Crowdsourcing Sustainability

Ryan Hagen

Our mission: To help reverse global warming as soon as possible and rebuild a safer, healthier, and more just world. How are we doing this? We're working to unleash the power of people (like you) all around the world by bringing you the info, resources, tools, ideas, and community to multiply our collective impact. On this show, you'll learn from sustainability leaders around the world and find ways to level up your own impact! read less

Bill McKibben on Where We Are, How We Got Here, and What to Do!
Nov 18 2022
Bill McKibben on Where We Are, How We Got Here, and What to Do!
In this episode of the Crowdsourcing Sustainability Podcast, Bill McKibben shares his 30,000-foot view with us on the past, present, and future - How did we get here? Where we are now? And what do we need to invest our time and energy in going forward to co-create the best possible future?Timeline0:00 Intro1:30 Bill's climate story6:29 Why "the choices we made in those years around 1980 will turn out to be more important than any choices any nation ever made."12:45 On the "non-trivial chance of civilizational collapse"17:00 The good news is...21:20 Bill's theory of change25:50 Third Act & the important role of people over the age of 6031:50 On threats to democracy33:40 Effective organizing35:40 The role of religious communities and how to shift the zeitgeist39:40 Final thoughtsRelevant links!Get Involved with Third Act! https://thirdact.org/get-involved/Banking on our Future Pledge: https://thirdact.org/act/bank-on-our-future-pledge/Check out Bill's latest book, "The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon": http://billmckibben.com/the-flag-the-cross-and-the-station-wagon.htmlCrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgCrowdsourcing Sustainability is a 501c3 nonprofit. Please consider supporting us so we can keep helping to educate and empower more people to act on climate where they live and work! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donateAnd a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing!!Support the show
How to go solar ☀️ (with maximum savings & minimal hassle)
Oct 14 2022
How to go solar ☀️ (with maximum savings & minimal hassle)
In this webinar we were lucky to be joined by Mike Condon and Matt Schuler to walk us through how to go solar! Mike and Matt both work at EnergySage which really is second-to-none when it comes to making the solar process easier, more transparent, and much cheaper for homeowners and renters alike in the US thanks to their free online marketplace and free unbiased energy advisors who are there to help you every step of the way.See if solar is a good fit for you with the EnergySage calculator here and start getting free quotes! https://www.energysage.com/p/crowdsourcingsustainability/ Timeline0:00 Intro2:45 Where does the residential solar industry stand in the US?7:15 EnergySage: Mission & what they do to help people10:54 What it's like using EnergySage's online solar marketplace19:00 How does someone determine what the right solar option is for them?23:50 Community solar: what states it's available in & other useful info30:05 Best practices & key things to consider in going solar33:00 Vetting solar installers  36:25 Most common hurdles people face and how to overcome them39:45 Q&A on energy storage, range of panel options in quotes, solar roofing, do you still get power if grid goes down?, calculating future electricity needed for EVs52:35 Final thoughts & calls to actionCrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgCrowdsourcing Sustainability is a 501c3 nonprofit. Please consider supporting us so we can keep helping to educate and empower more people on climate action! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donateAnd a huge thank you to our volunteer, Diego Rentsch for editing!!Support the show
Making an Effective Climate Action Plan for Your Community
Aug 11 2022
Making an Effective Climate Action Plan for Your Community
For this Crowdsourcing Sustainability webinar, we were joined by Adrienne Greve and Michael Boswell to talk about how to create and implement local climate action plans.Michael Boswell and Adrienne Greve are Professors of City & Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University and co-authors of the book: "Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities". The book is “intended to be a practical guide, helping readers navigate the principal actions and critical considerations for managing a climate action planning process in their communities.” Michael and Adrienne have done climate action work internationally with the United Nations and the World Bank. They've also worked on dozens of climate action plans professionally in California. And they have researched extensively the state of climate action planning in the US, as well as published studies based on that research. (You can check out their excellent book here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42480484-climate-action-planning)Timeline:0:00 Intro1:33 Adrienne & Michael’s climate stories7:05 What is a climate action plan?10:07 Why they wrote the book & how they collected data from around the world15:30 Where local climate action planning stands in the US20:55 