Category Archives: Nature

Victory from the jaws of defeat: I froze two-thirds through my TEDx talk

on October 5, 2019 in Nature, Stories, Visualization

Today I gave my talk at TEDxWaltham, “What Everyone Gets Wrong About The Environment.” Before I got home, an attendee emailed one of the most encouraging and heartwarming reviews I’ve received: “I just wanted to tell you, I was extremely inspired by you and your talk today. I can’t remember a time when I was more impressed by someone’s philosophy and dedication to action. I hope we can chat soon[…] Keep reading →

How to plant a tree in New York City?

on October 1, 2019 in Nature

I realized I’ve never planted a tree. With around 8 million people, I’d at first think New York had too many people for everyone to plant a tree, but maybe not. Have you planted a tree? Can you help me do it, maybe pointing me in a direction to do it? Can I just bury an acorn in a park or is there more to it? I found these pages[…] Keep reading →

Attend the Second Annual Leadership and the Environment Panel, October 15

on September 28, 2019 in Events, Nature, Podcast

In New York City, Tuesday, October 15, The Leadership and the Environment, with the Columbia Business School Alumni Club, will host our second annual panel Beyond Talk and Management: How to Become an Environmental Leader. We’re featuring stellar leaders, including a Nobel Peace Prize, President of the Rainforest Alliance, and the person responsible for the largest B-Corp yet. Click to register. Beyond Talk and Management: How to Become an Environmental[…] Keep reading →

I plogged on TV with the Doctor and the Diva

on September 19, 2019 in Nature, Stories

“The plogging community is waiting for you to come aboard!” I said it to Doctor Steve and I’m saying it to you. “When you jog, plog.” The producers from daytime TV show The Doctor and the Diva contacted me. They were doing a segment on plogging. They seemed genuinely interested in the activity and bringing it to their audience. Is picking up garbage off the street on TV what I[…] Keep reading →

My third Hidden Why, with Leigh Martinuzzi

on September 15, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

The best conversations and podcast episodes come from friends and experienced conversationalists. Leigh and I have recorded enough together to become friends, though he’s in Australia. Today he released our third conversation on his podcast, the Hidden Why (our past episodes). We covered environmental leadership and initiative. I recommend listening. Leigh is an expert, experienced interviewer. He plogs too. His show notes: Welcome back, Josh. This is my third time[…] Keep reading →

TEDx talk #2! . . . three chances to see it live

on September 12, 2019 in Events, Leadership, Nature

Hello all, I’m pleased to announce my second TEDx talk: TEDxWaltham! This TEDx theme is Going Places. I proposed speaking on not flying and they went for it. It’s really about joy, but I’m sworn to secrecy beyond that. I’m enthusiastic to go in a contrarian direction. Who knows, maybe karma I created helped lead to Greta sailing here from Europe. I’d love to involve you so here are 3[…] Keep reading →

Your Daily Environment 012: Naomi Klein, Exxon, and us

on September 11, 2019 in Nature

After the other day’s fireside chat between Greta Thunberg and Naomi Klein, Naomi read a statement from UK student activists. They took Exxon and its peers to task for knowing about environmental problems they were causing but doing nothing. A lot of what she said they did, we do ourselves! The overwhelming majority of people I see obfuscate information to keep doing what they’re doing, knowing it hurts others. They[…] Keep reading →

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