Happy almost Thanksgiving! As we inch another day closer to pumpkin pie, turkey and green bean casserole (dessert first, always), the team at KSV certainly has plenty to be thankful for—inspiring clients, innovative colleagues and a community dedicated to creating a better future. We could go on, but we’d be here until New Year’s Eve.
Amid our preparations to enjoy the holiday and a few days untethered from our desks and laptops, we’d like to share three recent stories that are bringing an extra dose of gratitude into our lives:
Global CEOs are facing fierce pressure on climate change - from their own kids. We are so inspired by kids these days! Concerned about their future and the world that they will grow up in, they have started seriously influencing the corporate landscape. We are endlessly thankful for the current and future Greta Thunberg’s of the world.
Telling stories to battle climate change, with a little humor thrown in. On a bad day, the catastrophe of climate change can send a typically rational individual spiraling down a rabbit hole of despair and hopelessness. When that happens, an extra dose of perspective—and a little humor—are desperately needed. The women who host Mothers of Invention provide those two things and more in an uplifting, honest podcast celebrating women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice. For these women, and for strong women everywhere, we have immense gratitude.
How Portland is building equity into its climate planning. We are grateful for the cities and individuals that ensure a future for all community members. Research has shown that when it comes to climate change consequences, the most disadvantaged community members are the first to be negatively impacted. Recognizing that, cities planning for a sustainable future should consider all the ways that equity can play a role in helping to reach climate goals. The city of Portland, Oregon is doing just that.
What are you most thankful for this year? What’s inspiring you this week? We’d love to hear all about it. Until then, a truly happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you.