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Advocating for Climate Justice as an Act of Love

“Minimum Viable Planet” is a weeklyish commentary about climateish stuff, and how to keep it together in a world gone mad. This week, what “I love lamp” has to do with climate communications. By Sarah Lazarovic Yes! magazine I really liked this piece by Canadian climate super-force Cat Abreu about working on climate as an act […]

August 9th

The rise of the homesteading philosophy among millennials

A growing number of young people are returning to the land. The appeal of the homesteading lifestyle has attracted millennials to live differently, growing their own food and living a bit lighter on the earth.  Even as a generation raised in a technology-focused time, these young people are seeking out ways to live more connected to […]

August 4th

Science elicits hope in Americans – its positive brand doesn’t need to be partisan

Harley-Davidson is one of the most iconic brands in the world. Harley-Davidson, however, doesn’t sell motorcycles – it sells a lifestyle. Look at any Harley-Davidson advertisement and you will see someone riding the open road. The Harley-Davidson brand is about freedom. Attitude. Living by your own rules. Todd Newman, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Conversation A […]

July 26th

A brief (and frustrating) history of the carbon footprint

I’ve long fretted about the personal change/system change debate, worried that the weight was unevenly born by individuals even though I strongly believe the former is a necessary catalyst for the latter. But maybe I’m J.K. Rowling-level wrong. Maybe we can skip the skipping straws and go straight to table-flipping the system. At least, that’s how I […]

July 25th

Langston Hughs – Let America Be America Again

Langston Hughes was a great man and a great poet. In particular he is the perfect antidote for MAGAism. “Let America Be America Again (America never was America to me.)” We should have trumpeted today’s poem from the moment Trump came down the escalator. We should be declaiming it in chorus every day. For myself, I […]

July 12th

It’s Not as Simple as Rebellion – The ability to hold paradoxes is one of the key demands for climate leadership

Over the past two years, Extinction Rebellion (XR) emerged into the climate movement with explosive energy. Thousands of people in Europe and the United States mobilized to engage in civil disobedience to demand that our political leaders take radical action to avert climate catastrophe. Particularly in Britain, XR has catalyzed an unprecedented level of public […]

July 11th

David Suzuki: Multiple crises signal the need to change course

This pandemic could be a trial run for how we respond to the almost-inevitable next pandemic. Or it could be the wake-up call that finally compels us to employ the many available and developing solutions to resolve this and other related emergencies, including the climate and biodiversity crises, as well as the severe inequality crisis. […]

July 6th