A video written by my friend and colleague Tim Kasser. It presents a unifying theory of what’s wrong and what to do about it.
Thoughts on creating positive change in your organization
This weekend I worked with a group junior staff at a certain organization. Part of what we did was workshop what could be done to make their organization more eco-effective or even–a word I like better–“regenerative.” The group elected four representatives to approach senior staff with ideas. I sensed frustration in them and sent them […]
Taking responsibility for preventing further oil spills
The New York Daily News asked me to write an OpEd about our individual responsibility for the oil spill. Unfortunately, they titled and subtitled the piece: "We are a nation of oiloholics: Instead of ranting at oil companies, pols, let's look in the mirror." I wish they had said "As well as ranting at oil […]
No Impact Man now out in paperback–An interview with Colin Beavan
Hey folks, I’m excited to report that No Impact Man is out in paperback this week (borrow it from your library or share with friends a copy from your local bookseller, Amazon, or BN.com). Anyway, I’ve been doing a new round of press interviews so I thought I’d let you in one email interview I […]
Crowd-sourcing our way to a better world
“I’m worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel – let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they’re doing. I’m concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that’s handed down to them […]
What are we coming to?
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 […]
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 […]
Who do our political parties really care about?
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 […]