Category Archives: Nature

Adults “praising” youth on environmental action

on June 17, 2020 in Nature

Search for “adult praising youth on climate action” and you’ll find lots of quotes like this one from UN Secretary-General António Guterres I encourage you to go on, I encourage you to keep your initiative, keep your mobilization, and more and more to hold my generation accountable.  My generation has largely failed until now to preserve both justice in the world and to preserve the planet. I have granddaughters.  I[…] Keep reading →

Heroes of New York, episode 2: Doing meaningful things, a conversation on change

on June 16, 2020 in Audio, Habits, Nature

The Heroes of New York podcast host Anu Senan posted our second conversation. The show features people who show exemplary behavior in the epicenter of the epicenter. Listen to the episode. She liked the episode enough to invited me for a second episode. Here are the show notes: In this episode, Josh and I talk about change. There is only one way to fight climate change, pandemics and systemic racism.[…] Keep reading →

My new challenge to help people pollute less

on June 15, 2020 in Education, Leadership, Nature

The four-step process I describe in my first TEDx talk goes: What does the environment mean to you? What do you think about when you act on the environment? I invite you at your option to think of something to do to act on that meaning or motivation? Make it a SMART goal Schedule a follow-up conversation to hear how it goes. My new challenge I developed another challenge for[…] Keep reading →

Roots of my environmental action video

on June 14, 2020 in Nature, Stories

People keep asking what motivates me, why I act differently than most. I recorded this video describing three threads starting from my childhood leading to my actions today. I recorded in the treehouse my stepfather built for the grandchildren. Notes Below are the notes I practiced from. I didn’t try to follow them perfectly. How people describe me now I try to explain but they never get it so had[…] Keep reading →

Surprises returning home

on June 11, 2020 in Nature

I returned home Monday. I’ve pointed out a few things that surprised me. I found the culture shock greater after this three-month than after longer times away. The clarity of the air. Crossing the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan, I could see the World Trade Center more clearly than I remember. Still, the air isn’t clean, just cleaner. Few people. The city isn’t empty, but it feels as depopulated as[…] Keep reading →

Watch UNICEF’s 2020 World Environment Day Panel Discussion, which included me

on June 8, 2020 in Education, Nature

Want to learn from amazing people who act, not just talk, on nature and sustainability? Watch UNICEF’s 2020 World Environment Day Panel Discussion. How can the Covid-19 crisis be a catalyst for sustainability and climate action at home/work? Environment Top Responders is a group of selected experts, champions, activists and influencers in the New York sustainability space who were invited by the UNICEF New York Staff Association Green Team to[…] Keep reading →

A video about the idiocy of perpetual growth

on June 5, 2020 in Models, Nature

In physics, if your theory predicts one thing but nature does another, we know nature is right and we change our theory. In economics, if nature doesn’t fit theory, they stick with the theory and try to describe how nature is wrong. Sadly, economists don’t lose their jobs when their theories don’t work and they keep trying to push them, despite not creating the results they want. On the contrary,[…] Keep reading →

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