Category Archives: Leadership

The New Right Network hosted me for its Environment Town Hall. Watch the Video.

on May 27, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

Few associate environmental action with the American political right. Many think that community doesn’t care about clean air, water, and land. I don’t buy it. I think they care as much as anyone. How they act is another story, but I see almost no one on the American political left acting any more. I believe politics has made a wedge issue out of something everyone cares about, leading one side[…] Keep reading →

The Heroes of New York podcast hosted me

on May 25, 2020 in Audio, Leadership

The Heroes of New York podcast host Anu Senan posted our conversation. The show features people who show exemplary behavior in the epicenter of the epicenter. She liked the episode enough to invited me for a second episode, so I think you’ll like it too. See the show notes below for details. Listen to the episode. Show notes “Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each[…] Keep reading →

Elon Musk isn’t helping nature

on May 24, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

People keep citing Elon Musk as helping the environment. As best I can tell, most things he does harm the environment—that is, they lower the earth’s ability to sustain life and human society. He might think he’s helping, but I see the pattern going the other way, as I described in my podcast post and episode, Technology won’t solve environmental issues and you know it. One electric car compared to[…] Keep reading →

The Market and the Good podcast hosts me for two episodes

on May 17, 2020 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

Chris Gassman of The Market and the Good podcast posted two episodes with me. The first covered my work in under 10 minutes. Since I described my podcast 4-step process, he chose to try it out, which we did for the second episode, as a deep dive. Most podcast hosts shy away from being guests on their shows. They tend to feel vulnerable at answering questions, especially about stewardship. Chris[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment Sweden launches!

on May 12, 2020 in Audio, Leadership, Nature, Podcast

Ledarskap och miljön Sverige (in English Leadership and the Environment Sweden) launched today! It is “En podd om att agera på sina värderingar för naturen och att finna glädje och mening i det” or “A podcast about acting on your values for nature and finding joy and meaning in it.” Beautiful! I’m proud to be the first guest. Here’s the first episode: Why start a new branch of Leadership and[…] Keep reading →

How Bill Gates and the 1% can help the environment

on May 10, 2020 in Leadership, Nature, psychologytoday

I posted the following to my Psychology Today blog: An article today, Bill Gates Thinks That The 1% Should Foot The Bill To Combat Climate Change, said, “Bill Gates believes that private investors should foot the bill for increased spending on technologies to fight global climate change. He has pledged to commit $2 billion himself.” Does something strike you as disingenuous? Don’t Gates’s yachts, jets, and mansions burn through fossil[…] Keep reading →

My third TEDx talk: People Don’t Want to Do Small Things. They Want to Do Meaningful Things

on May 4, 2020 in Leadership, Nature, Stories

TED and TEDxConnecticutCollege posted my third TEDx talk (scroll down for my first two). I can’t express my gratitude for the organizers for the opportunity to develop and deliver this talk. The event was February 29, just as the pandemic was starting. I believe the pandemic only makes my message more valuable. People Don’t Want to Do Small Things. They Want to Do Meaningful Things. I consider it my most[…] Keep reading →

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