Skip to content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer

Climate crisis

EARTH EMERGENCY (Part 2): 2021-?? — ‘Path to a Livable Future’

On June 3, 2021, I had the good fortune to listen to a no-nonsense plant scientist, Stan Cox of The Land Institute, frame the climate emergency in a few clear and immediate actions. This blogpost is my summary of his recommendations, plus a few of my own. Thanks to Chicago Area Peace Action for hosting […]

EARTH EMERGENCY (Part 1): 1985-2021 — Food security and a ‘recycle Wrigley Field’ design contest

Recently, the official Major League Baseball website featured an article on Fenway Farms — 5,000 square feet of food production happening on the premises of Boston’s famed stadium. The article by Matt Monagan (Fenway Park has a Farm, with great photos) mentioned that at least three other MLB stadiums were also growing food on-site, although […]

EVANSTON, IL Pop-up Newsletter: May is a busy month — deadlines, local foods, peace

May is a busy, busy month. Even in a non-pandemic year, farmers and gardeners are working 10-, 12-, 14-hour days. Teachers, students, parents, and school officials are intensely focused on final exams and graduation. The Illinois General Assembly is wrapping up a legislative session. And then there’s always breaking news. Here’s some deadline alerts and […]

BLOOMBERG EDITOR: ’The Money Question’ is “nonsense” — my musings & Tweets after listening to a podcast on Bitcoin

I highly recommend this podcast on Bitcoin — for anyone who wants to understand how Bitcoin works, for anyone who wants to meditate on money as a social construct, and, inadvertently, for anyone who wants to dismantle our current undemocratic and stupid operating system (money & banking). Here’s the official details from the Apple site: […]

EVANSTON, IL: “Local Foods” in Climate Plans

To:Evanston voters, media, officials, political groups, businesses, activistsResidents in my neighborhood (Nichols Neighbors)Some non-Evanston voters with Evanston connections & interests Read in your browser? EVANSTON, IL:  “Local Foods” in Climate PlansUnsubscribe?  Just let me know.Share?  Please do. Hi, all —Four items in this newsletter.#1-3 are time-sensitiveHere’s a snapshot. Full details with links are below. SNAPSHOT 1. SPECIAL […]

ILLINOIS ACTION ALERT: Pembroke Township — gas pipeline or regenerative agriculture? or ???

Global arguments re economic development vs. economic stability, making a profit vs. making a living are playing out in the microcosm in Pembroke Township, Illinois — south of Chicago, south of Lake Michigan’s tip, just near the Indiana state line. It’s the climate conundrum of our times. Here’s a recent Chicago Sun-Times headline describing the situation: In Kankakee […]

EVANSTON, IL: Election Night Dream — Charting a better climate path?

The renewable quality—the sacredness of every living thing, that which connects human beings to the place they inhabit—that quality is the single most liberating aspect of our environment. Life is renewable and all the things that support life are renewable, and they are renewed by a force greater than any government’s, greater than any living […]