We are in the decade that matters

The Norwegian paper Klassekampen recently did an interview featuring Karen O’Brien. Karen is reflecting on how she ended up as a climate scientist and in Norway, and her passion for transformation toward sustainability. With permission from Klassekampen read the full interview.

The power of small change

Oslo on 50 kroner a day? Anyone who has lived in or visited the capital of Norway knows that this is not easy. A bus ticket costs 32 kroner; a cup of coffee is 38 kroner; and a movie is 110 kroner (never mind popcorn). When Milda Jonusaite Nordbø took the 30-day cCHALLENGE, she decided

Life as an experiment

We are living through a terrifying global experiment, where we are contributing to climate change risks that have profound implications for both natural and human systems. Sea-level rise, ocean acidification, species extinctions, reduced food, water and livelihood security, more extreme weather events. The list of observed and potential climate change impacts is long, and likely

What Milda learned from 30 days on 50 NOK

Come and hear cCHALLENGE participant Milda J. Nordbø at PechaKucha at DOGA in Oslo, 7 April. Milda will share her experience about how making a small change in her daily life generated new conversations, changed habits and inspired others to find their power to create change. This is Milda’s second go at PechaKucha. The first

Reflections on change

Transformation happens when we see things from a new perspective. That is, when we step back from our everyday lives and reflect, paying attention not only to what we do and why, but also how we feel about it. Reflections give us a different point of view. Reading the cCHALLENGE blogs, it becomes clear that

Collaborative power

Collaboration is not always easy. How do we work with others to achieve a goal? How do we achieve common interests if our real interests have little in common? Collaboration can be difficult, especially with people who don’t share the same values, priorities or paradigms. Or if they hold a different view of the problems

Want to be our partner?

Reflexive agents of change are a resource for your organization because they see possibilities and opportunities; they have a capacity for creative and critical thinking; and they engage deeply with issues that matter to society. cCHALLENGE is a tool for activating this potential in people. A growing number of companies and organizations are concerned with

Making zero carbon a reality

We have the technology for a zero carbon future, but change is not happening fast enough. A new report by the Centre for Alternative Technology’s project on Zero Carbon Britain identifies the barriers to achieving net zero carbon emissions and the means to overcome these barriers. Zero Carbon: Making it Happen! strives to identify both

This is transformation

Transformation is becoming an important concept and buzzword in discussions around climate change and sustainability. But what does it really mean? And how do we make it happen? A transformation can be defined as a marked change in form, structure or meaning-making. By definition, transformation is not one “thing” — it has aspects that are