Episode 12: June wrap-up – Go climate finance!


This week, I wanted to talk about what I’ve learned this month. When I teach sustainability, I use five principles, the last of which is reflexivity. That means that sustainability calls for us to check in regularly, see if what we’re doing makes sense, and think about next steps. This month’s lessons The biggest thing […]

June 25, 2019

Episode 11: U.S. Green Mutual Funds Stink

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This month I’m focusing on climate finance. In episode 9, I talked about how money contributes to climate change. Last week, in episode 10, I changed my German checking account to a green bank and discovered that this simple, one-time change will save me 1 ton of carbon dioxide this year. This week, I looked […]

June 18, 2019

Episode 10: German Green Banks Rule!


This week, I change my German checking account to a green bank. My goal was for this single change to allow me to save 1 ton of carbon emissions. And I’m really excited to tell you how it went: Green banks in Germany In Germany, there are three main green banks: the UmweltBank—or environmental bank—which […]

June 11, 2019

Episode 9 – More Money, More Emissions


This month, I want to focus on a big-ticket action to reduce my carbon emissions by one whole ton going into summer. I’m going to look at the role money plays in climate change, and what I can do with my money to make a difference. This week I give some background about money and […]

June 4, 2019