Climate Change, The Facts, Just for the Heart of It: Climate Mama News

In 2007 I was trained by The Climate Project to present climate change facts at a grassroots level. Immediately I found myself in demand – I was invited to speak to students, teachers, business groups, PTAs, houses of worship…all types of organizations from around the country looking to learn more about climate change, why it was happening and what it meant to them. The Native American saying: “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children” and Gandhi’s wise words, “Be the change you wish to see” resonated deeply for me. Two years later ClimateMama was born.


As a parent, the most important thing for me and to most parents I believe, is to do my best to provide a home for my children that is safe and secure. Climate change however, is threatening our homes, our planet, our world. I believe Climate Change is THE greatest challenge any of us will EVER face in our lifetimes. If we don’t put the brakes on soon, the crash we are going to have with our natural world will be catastrophic.

Blogging has turned out to be the ideal vehicle to shout about my hopes, my dreams for my children, my passions and to present the FACTS on climate change. Finding your raison d’être, isn’t that what we all strive for? Some of us are lucky to find it early in life, or later, or simply at all…after a successful career, a wild and single life or a secure and settled one…after dog, cat, husband, wife, or alone, together, travelling or close to home. Technology is advancing by the nanosecond, opening up the ability to reach like or opposite minded friends and frenemies, down the block and across the country. Blogging has opened a new world for me..what about you?
Thank you Karen, passion behind, and my Green Carnival Mom friend, for encouraging us this Valentine Month, to think, write and remind ourselves why we blog…and for many of us, it is simply “Just for the Heart of it!” Karen will be posting the Carnival on February 14th!

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13 Responses to Climate Change, The Facts, Just for the Heart of It: Climate Mama News

  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely, Harriet…thanks for sharing and thanks for all you do to raise awareness of climate change and actions we all can take!

  2. I love how being a mom fuels so much for us, you definitely example a voice driven by whats best for her family!

  3. A dear grad school professor of mine, who has now passed away, was very passionate about climate change and really motivated me to do more. Unfortunately, I think what is truly needed is change at the international policy level. Every little bit of information and inspiration counts, and also helps build momentum and political will, but I really hope to live to see some major things happen on the world stage on this one. I’m sure you’ve addressed these concerns on your blog, and I look forward to poking around here in the future.

  4. Hi Harriet-I am new to your site and am thrilled to have found you. What a fabulous resource for finding facts about climate change. Thank you!

  5. Amber says:

    Parenting and blogging have both changed my life. And parenting helps to fuel my blogging resolve. I have a new stake in the world now, and I feel a greater responsibility to make my voice heard.

  6. Mary says:

    Harriet, you said, “As a parent, the most important thing for me and to most parents I believe, is to do my best to provide a home for my children that is safe and secure.” Thank you for being one of those vocal parents. I wish our more of our law makers were parents… until the day when our regulatory system has adult supervision, I’m very happy for blogs like yours.

    • Harriet says:

      Thanks Mary. I think we need to remind our law makers, as many of them are parents, and hold them accountable, to their children and future generations. Let them look their children in their eyes and at tell them why they are trying to gut the EPA, or take away the Clean Air act…hard to defend!

  7. robin says:

    I find climate change to be such a huge issue that it’s paralyzing… thank you for helping parents like me figure out just what we can do to help.

    • Harriet says:

      thx Robin. Like so many things in our lives, we need to break it down into “manageable” pieces, identify things we can control, and find our way forward.

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