We're bringing in the new year with a renewed focus on mental health and well-being in the context of climate action. Everyone is needed and welcome in the climate movement. We ALL need to apply our creativity and best thinking to create a greener, healthier, more equitable world.
Before we jump into 2023, here's a look back at 2022, our first full year as a nonprofit organization:
In 2022, we accomplished the following:
Building Public Awareness about Climate Policy Solutions and Leadership. Through appearances on Good Morning America, ABC News, Teen Vogue, the New York Times, as well as local news outlets – live TV, podcasts, and radio – the message of OneGreenThing reached tens of millions of people this year. Check out our NEW! "OGT in the News" page.
Designing & Executing Educational Programs. We designed, organized, and led climate action seminars and webinars for supporters and partners including collaborations with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Made Safe, and Slow Food USA, connecting to tens of thousands of individuals around the world. OneGreenThing spoke at events across the country, including but not limited to Clinton Global Initative, the United Nations International School, Catawba College, and the University of Tennessee College of Law. To catch some of our book tour highlights, see this reel on TikTok.
Please take a moment to watch this wonderful conversation with OneGreenThing board member & Gen Z activist Maya Penn, author of Generation Dread Dr. Britt Wray, and me as part of the Plastic Pollution Coalition's webinar series.
Movement Building. Across all platforms, our reach grew 5X in 2022. As a start up, every day we're connecting with more folks and helping them activate their Service Superpowers. We also launched on new OGT online workshop series. We recently hosted a session on creativity as a powerful tool for easing eco-anxiety and the documented mental health benefits of journaling. This research led to the creation of the OGT Bullet Journal, where you simply "bullet" out your feelings, thoughts, and approaches to the different prompts. If you missed the workshop, you can catch the instructional parts on YouTube, then head over to onegreenthing.org to download our Bullet Journal (found in the Guides & Resources Page) & the corresponding 2030 Visualization exercise.
Check out a recent OGT online workshop about creativity and journaling.
Thousands of copies of my book One Green Thing: Discover Your Hidden Power to Help Save the Planet are circulating to jump start the movement. If you've enjoyed the book, please consider leaving a review and if you haven't purchased it, it's available everywhere you love to buy books in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.