About

Welcome to my climate change actions blog. This blog is my way to keep myself committed and focused on taking concrete steps to support climate change actions; 350 of them at least. These actions might include personal choices, or political involvement, or educating myself and/or others on climate change actions or policies- everything is on the table.

I started this blog because as a scientist and as a mom, I am, frankly, pretty terrified by the consequences of anthropogenically enhanced climate change we are already seeing and which are quite likely to get a lot worse unless we can start making much smarter decisions about our relationship with our planet. I am hopeful that there are incredible win-win opportunities for reshaping our local, regional and local economies to address climate change: clean energy and moving away from a fossil-fuel based economy holds remarkable opportunities not only for reducing the worst climate change effects but also for making our economies more self-reliant and robust. However, Im also not naive to the phenomenal investment in keeping the status quo with respect to how we use and distribute energy. That’s why all of us- the vast majority of our economy, including farmers, emergency responders, public utility workers, natural resource managers and stewards, fisherman, and everyone who relies on these services- needs to be aware and engaged about how devastating climate change can be to our ways of life and to the economy and security of our planet, and make our voices heard.

There are hundreds and hundreds of websites, blogs, and institutions out there that do an amazing job describing and discussing the science and policies related to climate change; the goal of this blog is not to add to those resources (though I will likely refer to them, a lot, as the source of my inspiration and education). My goal is to keep myself honest and committed to working on climate change actions, large and small, and I hope that my efforts might inspire others as well; each one of us speaking out can build a tidal wave of change that can push us in the right direction towards a more liveable earth.

-Deb Rudnick

 

 

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9 thoughts on “About

  1. Bobbie

    Hi Deb,

    I just found your blog by following the link in a recent email from Diane Landry and Zero Waste. I share your concern about the impact of climate change on our lives and our future. It is big part of what motivates me to work to create a resilient local community. I have been on the board of Friends of the Farms for about 5 years. If you would like to learn more about the work of Friends of the Farms, feel free to contact me. I’d love to talk to you about what we are doing. Hope you and your family are well.

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    1. Deb Post author

      Hi Bobbie! Thanks for finding my blog! I love what friends of the farms does, and I know your and Wendy and your efforts on behalf of protecting community resilience and food supply. Thank you for all you do! I think we should have a chat, Im also on the land trust board and I see BILT and FoF as having some really closely aligned goals and wonderful opportunities for collaboration.

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  2. Bobbie

    Hi Deb,

    So glad you are on the Land Trust board! That’s great. We share so many priorities with the Land Trust. When is good for a chat? What is your schedule like these days?

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  3. CelloMom On Cars

    Love this blog! I’ve always been a proponent of an action “menu”: where you can choose where to start, while being aware of all that needs to be done. And here it is! (How to connect with you on FB /Twitter?)

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    1. Deb Post author

      Thanks for your note! I appreciate so much getting feedback that my blog is helpful. I do not tweet, and I am currently on Facebook hiatus (needed a social media break) so I am afraid you won’t find me in those places but please continue to follow me here!

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    2. Deb Post author

      Hi! Sorry, I have a terrible tendency not to read the comments on my blog, I forget they are there! Thanks so much for liking my blog, I really appreciate it. Im so glad you are finding it interesting and useful. Do you have a blog as well?

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  4. Natalia

    Hi Deb,

    Thank you so much for your blog! I just discovered it today and I already found so much useful information! As a Mom and an environmentalist in my heart, I am deeply concerned about the future of our planet and life of our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren …. It is very encouraging for me to read your posts on small and large actions that can be done by any of us (hopefully, as many of us as possible) that can contribute to solving this crisis. I am looking forward to reading more posts and educating myself more. Thank you again!

    Sincerely,
    Natalia

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    1. Deb Post author

      Oh thank you so much Natalia for writing!! Its SO wonderful to hear my writing is useful and interesting to you. I really appreciate your feedback. And thank you for your commitment to our planet’s future!

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