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Every few months we host Take Action webinars with brilliant thinkers, activists, authors, and speakers. Each one offers inspirational stories, resources, and new ideas that will motivate you to take action in your personal life and in your community.

We hope that these videos and our future webinars inspire you to find your own path for meaningful action in building more resilient, equitable, and sustainable communities.

Action is the antidote to despair.
—Joan Baez

Taking Back Our Economy: Reversing Inequality & Rebuilding Local Economies Post-Pandemic

October 15, 2020

In this 75-minute webinar, Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute of Local Self Reliance, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chief of Race, Wealth, and Community at National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies lead us through effective strategies for how we can all build a resilient local economy where we live.

Recipe for Action: Building Food Security in Insecure Times

June 3, 2020

Hear what Danielle Nierenberg, Co-founder and President of Food Tank, Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage, and Melissa DeSa, Working Food Community Programs Director have to say about the failures of our global food system, how the largest segment of working America has been left without food and economic safety nets, and inspiring ideas for improving food security in our own communities.

United by the Climate Crisis with Katharine Hayhoe

March 2, 2020

In this 75-minute webinar we explored ways to discover common ground with uncommon allies. Renowned climate scientist and woman of faith, Katharine Hayhoe, shared stories of introducing climate science to people who, on the surface, seemed too disinterested to engage with the issues. Dr. Hayhoe talked about how to make connections in unexpected places, and why it’s crucial to unite beyond politics, religion, and culture in addressing the climate crisis.

We Need To Talk! How to Have Difficult Conversations about the Climate Crisis

October 10, 2019

In this webinar with Karin Kirk and Dr. Susanne Moser, we learn how to grow past our own reluctance and have impactful conversations with anyone about the climate crisis. For additional information and to download the slides presented in this webinar, please visit this page.

Where Will Our Food Come From?

June 26, 2019

Are you concerned about how climate change is affecting what we eat? Can you imagine getting all of your food from local producers? Or a food system that was regenerative—rather than destructive? We hosted a special online event with three remarkable speakers: Gail Taylor, a social activist and owner and operator of Three Part Harmony Farm, an urban vegetable farm focused on creating a viable and just local food economy; Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin of Regenerative Agriculture Alliance who was awarded a prestigious Ashoka Fellowship for his groundbreaking work in food and regenerative agriculture; and Jason Bradford, author of The Future is Rural: Food System Adaptations to the Great Simplification, farmer, and board president for Post Carbon Institute. During this event we heard how these inspirational activists are working to revitalize our local food systems and came away with actionable ideas for how we can all do the same.

Taking Meaningful Action in a Time of Crisis

April 3, 2019

A web-based conversation with three remarkable agents of change: Tim DeChristopher, who risked his freedom to oppose fossil fuel extraction on public lands; Nick Tilsen, who is creating a regenerative, sustainable future for his community on the Oglala Lakota Native American reservation; and Sarah Peters, an environmental engineer who won public office on a climate change platform. During this 90-minute roundtable discussion you’ll hear about these three very different paths of engagement and come away with concrete ideas for how you can answer the question: “What can I do?”

Your Money, Your Life and the Fate of the Planet

October 24, 2018

Best-selling author of Your Money or Your Life Vicki Robin, Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom, and Post Carbon Institute Executive Director Asher Miller discuss how to transform our relationship with money, what makes life worth living, how to tackle the environmental, energy, and economic challenges we face, and practical strategies for building financial independence to free up our time for what really matters.