Maria Virginia Olano

Now What? Showing People the Research Doesn’t Work, Here’s What to do Instead

 “Fear is not a particularly good motivator for creativity and open mindedness. You need to give people agency and hope.” Andrew Jones is an expert on international climate and energy issues. He is a system dynamics modeler, keynote speaker, and designer...

Now What? Climate Change, Racism & How to Have Difficult Conversations

“If we want to build a society that is resilient to climate change, then we can’t just have some of us being resilient. We need to be deliberate about looking at these issues by race, and bringing a racial equity...

Now What? Addressing Climate Change Is Also A Spiritual Matter

“If we don't have a spiritual shift, there's probably no chance we'll take the kind of radical action we'll need.” Boston native Reverend Mariama White-Hammond recently started her own congregation in the city, with a hope to make climate justice...

It’s Time To Talk About How We Talk About Climate Change

 We are currently on a race against climate change. Or are we already living with its impacts? Are we totally doomed, or is this an opportunity for mass scale changes in our economies and technology? Are polar bears the worst...

Here’s To The Women Leading In The Climate Movement

Climate change poses great and undeniable threats to all of humankind, but as many other issues do, it disproportionately impacts women and girls. Whether collecting water, growing food, or managing energy use for the home, women are often the first...

Can Climate Inaction Cost Republicans Elections?

In the midst of much talk and overwhelming public attention to the Green New Deal, Congressional Republicans announced a new bicameral caucus that focuses on prioritizing nature-based solutions to environmental challenges. Whether this is a step forward for Republicans in...

We Won’t Remain a Livable Planet Without Economic Circularity

It makes sense in an efficient capitalist society, that we minimize waste and reduce resource extraction to maximize returns – or so you’d think, in theory. In reality, our world is only 9% circular. This alarming statistic is the main...

More than Rockets and EVs: Elon Musk’s quest for the future

Elon Musk is a highly polarizing figure. Whether you love, hate, admire or criticize him, everyone seems to have a passionate opinion. Musk is most widely known as a serial entrepreneur and the brain behind Tesla, Space X, Hyperloop One,...

Press Release on Governor Baker’s TCI Announcement – 12.18.2018

Governor Baker’s endorsement of cap and invest for transportation is a positive step forward, can place the state as a climate leader BOSTON, MA ––  Along with 8 other governors and the Mayor of Washington, D.C., the Baker administration announced the...