Category Archives: Nature

Attend an event with Generation 180 Tuesday at 7:30pm in NYC: A clean energy nonprofit doing effective, meaningful work

on October 20, 2017 in Events, Nature

Want to make a difference? Many environmental organizations tell others what to do—trying to pass laws, spreading facts, promoting new technologies, and such. I support them, but I think they’re missing what’s most important today in the United States. People know what they should do and what they value. They aren’t acting consistently with it. They want to pollute less, create less garbage, reduce their emissions, but they aren’t. New[…] Keep reading →

Women, men, and Harvey Weinstein

on October 17, 2017 in Nature, Perception

Why, when talking about education and promotions, the mainstream media voice is that gender differences are minimal: American Psychological Association: Men and Women: No Big Difference: Studies show that one’s sex has little or no bearing on personality, cognition and leadership. The Telegraph: Men and women do not have different brains, claims neuroscientist Euroscientist: Two myths shattered: the gender differences in leadership and the glass ceiling for women American Psychological[…] Keep reading →

Examples of cultural reversals: We can stop destroying the environment

on October 14, 2017 in Nature

Do you consider acting on the environment hopeless? Even if you don’t consciously, many people don’t bother trying, feeling that if they change but industries don’t or billions of other people don’t then what’s the point? Success stories Several other large social changes have happened in my lifetime that suggest that change of the scale in time frame that addressing various climate issues needs is possible. Remember that climate change,[…] Keep reading →

Another delicious reason to do Community Supported Agriculture / Farm Shares

on October 10, 2017 in Nature

I realized another delicious reason to join a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which means a deal where you pay a farm a flat annual fee in return for a delivery each week of that week’s produce. I’ve written about the structure before and my CSA’s farm, Stoneledge Farm. Visiting it is one of my summers’ highlights. The benefit The farm succeeds when more people want to subscribe.[…] Keep reading →

Did restaurants used to serve healthy food?

on October 5, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

Did restaurants used to serve healthy food? They only seem to serve pleasurable, but unhealthy food now, with rare exception. I also feel like people used to go out for food rarely, and for fast “food” yet more rarely, but now eat out regularly, for fast “food” just as often. Sit-down restaurants are no healthier than fast “food,” for that matter, and are often less, according to the study in[…] Keep reading →

My ecological footprint

on October 4, 2017 in Nature

Some environmental reading led me to a web page—The Global Footprint Network—that calculates your ecological footprint from your answers to questions about how you live your life. Go to the page and calculate yours if you want. I don’t know their assumptions or methods, so I can’t speak to its accuracy. With neither shame nor pride, I present my results: I seem to use less than many—little enough to leave[…] Keep reading →

An ideal year’s outcome

on September 30, 2017 in Audio, Leadership, Models, Nature, Podcast

A recent workshop I attended had me write my dream of a “Year of Opportunity”—that is, what I’d like to make happen if I achieved everything I could. Normally we don’t share our greatest hopes and expectations since they enable others to judge us—for dreaming too much, for being unrealistic, for thinking too much of ourselves, for not achieving our dreams, and so on. So what? I’m going to share[…] Keep reading →