Incubating climate awareness strategies and turning them into campaigns
Beyond Cassandra + A Different Kind of Job
We Climate Change “hawks” work to communicate the urgency of action and gain traction quickly enough to meet the greatest challenge humans have ever faced. Sustainability expert Gil Friend says it well: "The task ahead (if we were to really tell the truth about it): Reinventing the economy of an entire planet. This planet. In one generation."
BeyondCassandra.org is the culmination of Felix Kramer's lifetime of organizing and almost two decades of involvement with cleantech advocacy and startups. He and colleagues aim to incubate projects and ideas that operate at the grass-roots and that can reach influencers and decision-makers.
As a mini-think tank, we identify and try to fill "missing pieces" in climate strategies and solutions. For near- and mid-term strategies, we're 1. Thinking Big and 2. Focusing on Triples & Home Runs.
We're looking for comments and collaboration. We're eager to hear your suggestions. If you find our ideas compelling and exciting, why not help make them happen? We hope you’ll be intrigued and excited about joining a working group to bring to life one or more projects. If you see anything you could imagine helping to improve and promote, by all means get in touch!
“Even Smart People Are Still Arguing About Fossil-Free Electricity” Triple Pundit gave that headline to the OpEd I wrote with Rosana Francescato about the growing controversy and debate about “how… Read more →
OpEds, columns, articles, statements, testimony on climate change & clean energy by Felix Kramer since 2005. See also Wikipedia article. (Most significant/favorites are in bold.) Even Smart People Are Still Arguing… Read more →
Memo to some climate heroes and communicators I think of first: Mike Brune, Al Gore, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Annie Leonard, Bill McKibben, David Roberts, Robert Reich, Bernie Sanders, Rebecca Solnit (alphabetically) I’ve… Read more →
Last weekend, I decided to try to get more of my personal experiences and perspectives about Paris into a story. Joseph Robertson from Citizens’ Climate Lobby started me thinking about the UN’s history, and how we really are all in the same boat. better late than not. It… Read more →
In Greek mythology, Apollo gave Cassandra the gift of prophecy. When she spurned his advances, he cursed her so no one would ever believe her predictions. Her alerts about the Trojan Horse and Agamemnon’s death went unheeded. In the end, she couldn’t even save herself.
We aim to find ways to be heard about ending "Business as Usual." With changed awareness, we can act strategically at a scale & pace matching our challenges. After the Paris Agreement, we began to see signs we might be able to adopt a more optimistic name. Stay tuned!