Strategic Partnerships and Environmental Education (Newsletter)

Connected to Place Spring 2017 Newsletter Content California’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee ChangeScale, a Bay Area environmental education collaborative Recent Publications and Writings Many organizations are working together across communities in California and the Bay Area to connect our children to nature and help them develop environmental literacy. Young people armed with deep knowledge of…

By mbiggar May 18, 2017 0

Collaborative Impact for Environmental Literacy

Thanks to California’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee supported by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Ten Strands, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and many other partners around the state, progress is being made to make environmental literacy an integral part of every child’s education. In this post for Ten Strands, I write about the great work ChangeScale is…

By mbiggar May 16, 2017 0

Diversity in Everyday Life

  Strengthening our connections to each other and nature in everyday life can help us find greater meaning and happiness. When diversity is present in our daily experience, these deeper connections can also help counteract the growing social divisions in our country and threats to our natural environment. Experiencing human diversity in the places in which we…

By mbiggar November 30, 2016 2

Network Leadership and Place-Based Living (Newsletter)

Fall is here! I enjoyed opportunities this summer to guide planning processes, facilitate meetings and interviews, and write actionable reports and plans. As I reflect on the inspirational work of my clients, the role of network leadership and an emphasis on place-based living seem evermore important in making positive social and environmental change. Network Leadership…

By mbiggar October 5, 2016 0

Behavior Change Research, Strategic Planning and Environmental Literacy (Newsletter)

I hope you are enjoying the long days of summer and finding time to connect with your local environment, community and the people in your lives. I’m pleased to be supporting clients through a variety of projects that all strive, in different ways, to improve the well-being of individuals, communities and the environment. Behavior Change Research In June,…

By mbiggar July 12, 2016 0

Children and Nature Initiative + Transportation Research (Newsletter)

Welcome to my inaugural newsletter! These past few months, I’ve been getting to better know leaders, organizations and collaboratives working on sustainability and conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are many and they are doing such critical, inspiring work. I facilitate and support strategic collaboration among such organizations, helping to advance social change…

By mbiggar May 10, 2016 0