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My idea for global warming activism

It won’t work up here in White River Junction, cuz we’re sufficiently above sea level, but here’s my thinking for activists nearer to the coasts: paint lines on buildings showing where sea level will be in 50 or 100 years. Isn’t much of lower Manhattan projected to be in permanent gurgle mode? Slap some paint at the new high-and-dry mark. Green paint cuz it’s a “green” issue? Blue paint to indicate water? Stenciled paint so it clearly indicates what it means? (As in, “this is how high the oceans will be in 50 years if we don’t stop global warming now!”) Or have that kind of text printed on “police line” yellow tape and stick it up instead of paint. (That has the advantage of reducing the chances of being considered a criminal vandal. Anyway, you get the idea. And remember, Uncle JTE says, “don’t break any laws!” (Including the uncodified ethical laws that say, “whenever possible, you must act to reduce suffering in the face of impending disaster.”)

Bullshit. *Charisma, Icon, Intelligence, Empty Sandwich

How does the word “bullshit” connect to Charisma, Intelligence and the notion of The Empty Sandwich?To find out the answer to this question we meandered through David Fleming’s Lean Logic. A dictionary unlike any other, Lean Logic encourages readers to actively and intellectually engage with its entries. These entries are often cross-referenced so that you […] Read More

From Farm-to-Table to Farm-to-Everything

No longer restricted to the elite segments of society, the farm-to-table movement now reaches a wide spectrum of Americans from hospital and office cafeterias to elementary schools and fast-casual restaurants.Nearly a century ago, the idea of “local food” would have seemed perplexing, since virtually all food was local. Today, most of the food consumed in […] Read More

The Three Cs of Farm-to-School

Most people know about the three “R’s” – reading, writing, and arithmetic. But, have you heard about the three “C’s”?If you, or your kid, is at a school that takes part in the Farm-to-School movement, then you may already know about them.October is National Farm-to-School month, and in their book Farm to Table, authors Darryl […] Read More

“Rules for Revolutionaries” Offers New Political Playbook for Activists

A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the “rules” used by the “revolutionaries” who helped harness the volunteer power that fueled Bernie Sanders’ historic, and insurgent, presidential campaign.Authors Becky Bond and Zack Exley led the Sanders campaign’s efforts to recruit and engage volunteers at an unprecedented level, which was crucial to the Vermont senator capturing 46 percent […] Read More

Born on Third Base: A Q&A with Author and Inequality Activist Chuck Collins

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. Does it have to be this way?Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society’s […] Read More
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