Category Archives: Nature
Julian Guderley hosted me on the GreenPlanet BluePlanet podcast, episode 151 Reducing personal carbon footprint. You can hear the message has evolved. I wish I’d shared more stories of podcast guests. Still, Julian got me sharing a lot. Listen to the episode About Julian, from his About page “I AM ON A QUEST TO DISPLAY WHAT MAKES PLANET EARTH WORTH LIVING ON. WHAT IT TAKES FOR LEADERS AND VISIONARY CREATORS[…] Keep reading →
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 →
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 →
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!
The temperature in New York City hit 65F (18C) earlier this month. This week’s forecast predicts highs in the 40s every day but one—higher than the historic average high of 38F. The following conclusion should be obvious, I would think, and lead people to change their behavior big and soon. Somehow people aren’t acting, or are acting minimally. So what’s the problem? 45F is more comfortable than 38F. When the[…] Keep reading →
When you avoid packaged food long enough, all the garbage and missing flavor becomes the food and doof‘s main identity. There’s more packaging, advertising, and other non-food stuff that will fester in landfills for centuries or at best cost money and resources to decompose. These pictures are what Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s look like when you avoid packaged food. In fact, these stores contribute to places like in these[…] Keep reading →
I gave the lead off keynote talk at the 9th annual Sustainology, hosted by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce at Citi’s headquarters in Tribeca, Manhattan on November 12, 2019. Sustainology’s mission “An Impact Unicorn is a disruptive company impacting over 1 billion people” Let’s measure the success of unicorn companies through impact instead of dollars! In a single day, ‘Sustainology Summit – One Billion’ will bring together and demonstrate[…] Keep reading →