One day in the coming few years, we'll have renamed ourselves The Sunrose Movement. Here's why.
Transforming climate change anxiety into power
The Sunrise Movement is helping me rise above the fear induced by the climate disasters around us and channel my concerns into very tangible actions for climate justice.
Imagine our brightest future
If we want to live a good life, we need to first imagine it for ourselves. Envision the beautiful planet we want to continue inhabiting, the fulfilling lives we want to lead, the fun we want to have, the bright future we want for our kids and descendants. "We must see ahead with fresh eyes. … Continue reading Imagine our brightest future
Visiting New Paradise
After the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County, I went to visit Paradise City to see how the people were doing. I discovered a city utterly transformed. A fictional post from the future.
After the Camp Fire
What do we do when a whole city has gone up in flames and half the state is smothered by toxic smoke?
Maybe, we start imagining a better future.
Are we doomed by climate change, or is there still hope? Christiana Figueres shows us how our attitudes make a big difference in deciding our fates on this planet. In a short and inspirational TEDTalk, Christiana Figueres shares how she has injected positivity into every possible aspect of her work in the UN to fight … Continue reading Unprecedented positivity
Cool Company: River Partners heals floodplains
Climate Change induced problem: more dramatic and devastating floods. River Partners' solution: restore floodplains and boost habitat restoration with modern agricultural techniques.
Great Minds: Alex Steffen illuminates the oil pipe dream
Alex Steffen is a fellow futurist who is helping us imagine and rapidly move to live a sustainable life. In one serious reality check post, Steffen explains that the aim of climate denialists is to keep enough of the public trusting in the future of oil for just long enough to ensure a steady generation of enormous profit for a select few at the top.
ReGen Villages: sustainable housing of the (near) future
Imagine living in a luxurious home where your carbon footprint was minimal, your groceries grew down the way in smart hot houses, and everything was designed to be beautiful and sustainable Take a look at this talk with James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages. Ehrlich and his team are bringing to life a vision of … Continue reading ReGen Villages: sustainable housing of the (near) future
Orange Peel Revival
What would happen if you dumped truckloads of orange peels on a barren pasture in Costa Rica? In 1997, two
ecologists went to find out. The results blew them away.
Tiny home, big ideas
Affordable housing is hard to find in the San Francisco Bay Area. I knew this before we moved back here, but it still hit me hard when I began to approach the market, especially coming from the very reasonable and lovely Sacramento region. One recent afternoon, my toddler asleep in my arms and thoughts of … Continue reading Tiny home, big ideas
Yisrael Family Farm: disrupting a food desert
In a stretch of Sacramento with hardly a grocery store in sight, Chanowk and Judith Yisrael broke the yoke of corporate life and are bringing about change for themselves and their community by growing their own produce and teaching their neighbors to do the same. It started in 2008 when Chanowk realized the economic downturn … Continue reading Yisrael Family Farm: disrupting a food desert