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Rewilding the UK

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.31.2022


by Neil Kitching   I am donating one third of the profits from my book “Carbon Choices” to rewilding projects. In this blog I explain why I support rewilding.   Humans have devastated nature – on land, in the sea, in the soil, in the air. We have converted land to grow crops, introduced vast […]


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Beyond Discouragement: Repair One Dishwasher, Repair the World

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.15.2022


by Jon Biemer   The repairman said the dishwasher’s diverter valve had failed. “That decides whether to shoot jets of water through the lower or upper spray arms.” Our automatic dishwasher typically requires less water, energy, soap and time than hand washing. “However,” the man said, “ASKO no longer makes parts for its out-of-warrantee appliances.” […]


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Climate Optimism

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.08.2022


by Neil Kitching   Why write a blog on ‘Climate Optimism’? Simply, because the solutions to climate change have multiple benefits for people, society and the environment.    Action on housing, city and rural land-use, travel, shopping and our diets will all improve the quality of our lives in so many ways.   Powering Our […]


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Evidence the Tide is Turning: from Amazon, Walmart and Horizon

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.31.2022


  Written by Jon Biemer   I’m heartened by evidence that corporate America really can step up to its responsibility to help sustain Spaceship Earth.   Amazon’s packages   Amazon has delivered a lot of packages to our home during COVID-19. That’s a lot of corrugated cardboard – and a lot of trees. I was […]


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The Story Behind Kufunda – an African Learning Community

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.08.2022


What follows is a transcript of an interview by my friend Christine Brauitgam of Maaianne Knuth, the founder of the Kufunda village in Zimbabwe. I edited the interview for length and clarity. You can listen to the entire interview here. – Bob Leonard    Hello this is Christine Brautigam. I was a guest, volunteer, and […]


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A Missive from Zimbabwe

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.29.2021


My friend, Christine Brautigam, looking for meaningful work in this world, retired early from a corporate career and her own consulting firm. As part of the class of 2021, Christine attained an elementary school teaching license. Her latest venture is participating as a visiting teacher at the Kufunda Learning Village and Waldorf-inspired School 40 minutes outside […]


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Climate Refugees and Strategic Retreat

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.09.2021


by David Houle   This is a topic that needs to be addressed urgently, but is not even on the agenda at COP26. So far, the agenda has been about groups of countries making grand statements concerning reducing carbon emissions sometime in the future.     As stated in my prior column, humanity emits 100 […]


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Global Youth have had it with “blah, blah, blah”

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.31.2021


by David Houle   Greta Thunberg has become the leading voice of her generation concerning our climate crisis. The Swedish teenager simply cuts through the double talk of government and business leaders on the urgency of what humanity faces.   Here is the link to an excerpt of Greta’s speech at the Youth4Climate summit in […]


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Either We Evolve Our Consciousness or We Risk Societal Collapse

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.23.2021


Terence Sexton, Business Psychologist, asserts that we need to develop our collective consciousness if we are to create a sustainable society.


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WHY??? Small Word, Huge Impact

AUTHOR: Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.12.2021


This post was written by Hallie Booth, an 8th grade science teacher and the 2022 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.   I remember the first time I called a corporation to see if they were interested in helping some of my students with a project they were working on. I instruct my students […]


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