Yesterday's razor thin win in the United States Senate is a game-changer for climate action. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is a Big, Big Climate Deal. It puts the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 41% by 2030 and invests nearly $370 billion in climate solutions. From tax credits for electric cars to making community solar more available, this historic legislation puts the United States on the path to a clean energy future. The bill is b
I was thrilled to join Paul Samuel Dolman on his podcast, What Matters Most. The conversation was heartfelt and honest, with hope and empowerment at the core. Trigger Warning: We talked about the massacre at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. We learned about it the the night before and processed together in real time. Our conversation is deeply personal and vulnerable as we took at hard look at our culture. Paul and I discussed gun violence in America, the climate crisi
Happy New Year! So many wonderful lessons from 2021. It was a tough year, but full of wonderful #OneGreenThings with family and friends. As I continue to write and research about eco-anxiety and the climate crisis, it's clear to me that science, love, and service got me through 2021. My biggest lesson comes from the Mayo Clinic, where the motto is "Science is an act of love." Vaccines, heart surgeries, and life saving medical procedures were front and center for my loved ones
There's a lot of resources out there on talking to our kids about climate change, but the research is clear -- it's time to LISTEN. That's the biggest takeaway for me this year -- the second year of the pandemic. For today's #ThrowbackThursday I'm reflecting back a few months to September 2021, when Cady and their friends organized the Bozeman Climate Strike. This pandemic has taken its toll on all of us - but especially young people. Gen Z is the loneliest generation, too. C
A dear friend observed recently that we seem to question why the world needs another nonprofit, but we don't express doubt as to why we need a new for profit businesses. The reality is that the climate crisis is so huge and critical to our very existence as humans that we need everyone's best thinking and creativity. That's why I founded OneGreenThing, a new startup focused on the mental health impacts of the climate crisis. Better yet, the goal is to help people figure out
537 votes can make all the difference New York Times Front Page, November 22, 2000. Arrow points to young Heather White with other recount lawyers in Miami, Florida. My #onegreenthing is a not so gentle reminder that 537 votes in Florida made a big difference 20 years ago. Your vote matters! I know because I was a Recount Attorney for fellow Tennesseean Vice President Al Gore. He wrote Earth in the Balance and inspired me to study environmental science and environmental law.