Building Community Climate Resilience

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.18.2024


Local communities come together to recover from disasters. It is human nature to help when we see others in distress. We’ve all seen it dozens of times. Strangers pitch in together and lift a car that has pinned a woman. People go door to door after a hurricane to find those who need assistance. The […]


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Your Carbon Footprint is Just the First Step

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.23.2024


A standard tool to help individuals assess their contribution to climate change is a carbon footprint calculator. Hundreds of these calculators are available online, enabling you to input details like whether or not you wash your clothes in cold water, how often you eat beef, and what type of transportation you use to commute to work. […]


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Crew Consciousness and the Shambhala Prophecy

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.28.2023


I viewed a video of Joanna Macy telling the story of the Shambhala Prophecy.   “The most remarkable feature of this historical moment is not that we are on the way to destroying our world… we’ve actually been on the way quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from […]


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Forbes Article: Mission to Awaken Crew Consciousness in 1 Billion People

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.20.2023


Growing faster with corporate support   In early 2023, This Spaceship Earth made the decision to move from a non-profit based on the support of individuals to support from corporations. The decision was made in hopes that by working with companies we could scale up global crew consciousness more quickly.   We were thrilled to […]


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Hieroglyphic Stairway – my great, great grandchildren won’t let me sleep

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 09.22.2023


It says above that I authored this. I did not… just found this poem and posted it. I’ve embedded the transcript below, but I think you’ll enjoy this video of the author reciting it more (you may need to click the replay button at the bottom left of the YouTube screen).   Hieroglyphic Stairway by […]


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The Insurance Industry Must Evolve to Meet the Growing Risks of Our Climate Crisis

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.09.2023


About 40% of the US population lives in an area vulnerable to climate impacts including sea level rise, extreme weather and forest fires. How do we pay for the damages that occur and distribute the risk? This is a huge concern for the insurance industry in particular.   Ten insurers have gone belly up in […]


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The Story Behind Kufunda – an African Learning Community

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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Either We Evolve Our Consciousness or We Risk Societal Collapse

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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