Category Archives: Messaging

My 2013 Word of the Year

I’m going to use my mini bully-free pulpit and anoint a 2013 word of the year: transparency Continue reading

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Laissez-faire: the environmental version

A neat twist on the religious-like belief in conventional laissez-faire. It’s the environment, not the market, which should be left alone. Continue reading

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Optimism, Alone, Isn’t Enough

Madeleine Albright describes herself as an “optimist who worries a lot.” That’s part way to a definition of an EcoOptimist. Continue reading

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Holy (grass-fed) Cow, It’s Been a Year

Reflections on a year of posts, which — somehow — leads to a new formula for environmental impact Continue reading

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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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