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288: Vince Lombardi: What It Takes

on February 10, 2020 in Podcast

Nearly everyone treats acting on the environment as a burden or chore—especially would-be leaders who don’t do what they say others should. They lead people to inaction. Effective leaders don’t discourage. I find role models to inspire me. Vince Lombardi tops many people’s lists of all-time top coaches. The NFL named the Superbowl trophy after him. His teams dominated the game. He shared the core of his ethos in a[…] Keep reading →

My electric bill after a month with the fridge off

on February 9, 2020 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Exercises, Nature, Visualization

A little over a month ago, I wrote in How long can I keep my fridge unplugged? how learning about fermentation and uses of electric power led me to see how long I could last in the winter with my refrigerator unplugged. Deciding to start First, I want to reiterate my process to decide to start the challenge. First the idea to try it came. Then I wondered if it[…] Keep reading →

Book launch: The War on the EPA

on February 8, 2020 in Nature

I wrote a blurb for The War on the EPA (on Amazon), launching next week, February 8. If you’re looking to understand and act on the US federal government’s inaction, despite its one-time action, I recommend the book. It explains the EPA’s history, goals, and people. I’ve spoken with author Bill Alley. He is deeply committed and cares about the agency’s mission, as well as our nation’s. Few actions could[…] Keep reading →

Sexism in magazine covers?

on February 7, 2020 in psychologytoday, Visualization

People call for diversity and equality but where is the call for more men on the covers of Vogue or Elle? I don’t see one. Am I missing the call for equality? I hear it for representation on corporate boards, university departments, and STEM fields, but with these covers the ratio is 100:0. Vanity Fair looks egalitarian with a few token men. Are we not worth picturing? You could say[…] Keep reading →

Psychology Today: The Environment: What Do One Person’s Actions Matter?

on February 6, 2020 in Nature, psychologytoday

I posted my second conversation with Psychology Today’s Editor-at-Large, Hara Estroff Marano. This episode continues with the environment: What do one person’s actions matter? How do you influence someone who disagrees, like a hard core Trump supporter? Click to the article for the episode notes. For now, I’ll include the recording here since Psychology Today’s software isn’t showing it properly. Enjoy!

287: David Katz, part 1: Stopping ocean plastic

on February 5, 2020 in Podcast

David’s TED talk has over 2 million views. I recommend watching it to learn about his project, Plastic Bank, though he describes it in our conversation. Regular listeners know my views on importance of reduction first. I wanted to know if Plastic Bank’s putting a value on plastic, increasing demand. His TED talk talks about turning off the valve if you’re flooding, but maybe he’s just moving the water around,[…] Keep reading →

286: Paul Smith, part 2: At the edge of my seat

on February 4, 2020 in Podcast

We’ll hear about Paul’s experiences with eating out, eating at movie theaters, using prepared food, and his changing views on waste that came from experience. Involving his wife too. You’ll also hear me several times feel at the edge of my seat, which I attribute to his story-telling and story-telling-teaching. I asked him if he created that effect on purpose or by accident, and we’ll get to hear his answer.

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