About

Saving the world isn’t for wimps, and caring about climate doesn’t make you a hippie.  Global climate disruption is big time – the great issue of our time – and it won’t be solved by “smug.”  Far from the big government bogeyman of conservative nightmares, or compostable chip bags of eco-friendly fantasies, Climate Hawk is about one practical principle: personal responsibility to steward God’s earth.

Climate hawks are not about “-ists” or “-isms,” and we’re not about small-potatoes, feel-good purchases that marketers tell us are “eco-friendly”: we’re about practical solutions to CO2 that conserve resources, spur innovations, and improve quality of life for as many people as possible.  I didn’t invent the term (that was Dave Roberts) but I think it stands for more Americans’ values than anyone yet realizes.

I’m both a Southern Baptist preacher’s kid from Oklahoma and a climate hawk.  I did my undergrad work at Harvard (c/o 2007), and have worked advising Fortune 500 companies on sales and marketing issues since then for a Washington, DC-based consultancy. Previously I blogged at WAG (before realizing it was a pejorative term in the UK for “soccer groupie”), which was quoted in the New York Times, ClimateProgress, and Scienceblogs.

Let me know what you think of Climate Hawk – like any good market researcher, I always welcome feedback!

2 Responses to About

  1. Gail says:

    Hi former WAG. Dave Roberts didn’t invent “Climate Hawk” although he did much to promote the notion.

    I’ve designed a “Climate Hawk” lapel pin – if you send me an email, I’ll send you a picture of it. I put the climate progress blog address on it (with JR’s permission) so that people will have a place to go for more information. It is currently in production and should be ready in 3 – 4 weeks. I’m hoping it will be a good way to begin conversations that might not otherwise ensue.

    I’m planning to sell them for $10 which includes shipping in the US. If/when I break even (~150 pins) I’ll order more and maybe other things with the logo, like reusable shopping bags, or pins with slightly different designs or blog addresses.

    Anyway, let me know if you have any interest in this little enterprise.

    Love your blog btw!

    Gail Zawacki

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