Category Archives: Nature

Adding less salt, sugar, and fat makes you taste more of each

on December 11, 2019 in Exercises, Nature, Perception, Tips

Salt I wrote about my salt experiment of going a month adding no salt to any food. As I expected, though was still surprised at the result, when I added salt after that month, my normal amount tasted horribly over-salted. Adding maybe twenty percent made things taste as salty as before. Besides reducing my salt without using as much, I also became more sensitive to all the other flavors of[…] Keep reading →

Everyone would love this nonprofit idea that would help clean the world

on December 5, 2019 in Entrepreneurship, Nature

The Problem: restaurants, stores, and hotels give away a lot disposable stuff that ends up in landfills—napkins, plastic cutlery, shampoo, ketchup packets, plastic bags etc. They feel they can’t stop giving these things away out of fear they’ll look cheap. The Solution: an independent nonprofit led by people who don’t support those industries that creates signs to put in each place suggesting customers use no more than they need. The[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on the new Sustainable and Green Movement podcast with Andy Andrews

on December 2, 2019 in Audio, Nature

My interview that is part of a new podcast launching today, December 2. I enjoyed our conversation. It was short, sweet, and covered my top issues. Click here to listen. The podcast is called The Sustainable and Green Movement. Andy Andrews and his guests talk about how to act daily in everyday life to address pressing environmental issues, live an eco-friendly lifestyle and help the world sustain life and human[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on the Leadership Happy Hour with USN Lt. Commander Chip Lutz

on December 2, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

First, a few words about the man who hosted me on this wonderful podcast. From his about page: Lieutenant Commander Chip Lutz, USN(Ret), MSEd, CSP, is the President and founder of Unconventional Leader, LLC and has 30 years of solid leadership experience. A retired Navy Officer, he has had two command tours and also served as the Director of Security for Naval District Washington, DC during September 11th 2001.  In[…] Keep reading →

Oprah, how obesity spreads, and the environment

on November 24, 2019 in Leadership, Nature

How obesity spreads You probably heard about a 2007 New England Journal of Medicine study, The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network Over 32 Years, implying that Obesity can spread from person to person, much like a virus, according to researchers. When one person gains weight, close friends tend to gain weight too as the New York Times stated in, Obesity spreads to friends, study concludes. It continued:[…] Keep reading →

If we don’t lower our birth rate nature will raise our death rate.

on November 14, 2019 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Nature

As this phrase—if we don’t lower our birth rate nature will raise our death rate—came out of my mouth in conversation yesterday, I could tell it captured a lot in a few words. I expect I’ll start saying it more and promoting it. It gets to the heart of what we need to do. All research I know of says that we are over the planet’s carrying capacity, which means[…] Keep reading →

My second TEDx talk, “What everyone gets wrong about the environment” and how to get it right

on November 7, 2019 in Events, Leadership, Nature, Stories

I am deeply grateful to the TEDxWaltham team for inviting me and hosting the event, October 5, 2019. Here’s the blurb: Josh shares his remarkable, radical, personal journey to more sustainable living — away from a standard American diet (and life) to his vegan, nearly package-free diet and away from a jet-setting lifestyle to not flying for 4.5 years and counting — and his profound discovery of a common misconception[…] Keep reading →

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