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Turkey, stuffing and all the fixings? How are YOU feeling this Thanksgiving?  As I woke up to begin the day with my daughter and husband I felt a great ache, missing my son and extended family and friends who are … Continue reading

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for me, it’s my kids… I had the opportunity to share my story on PBS American Portraits recently…just a clip, a short story, based on a prompt..“What Gets You out of Bed Every Morning?” My short answer: “My kids…”  I … Continue reading

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On this historic day, November 3, 2020, I reflect, hold my breath and also breath with confidence –  believing with all my heart that America will do right by our children, our planet and ourselves. To help pass this day, … Continue reading

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I have known Ted Glick for almost 10 years now. Not only is Ted a colleague – but a friend. Ted is fierce, he is committed to the causes he believes. Through many climate events and actions that I have … Continue reading

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Traditionally, the United Nations General Assembly begins the third Tuesday in September. Having worked for years at the United Nations, I remember the excitement, the anticipation and the hope. This year, with a global health pandemic pulsating throughout the world, … Continue reading

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Finance Ministers from the G20 (the 20 countries with the largest economies)  meet on 18th and 19th July 2020; they meet several times a year to help set the agenda for the annual meeting of the G20 heads of state … Continue reading

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On June 19, 1865, Black communities in Texas finally received the news that they were free. Juneteenth (June 19th) is a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance, and centers Black people’s unique contribution to the struggle for justice … Continue reading

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SO MUCH: So much hurt, so much anger, so much sadness, so much emotion, so much healing, so much hope? The following is an expert from my new book:  How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst … Continue reading

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ― Elie Wiesel As the United States convulses –  as ugliness, hate and frustration boil over and … Continue reading

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In  late fall 2019, I met with an author of a book on the climate crisis to get his advice on marketing, outreach and the like. He was kind and helpful.  One of my strongest memories and takeaways from that … Continue reading

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