Category Archives: Nature
Because you know me, register here using the code: ENVIRONMENT9 This Thursday, 7pm May 9, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm Leadership and the Environment: A Live Podcast Recording with Joshua Spodek and Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle The Assemblage John Street 17 John Street, 2nd Floor A live taping of Joshua Spodek’s award-winning podcast Leadership and the Environment. This event is for members and guests. Because you know me, register here using the[…] Keep reading →
I met Jared Angaza appearing on each other’s podcast a couple years ago. We became great friends at first only online. I met him in person for the first time in San Diego in November after I attended the Summit in Los Angeles. We “broke bread” together by cooking a couple loads of my famous no-packaging vegetable stew for his family and a few of his family groups—about twenty people.[…] Keep reading →
Several TEDxNYU attendees agreed: “Nailed it!” My friend recorded it with her phone. It ran out of memory, but here are the first six minutes, followed by some stills. Word is that I have to wait 6 to 12 weeks for them to edit the video. I’ll link to the full, official one when I get it.
People use the terms like belief, faith, and the supernatural interchangeably, but they mean different things. A belief, as I understand them, is a mental representation of something. Beliefs are necessary and inevitable. The universe is too large and complex for our minds to take it all in. Our minds take in only what they can. So we think about beliefs about things, not the things themselves, which don’t fit[…] Keep reading →
Joan Sotkin invited me back to her podcast, Prosperity Place. We mostly spoke about environmental leadership, but it was the first public mentioning of my book coming out in a couple months. From the podcast page, the highlights: People think that acting for the environment is a sacrifice when in fact it’s fun. Regarding the environment, leadership by example doesn’t work. Josh manages to only throw out one small back[…] Keep reading →
About four-and-a-half years ago I learned that flying New York to Los Angeles round trip coach polluted about a year’s worth of driving (from this video of Caltech-trained Oxford physicist David Mackay speaking at Harvard, I think). Before learning that statistic, I thought I polluted significantly less than anyone with a car, as I lived in Manhattan and didn’t own one. Instead, I realized that I polluted more than my[…] Keep reading →
If you’ve never heard Carl Sagan’s spoken essay Pale Blue Dot, you’ll get to hear it in today’s episode. It still chokes me up. Here is an Earthrise image taken a few years ago like those he contrasts the pale blue dot image with. Here is the Pale Blue Dot image.