Actress Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Shameless, Desperate Housewives) isn't just an on-screen performer. She's also a citizen who isn’t afraid to speak out about climate change. After growing up in Girl Scouts, listening to Meryl Streep, and joining PADI she put herself on the forefront of the battle against environmental issues. Now a dedicated activist, she shares her ideas on how to support women empowerment, why Hollywood RV trailers need solar panels, and why scientific research could benefit from more holidays.

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LESSONS FROM SHARON:

  1. We're all connected - so we need to care.

  2. Take risks. Even if it doesn't work, something else might come up. Who knows? You might just inspire someone else

  3. Making a change is a group effort. That’s why it’s important to educate others, and spread awareness.

  4. We should try to open minds while opening hearts

  5. Support what excites you. Help give a voice to someone who can help solve these problems.

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Sharon Lawrence's filmography

Follow Sharon on Twitter and Instagram

The Shaggy Dog

Some green organizations that Sharon supports: Heal the BayGlobal GreenGreen WishWorld Wildlife Fund

Girl Scouts

Learn about Alar

NRDC.org

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's report about plastic pollution in the oceans by 2050

League of Conservation Voters

CBS's special on penguins in Antarctica

Women in Film

We For She

Ashton Applewhite's blog, This Chair Rocks

Female director / unicorn Ava Duvernay

Girls Academic Leadership Academy

CBS's Blue Bloods

ABC's Blackish, "Lemons"

Girl Rising documentary

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Women who show off their flaws - Gina RodriguezTracee Ellis Ross, Lena Dunham, Alicia Keys, Jamie Lee Curtis

Women's March

 

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