Category Leadership And Climate Change

Standing with the Protectors of #Standingrock: leading a growing movement to save our water

We have lots of good and bad leadership on display in the mainstream media this presidential season, and it’s been hard to watch. Maybe, once we’ve voted, it is time to turn our sights on some leaders who aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Today, let’s start with the pipeline protesters in Standing Rock, North […]

Native American Leaders: Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

It’s a big story, one that’s been mostly underreported in the mainstream press, but it’s news — indigenous people are fighting with their lives to prevent the Bakken oil pipeline on sacred land/reservation territory.   The encampment continues to grow daily, with acts of civil disobedience and community ritual and education combining to make it […]

Antidote for #Leaders Behaving Badly (You know who they are!)

Massachusetts Teens Leading the Call to Action on Climate Change

COALITIONS AND PERSISTENCE MAKE THE LEADERSHIP DIFFERENCE! As reported by Ecowatch, in January of 2106, with a decision publicized this week, The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found in favor of four youth plaintiffs, the Conservation Law Foundation and Mass Energy Consumers Alliance Tuesday in the critical climate change case, Kain et al. v. Massachusetts Department of […]

Carine McCandless and #IntotheWild: Challenging the Ungrounded Zombie Leadership Celebrity of her Brother’s Legacy

Sometimes leadership can be simply setting the record straight, challenging the myths that oversimplify the story of a leader or celebrity. Chris McCandless was neither a hero nor a fool; he was a troubled young man trying to find peace and live his principles. But we have turned him into an icon. Correcting that myth […]

Goldman Prize for Young Baltimore Environmental Leader, Destiny Watford

Grassroots Environmental Leadership in Baltimore Photo and excerpt information from ECOWATCH BALTIMORE, MD: Destiny Watford (center top photo) “Watford, now 20, became an environmental activist when she learned about Energy Answers’ proposal to build the incinerator in Curtis Bay. Her first-hand experience watching neighboring towns wither from industrial pollution motivated her to protect her battered […]

Leadership Optimism Meeting Reality: Can Corporate Leaders Face the Truth about the Cost of Profit?

The United Nations released a groundbreaking report that demonstrates that no industry could report a profit if they accounted for the cost of environmental damage. The report comes amid growing concern that no one is made to pay for most of the use, loss and damage of the environment, which is reaching crisis proportions in […]

Cozzee: Forbes celebrates a new socially responsible business leader

What if business didn’t just serve the financial bottom line, but was an opportunity to lead in solving social problems? Cozzee, a social business offering 100% of it’s profits selling coffee to worldwide causes (hence the name!) is one of the new businesses cropping up who believe that’s not only possible but necessary. Pioneer banker […]

Ego and the Anti-Leader: Dentist Walter Palmer Goes After Easy Game

I try to write about positive leaders and leadership trends here, but in the past few weeks, my heart has been heavy with the news that Walter Palmer killed a protected, named, tracked and beloved lion in Africa. And that’s got me thinking about ego-driven leadership. The killing will have consequences, according to EcoWatch: “The […]

Pope Francis on Climate Change: Leading from Spirit, Leading Sustainably, Leading Responsibly

Let There Be Peace on Earth, For Earth, By Those of Us Dependent on Her for our Very Lives! In his encyclical, Pope Francis writes: The Earth, “this sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God […]