Towns and cities that are leading the way around the world36:55 The most important areas for citizens to focus on (building political will, building partnerships, education, and co-benefits) & messaging that works48:18 How to get started (local government perspective)53:50 Common problems and advice to avoid them58:05 Letting go of guilt and finding joy in the process1:05:30 Making the economic case for action1:11:00 How do you get money to do this stuff and allocate it effectively?1:14:15 Strategies to accelerate implementation and account for real results1:16:40 Adrienne and Michael's final thoughtsLinks from Adrienne:CA Adaptation Planning Guide: https://www.caloes.ca.gov/HazardMitigationSite/Documents/CA-Adaptation-Planning-Guide-FINAL-June-2020-Accessible.pdfGeorgetown Climate Center: https://www.georgetownclimate.org/EU taxonomy: https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/banking-and-finance/sustainable-finance/eu-taxonomy-sustainable-activities_enResilience Dividend (and Rockefeller): https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/valuing-resilience-dividend/ICLEI: https://iclei.org/City of Portland: https://www.portland.gov/bps/climate-action/history-and-key-documentsWorld Resources Institute: https://www.wri.org/climateCity of Boulder: https://www.bouldercounty.org/climate-action-2/City of San Luis Obispo: https://www.slocity.org/government/department-directory/city-administration/sustainability/climate-action-pCrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgCrowdsourcing Sustainability is a 501c3 nonprofit. Please consider investing in us so we can keep helping to educate and empower more people on climate action! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donateLinktree with other socials: https://linktr.ee/crowdsourcingsustainabilityAnd a huge thank you to our volunteer, Diego Rentsch for editing!!Support the show
How to Decarbonize a City by 2030! (Ithaca, NY)
Apr 19 2022
How to Decarbonize a City by 2030! (Ithaca, NY)
For this Crowdsourcing Sustainability webinar, we are joined by Luis Aguirre-Torres & Rebecca Evans. Luis and Rebecca are in charge of designing and implementing the Ithaca Green New Deal, which focuses on two main areas: city-wide decarbonization by 2030 and climate justice. They are taking a unique, innovative approach to getting this done, leveraging public and philanthropic funds to unlock large amounts of private capital to decarbonize the city at low or no cost to citizens. Timeline:0:00 Intros1:57 Luis & Rebecca's climate stories.5:00 The story of how Ithaca passed its Green New Deal.11:28 Where should people getting started focus their time and energy? 18:30 Vision & goals of Ithaca's GND.24:50 Roadmap & elevating social capital.33:20 Determining your community's greenhouse gas emissions inventory.36:50 What types of organizations are needed for this to succeed?43:30 The innovative financial model created to fund the initiative.54:40 What this electrification & retrofitting initiative looks like from your average citizens' perspective.59:36 What do people need to do/understand to replicate Ithaca's ambition and successes to date?Q&A Section:1:04:05 How can the average person get involved?1:07:12 Challenges/strategies on securing buy-in from city staff.1:11:14 Cornell's energy tool.1:13:10 The transportation side of the plan.1:18:52 Embedded emissions from consumption.1:21:00 Building retrofit and electrification checklist.1:22:45 Luis & Rebecca's call to action.Crowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgWe're a 501c3 nonprofit. Please consider investing in us so we can keep increasing our climate impact! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donateLinktree with other socials: https://linktr.ee/crowdsourcingsustainabilityAnd a huge thank you to our volunteer, Diego Rentsch for editing!!Support the show
Climate justice, activism, and revolutionary love with Mitzi Jonelle Tan
Feb 4 2022
Climate justice, activism, and revolutionary love with Mitzi Jonelle Tan
In today's episode with Mitzi Jonelle Tan we cover climate justice, climate change in the Philippines,  climate activism, and much more!Mitzi is a climate justice activist and organizer helping to lead the Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines which is the Fridays for Future chapter in the Philippines, as well as FFF MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas), and FFF International.Timeline:0:00 Intro.0:40 Mitzi's climate journey.4:00 The Philippines is one of the most dangerous places for environmental defenders.9:40 What it's like being an activist in the Philippines.14:10 How the climate crisis is impacting the Philippines today. 17:50 What needs to be done to protect people most at risk.24:30 How people in the global north can be good partners.28:00 Takeaways from COP2633:30 Defining climate justice.36:45 What it means to be an activist.39:50 The importance of love.44:00 The best way for older folks to support youth activists.45:30 Favorite climate chants and signs.47:15 Ideas for better climate communication.50:05 Message for people considering activism.52:30 What's next for Mitzi.55:00 Book recommendations.56:20 Final message & call to action.Follow Mitzi, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines, and Fridays For Future MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas) on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/mitzijonellehttps://twitter.com/yacaphilippineshttps://twitter.com/FFFMAPACrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgWe're a 501c3 nonprofit. Please consider investing in us so we can keep increasing our climate impact! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donateLinktree with other socials: https://linktr.ee/crowdsourcingsustainabilityAnd a huge thank you to our volunteer, Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
