Although most people want to make a difference on climate change, only a handful are actively involved. Climate Optimists and our broader organization, Climate Stewards Collective, is out to change that.
Our goal is to create a shared awareness of climate solutions and the actions each of us can take to make them a reality. We’re not talking about living off the grid or quitting your job to become a climate activist (although hats-off to those who are doing it). We’re talking small actions focused on the things that matter.
It’s the combined power of our individual actions that is going to turn the tide. There may be fossil fuel lobbyists swarming lawmaker offices, but we have the numbers. All we have to do is show up! So join our community and tune-in as we explore reasons for hope. Collectively, we can bring about change with small impactful solutions.
Jason’s passion for addressing climate change started with his summers helping his parents working on their family farm where he witnessed climate impacts first-hand. Jason has worked across the energy sector from building wind farms to helping utilities run more efficiently. After experiencing the gridlock on climate action first-hand as a volunteer lobbyist, he decided to start Climate Stewards Collective. As a first step, he co-founded Climate Optimists with his longtime friend and fellow farm kid, Todd Tschida. Jason lives in Portland Oregon with his girlfriend and is an avid kiteboarder and rock climber.
Todd, like many of us, has personal connections to climate change. The valley where he grew up on a small ranch is experiencing worsening droughts. He’s seen wildfires grow more severe bringing weeks of smoke and has even had his suburban home put on an evacuation watch. While he’s always been concerned about climate change, becoming a parent drove him to become more actively involved. As a co-founder of Climate Optimists, he is excited to create a dialogue about the solutions to this crisis and help leave a better world for those who come after us. Todd lives with family in Milwaukie, Oregon. When he has time outside parenting, working, and podcasting, he writes and performs music.