It's Climate Week, and a Great Opportunity for Learning

By Devon Berkshire posted 26 days ago

Me in training with Climate Reality

As the Director of Conferences and Fieldwide Learning, I wanted to draw your attention to a learning opportunity: Climate Week NYC - which is underway as I write this. It kicked off with a bang yesterday when Walmart announced in the opening session that it is committing to going carbon-neutral by 2040. That's no small thing and a big signal about the direction of business commitments to tackling the climate crisis. Have you had that conversation at your organization?

If not, a first step is to get educated. You don't have to be in the world of climate action to attend the events of Climate Week, and they won't cost you a penny. Check out the calendar - there are over 500 online events, tons every day between September 21-27, and the general public is welcome. 

I'm feeling particularly pumped around climate work this year, as I just finished training to be a Climate Reality Leader with Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, which also will be very involved in Climate Week. You can do this too, so consider that another learning opportunity - but if you don't want to make the week-long commitment like I did, get in touch with me and let me know if you'd like me to deliver a presentation to a group of your people, in virtually any setting. It would be a much shorter version of all the incredible information I took in during my training.

And ICYMI, check out the powerful piece that just came out in the NY Times Magazine on climate migration in our own country, and how it will shape our collective future.

Learning opportunities abound, comrades. Information is power. Use it to transform your climate anxiety (which nearly everyone has now) into action; you can still make a difference. Also, if you haven't registered to vote yet, please do that right now, and don't wait any longer. As our late hero John Lewis said: "The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have."