Category Archives: Nature

My TEDx talk is online: “Find Your Delicious”

on June 25, 2019 in Leadership, Nature

At last the TEDx talk I gave April 6 at NYU is online. See it for yourself. Here’s the link if you’d like to vote or leave a comment on YouTube (or at the bottom of this page). In the meantime, here are pictures from the event.

Where pollution comes from

on June 18, 2019 in Nature

We’ve seen pictures of heavy pollution like this in Beijing: We’ve seen similar images for New Delhi, Mexico City, and so on. When I talk to people about polluting less, many talk about situations like them and suggest the third world has to clean up more than we do. Concentrations of pollution as high as in the picture above result from geography, like being in a valley where pollution can’t[…] Keep reading →

Kicking the flying habit, which keeps you from family and income

on June 7, 2019 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Habits, Nature, Nonjudgment

In an online thread with people insisting that they have no choice but to fly for family and work reasons, I wrote the following, which I’m sure some will disagree with. I’m learning too, though I hope to help people looking to find joy in polluting less. One flight will brings people closer. Flying in general led them to move far apart so they felt they needed to fly to[…] Keep reading →

“Published” in the New York Times

on June 4, 2019 in Awareness, Nature

Sorry for the click-bait title. I commented on an article in the Times and it got included in Readers Picks. Hence the quotes in my title. The article was “If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?“, subtitled: “In the age of global warming, traveling — by plane, boat or car — is a fraught choice. And yet the world beckons.” You can read the article. From[…] Keep reading →

Capitalism’s problems and the environment

on May 26, 2019 in Nature

Many people concerned about the environment call to overthrow capitalism. This view seems extreme. Others say capitalism is the answer to most problems, including the environment. This view seems equally extreme. In particular, everyone has long known of several problems inherent to a capitalist economic system. Where democracy — a political system — has regulated capitalism, societies seem to thrive. I don’t see an absolute right, wrong, good, bad, or[…] Keep reading →

Live: Tom Szaky (Founder, TerraCycle) and Me, Thursday at Assemblage

on May 6, 2019 in Audio, Nature, Podcast

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 →

The environmental revolution begins here, with the Noetic podcast with Jared Angaza

on April 16, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature, Nonjudgment

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 →

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