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Julia Butterfly Hill did us the kindness of dropping in on one of our No Impact Week workshops on Sunday. I said to her that people imagine that people like her do unattainable things. That people like Julia are extraordinary. She said, “Extraordinary people are people who are just wiling to be extra ordinary.” They […]
One thing I think and talk a lot about and mention in my book No Impact Man is that we are wrecking our planet for lives we don’t even necessarily enjoy. As I say in the book: What really filled me with despair, though, was that I didn’t believe that the way of life that […]
1. Happier planet = happier people. 2. You make a difference. 3. Our culture is broken. 4. The personal is political. 5. Economic growth ≠ Life satisfaction growth. 6. Jobs are paramount but we should work to make our planetary home better not worse. 7. The concept of zero sum game is for people with […]
The Guggenheim Museum in NYC asked me to write something on progress for one of their exhibitions: 2009 had cooler cell phones than 2008. 2010 has cooler cell phones than 2009. 2011 will have even cooler cell phones than 2010. That won’t be progress. Year in, year out, we have cooler cell phones. If it’s […]
Stephanie, my colleague at the No Impact Project, asked me to draw your attention to the fact that we are having a screening series of No Impact Man during Earth Week in April. The idea is to bring people together to watch the movie–call it candy–and then to get them to take environmental action–call it […]
Yesterday, I read about the deadlock in Congress over dealing with our deficit and I felt just sickened. I twittered: “I’ve begun to think that both parties care more about institutional survival than our national and planetary survival.” This, in turn, got fed to my “status” on my Facebook page, where lots of people started […]