SkyWaterEarth 2017-08-22T02:01:16+00:00

Life on Earth depends on what we do next.

SkyWaterEarth helps us address climate destabilization by creating awareness of our relationship to nature and the earth. We promote the solutions of low-cost clean renewable energy and conservation. We believe everything is connected: our environment, people, and the systems of politics and justice on which we rely. We do this person to person because we believe the way to affect great change is through human connection.

Our Mission

To Save and Savor the Earth Through Our Human Connections

Our Purpose

Create Individual Action to Protect Our Earth

Our Pledge

“As I walk the earth, I promise to preserve, defend and conserve our sky, water, earth, and all living things that dwell in them, because we are all connected.”

Who Is SkyWaterEarth?

L. Hobart Stocking (Hobie) is an environmentalist, writer and entrepreneur. He runs Prairie Sky Group, a business strategy, sales and marketing consultancy. His most recent accomplishment has been to co-found a healthcare startup that provides mobile healthcare to those that have don’t have access.

While building businesses, his passion has always been nature and the out-of-doors. He has now changed his focus to spend full time working to address climate change by creating awareness of our relationship to nature and the earth. He promotes clean energy solutions and conservation that can change our impact on the earth. You can read about the motivation for this change on the SkyWaterEarth blog.

Hobie is a member and contributor to several organizations including:

Hobie is a frequent speaker on environmental and energy policy. To set up a short talk for your organization, please contact him here.

Hobie believes that we can not save the world without savoring the world. When he is not actively lobbying, writing, and organizing, his passions have allowed him to:
  • Sail the Atlantic
  • Kayak the Augsburg Olympic whitewater course
  • Teach an Inuit village to play Frisbee
  • Climb Mount Kenya
  • Hike across the Grand Canyon

His next adventure is a two-month walkabout in the Southwest United States.


In order to save the world, we must also savor the world.*

Why Do Republicans Hate Renewable Energy… and the Environment?

There is an attack against renewable energy and the environment in this country. It is being conducted by large utilities, coal, and oil companies. The impact will affect our energy policies, manufacturing, economy, and environment for decades. It is abetted by Republican state and federal legislators that are being [...]

Night in Chaco Canyon

Night in Chaco Canyon Coyote willow in the wash Saltbush on the flats Grace notes of a vireo Red sunset on the rocks Ancients in their kivas Certain desperate stars Ragged upon the world The black cold desert night While the Lyrids play An effervescent game Who will ever [...]

Slow Earthwalking

I am on a desert walkabout. Places like Hovenweep, Canyons of the Ancients, Arches, Great Sands, Chaco. I try not to hike the main trails. It’s not that I don’t like the sights. It’s that I don’t like lots of people. Not personally. Just en masse. It’s the back [...]

The Shape of Eggs

Dusk lights the long corridor ahead of me through jack pine and colored maple. I am on my way to a small lake to watch the sun set. In electric mode, the only sound is the soft crunch of the car’s tires on gravel. The air is still with [...]


Shaking hands with him is like shaking hands with a tree. Sixty years of hauling nets make his thumbs as big as my wrists. The building smells of fish. Forty years of fish. Fish from another era, one where men actually worked for a living. Did physical labor like [...]

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*Paraphrased from E.B.White

CONTACT SkyWaterEarth

L. Hobart Stocking
Founder and Chief Provocateur
651-357-0110 (Cell 24×7)

Minnesota Office
689 Sue Place, Suite 210
St Paul, MN 55116

Atlanta Office
124 Chelsea Drive NE, Suite 10
Decatur, GA 30030