So Far”

Supporting Climate Change in the Community

The long-used term “Think Globally, Act Locally” has even more meaning today than ever. Whether it relates to climate change, the pandemic, or the current social justice debates running through our country, it all starts in the local community. This is the last post of my self-assessment on Newton’s new “Take Action” which is being promoted by GreenContinue reading “Supporting Climate Change in the Community”

Sustainable Life and Household Investments

The world has seen lot’s of opportunity to take action and make a difference in the world over the last few weeks. The protests on racial inequality, coupled with the pandemic the last few months, create a lot of anxiety. However, it also represents a potential turning point on more activism to make the worldContinue reading “Sustainable Life and Household Investments”

My Renewable Energy Progress

This is the second of a four part series in my self-assessment against Newton’s Take Action initiative, and outlined my progress in the daily activities I do each day. The activities in energy consumption include: Use 100% Renewable Electricity Change Your Thermostat Settings Reduce Always-On Wasted Electricity Get a Home Energy Assessment Change to LEDContinue reading “My Renewable Energy Progress”

Assessing My Sustainable Daily Life

In my last post, I outlined how cities are leading the climate change fight, and summarized Newton’s “Take Action”, initiative. The initiative outlined 18 different actions I could do to live a more sustainable life. I have grouped these actions into 4 categories: Daily life – the things you do each day Energy Consumption –Continue reading “Assessing My Sustainable Daily Life”

Cities Taking Action in Climate Fight – Newton’s Checklist

Last Week I mentioned Newton’s climate action plan, and the ability to choose 100% renewable electricity. With most of the country under a “stay at home” order, it has given us the opportunity to reflect and connect more closely with our neighbors and communities. Similar to the Covid-19 pandemic, state and local governments are leadingContinue reading “Cities Taking Action in Climate Fight – Newton’s Checklist”

Where Do I Start?

Over the past few years climate change has grown to be arguably the biggest challenge for us to address. It is getting much more coverage in mainstream news, while this is critical in our ability to combat it, it can be very distressing as we learn more. It gets politicized, but that doesn’t help resolveContinue reading “Where Do I Start?”