10 Reasons to Be Optimistic on the Environment

2017-05-14T15:37:48+00:00May 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 [...]

The Wanugi

2017-02-01T21:38:28+00:00January 31st, 2017|Boundary Waters, Reasons for Acting|

Walk with me for a minute. I want to talk about the Wanugi. I am sitting on top of Carlton Peak on the North Shore of Lake Superior watching the sun go down. From here I can see the forest stretch out for miles to the horizon. Fall has brushed [...]

Sequoia – A Good Day

2016-12-30T17:29:33+00:00December 30th, 2016|A Good Day, Reasons for Acting|

It’s early morning in Crescent Meadow. Dew sits on the grass. While other hikers are still asleep in their tents, I walk silently on the soft earth among the fallen giants. The redwoods here can reach twenty feet in diameter and live to be over 2000 years old. They’ve been [...]

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