Climate Solutions at Work with Jamie Beck Alexander
Jan 7 2022
Climate Solutions at Work with Jamie Beck Alexander
In today's episode with Jamie Beck Alexander we cover what a company that's truly leading on climate actually looks like - and what employees can do to help them get there. As well as diving into climate migration, advice for parents, thoughts on net-zero, accelerators, and much more!Jamie is the Director of Drawdown Labs which is the arm of Project Drawdown that’s helping corporations to maximize their positive impact on the climate using every lever of influence that they have. Timeline:0:00 Intro1:15 Jamie's climate story6:25 Project Drawdown & Drawdown Labs9:35 Theory of change12:54 Where are companies today and where do they need to get to?21:05 Stories of companies taking effective climate action beyond direct emissions.26:40 How many companies actually are looking beyond emissions right now? 30: 25 Advice for employees to get their employers to lead? What steps should they take?34:35 Advice for people who are nervous to speak up at work.37:20 How do you get buy-in from leadership as an entry-level employee?41:30 How can Chief Sustainability Officers tap into help from motivated employees around the org?45:00 What should people understand about net-zero? 50:25 Climate is pro-life. Trying to connect with people on core values.54:38 Advice for parents raising kids and talking to kids when it comes to climate.59:00 Jamie's family deciding to leave California because of wildfires. And mass migration in the future.1:02:00 In a perfect world, what would we be doing to prepare for the coming mass migration?1:04:45 Climate solution accelerators - what are they and why do they matter?1:09:40 Favorite books.1:12:00 Jamie's final message to folks!Drawdown Labs links:Drawdown Labs: https://www.drawdown.org/programs/drawdown-labsClimate Solutions at Work: https://drawdown.org/publications/climate-solutions-at-work?_ga=2.152062330.296834754.1641235022-466128861.1629906324All We Can Save/Drawdown Labs Workplace Circles: https://www.allwecansave.earth/starting-a-circle-at-workCrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgWe're a 501c3 nonprofit. Please consider investing in us so we can keep increasing our climate impact! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donateLinktree with other socials: https://linktr.ee/crowdsourcingsustainabilityAnd a huge thank you to our volunteer, Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
Corporate Climate Action with Nate Aden
Dec 2 2021
Corporate Climate Action with Nate Aden
In this episode with Nate Aden, we cover the importance of companies setting science-based targets, what employees can do to jumpstart the process, the role of the financial industry in climate action, net-zero, and more!Nate is the Finance Sector Lead at the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).Timeline:0:00 Intro1:40 Nate's climate story.5:30 The Science Based Target Initiative's origin story and theory of change.8:20 SBTi's exponential growth.10:00 Five high-level criteria for assessing targets.14:30 What the process is like for companies and/or employees spearheading the effort.20:00 What happens after companies set their targets?23:50 What is the annual rate of emission reductions that the targets translate to?28:00 Biggest hurdles companies are facing and how to overcome them31:30 How to start collecting data on scope 3 emissions34:15 Three tips for employees for getting your company to sign up/get on board.38:25 Where does the financial industry stand today? And where do they need to get to?46:15 Tools & tech that can help financial institutions integrate a climate lens for their investment and lending decision making.57:00 Opportunities to build on SBTi's work.58:50 Divesting vs. engaging.101:30 Net-zero & greenwashing. 1:12:00 No more investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure. 2030 & 2040 investing deadlines for investing in existing FF infrastructure.1:15:35 Book recommendations and Nate's final message!SBTi links:Website: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/Net-zero for financial institutions: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/net-zero-for-financial-institutionsScope 3 evaluator tool: https://ghgprotocol.org/scope-3-evaluatorResources: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/resources/?p=resourcesCrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01 Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgWe're a 501c3 nonprofit. Please consider investing in us so we can keep increasing our climate impact! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donate/Linktree with other socials: https://linktr.ee/crowdsourcingsustainabilityAnd a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
