Category Archives: Nature

March: Another month, another zero kWh electric bill

on March 12, 2023 in Leadership, Nature

I’d get bored of posting about it, but I keep learning more every month. No wonder no one even in sustainability comes up with workable plans. It would be like expecting an orchestra to play well together when not one of the musicians practices their instrument. It turns out practicing sustainability is deeply rewarding. Love for your fellow human. What do you want more of? If you want more human[…] Keep reading →

How can a libertarian condone pollution?

on March 10, 2023 in Freedom, Nature

I don’t know if any organizations speak for most libertarians, but I’ve been reading the pages What is a libertarian? from and the Platform of the Libertarian Party. The former begins Libertarians believe that, in politics, liberty is the most important value. Almost everyone wants freedom for themselves, but a libertarian also seeks to protect and expand the freedom of others. When people are free, we can create a more just,[…] Keep reading →

See me on German Public TV describing life with my apartment disconnected from the electric grid

on March 9, 2023 in Freedom, Leadership, Nature

Check out this video, “Josh Spodek’s apartment disconnected from the electric grid in Manhattan on German TV”: (click the cc in the bottom right for English subtitles) (Note: I told the director over and over how the important story was the mission and strategy underneath, but journalists only cover what they can see and show so what you see is the superficial surface of my work. Journalists on the environment:[…] Keep reading →

This barren field of stumps was a verdant forest before we changed the climate. How do we not make reversing it our top priority?

on March 6, 2023 in Nature

My friend visited a place of his childhood near his grandmother’s home. Where once there was a forest, all remained were vast tracts of stumps. I could cry at these images. The most recent damage came from beetles. Winter cold would limit their eating, but global warming prevented that cold, so they just kept eating. The fallen trees were hazards for fires and other problems, plus people could use the[…] Keep reading →

Beyond the Spodek Method mindset shift: I discovered a second shift!

on March 2, 2023 in Leadership, Nature

I talk about a mindset shift followed by continual improvement as a process to change culture. I just realized there’s a second mindset shift. This post is partly like a diary entry, exploring a new idea, so not designed for easy reading, but maybe more seeing how my work develops. A few threads coalesced to clarify a huge missing piece of my mission, maybe a keystone that makes the structure[…] Keep reading →

My response to “If you had a child you’d know living sustainably with them is impossible.”

on March 1, 2023 in Nature

Parents tell me all the time, “If you had kids, you’d see you can’t help polluting.” They sound smug about it, like they checkmated me and showed they were smarter or more experienced therefore unassailable. So far I’ve listened with curiosity. I’m not a parent, so they’ve experienced things I haven’t. On the other hand, their conclusion doesn’t make sense. People have had children since the first person, 300,000 years[…] Keep reading →

More Freedom From Their Greedy Mitts Getting Into All Our Business

on February 23, 2023 in Addiction, Freedom, Nature

I belong to Flight Free USA, which helps motivate people to avoid the wretched addiction of flying. I recommend joining and taking their pledge to avoid flying. You’ll be glad you did. I recommend reading the profiles of people who have pledged and found the joy, fun, and freedom of not flying. Their last newsletter inspired me to think of other initiatives to start that could improve people’s lives similarly[…] Keep reading →

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