Best and Brightest … Genius — Esquire

A once-in-a-lifetime game-changing advance
in our field everyone else will follow
— Marshall Goldsmith

Astrophysicist turned new media whiz — NBC

Passionate … confident … — Forbes

You don't just learn theory from
him, you improve your life.
— Inc.

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard University, Standford University, Princeton University, MTV, IBM, US Army

My Mission

My mission is to help change American (and global) culture on sustainability and stewardship from expecting deprivation, sacrifice, burden, and chore to expecting rewarding emotions and lifestyles, as I see happen with everyone I lead to act for their intrinsic motivations.

In my case the emotions have been joy, fun, freedom, connection, meaning, and purpose.



Systemic change begins with personal change.

Some of my values. What are yours?
Loads of garbage I filled in 2022 so far: 0
Loads filled in 2021: 0
Loads filled in 2020: 0
Loads filled in 2019: 1
Loads filled in 2018: 1
Loads filled in 2017: 1
Days picking up litter: 1,911 and counting
Months not flying: 76 and counting
Average 2022 electric bill: $1.16
Annual carbon emissions: about 1 ton
Daily burpees: 193,765 and counting

LATEST BLOG POSTS

How Not to Give Up

on June 29, 2022 in Habits, Leadership, Tips

A friend emailed to respond to yesterday’s post After the Pride and Queer Liberation Marches 2022: Washington Square Park wrecked again. I could cry to say “I have to admit I can’t even get myself to watch the videos, the images are truly horrifying! I don’t know what to say…” I responded with a sentiment I’ve posted to this blog before, but I think it bears repeating. Leading in unknown[…] Keep reading →

After the Pride and Queer Liberation Marches 2022: Washington Square Park wrecked again. I could cry.

on June 28, 2022 in Nature, Visualization

Following up last year’s videos and images of Washington Square Park after the Pride March and Queer Liberation March, Here are videos and images of the park after this year’s marches. Prepare to want to cry or vomit. I can’t see how any one could accept how we are treating each other and nature. It is a statement of our culture at every level. Not one item of trash in[…] Keep reading →

Volunteering: Institutional Composting

on June 27, 2022 in Nature

I volunteer with Chelsea Community Fridge, which delivers food that stores were going to throw away to a center where anyone can pick it up. It has a compost bin. As best I can tell, most volunteers and guests don’t know what composting does. They constantly put non-compostable things in the compost and compostable things in the trash. As a result, I volunteer to bring the full container a couple[…] Keep reading →

Pride March Preparation: Cops and Garbage

on June 26, 2022 in Nature, Visualization

Readers from last year know my post last year “Pride Destroyed the Park” with images and video of how the Pride March destroyed Washington Square Park with garbage. You may have also seen I spoke this year on the podcast with Sandra Perez, the Executive Director of NYC Pride, who hosts one of the two marches, in particular not the one that ended last year in Washington Square Park. I[…] Keep reading →

Two questions nobody has ever answered and what to do about them.

on June 25, 2022 in Awareness

How about a change of tone from my usual? Do you ever think about what consciousness is? Or why there’s something, as in the whole universe, rather than nothing? I don’t mean in some trippy way, or superficial like college freshmen talking about philosophy in the dorm hallway. These two questions, in various forms, have interested people since before history, but as best I can tell, no one has made[…] Keep reading →

If Exxon Knew, So Did You. Today in 1988, Climate Change made the front page in the New York Times

on June 24, 2022 in Nature, Nonjudgment

As the title said, today 34 years ago—Friday, June 24, 1988—the New York Times printed on the front page, above the fold as its main headline: Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate If Exxon Knew, So Did You A lot of people say Exxon knew and therefore are guilty of crimes for not acting on it. Well, front page of the New York Times means it’s no secret. You[…] Keep reading →

599: A Guy Forced Me to Accept a Twenty Dollar Bill for Picking Up Litter

on June 24, 2022 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this post: Walking through park 2017, pandemic “Thanks” Not thankworthy Restored faith / Nobody does / interrupting / construction worker Office Continual improvement Enjoying Fat / “Titty twister!” / salt “I can’t” See meth, fentanyl, heroin users “I can” Forced $20 bill on me Had to run but kept talking Partly wish I’d gotten contact information

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