February 26, 2012
There's been a sea-change in public awareness about climate change in just 10 short years: That it's happening, it's dangerous, and it's us--but we can do something about it.
Action. We can inspire and support each other, for starters--it's easy to get discouraged. And by working together, we can have a real impact. As labor leader Nicholas Klein said in 1914 (attributed to Gandhi, too): "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
I'm an entrepreneur and energy policy advocate. I founded White Caps, Green Collars in 09; we apply reflective white roof coatings. Have worked to improve state and nat'l enviro & energy policy since '02 (RenewMO, Blue Green Alliance, Sierra Club).
Excited to see so many folks there committed to taking action.