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 their unique role in the climate emergency.
Our message is simple:
Come as you are. Let's figure out your strengths and find a path forward to us create the necessary culture change for big climate policy solutions.
We all have a unique role to play in climate action. Heather White via @onegreenthing on Insta.
The other concept is simple, but powerful. It came to me nearly 25 years ago as I was backpacking on the South Island of New Zealand. I was at Lake Tekapo and traveling by myself. I realized that taking time out each day to honor the beauty and mystery of the world would help sustain me. I realized a simple truth about global warming.
Establish a daily practice of sustainability. No one person can solve the climate crisis, but one person, every day, by taking action can create culture change to make a difference.
Start by checking out the OneGreenThing Service Superpower Assessment to figure out your personality and strengths in service. Then start by taking action today.
No, skipping the straw won't solve the climate emergency. But, by taking small actions each day that compound over time, we can send economic, cultural, and political signals that change is not only inevitable, it's necessary to save the planet.
One thing's for certain: we can't go it alone.
We need everyone's best thinking, everyone's creativity, and everyone's talents in this fight to protect our shared future.
Learn more about how you can get involved.
And yes, as we're starting this new nonprofit I'm also focused on lifting up all the amazing leaders and organizations in the nonprofit sector. Heather White Strategies is here to help your nonprofit, foundation, or business create a healthier, greener, more equitable future. Reach out if you need help.