One Cool Thing: ODP Teams Up With Jillian Harris

Last week we had the honor of writing a guest blog post for Jillian Harris’ blog that was an intro to what folks should know about climate change. Aside from being a tv host, lifestyle expert, former Bachelorette, and all-around awesome human, Jillian is unafraid to use her platform to talk about important issues like climate change when so many shy away from the topic for fear of being “too controversial.” One of the best things we can do to combat climate change is to talk about it with our own community to help break down political stigmas and invite our friends and family to care about the issue–we’re grateful to Jillian and her team for allowing us to speak to her community!

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One Big Ben Thing: Extinction Rebellion Activist Scales Parliament’s Famous Clock Tower

One Big Ben Thing: Extinction Rebellion Activist Scales Parliament’s Famous Clock Tower

A tree surgeon protesting inaction on climate change by the British government on Friday climbed the scaffolding surrounding Big Ben in a costume dressed as Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and unfurled a rainbow flag that read “No Pride on a dead planet.”   He has a point there.  The climate activist group the Extinction Rebellion […]

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Can Cities Build New Stadiums That Will Last 100 Years Given Climate Change?

Can Cities Build New Stadiums That Will Last 100 Years Given Climate Change?

A new stadium is a major economic boon and a huge financial commitment for the cities and sports teams that build them — and as a result, increasingly climate change impacts on these facilities are being taken into account in the building process.  The Washington Post reported last week that if sea levels were to rise 5 or 6 feet, numerous arenas and sports facilities in the United States would likely experience flooding including “TD Garden in Boston, Citi Field in New York, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Petco Park in San Diego, Del Mar Racetrack in California, and Oracle Park in San Francisco” with huge economic consequences.

Why This Matters: Because stadiums and arenas are so expensive and so iconic — think Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium — the builders have to confront today the question of climate impacts such as sea-level rise and extreme heat projected well into the future.

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U.S. Companies Can’t be “For” Climate Action and Keep Funding Climate Denial

U.S. Companies Can’t be “For” Climate Action and Keep Funding Climate Denial

Yesterday, eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy.

Why This Matters: Major corporations can’t be for fighting climate change if their political spending tells the exact opposite story.

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