Category Archives: Nature

My keynote at Sustainology 2019 (video)

on January 16, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

I gave the lead off keynote talk at the 9th annual Sustainology, hosted by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce at Citi’s headquarters in Tribeca, Manhattan on November 12, 2019. Sustainology’s mission “An Impact Unicorn is a disruptive company impacting over 1 billion people” Let’s measure the success of unicorn companies through impact instead of dollars! In a single day, ‘Sustainology Summit – One Billion’ will bring together and demonstrate[…] Keep reading →

Avoid Eating “Doof” and “pome”. What are doof and pome?

on January 11, 2020 in Nature

We need a new word to describe a concept missing from English. Books on food try to distinguish between healthy, fulfilling food grown to sustain and industrial products designed for profit, to entertain your mouth, without regard for your health. For example, when Michael Pollan’s Food Rules says “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants,” by food he means not industrial products designed for chewing and swallowing, but not really[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on The Professional podcast with Gary Roth

on January 4, 2020 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

Gary Roth invited me to a conversation with him for his podcast, The Professional Podcast. Even if you’ve heard me on other people’s podcasts, you’ll hear how my messages on leadership and environmental leadership are evolving. First, here’s the conversation (or click for his site) About The Professional Podcast The Professional Podcast is dedicated to becoming the best at what you do. It’s about being the best at work, at[…] Keep reading →

How long can I keep my fridge unplugged?

on January 3, 2020 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Nature

I love the site Low Tech Magazine, which I consider one of the best on the net. Reading its piece Too Much Combustion, Too Little Fire, the section “Energy Use Compared: Ancient vs. Modern Households” made me think of my food power consumption. It was December and I don’t heat my apartment so it’s cool. Yet my refrigerator was on. As I started to wonder if I could get by[…] Keep reading →

Emptying my household garbage for the first time in 2019

on December 26, 2019 in Habits, Models, Nature

The last time I emptied a load of household garbage, and therefore started filling this load was September 2018. The time before that was, I think, June 2017. I figure I’ll also empty my recycling. I see from when I put my high school love letters in the recycling that I started filling this load in late October, meaning I’m filling my paper recycling faster than I expected. I don’t[…] Keep reading →

See me on Magamedia.org for one of my favorite interviews, “A Different Look at Climate Change”

on December 23, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

Yes, that’s Maga as in Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again,” and yes, I consider it one of my favorite interviews. To clarify, we spoke about the environment more generally than just climate. Watch and listen to our conversation Magamedia.org’s other articles on climate criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Al Gore, Greta Thunberg, the Green New Deal, and others. One article calls climate change: a hoax, folks. It is a get[…] Keep reading →

$10 of vegetables

on December 15, 2019 in Nature, Tips

People keep asking if eating vegetables is expensive. They rarely believe the opposite, which I find. Farmers markets rock When I only knew how to shop in supermarkets, I didn’t know how affordable and accessible fresh fruits and vegetables were, even if you live in a food desert. Some people will never get past their blinders to keep acting as if they know better, as if it’s only possible for[…] Keep reading →

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