We all have things that weigh on us mentally each day. However, in recent years, research shows that there’s one common addition to that list – the state of our environment. News of climate change and its effects can certainly leave one with a sense of hopelessness.
WORKING TOWARD POSITIVE CHANGE
The remedy, of course, (as with any serious problem) is to work toward positive change. In big ways, and small.
One of the most rewarding things about working at One Floor Up is learning about our clients and the work that they do. Many of them are committed to solving problems – in technology, agriculture, education, and yes, even climate.
Recently, we collaborated with Western Resource Advocates – an organization of attorneys, scientists, policy experts, and engineers – who are working to solve the most challenging environmental issues facing the western United States today. And they’re making great progress.
IT’S SO ENCOURAGING TO HEAR SUCCESS STORIES LIKE THIS!
If you are so inclined, there are a number of ways to take action and contribute to the work of Western Resource Advocates. Click here to learn more.
HOW IS YOUR INDUSTRY RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE?
Just as consumer goods and household products are changing packaging standards, other industries are taking a fresh look at long established practices through the lens of improved sustainability.
Making sustainability efforts in your industry is not only good for the environment, but can be good for business as well. After all, sustainability is something that employees, customers, and clients care about. Check out Robyn’s blog for more information about how this may factor into your marketing strategy.
One Floor Up Producer, Anabelle Porio, has shared with our team the ways in which sustainability on set is gaining traction in the UK. The film industry there has established a certification award for TV and film productions that meet its sustainability standards.
Anabelle says, “With a large-scale project such as the filming of ‘1917,’ it is admirable that they made reducing their carbon footprint a priority. We can learn a lot from this example. Anyone who’s worked on a set knows you’ll often find an assortment of plastic water bottles. Small steps like bringing your own and offering recycling options can make an impact.”
This has spurred conversations around the office about what we’re each doing in our own households to eliminate plastics, conserve resources, and reduce our own carbon footprint.
THE CLIMATE SOLUTION
Working alongside clients and team members who strive to be part of the climate solution is a great way to feel less alone with those inevitable feelings of anxiety and dread. Somehow it’s reassuring to know that we’re all in this together.
By continuing to focus on daily action and advocacy, we can create change in our own sphere of influence which will build momentum and accumulate with lasting effect.