The Kids Are AlrightLast Updated on 2009-03-12 00:00:00
It wasn’t all that long ago that I—crisp Environmental Studies degree in my back pocket, working my way through the climate and sustainability scene—lived with the low-grade anxiety of always being the youngest person in the room. At conferences and meetings, during interviews and actions, I tended to be aware of my age. The least experienced member on the panel; the “greenest” (and not in the environmental sense) pen on the press list. Today, closing fast on 30, it feels as though I might be getting too old to be relevant in the field.
Two weekends ago, over 12,000 people descended on Washington D.C. to be a part of PowerShift 09, the largest gathering of climate change activists this country has ever seen. With a few exceptions, the only folks there older than I were parents chaperoning ultra-engaged teenagers.
This is all to say that there’s been something of a... More »
It's been a little over 2 months since that fateful day!Last Updated on 2009-02-24 00:00:00Tim has found himself the darling of the media - latest Flash in a very tired pan. He has held up under the scrutiny of the past 60+ days and has worked tirelessly to communicate the message he intended to share. The message is about a liveable future for himself and his entire generation. He equates where we're at ecologically, is similar to being on a van driving off a cliff. Do we turn around and ask all the people on the van, whaddya think? Shall we go over this cliff? As we're careening towards self-destruction, the youth are standing up and shouting "We Don't Want To Go!"
This weekend, 32 young people (and me) are traveling to our nation's capitol to attend a massive environmental conference called Power Shift. The message that is being communicated through this mass gathering is, No More Un-sustainable ways! We Must Change or, as... More »
Imported Administrative Civil DisobedianceLast Updated on 2009-01-14 00:00:00Has anyone else been following the Single-Acre land purchase this week by Greenpeace at Heathrow airport in the UK? By purchasing a single acre of land the addition of another runway and expansion of air traffic at Heathrow has been further complicated and a great deal of media attention generated. Excellent coverage may be found at The Guardian UK.
Seems to me this should work here in the States as well (my opinion, I am not an attorney). Tens of thousands of owners for strategically purchased parcels, now that's a monkey-wrench! More »
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