By Joy Reo & Susan EdwardsThe CounterAct Climate Change Project hosted an eye-opening and impressive program on “Protecting the Mystic River Watershed from Climate Change.” Thank you, Julie Wormser, MyRWA Deputy Director, and Erica Wood, MyRWA Communications and Outreach Manager for so generously giving your time and expertise! And, to our wonderful audience, thank you … Continue reading Building Climate Resilience for the People and Places in a Watershed
If you missed last week’s CounterAct Climate Change program presented by Lynne Cherry, watch the recording to learn why it’s crucial for children to see success stories about their peers who are leading environmental campaigns, how they present their ideas to adults, and why they are so successful! Influenced by the empirical work of renowned … Continue reading Self-Efficacy and Success Stories Give Rise to Child Activism
If you weren't one of the 80+ people who attended John Scanlon’s presentation on “Carbon, Climate Change, and Species Conservation Efforts by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife,” here’s the recording! We appreciate John’s explanation of MassWildlife’s approach to the climate change problem, and its main mission, to protect rare, endangered and threatened species … Continue reading MassWildlife Strives to Protect Species and Store Carbon
“What I wanted to do was make a difference in this world, which is what we all want to do, and can do.” — Marion Stoddart, founder, Nashua River Watershed Association, Greenway advocate (Please join Marion Stoddart, Sue Edwards, and the CounterAct Climate Change Project in supporting the Mystic River Watershed Association’s upcoming “Herring Run … Continue reading Watershed Protection, Land Protection, and Climate Change Mitigation Go Hand in Hand
I'm really pleased that our CounterAct Climate Change Project (C3) offers educational programs that aren’t your average, garden-variety presentations. Although you can find just about anything under the sun on TED Talks or YouTube, isn’t it nice to hear from local people who are experts in various ecological niches? Plus, those static programs on the … Continue reading All Hands on Deck! Protect Current Forests, and Plant Forests for the Future
"Every action to protect public lands is a step to protect our climate." Shelley Silbert, Executive Director, Great Old Broads for Wilderness Last week Sue Edwards and I hosted our third CounterAct Climate Change program, “Protecting Forests to Mitigate Climate Change.” (If you missed Ralph Baker’s presentation, you can see the recording here.) His talk … Continue reading Timber! Watch out for carbon emissions!
My colleague Susan Edwards and I recently launched an initiative called The CounterAct Climate Change Project, which is an online educational initiative. We host interviews, how-to programs, and articles about activists, artists, educators, and entrepreneurs who offer climate-friendly products, services, or ideas. We do not do this for profit. Our May presentation on "Mosses, Ferns … Continue reading Grow Moss, Mow Less
The Amazon rain forest is often dubbed “the lungs of the world” because it sucks up global emissions of carbon dioxide, and produces about 20% of earth's oxygen. It was not very long ago (2019) that many citizens and scientists alike were alarmed by the wildfires in Amazonia. And, from September 2019 through March of … Continue reading Forests, Lungs, and Climate Change