Episode 02: Cambria Gordon, Climate Activist for the NRDC
Welcome to Podcast Episode #2. This guest is very special friend to me because she has always supported all of my charitable endeavors and she is one of my philanthropic heroes. Climate change is a challenging topic for many of us to grapple with. While scientists debate whether it is real or not (we talk about this in the episode), people all around the globe are experiencing radical change of weather patterns. For some it is just coincidence but to others it is all connected to our abuse of the environment.
I believe now more than ever that I can't just sit and wait around and hope that someone else is going to speak up for nature. If I truly care about my home, my planet then I have to learn what can be done and actually do it. This podcast is my first step. I hope you enjoy our conversation and are enlightened by all of the incredible work that Cambria has done and continues to do. The bottom line is that each individual matters. Most of us who are reading this live in a country that allows you to speak your mind freely and we should not take that for granted.
Cambria Gordon is a writer and activist. She is the co-author of the first comprehensive children’s book on global warming, The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming. Gordon has spoken to adults and children all over the country about climate change and carbon footprint reduction. Prior to writing for children, Cambria was an award-winning advertising copywriter. Gordon is the co-chair of the Los Angeles Leadership Council of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and served on the board of trustees at University Synagogue in Brentwood for over seven years. She is also working with AT&T on their anti-texting and driving movement. Gordon received her degree in Communications Studies from UCLA. She is married to television writer/producer Howard Gordon and is the mother of three children, ages 21, 18 and 10.
Some of the topics we cover in the podcast:
* Cambria's background - how she got interested in leading a healthier lifestyle and becoming an activist for climate change.
* Does going green mean you save money?
* What power you have and steps that you can take to create real change for the planet.
* What to do if you are at a dinner party with people who don't believe in climate change.
* Cambria's top 3 tips for leading a super life!