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 IN ACTION
Taking Steps to "Walk the Walk"
Peconic Land Trust makes changes
Peconic Land Trust’s (PLT) values and goals reflect their organization's desire to protect their environment and appreciate the natural resources of Long Island, New York. Over the last several years, PLT has taken steps to minimize their carbon footprint by making their offices more efficient and by integrating “green principles” throughout the organization.
They've also spent some time looking at their internal operations to identify where small changes could make an impact. If your local land trust is looking for ideas on where to start, this might be an interesting list to consider...
CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSERVATION
Highly compatible: Pollinator-friendly solar projects and farming
Taking farmland out of production to increase harvests might seem counterintuitive. But new and ongoing research suggests that trading some farmland for deep-rooted prairie vegetation can provide habitat for wild insect pollinators and boost overall crop yields.
Increasingly popular pollinator-friendly solar projects, which cultivate low-growing meadows underneath the panels, present an opportunity to increase food production and clean energy generation at once. For a state like Minnesota, where farming is prevalent and the solar industry is expanding, this kind of compatibility between agriculture and solar energy production is a most welcome development...
"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