Climate Changemakers with Eliza Nemser & Gabrielle Jorgensen
Oct 26 2021
Climate Changemakers with Eliza Nemser & Gabrielle Jorgensen
In this episode with Eliza Nemser and Gabrielle Jorgensen, we cover the awesome work Climate Changemakers is doing, tips for crafting and personalizing your climate story, the reconciliation bill, eliminating fossil fuel studies, democracy reform, and more!Eliza is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Climate Changemakers. And Gabrielle is the Advocacy Director.Timeline0:00 Intro.1:00 Eliza's and Gabrielle's climate stories.7:35 Climate Changemakers's theory of change.10:30 Examples of work - what's it like to participate in action with Climate Changemakers?15:20 Gabrielle's advice for people on how to craft and personalize your own climate story (super important!)19:25 How can people get involved and what does that look like?22:45 The reconciliation bill (aka the climate bill).30:15 How can people help now? What actions are coming up and what's the strategy behind them?33:30 Policy priorities! Eliminating fossil fuel studies, democracy reform, voting rights, keep it in the ground act, and the filibuster.46:15 Final messages and calls to action.Climate Changemakers Links:Website: https://www.climatechangemakers.org/Take action/Events: https://www.climatechangemakers.org/eventsTwitter: https://twitter.com/theclimatevoteCrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgWe're a 501c3 nonprofit. Investing in us enables us to keep increasing our climate impact! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donateLinktree with other socials: https://linktr.ee/crowdsourcingsustainabilityAnd a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
Better Climate Stories & Narratives = A Better Future with Damon Gameau
Oct 14 2021
Better Climate Stories & Narratives = A Better Future with Damon Gameau
I was fortunate enough to speak with someone who is a master storyteller. Someone who has thought deeply about societal narratives and telling a better climate story for years: Damon Gameau.Damon is an award-winning actor and director widely known for "That Sugar Film" which is the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia.But his latest documentary, 2040, may be my favorite climate doc to date. With a touch of humor, great visuals, and highlighting people scaling up today’s climate solutions, Damon paints a hopeful picture of what the world could be in 2040 - a world that his 7-year-old daughter, Velvet, will someday inherit.Timeline0:00 Intro1:10 Damon's climate journey4:45 Where did the idea for 2040 come from?12:15 Damon's tips for talking about climate change with others18:20 Behind the scenes: what it was like making the film & lessons learned22:00 The unimaginable speed of climate action & meaningful jobs over the next decade.25:00 Donut economics explained30:15 (Much needed) advice for media and journalists on covering climate.31:30 The importance of stories (we're all storytellers). How art & stories shape culture - which decides what ideas live or die36:00 How Damon talks to his young daughter about climate40:35 The 2040 community and impact campaign45:00 How to join the 2040 community & make an action plan50:45 Where/how to watch 204053:10 Book recommendations56:20 Damon's final call to action2040 linksWebsite: https://whatsyour2040.com/Make a climate action plan: https://whatsyour2040.com/activate-your-plan/Watch the film with the CS community on Wed, November 3rd at 7 EDT! Crowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter!WebsiteWe're a 501c3 nonprofit. Invest in us so we can keep increasing our climate impact! https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/donate/Linktree with other socials: https://linktr.ee/crowdsourcingsustainabilityAnd a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing as always!Support the show
Systems change, Multisolving, and the power to change direction with Dr. Elizabeth Sawin
Sep 10 2021
Systems change, Multisolving, and the power to change direction with Dr. Elizabeth Sawin
In this interview with Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, we talk about systems change, Climate Interactive's influence on UN climate conference negotiations, multisolving, the importance of building relationships and networks, the emissions gap, cultural narratives & paradigms, and lots of advice for folks on their climate journeys!Beth is the Co-founder and co-director at Climate Interactive which is a non profit think tank that specializes in making science-based tools to help people understand what actions are best for addressing the biggest challenges we face - like the climate crisis. Before Climate Interactive, Beth was a Program Director at the Sustainability Institute where she worked at the intersection of system dynamics and sustainability for 13 years. Timeline:0:00 Intro.1:30 Beth's climate journey.6:40 How much the climate space has changed over the decades.11:00 What Climate Interactive is, how it got started, and their pivotal role at the UN climate conferences. 