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I’m Done Being Polite

These last weeks have been all about COP26 and about how it fell short of what we need to save humanity. At first, as I read the many articles about the various failures of COP26 and Greta Thunberg saying it was mostly “blah, blah,” I found myself saying, ”Careful! Don’t focus on the negative. We […]

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Talking About the Climate

My lovely friend Lu asked me to help her learn to talk to her clients about climate change. She’s a hairstylist – yes, she got me to let my stripe go gray! – and passionate about the planet, but often feels unsure what to say. We talked about climate silence and how simply raising the […]

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Maintaining Hope

You would be totally in the majority if you thought the recent IPCC report declared, “Humans are screwed, let’s just give up.” That’s how much of the media reported it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy they are reporting on the climate emergency so much more than even a few months ago and the […]

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Creative Weather Challenge or Change the News

Independent climate journalist Emily Atkins recently wrote about how the news media is not adequately reporting on the climate emergency. This has been a frustration of mine for so many years! For example, during a recent heatwave in my state of Colorado less than 4% of stories about the unprecedented temps mentioned climate change as […]

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How About an Equity and Inclusion Policy for the Planet?

It’s vital that organizations and small businesses have crafted diversity, inclusion, and equity policies in recent years to address racism and transgender rights. Yes, these policy statements can end up being empty promises or performative activism, but they can also drive real change. I have had a Liberation and Inclusion policy on my website for […]

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Find Your Climate Story

It’s extremely easy to get completely overwhelmed with being a climate activist (and yes, you are one!) because there is so much climate news to follow and so many things to take action on. But that’s actually a grand thing because it means there is so much more attention being paid to the climate emergency […]

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Banish Climate Silence

Let’s banish climate silence. What is climate silence?  People not talking to each other and their elected representatives and companies about the climate crisis. We fear getting our facts wrong, getting into pointless disagreements  with people who don’t “believe” climate change is caused by human activity, or we worry we aren’t “green enough”, or eco-pure […]

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Welcome to Create + Climate

You’re painfully aware of the climate crisis. You do your best to shrink your carbon footprint and make your voice heard by your political representatives. But it feels like so little. And yet, what else can you, one tiny person, do? It can all feel so hopeless and overwhelming. Yes, it can, but I’m aware […]

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