In October, the United Nations released a dire report on climate change and its impacts. No matter where you live or work, you are witnessing the effects of the change in our climate. At home, we all do things to offset this rapidly advancing global crisis. We recycle. We turn down the thermostat or turn off the air conditioning. We carry cloth shopping bags. We bike when we can. But the issue is so overwhelming that it’s easy to feel like a sand crab being hit by a 50-foot tsunami. At the office, we may feel even more helpless, with no clear policy on how to instigate change.
I want to help you untangle the various ways to attack climate change and perhaps jump-start a conversation between you and your staff and board about how your organization can play a role to help address this global crisis.