Charletta Erb, Pasadena, CA, was featured at MCUSA’s Women Doing Theology conference February 20-22, 2014, in Leesburg, VA. Erb’s talk was entitled, She Says Wake Up: Living and Leading with the Heart on Climate Change. Erb applied Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief to climate change, and also connected an addictions framework to first world consumption habits.

Erb previously lived in the Chicago area where she was part of a Low Carbon Diet group–along the lines of Weight-Watchers for fossil fuel consumption. This group sparked the beginning of the first Transition Town in Chicago. The Transition Town Movement works at building community resilience in preparation for a future with limited or no fossil fuels.