Clara Fang

is creating Residence on Earth: A Sustainability Blog

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patrons

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per month
Hi everyone, 

Since I started Residence on Earth in 2012 as a way to share my environmental writings, it has been an amazing journey. We live in an extraordinary moment in time where so much is changing and we can co-create our future on this beautiful planet. I believe that we were created for Earth and this is the only planet that we can call home, because everything we are is inextricably part of the Earth. The first essay that I published was "Why We Still Don't Believe in Global Warming" which outlines the challenges of communicating climate change and the campaign of climate skepticism fostered by the fossil fuel industry.  

Since then I have written articles on many topics, mostly based on what I was interested in at the moment, tied together loosely by the theme of environmentalism. There were sustainable living articles, such as Care for Your Pet, Care for the Planet, an ambitious three part philosophical essay articulating why the arts are essential for sustainability, tips for people in sustainability careers (Charming Your Way to Sustainability), and a very personal reflection on love and nature in Falling in Love on the Chesapeake Bay

More recently I have been venturing into politics and environmentalism, analyzing how poverty and environmental degradation are linked, why behavior change is not enough to address climate change, and why higher education should be engage in advocacy on climate change. The blog gave me the means to start a dialog with others about these subjects. Most of all it gave me hope in times of doubt. 

The connections that I have made through the blog have been amazing, and I'm so grateful for everyone who has read, shared, or responded to the blog. My articles have been assigned as course readings, reblogged to sustainability websites, and published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. I have had people come up to me at conferences and tell me that my blog gave them hope and inspiration. Young people have told me that my articles have helped them survive in the bewildering arena of the sustainability profession. I'll never forget the time my essay on behavior change sparked a firestorm of discussion on the Green Schools Listserve, and challenged the way we think about how we respond to the environmental crisis. This last summer, one reader told me that my blog gave her hope and courage in the middle of the worst election in recent memory. She invited me to be keynote speaker at the New York State Sustainability Conference. 

Now that it has been seven years (!), the blog world has expanded a lot, and I have changed a lot. The cost of running a blog has increased, and my time has become more limited. Each year I have to pay fees to maintain the site, the domain, and promotional materials. Going to conferences to give talks and workshops based on the content are enormous costs. I put a great deal of thought into articles, which means that they take a lot of time for me to write, time that I would otherwise be using for paid pursuits. For seven years this has been my gift to the community, but I can't sustain it without help. My articles have become less frequent, and I have less time to promote it to social media to make sure that it reaches the widest audience. 

Here is where you come in. At this time when so much is at stake and our leaders seem determined to destroy the progress that has been made, you can do something to support literature, independent journalism, and intellectual analysis. You can invest in a community of people who want to make the world a better place. You can help to educate minds, promote dialog, and inspire action. Whether you can support $100 a month or $1 a month, you will be doing your part to make the earth a home for everyone. 

With gratitude, 
Clara




Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Friend
$5 or more per month
You or your company, website, or product will be listed on the Resources page for awesome exposure! 
Advocate
$10 or more per month
You'll get one video or in person session with me to talk about anything you want! And all previous awards. 
Patron
$20 or more per month
You'll get an invitation to a monthly video chat with other elite patrons to discuss topics related to the blog, and collaborate with me on an article for publication! And all previous awards.
Sustainer
$50 or more per month
You can bring me to your organization to give a lecture or workshop! (Certain restrictions apply.) And all previous awards.
Goals
$0 of $300 per month
I will publish two articles a month when I reach this goal.

I will run contests to feature writings from other environmentalists. 
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Hi everyone, 

Since I started Residence on Earth in 2012 as a way to share my environmental writings, it has been an amazing journey. We live in an extraordinary moment in time where so much is changing and we can co-create our future on this beautiful planet. I believe that we were created for Earth and this is the only planet that we can call home, because everything we are is inextricably part of the Earth. The first essay that I published was "Why We Still Don't Believe in Global Warming" which outlines the challenges of communicating climate change and the campaign of climate skepticism fostered by the fossil fuel industry.  

Since then I have written articles on many topics, mostly based on what I was interested in at the moment, tied together loosely by the theme of environmentalism. There were sustainable living articles, such as Care for Your Pet, Care for the Planet, an ambitious three part philosophical essay articulating why the arts are essential for sustainability, tips for people in sustainability careers (Charming Your Way to Sustainability), and a very personal reflection on love and nature in Falling in Love on the Chesapeake Bay

More recently I have been venturing into politics and environmentalism, analyzing how poverty and environmental degradation are linked, why behavior change is not enough to address climate change, and why higher education should be engage in advocacy on climate change. The blog gave me the means to start a dialog with others about these subjects. Most of all it gave me hope in times of doubt. 

The connections that I have made through the blog have been amazing, and I'm so grateful for everyone who has read, shared, or responded to the blog. My articles have been assigned as course readings, reblogged to sustainability websites, and published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. I have had people come up to me at conferences and tell me that my blog gave them hope and inspiration. Young people have told me that my articles have helped them survive in the bewildering arena of the sustainability profession. I'll never forget the time my essay on behavior change sparked a firestorm of discussion on the Green Schools Listserve, and challenged the way we think about how we respond to the environmental crisis. This last summer, one reader told me that my blog gave her hope and courage in the middle of the worst election in recent memory. She invited me to be keynote speaker at the New York State Sustainability Conference. 

Now that it has been seven years (!), the blog world has expanded a lot, and I have changed a lot. The cost of running a blog has increased, and my time has become more limited. Each year I have to pay fees to maintain the site, the domain, and promotional materials. Going to conferences to give talks and workshops based on the content are enormous costs. I put a great deal of thought into articles, which means that they take a lot of time for me to write, time that I would otherwise be using for paid pursuits. For seven years this has been my gift to the community, but I can't sustain it without help. My articles have become less frequent, and I have less time to promote it to social media to make sure that it reaches the widest audience. 

Here is where you come in. At this time when so much is at stake and our leaders seem determined to destroy the progress that has been made, you can do something to support literature, independent journalism, and intellectual analysis. You can invest in a community of people who want to make the world a better place. You can help to educate minds, promote dialog, and inspire action. Whether you can support $100 a month or $1 a month, you will be doing your part to make the earth a home for everyone. 

With gratitude, 
Clara




Recent posts by Clara Fang

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Friend
$5 or more per month
You or your company, website, or product will be listed on the Resources page for awesome exposure! 
Advocate
$10 or more per month
You'll get one video or in person session with me to talk about anything you want! And all previous awards. 
Patron
$20 or more per month
You'll get an invitation to a monthly video chat with other elite patrons to discuss topics related to the blog, and collaborate with me on an article for publication! And all previous awards.
Sustainer
$50 or more per month
You can bring me to your organization to give a lecture or workshop! (Certain restrictions apply.) And all previous awards.