15:40 What it's like to be at/play a crucial role at COP, influencing government leaders.23:15 How framing, short-term thinking, & not seeing the full picture has held back action. 28:00 Multisolving, solidarity, and core benefits vs. co-benefits.34:00 Climate movement needs a strategy around funding a broad, diverse, and interconnected movement - this starts with building relationships.38:45 Advice on how to accelerate multisolving where you live and work.43:40 What the emissions gap is and how to start closing it faster. And why Beth is dedicating the rest of her career to strengthening relationships and building networks. 52:40 Systems thinking: climate change is a symptom of a giant misunderstanding about who we are and what we're a part of. Partnership vs. domination paradigms.57:45 Society's narrative & human nature. Who is "we"?1:02:00 Advice for people who are just starting their climate journeys.1:05:35 Advice on how to find a mentor.1:08:40 How Beth takes care of herself and where she finds strength.1:12:10 Thoughts on building networks and strengthening relationships.1:17:10 Defining systems change, systems dynamics, and why they matter.1:20:40 Beth's book recommendation and final message to listeners. (every investment decision is a moment of opportunity).Follow Beth, Climate Interactive, and check out the resources she mentioned here:- Follow Beth on Twitter  - Website & ENROADS - Beth's Multisolving Ted Talk - Climate Interactive's Systems Thinking training- Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows - Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System- Climate puppet show Crowdsourcing Sustainability links:- Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! - Crowdsourcing Sustainability's website And a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
Drawdown Georgia with Blair Beasley and Lisa Lilienthal
Sep 2 2021
Drawdown Georgia with Blair Beasley and Lisa Lilienthal
In this interview with Blair Beasley and Lisa Lilienthal, we hear their climate stories, talk about how the climate crisis is impacting Georgia today, what Drawdown Georgia is and how they're helping accelerate climate solutions, and advice for anyone who wants to get involved or start a drawdown initiative in their own state!Blair is on the core research team for Drawdown Georgia and is also the Director of Climate Strategies at the Ray C. Anderson Foundation which is funding Drawdown Georgia. Previously, Blair worked on the Georgia Climate Project leadership team, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project, Resources for the Future, and Net Zero Solutions.Lisa is a Principal leading the Purpose Practice at a company called Dialogue which is an engagement strategy firm for organizations on a mission. Lisa is heavily involved with Drawdown Georgia’s content and community and helped bring Drawdown Georgia and Groopit together to launch a crowd-solving platform which I personally am very excited to hear more about.Timeline:0:00 Intro.2:00 Blair's climate story.3:30 Lisa's climate story.7:45 How Drawdown Georgia came to be & how they got involved.9:30 What "drawdown" means and what Project Drawdown is.14:20 How the climate crisis is affecting Georgians today.17:20 The often overlooked social benefits of climate solutions.20:30 Drawdown Georgia's theory of change & menu of solutions.31:00 Exciting initiatives and collaborations so far.33:30 How can Georgians get involved? How is Drawdown Georgia crowd-solving?41:30 Advice for individuals to start a Drawdown initiative for their own city, state, or region.49:15 Setting statewide goals that are ambitious and achievable.53:50 Researchers at GA Tech are building a map to track GHG emissions in real-time for every county in GA.55:30 Favorite solutions?1:00:00 Book and podcast recommendation.1:02:00 Final thoughts and advice for listeners!Links mentioned for Drawdown Georgia!Newsletter sign-up and social media links at the bottom of the homepage! Drawdown GA Research Solutions Take action with Drawdown GA! Crowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! Website And a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
The 4-Day Workweek with Jon Leland
Aug 19 2021
The 4-Day Workweek with Jon Leland
In this interview with Jon Leland, we talk about climate psychology, climate action, and then dive into the wide-ranging benefits of the 4-day workweek (it could simultaneously benefit people, the companies they work for, the communities they live in, and the climate!)Jon is the Vice President of Insights & Head of Environmental Impact at Kickstarter. He has also launched two projects on Kickstarter that I really like for their tough-love approach to awareness-raising. They’re stickers saying “This place will be water” and “This place will burn” that you put in public places that are at risk according to science-based projections. These projects give people the tools to understand and communicate the local, near-term impacts of climate change and mobilize their community to take action on the crisis. Most recently, Jon has turned his focus towards the 4 Day Week campaign as it'd be a major win for both people and the planet. Timeline:0 Intro1:10 Jon's climate journey.9:27 Motivating communities to speak up and act with "This Place Will Be Water" & "This Place Will Burn" projects.14:40 Jon's favorite stories that have come from the projects & thoughts on climate action.21:35 History of the 5-day workweek.24:50 Movement for a 4-day workweek.25:55 Results from Iceland's 4-year study on a 4-day workweek.27 The numerous benefits of a 4-day work week for people/employees & how they spend their time.31:13 4-day work week from an employer's perspective.36:15 The 4-day work week as a climate solution.41:20 It seems impossible to achieve this - how could we make it happen? 