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It Takes a Village to Change the System

POSTED: Jon Biemer 02.02.2021 no comments

 

by Jon Biemer   An amazing diversity of actors contributes to the healing of our planet. This became apparent to me as I made the final revisions to my book Our Environmental Handprints: Recover the Earth, Reverse Global Warming, Reclaim the Future. Consider for example the cast of characters who are reviving the Los Angeles […]

 

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Leadership Guidance Concerning the Future of Climate

POSTED: Bob Leonard 12.06.2020 no comments

 

by Bob Leonard and David Ross   Last year, the IPCC warned that we have until 2030 to take meaningful action to avoid the worst consequences of our climate crisis. We have the technologies and the knowledge to address this crisis. We can’t nullify it… it’s too late for that. But we can mitigate the […]

 

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German Crew Member Explains Why Her Country is Tops in Recycling

POSTED: Bob Leonard 10.05.2020 no comments

 

Crew member Yvonne Koppen was born and raised in Germany and has lived in the United States, France and Spain. She understands the struggle of settling in a new home and is happy to share simple tips and tricks on how things are done in her home country, to help expats get their German experience […]

 

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Adventures in Solar Cooking Applesauce

POSTED: Jon Biemer 09.22.2020 no comments

 

As crewmembers on Spaceship Earth it is good to actually try some of the things we hear and talk about. So it is that I finally engaged the craft of solar cooking here in Portland, Oregon. Natalia, my solar cooking friend in California, says start with something simple, like applesauce.   August 27, 2020. Motivated […]

 

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Precedent for the Next Green New Deal

POSTED: Jon Biemer 08.10.2020 no comments

 

by Jon Biemer   There is talk of a Green New Deal. Pundits complain that it is merely a wish list of social, environmental and economic proposals. That it lacks substance. That it is going to be expensive. But there is ample precedence we can make it happen.     The Original New Deal   […]

 

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Allies On Our Earth Walk

POSTED: Jon Biemer 07.13.2020 no comments

 

What if set you out to change the world – and mostly it is you who changes?   From April 1st to June 30th this year (three months) my wife, Willow, and I pilgrimaged in place on what we called Our Earth Walk. My intention, as I wrote in my April 5th blog, was “to […]

 

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Business Reboot – Positioning for the Next Crisis

POSTED: Bob Leonard 04.21.2020 no comments

 

Post COVID-19, businesses must reboot, and that presents a golden opportunity to position for success and prepare for the mother of all crises already on our doorstep – our climate crisis. The world is never going to be the same as it was.   Addressing our climate crisis will be costly for business, but the […]

 

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Interconnected and Interdependent – a New Normal

POSTED: Bob Leonard 04.14.2020 no comments

 

“If man chooses oblivion, he can go right on leaving his fate to his political leaders. If he chooses Utopia, he must initiate an enormous education program… immediately.” – R. Buckminster Fuller   We have to stop focusing on artificial dualities and past battles and move forward at every level. How do we categorize ourselves? […]

 

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Our Earth Walk

POSTED: Jon Biemer 04.06.2020 no comments

 

This is a unique time. COVID-19, as the coronavirus is formally called, has the whole world’s attention – as a health and an economic crisis. People are being asked or ordered to stay home. This is in addition to our shared experience of Climate Change. Remember that? And, this month, April, is the 50th anniversary […]

 

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A Look Inside Ocean Plastics Recycling

POSTED: Bob Leonard 03.17.2020 no comments

 

There have been several articles published lately about our broken recycling systems and how we might fix them. I knew about the manufacturing and consumer portions of the cycle, but little about the supply chain, wholesale and retail portions. So I decided to find out.   I interviewed Bill Davis, founder of BeachNecessities.com, an online […]

 

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