The purpose of this blog is to help parents teach their children to thrive by taking action to reduce eco-anxiety and creating a healthier, greener, and more equitable future. We are confronting converging crises -- a global pandemic, systemic racism, food insecurity, an uncertain economy and of course, global warming.
In 2017, the American Psychological Association declared "eco-anxiety" a "fear of chronic environmental doom." Action can help alleviate this eco-anxiety and also fuel a "Reset to Green," an opportunity to emerge post-pandemic, a stronger, more compassionate society.
Heather is an environmental lawyer, a writer, nonprofit consultant, and a mom of two teens. She writes and lives in Bozeman, Montana. She researches and writes about eco-anxiety and its impacts on Gen Z. She believes that we can partner with Gen Z to move toward a more sustainable and equitable society. She's also the founder & CEO of OneGreenThing, a start up nonprofit that tackles the mental health impacts of the climate crisis through daily action, leading to culture change for environmental policy solutions.
Heather has testified before Congress and briefed Administration officials on a wide range of conservation issues. Her environmental advocacy work has been featured in many news outlets, including Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Montana Standard, Dr. OZ, MSNBC, PBS, and CBS.