Promoting Renewable Energy: Seven Areas that You Might Be Missing

2018-07-01T17:46:27+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Actions You Can Take, Environmental Messaging, Renewable Energy|

I have a confession. As a strong citizen proponent of renewable energy, I admit that I have been naïve. On my journey of understanding what can be done to promote the use of clean energy, I’ve learned two things. The first is that the messaging is simple and clear. [...]

A Good Day – Not for our National Parks!

2018-06-28T19:23:06+00:00 June 25th, 2018|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Climate politics, National Parks, Nature, Reasons for Acting|

A bald eagle wings southeast across blue skies on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake. We are just inside the east park boundary. Ian (10) and Teo (7) are playing in a snow field just over a pass. Being from Atlanta, they have almost never seen real snow up [...]

Return to Standing Rock – A Personal Journey – Part II

2017-09-23T19:05:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Dakota Access Pipeline, Reasons for Acting, Standing Rock|

The following post is Part 2 of a 3 part series. The events occurred in August, September and October of 2016 and are being published now as all charges against me in the DAPL water protection recently have been dropped. These post are longer in length because I believe the [...]

Dakota Access Pipeline – A Personal Journey – Part 1

2017-09-13T21:44:26+00:00 September 14th, 2017|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock|

The following post is Part 1 of a 3 part series. The events occurred in August, September and October of 2016 and are being published now as all charges against me in the DAPL water protection recently have been dropped. These post are longer in length because I believe the [...]

Standing Rock – Black Smoke – A Personal Journey – Part III

2017-09-23T19:03:23+00:00 September 4th, 2017|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Dakota Access Pipeline, Reasons for Acting, Standing Rock|

Black smoke. Armored vehicles. Pepper spray. 300 helmeted police in riot gear. Helicopters. Nightsticks. Snipers. Bean bags. Rubber bullets. Sound cannons. Cell phone jamming. Drums. Sage. Prayers. 300 unarmed peaceful water protectors. Tobacco. Tribal elders. Song. Blockade. Crossing Minnesota, I don’t yet realize what I am driving into. The [...]

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 [...]

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