Conservation Changing Lives: Empowering You
“Judy’s coaching has transformed how I work. She empowered me to get out of my own head and into the hearts of donors with strategy, science, and empathy”
Emy Royce, Communications Director
Bitter Root Land Trust
Interested in climate change, conservation, and what you can do?
My twice-monthly e-News provides articles, commentary, and research with tips on communication, impact, and what land trusts and conservation groups are doing to slow down climate change.
Recent Climate Change & Conservation e-News stories
LAND TRUSTS TAKING ACTION
Conservation group plots solar potential for retired Appalachian coal mine land
The Nature Conservancy
Land trusts are recognizing that energy production, and transitioning off fossil fuels, is a key aspect of de-carbonizing our energy needs; which, in turn, is central to ensuring that the lands and waters we conserve survive for generations to come. That often means new, innovative partnerships.
In 2016, Wells [the regional director of community and economic development for Appalachian Voices] spearheaded the formation of the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia to figure out how to incorporate renewable energy into an economic transition in the state’s seven coalfield counties...
CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSERVATION
Wild carbon: A synthesis of recent findings
Research confirms that we can't assume young trees are the best way to sequester forest/soil carbon.
Permanently protecting forests and allowing them to grow in landscapes free from direct human manipulation is proving to be one of the most effective and cost-efficient methods available to address the climate crisis. While wild nature has a right to exist simply for its intrinsic value, recent science is shedding peer-reviewed light on the exceptional carbon storage capacity of unmanaged land, and its equally important benefits for safeguarding biodiversity...
"Judy’s climate e-News provides land trusts help and hope in dealing with climate change."
Carol Abrahamzon, Executive Director
Mississippi Valley Conservancy
Community Consultants snapshot
Judy Anderson of Community Consultants has worked in the land trust sector for over 25 years. Judy currently assists nonprofit organizations on practical strategic conservation initiatives, incorporating local communities, climate change, governance, communications, and community-based fundraising strategies.
"Speed coaching [short-term coaching] with Judy was incredibly productive for our land trust. She guided us to adjust our approach to communications and begin reworking our materials, with great results."
Janet Milkman, Executive Director
Barnstable Land Trust