Category Archives: Visualization

Independence from garbage, even on my body

on July 4, 2018 in Fitness, Freedom, Visualization

July 4th, Independence Day is about freedom. Usually political freedom. I’m posting today on personal freedom. Last month I posted a video on how more than a year’s worth of garbage fit in a canvas bag. I made two videos that day—one with my shirt off to show the result to my body of avoiding garbage. I held off on posting the shirtless one to stay more conservative given my[…] Keep reading →

Life lessons from 1883 Montana

on June 20, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Visualization

People keep acting like I have some special discipline that most people don’t. They think the burpees, cold showers, avoiding packaged food, and so on take effort. They don’t. Creating a lifestyle where they are normal and easy took effort—a once-in-a-lifetime effort—followed by their being the default for the rest of my life. Almost no willpower or discipline needed. People don’t believe me. I think they find it easier to[…] Keep reading →

Remember the “Crying Indian” Anti-Litter Ads From the 70s? You’ll Cry More at Our Pollution Levels Today (Inc.)

on December 28, 2017 in Awareness, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature, Visualization

Remember the Single-Tear Anti-Litter Ads From the 70s? You’ll Cry Too at Our Pollution Levels Today The chart below puts Keep America Beautiful’s “Crying Indian” public service announcement in today’s deplorable context A headline in The Guardian two days ago, “$180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge” led me to some statistics about plastic production. Plastic Production Then The chart I saw, reproduced below, showed dramatic increase around[…] Keep reading →

Updates on Limits to Growth, finally!

on December 26, 2017 in Leadership, Models, Nature, Visualization

One of my top resources on the environment is the book Limits to Growth. Reading it was revelatory. They approached the environment the way I thought made sense, then created a model, researched the numbers, plugged them in, and got answers. What made sense was what they call a systemic approach—not to look at one of all the interacting parts, but to look at the whole system, including how the[…] Keep reading →

How to review a podcast on iTunes (Video)

on December 5, 2017 in Leadership, Nature, Podcast, Visualization

Apple approved my podcast, Leadership and the Environment, for iTunes yesterday. If you want to help the environment, I hope you’ll review it there. Why review Leadership and the Environment? Leadership and the Environment helps people who want to change their behavior but feel discouraged. Americans pollute and degrade the environment more than almost anyone. Everyone I know wants to degrade less, but does little. I see a leadership vacuum—someone[…] Keep reading →

I’m no longer “not flying”

on October 18, 2017 in Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs, Visualization

A friend wrote Your perseverance in not flying around is beyond impressive. 🙂 Are you still not consuming normal packaging? The longer you live outside a system, the less its goals and values control you. As with fitness, my skills living by my pollution-related values becomes easier all the time. I responded I’m no longer “not flying” or avoiding food packaging. I’m living by my values, which means creating adventure,[…] Keep reading →

Geeking out with a spreadsheet: How much I’ve lived through

on October 13, 2017 in Awareness, Visualization

I decided to have fun with a spreadsheet and calculate how much I’ve lived of historical times. I’m surprised to find I’ve lived a meaningful fraction of historical periods—all the more so if I live to 100. See the tables below. First, I’ll share some highlights. How much of history I’ve lived For example, I’ve lived 2.3% of the time since Jesus. 2.3% is small, but I wouldn’t have expected[…] Keep reading →

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