Posts from the ‘photo essay’ category

Pachamama Rumblings in Lima!

Yesterday the whole left brain greenhouse gas haggling exercise at the COP20 Climate Summit got a huge kick in the pants when 20,000 marching souls took…

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WARNING: Graphic Humor May Cause Severe Climate Change Awareness

So here I am, fresh off the proverbial boat to witness Week 2 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, aka…

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How hard is it to serve a nutritious meal to 5000 people, using dumpster-bound ingredients only?

Well, really not that hard at all. Since the first Feeding the 5000 event was held in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2009, these inspiring campaigns to…

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From Sea to Rising Sea (Level): The anatomy of a climate rally

Impressions from Northern California People’s Climate Rally Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland, CA, September 21, 2014 Yes, there was the big climate march in New York last…

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Remembering the victims of a car-eat-bike world

Last Wednesday night I joined about 80 fellow cyclists in a memorial ride to honor seven cyclists recently killed in the streets of San Francisco. The…

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Postcard from Medellin, Part 2: Are we better off being better off?

The desire to create comfort and security for ourselves probably counts as one of the most rudimentary motivations in the human reservoir of instincts. Building a…

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Postcard from Medellín: A Big WUF for Urban Equity

“Is this your first WUF?” is a question commonly asked at the World Urban Forum, a gathering for, by, and about city people that was first…

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I went down to the demonstration, to get my fair share of pipeline truth

Rally against Keystone XL pipeline outside the US State Department Office at 1 Market St. in San Francisco, February 3rd, 2014. Yesterday saw an unprecedented mobilization…

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A solstice message from ancient roots

It is quite puzzling that cultures across much of the northern hemisphere have chosen the season when the earth’s tilt provides for much darkness and quiet…

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How I Learned to Stop Wasting and Love the Trash

Each year, Americans generate 389.5 million tons of municipal solid waste, 69 percent of which gets landfilled. As Edward Humes breaks it down in his eye-opening…

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