The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time, and we all have a unique role to play. Start here and now with this book. In this revolutionary call to action, unlock your superpower through a daily practice of sustainability.
This book is the companion to the OneGreenThing movement. In One Green Thing, noted environmentalist Heather White shows you how to contribute to the climate movement through self-discovery - your personality, interests, and strengths.
First, you'll take the Service Superpower Profile Assessment, which will reveal your special gifts in service to others and the planet. Based on your profile, you'll then be equipped to:
Begin your adventure with a 21-Day Kickstarter Plan that shares specific actions you can take
Use the Eco-Impact Top Ten—the primary areas that can affect positive, lasting change—to develop an individualized Eco-Action Plan
Log the mental health benefits and measure your progress with the Joy Tracker
Write about your journey and your "why" for taking action with exercises and journal prompts that encourage you to reflect
Listen and talk with members of Gen Z about their climate anxiety
Commit to being an awesome ancestor for future loved ones as you inspire your family, friends, and community to work toward a regenerative, sustainable world
Setting the intention each day to take a small step— a "one green thing" to care for the planet--can help ease your eco-anxiety, push the culture toward climate solutions, and create a sense of joy.
Join Heather on tour (in person or virtually!)
April 18 - Busboys & Poets (Takoma, DC)
April 19 - Instagram Live Book Launch Event & RARE Conversations Webinar
April 20 - South Main Books & Catawba College (Salisbury, NC)
April 21 - Diesel Books (Los Angeles, CA)
April 22 (Earth Day!) - United Talent Agency (Los Angeles, CA) & Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA)
April 25 - Nashville Bar Association CLE (Nashville,TN)
April 26 - University of Tennessee College of Law & Union Ave Books @ Maple Hall (Knoxville, TN)
April 27 - The White Street Market (Athens, TN) & Plastic Pollution Coalition Webinar
May 12 - Novel Books (Memphis, TN)
June 1 - Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT)
Founder & CEO Heather White is an environmentalist, lawyer, and nonprofit executive with more than 20 years experience in environmental law, policy, and advocacy. She's a frequent spokesperson in the national media on environmental issues and has appeared on ABC, NBC, MSBNC, Fox News, and quoted in numerous national media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Guardian.
PRAISE FOR ONE GREEN THING
"I call Heather the Brené Brown of the environmental movement because she makes environmental action personal, doable, and joyful. Coming to terms with the impacts of climate change on our shared future makes us all feel vulnerable and scared. But we have to embrace this vulnerability, experience all the emotions that come with it, and also celebrate the joy of climate action."
- ERIN BROCKOVICH, Consumer Advocate
"In One Green Thing, Heather White shows you how to reduce your eco-anxiety through service. Find your climate 'why' and learn how to apply it to environmental action in this easy-to-read, entertaining, and informative book on creating a greener, healthier future."
- DR. MARK HYMAN, New York Times bestselling author; head of strategy and innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
"Eco-anxiety is all too real for Generation Z. It's time for other generations to step up, partner with us, and help save our shared future. In One Green Thing, Heather White shows you how to get involved in the movement by focusing on your strengths and celebrating a positive vision of what we can create together."
- MAYA PENN, Gen Z activist, author, artist, 3x TED speaker, and entrepreneur
"In this essential climate action handbook, Heather leverages her twenty years of experience in environmental advocacy and her warm, smart, and relatable approach to welcome you into the movement. She shows you how to make meaningful, lasting change and create a positive legacy for the next generation."
- GREGG RENFREW, founder & CEO of Beautycounter
"In my faith tradition, a good person leaves an inheritance to their children's children. It's time to take a hard look at what kind of inheritance we are leaving the next generation. The world is facing a climate crisis and younger generations need our help to avoid a global calamity. In this book, Heather White creates a welcoming path for all to engage in daily practices of sustainability, to seek policy solutions and to let our kids and grandkids know they will not face this crisis alone."
- LARRY SCHWEIGER, award-winning author, speaker, former President & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation
"Heather continues to be a beacon of light and compass in helping families navigate climate change. Her work and network are precious resources that we can leverage to create change for future generations."
-- ROBYN O'BRIEN, author, food activist and co-founder and managing director of RePlant Capital
"One Green Thing doesn't dwell in gloom and doom but instead gives us just what the climate movement needs: a down-to-earth and back-to-joy approach to climate action."
-- CHRIS HILL, Senior Campaign Director, Sierra Club's Our Wild America Campaign
"One Green Thing is a joyful must-read for everyone - from the curious to the committed in the climate movement."
-- COLLEEN WACHOB, co-founder and co-CEO of mindbodygreen
"Heather has created a positive, innovative, and engaging book to guide you on your climate action journey. In One Green Thing, you'll discover how to use your talents to create a better future for us all."
-- DAN WENK, retired Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park after a forty-three-year career with the National Park Service