Category Archives: Podcast

279: Role model and global leader Mechai Viravaidya

on January 25, 2020 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this episode I’ve said we don’t have many role models. Well I found one. I was wrong. I’m going to tell you about a man I briefly mentioned in one of my episodes on Alan Weisman’s book Countdown. He exposes the absolute self-pitying lie that what one person do doesn’t matter. Also the lie that government has to act first, or corporations.[…] Keep reading →

278: I have an environmental dream

on January 20, 2020 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this episode, along with the text of the speech: You might know I gave a series of talks at NYU that preceded this podcast One of their themes was parallels between the US civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s and environmental action. Who would have expected it to succeed to the extent it did, however far we have to go?[…] Keep reading →

277: The joys and challenges of leaving addiction

on January 19, 2020 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this episode: I recently recorded conversations with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat to Live Rewatched The End of Dieting and a part captured me About stopping a habit, the stages one goes through Though he talks about food and diet, the same stages and challenges appear in living by your environmental habits. He starts by talking about how when you start — eating[…] Keep reading →

276: Service. stewardship, and the huge rewards they create

on January 18, 2020 in Podcast

The notes I read from for this episode: Service and giving back using Jason McCarthy GORUCK guy on Jocko. Friend, Dan Zehner, knows Jason Told me about his episode on Jocko Willink’s podcast One section resonated with me because it described what I feel He speaks as a veteran and starts by describing owing Jason says elsewhere in the conversation that military service isn’t unique in providing these results. Other[…] Keep reading →

275: Go Big

on January 14, 2020 in Podcast

If you are thinking of doing something to act on the environment, go big. Instead of thinking the littlest thing you can do, think of the future and go big. What’s the biggest thing you can do? Not for others. For what you think is right. For how the future will look back on us. For how we look back on slavery. Would you free your slaves if you were[…] Keep reading →

274: Applying Leadership and the Environment in corporations

on January 10, 2020 in Podcast

This episode describes how I train corporate and institutional leaders in environmental leadership. My TEDx talks

273: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers

on January 9, 2020 in Art, Podcast

I understand why historical reasons lead us to look to scientists, journalists, educators, and legislators for leadership, but they don’t know how to lead. They may excel at their crafts, but sharing research however accurate, or stirring controversy, spreading facts and figures, and chasing votes rarely inspire people to change their behavior. I’ve long looked to Mandela, King, and Gandhi as role models. I’m increasingly looking at leaders who inspire[…] Keep reading →

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