Category Archives: Messaging

A Grammar Mnemonic to Save the World

Taking some editorial license, I’d like to propose a modification of the grammar mnemonic for the purposes of environmentalism and economics: “i before e *especially* after c.” Continue reading

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All of the Above. None of the Below.

I propose a response to President Obama’s energy policy of “all of the above.” I suggest “none of the below.” Continue reading

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Everything But the Facts

It’s become increasingly difficult to ascertain whose facts are actually factual. I subscribe to the “follow the money” rule, or rather, don’t follow the money. Continue reading

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It’s Not the Economy vs the Environment

What to make of the mixed message in Sunday’s New York Times op-ed by David Leonhardt? Dispelling the prevalent and stubborn myth that environmental measures are a drag on economic recovery is critical to efforts to gain public and political … Continue reading

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Post Post-Apocalypses

It probably means something that my last post of 2012 was on resilience and one of my first posts of 2013 is on apocalypse. Perhaps I’ve got things backwards. Do I know how to have a good time or what? … Continue reading

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The New – and Improved — Economy

We have solutions that can simultaneously address economic and ecological problems – and, what’s more, land us in a better place than we started. Continue reading

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Of Slugs and Solutions

Bear with me through a somewhat circuitous train of thought here. It starts unfortunately, since we’re all pretty much politicked out, with the second presidential debate. I promise, though, the topic isn’t politics. Politicians love to shift topics when faced … Continue reading

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Don’t Argue the Science

The facts of climate disruption and resource depletion are abundant and the logic is clear, yet we keep losing the argument in the realm of public opinion. Continue reading

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The Growth Schism: Could a Sound Bite Save the World?

Facts and figures we have aplenty. It’s the sound bite we’re missing. If “no growth” or “antigrowth” are non-starters for a political platform, well we need to find a way to recast the idea in a way that illustrates the reasons we should desire the end of growth. Continue reading

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Falling Forward

We are indeed falling. What we haven’t determined is whether we will fall martial arts style, guiding the momentum of the fall so that instead of injuring ourselves, we roll out into an advantageous position. Continue reading

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