Category Archives: Nature

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 →

“Nailed it!”

on April 6, 2019 in Education, Nature, Stories

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.

The difference between belief, faith, and the supernatural

on March 26, 2019 in Nature

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 →

The first interview mentioning my upcoming book

on March 25, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

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 →

Year 4, day 1 of not flying

on March 23, 2019 in Nature

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 →

156: Pale Blue Dot Today

on March 16, 2019 in Nature, Podcast

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.

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