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
Monday, October 11, was the International Day of the Girl. I've been writing and researching about climate change and its impact on mental health for the past two years. According to Project Drawdown, the education of girls internationally is one of the top ten climate change solutions. Unlocking girls' creativity through education can create more innovation and build a better future. Of course it's also the right thing to do. I have two little girls of my own, but they're t
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.