Category Archives: Nature

What comes next: mind, body, ?

on October 25, 2020 in Nature

Search the web for “mind body” and you’ll see tons of responses. I’m glad. With a tenured history professor as a father, I grew up favoring the mind. I can’t say the family neglected the body, but fitness, exercise, and diet came later for me, when I discovered them. I wish I’d appreciated and developed the body earlier—mine and that side of life. Our society seems to recognize the value[…] Keep reading →

Allegory: the source of our environmental problems

on October 23, 2020 in Nature

Two cafés. One serves in mugs they have to wash, the other in disposable cups. The first needs a person to wash the dishes, a dish washing machine, and to pay for the real estate and maintenance. The second doesn’t have to pay those costs. The disposable café can charge less or profit more. The extra money motivates it to expand. It can keep expanding. The first café may go[…] Keep reading →

The Story of Plastic panelists

on October 19, 2020 in Leadership, Nature, Podcast

I can’t wait for Thursday’s Story of Plastic panel. I wish we didn’t live in a world that merited it, but we do and I consider the movie and expert panel one of the best things we can do about it. Everyone who has watched tells me they learned more than expected and are glad they watched. I’ve spoken to several people about the movie, but not yet hundreds so[…] Keep reading →

My keynote and panel at Swedish Food Tech’s Big Meet

on October 18, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

Speaking at last years 9th annual Sustainology hosted by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce led to speaking and participating in a panel at this year’s Swedish Food Tech Big Meet. We originally planned for me to speak and lead a demonstration at the event planned for the spring. We had nearly locked down the sailing plans when the pandemic struck. I loved participating by internet, but would have loved[…] Keep reading →

My famous no-packaging vegan stew webinar with Plant Powered Metro New York (plagued by technical problems)

on October 17, 2020 in Creativity, Nature, Tips

Two weeks ago I presented online how to make my famous no-packaging vegan stew with a group called Plant Powered Metro New York. I apologize that Murphy’s Law struck hard. Everything that could go wrong did, but I couldn’t tell what in the moment so only on viewing it now did I hear how much the microphone distorted my voice. The lighting was off. After starting we found out they[…] Keep reading →

Beth Comstock on The Story of Plastic

on October 15, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

The Story of Plastic may be challenging to watch in the gritty reality of what plastic waste is doing to our world. But it also offers hope by showing us people acting and making change in surprising and effective ways around the world. It invites us all to join them. Beth Comstock, Former CMO and Vice Chair of GE, Director at Nike, Trustee of The National Geographic Society EDIT: after reflecting on[…] Keep reading →

Your new plans for October 22: Join the screening and panel of experts I’m hosting on The Story of Plastic.

on October 13, 2020 in Events, Nature

Join This Sustainable Life for a free online screening (at your convenience starting October 19) and panel discussion of The Story of Plastic Thursday, October 22, at 7pm ET. (Note: the Leadership and the Environment team is about to rebrand as This Sustainable Life. This event debuts the new logo and name!) Join This Sustainable Life for a free online screening (at your convenience starting October 19) and panel discussion[…] Keep reading →

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