Yes, you read that right. On Saturday, December 11th, 2021, Washington Post reporter Sammy Westfall shared the dimensions of the 33-foot long indestructible "black box," which will record climate data for future generations. You know, in case we don't make it. Like a black box for an airplane, the Earth's Black Box will reside in the Tasmanian desert. Its algorithm will record more than 500 metrics, including atmospheric carbon, weather-related data, and news headlines from a
On November, 19, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better legislation, H.R. 5376 in a vote of 220-212, that includes two trillion dollars worth of spending on social programs like universal pre-K, prescription drugs, and Medicare expansion and $550 billion on climate change. The legislation will face huge hurdles in the United States Senate; nonetheless, its passage is historic. The Build Back Better Act invests more than $550 billion in climate action
A call for climate policy solutions that begin with YOU. A new report shows that mental health should factor into #COP26 negotiations and policy action at every level - from the home to communities to national & international action. Mental Health and Our Changing Climate, released today by the American Psychological Association & ecoAmerica, features the effects of climate change on mental health, the inequitable impacts, and how policymakers can respond. The report notes, "
Just in time for Glasgow & COP26, the climate world (and OneGreenThing community) got a bit of a nod from the Oxford English Dictionary when the publication's quarterly update included a dozen climate related terms. More than simply a resource, the Oxford English Dictionary has been the last word on words in the English language for over a century. Updates are reflections of the evolution of the language as well as society. Notable for the OneGreenThing team: eco-anxiety made
This week a major study of 10,000 young people from 10 different countries published in The Lancet Planetary Health Journal made clear what my boss, OneGreenThing Founder & CEO Heather White, has been saying for years: eco-anxiety is real, widespread and the kids know it. According to an article by CNBC's Vicky McKeever, the study, led by academics from the U.K.'s University of Bath and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Public Health, revealed respondents, aged 16-25, fee
My #OneGreenThing is remembering this adventure - climbing Mt Kilimanjaro 25 years ago. I was studying international environmental law in Nairobi. I boarded a bus to Arusha and started my climb. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. 1997. I'm in the green, of course! I wasn’t a “climber” - I was a policy geek. Translation - not that fit. But Kili was a different kind of climb. It’s basically a walk up. The guides told us to go slowly to acclimate to the lack of oxygen at higher elevatio
I recently gave a talk and participated in a roundtable discussion on eco-anxiety at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. I explained my research and also connected with college students about their experience. They all were experiencing anxiety about the future -- especially as it relates to the environment -- and shared their intense feelings. I talked about starting my new nonprofit organization in November 2020 OneGreenThing, and my plans to launch it around Eart