Take heart. . .
As an organized, driven, and task-oriented leader, you love to make things happen. You love science, policy and data. You think in graphs and charts. You are skilled in operationalizing ideas. Wonks are fascinated by discussing new technologies and solutions. You are fixer and problem-solver. You encourage family and friends to learn more about the world around them. You have so much to give the OneGreenThing movement, your community, and our shared future.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
BEGIN HERE. BEGIN TODAY!
“If we have the power to turn another planet into Earth, then we have the power to turn Earth back into Earth.”
– Neil Degrasse Tyson
The goal of the Service Superpower Assessment and determining which of the service types best suits your personality is simple. The more you know about your strengths in service, the more likely you are to design a daily practice of sustainability that you can maintain and celebrate.
You are the Wonk. This Service Superpower Profile has an unquenchable desire for knowledge about the planet, wildlife, and people. You also have a passion for science, policy, data, new technologies, and solutions. You have a special ability to break down complicated issues into smaller, understandable concepts and have the keen ability to operationalize ideas. Even more, you are always at the front of the curve of scientific news and data analysis. You effectively communicate technical issues. The Wonk serves a critical role in accelerating climate action through your talent to translate climate solutions in a way that helps others understand that a better future is possible.
But wait, there's more!
Your Role in Climate Action
The Wonk has an important role to play in climate solutions by creating a very real picture for others of what’s possible if we work together. You help people understand the impacts of climate change and empower friends and family to appreciate the challenges and opportunities ahead.Recent climate disasters are raising eco-anxiety for everyone. Remember that small actions can lessen anxiety and create a sense of well-being.
Time to dig in! Below you can download the custom Wonk 21-day custom action plan to get started on your climate action journey. If you're a veteran activist, it'll help bring more joy into your daily life.
So you are a Wonk. Now what? Get inspired.
Meet Wonk, Sara Sciammacco, communications guru and executive at Ceres, climate finance nonprofit thinktank.
What next? Explore OneGreenThing stories, tips, and resources to help you learn more and tap into your inner-Influencer. We break down the latest news in climate action into actionable steps based on Service Superpowers and celebrate hope through action.