Category Archives: Podcast

089: Evelina Utterdahl, part 1: Traveling the world without flying

on September 24, 2018 in Podcast

Evelina Utterdahl travels more than most. She writes travel columns. She loves travel as much as anyone, maybe more. Yet she chooses not to fly, as she wrote in Why I have chosen to travel the world without flying. If you’ve had trouble aligning your life with your values, you may learn from her. Part of a growing number of people who think before they fly, she chooses not to fly not out of ignorance[…] Keep reading →

088: Bea Johnson: The Priestess of Waste-Free Living

on September 19, 2018 in Podcast

Bea has become a role model, maybe even a hero to me. People keep saying they’re impressed with my waste. It’s easy to allow your standards to slide. One problem: my fellow Americans waste more than nearly anyone in human history. I don’t want to relax my cleanliness and integrity. Bea has reduced waste for longer and has spoken more about it. She knows what works, what doesn’t, how to[…] Keep reading →

087: The U.S. Constitution guides my environmental behavior

on September 17, 2018 in Podcast

Why do I think about the United States Constitution when my pressure cooker finishes cooking? Or when I leave a room? The U.S. Constitution guides my environmental behavior and has since I learned it in elementary school. Today is U.S. Constitution Day since today in 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia and that’s why today I’m sharing why I love the document, live by[…] Keep reading →

What Personal Leadership Takes

on September 15, 2018 in, Leadership, Podcast

Which is more common–an athlete becoming a business or political leader, or a political figure becoming an athlete? Many athletes and become leaders in business, politics, and so on, but the reverse never happens. The difference tells me that sports teaches skills useful and essential to leadership. I had the honor of interviewing Marquis Flowers of the New England Patriots for the Leadership and the Environment podcast. His vulnerability and raw emotion revealed what athletes learn through their struggles,[…] Keep reading →

086: Awareness means nothing. Or less.

on September 12, 2018 in Leadership, Podcast, Tips

Neither the environment nor your life responds to your awareness. They respond to your behavior. People who speak the truth say, “I’m telling the truth.” People who lie say the same thing. People who are aware say they are aware. People who are unaware say the same thing too. Only we’re all unaware of what we’re unaware of. Saying we’re aware only reveals our ignorance of our unawareness. That’s pride.[…] Keep reading →

085: Daniel Bauer, part 2, Going car-free is liberating.

on September 11, 2018 in Podcast

Going car-free is liberating. Daniel got rid of a car! He chose to from Texas! And he thanks me for inspiring him. Would you think losing a car would cripple your life? Listen on to hear how it brought him joy and happiness. Yes, that’s right. Getting rid of what Americans associate with freedom and independence brought him more freedom and independence. Daniel discusses enjoying not having a car. Being[…] Keep reading →

084: Geoffrey West, part 1: Simplicity beneath it all

on September 10, 2018 in Podcast

Geoffrey West’s work beautifully and elegantly ties biology to how we interact with our environment. Amazingly, his unique views lead to the same conclusions as mine, though coming from totally unrelated directions. You’ve never seen work like his. If you love nature and science, you’ll love Geoffrey’s approach. You’ll see life and death in new ways. I hope you’ll also catch my enthusiasm for his view and a chemistry in[…] Keep reading →

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