Greenwashing tells us that climate change is our fault and that we can solve it by shopping more responsibly. But the problem isn’t your consumer choices, it’s unsustainable corporations and ineffective legislation.
350 Colorado is running a number of campaigns focused on defunding climate disaster, including a statewide divestment campaign targeting the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), Colorado’s state pension fund. KDNK Community Radio hosted a segment on the Fossil Free PERA campaign and efforts underway.
Land can be both a source and a sink for CO2. This vicious cycle can be flipped into a virtuous one through regenerative agriculture if applied widely enough. Regenerative agriculture can also provide resilience in the face of climate extremes. How does it work? The better we understand, the more savvy and powerful we can be with every single dollar we trade for food or fashion (and much more.)
As 2019 ends and a new decade begins, I am so grateful as I reflect on all that we have accomplished together over the past 10 years of action to return our atmosphere to 350ppm and protect life as we know it on our only planet.