Podcast | Overcoming the existential dread of climate change, one small act at a time

Sarah Lazarovic serves as a guide for keeping hope alive.

Sarah Lazarovic speaks to the crowd.

Sarah Lazarovic delivers hope in small doses to the Crosscut Festival crowd. (Stephanie McGuire/Aowyn Photography for Crosscut)

There are many things going wrong in the world. And a lot of the time those things seem just too big to do anything about. Especially when it comes to climate change, people often feel helpless. What it will take to make an impact is systemic, not individual, change. But Sarah Lazarovic, an illustrator, visual journalist and columnist at YES! magazine argues that small things do make a difference, and the research shows it. In her column for YES!, a nonprofit media organization focused on solutions journalism, Lazarovic illustrates the tiny shifts in our lives that can help us feel human, find inspiration and have hope. For this episode of the Crosscut Talks podcast, we invited Lazarovic to offer her insights into some of the simple ways we can all take action. This conversation was recorded on May 4, 2019, at Seattle University as part of the Crosscut Festival.