46:10 Will this work across industries?48:20 Short and long-term goals of the 4-day work week campaign.50:30 We need a shift in mindset.51:30 Jon's book recommendation and final message for folks.54:40 The economy grew when it switched from a 6 to a 5-day workweek.56:10 What should employees do if they want to help make this transition where they work?Follow Jon, sign the petition and learn more about his campaigns here:Sign the 4-day week petition: https://www.action.4dayweek.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanLeland & https://twitter.com/4dayweek_globalThis Place Will Be Water: https://www.thisplacewillbewater.org/This Place Will Burn: https://www.thisplacewillburn.org/Uncharted guide to a 4-day workweek: https://medium.com/this-is-uncharted/how-we-designed-a-4-day-workweek-experiment-cbdd80b88babCrowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgAnd a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
The Climate Crisis is Here Now with Ugandan Activist Nyombi Morris
Jul 16 2021
The Climate Crisis is Here Now with Ugandan Activist Nyombi Morris
In this interview with Nyombi Morris, you'll hear Nyombi's story and learn how climate change is already making life very difficult for people all over Uganda. We also dive into the Rise Up Movement, what it's like to be a climate activist in Uganda, oil pipelines (EACOP), climate justice, and more.Nyombi Morris is a youth climate activist from Luzira, Kampala in Uganda, and the social media manager of the Rise Up Movement. Timeline:0 - 9:14 How climate change is affecting Uganda and has made life very difficult for Nyombi and his family.9:14 Vanessa Nakate & the Rise Up Movement11:50 Nyombi's challenging experiences with police and government as a climate activist. Plus bravery and determination to keep going.19:45 Stopping the destructive East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).26:20 How climate is negatively affecting girls' education, gender equity, and justice.33:00 Educating girls & empowering women has positive ripple effects for the climate.34:05 Gratitude for youth activists & encouraging more to join.35:07 What's the difference between a climate denier and someone who believes it's happening but doesn't take action?38:1j0 The Greta speech that continually inspires Nyombi (https://youtu.be/TMrtLsQbaok).39:00 Nyombi's final message for folks.40:30 Nyombi's tree planting project with primary students.You can follow and get in touch with Nyombi and the Rise Up Movement on social media here:Twitter: https://twitter.com/mnyomb1 & https://twitter.com/TheRiseUpMovem1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NolanQ13 & https://www.facebook.com/TheRiseUpMovem1/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mnyomb1/ & https://www.instagram.com/riseupmovement1/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mnyomb1/Crowdsourcing Sustainability links:Sign up for the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter! https://crowdsourcing-sustainability.ck.page/c34a46ed01Website: https://crowdsourcingsustainability.orgAnd a huge thank you to Diego Rentsch for editing as always!!Support the show
Jackie Francis and the Keeling Curve Prize
Jan 20 2021
Jackie Francis and the Keeling Curve Prize
In the latest Crowdsourcing Sustainability Podcast episode, Ryan speaks with the Keeling Curve Prize's Executive Director, Jackie Francis about her story, this year's prize, and all the different ways the KCP is helping climate organizations.$250,000 for climate solution initiatives!The 2021 Keeling Curve Prizes will award $25,000 apiece to 10 winning projects that will help bend the Keeling Curve (CO2 in the atmosphere) down the fastest.Applications will be accepted through February 10th. Timeline:0 - 1:40: Intro1:40 - Important moments in Jackie's climate journey3:20: What inspired you to start the Keeling Curve Prize?5:45: What is the Keeling Curve? And how does the KCP work?9:25: How do you evaluate projects/applications?12:00: Who is eligible? How else are applicants supported?16:30: Who are the orgs who have won the prize in the past and what are they doing?20:20: Benefits of joining the Troposphere (KCP network)23:20: Jackie's top 3 book recommendations25:15: Key takeaways & final thoughts27:40: Call to action: Apply for the prize and/or tell others about it!More info on the prize:There will be two winners for each of the following categories:Capture & UtilizationEnergyFinanceSocial & Cultural PathwaysTransport & MobilitySo, if you or someone you know is working on a truly impactful solution to help stop global warming (and could use $25,000), apply online or spread the good word.KCP Links:2021 KCP Application HomepageVote Climate 2020 videoTwitterLinkedInSupport the show