Environmental Messaging: A Poverty of Words

2017-08-12T21:10:31+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Boundary Waters, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General|

I love words. I listen to their songs for hidden stories. Like the sounds of water laughing over rocks. The forests speak to me. Yellow aspens chatter. The pines whisper. White clouds are clean and pure. So in the environmental movement, why do I often hear, “We catch more [...]

Book Review: “Drawdown –The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”

2017-05-25T13:55:02+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Actions You Can Take, Energy Policy, General, Renewable Energy, Transportation|

 Drawdown, Edited by Paul Hawken, is likely the most important book on climate in a decade. While its title sounds slightly self-congratulatory, the book lives up to it. Hawken and his team have created a comprehensive review to answer the question, “What do we need to do in order [...]

10 Reasons to Be Optimistic on the Environment

2017-05-14T15:37:48+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

The Trump administration is a disaster for Americans who want clean air and water and to reduce global warming. Under his onslaught, it is also easy to lose hope or become cynical. We should worry about Trump’s executive orders, but we should also be concerned with cynicism. If you [...]

A New American Environmental Fascism

2018-07-07T17:33:49+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|General|

My inbox is filled with a hundred emails everyday telling me to “resist” the travesty wrecked on our environment by our new president and his kleptocrats. There is no doubt that the environment is being plundered and destroyed by these people for nothing other than simple greed. They have [...]

Why I Am an Environmentalist

2016-11-07T16:55:22+00:00 November 7th, 2016|General|

I grew up as a feral child. I know I don’t look much like Tarzan, but I also lost my parents at a very young age. I wasn’t raised by apes or wolves, but had the fortune to live in a place of lakes, rivers, swamps and forests. This was [...]

Act III: Coming Out as an Environmentalist

2016-11-11T15:13:07+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|General|

I recently updated my Linkedin profile to add the term Environmentalist. After years of building businesses, including a recent Healthcare startup, I am focusing my future energies on the environment. Specifically, fighting climate change and global warming through renewable clean energy solutions. Working for the environment isn’t particularly unique, but [...]