Dr. Annette Olson started her career as a field biologist studying the social behavior of the long-nosed mongoose on a remote island in West Africa. But a civil war in Sierra Leone brought an end to her mongoose studies and started her off on a 30-year career working for federal agencies and nonprofits in Washington, D.C. Now she is building Climate Steps.org, her own nonprofit organization with a mission to supply people with impactful personal, social, and political actions to fight climate change. It’s a great interview. We covered a lot of topics, including:
- Are they called mongeese or mongooses?
- Are individual climate actions worthwhile?
- The problems with some of the most commonly recommended climate actions
- What climate steps have the biggest impact and how to find the right climate steps for you
- The importance of discussing your climate actions with your friends and family
- Avery Reidy
- Keaton Butler
- Grace van’t Hof
- The Blueberries
- Theme music is by Juices