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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Yesterday, in his inaugural address, President Biden asked the nation to come together “join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature” in an effort to address the crises before us. He asked for a baseline of reality and a true acknowledgment for the challenges ahead, saying that: Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a […]

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Conspiracy Theorists Spun a Web of Disinformation, from Election Fraud to Climate Change

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Why This Matters:  The fossil fuel industry employed the big tobacco disinformation playbook, a strategy that only became more effective with the onset of the internet age.

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Supreme Court Could Determine the Future of Climate Lawsuits

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