I saw this on Instagram and I wanted to share it with you as well as say a few words.
Sometimes when we think of climate change, we don’t think of every layer that impacts our world. Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles estimate that dogs and cats account for up to 30 percent of the environmental impact of U.S. meat consumption, which in turn plays a large part in climate change.
“Many pet food companies — including the two biggest, Mars and Nestlé — are developing insect-based alternatives for dogs and cats, and according to a…
By Bruce Piasecki, the Author of bestseller Doing More with Less: the New Way to Wealth
Learning the arts of competitive frugality separate the ordinary achiever in today’s global markets from the extraordinary one.
You need now to be frugal, inventive, diplomatic in diverse cultures, and impactful. I call this in my book becoming like Ben Franklin all over again. As I travelled the world in my management consulting practice, I found that many said to me, when they asked what I did:
“Ben Franklin he is our man, if he can not do it, no one can.”
Daniel Sherrell is an organizer born in 1990. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. He later helped lead a campaign to pass landmark climate justice legislation in New York and is the recipient of a Fulbright grant in creative nonfiction. Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World, published in August 2021 by Penguin Random House, is his first book.
Addressing climate change — in prose and in politics — is going to be my life’s work. I wouldn’t say this is something I’ve chosen.
*NOTE: This was originally posted on April 1, 2021 and updated on August 25, 2021 to include a video from my Essential Skills to Succeed in this Changing Energy Environment series on YouTube.
My wife and I talked with this weekend with our daughter about her upcoming Easter weekend visit. It is hard to find the time in Medical School for visits, but she and her husband are pulling it off AGAIN, thank god. …
by Bruce Piasecki, author of doing more with less and other books
Brahms and My Little Theory of the Leisure Class in this Time of Covid and Climate Change
My favorite Van Morrison lyric comes from his song If We Wait for Mountains.
The world is full of wonder
It’s never far away
It’s right before your eyes
Every single day
He then has his narrator, full of alto sax and sonorous juice, note the pleasures of having tea at noon while taking a break at work, he cites the grand available free pleasure of big band music, and the…
There are many fish in the sea — some smart and fast, some big and dumb; and even more so, there are many turbulently overeducated people in the current world markets. They make a splash but can not hold water. They might appear persuasive, but they do not rule. This has more to do with cultural change, and historic forces, than the simple nasty recurrent “bias of whiteness.” In other words the numbers of ascending non-whites in positions of power and influence is mathematical, not simply a culture war!
More than 70 percent of polled New Yorkers signal that Governor Cuomo should step down. That was reported in the New York Times this Saturday.
What is blinding Andrew? His stubborn refusal to concede to the evident trend has taken on the dimension of a Greek tragedy, not an Italian comedy.
KEEPING PERSPECTIVE ON WRONG DOING
I am not a pirate, exploiting at night the harbors of coastal bliss.
Nor am I a high priest, beholden to the drastic dogma of my faith. Night and light, faith and piracy — these are extremes. I like to play both against the middle. Perhaps this is why I’ve always loved selecting a range of genres to play in. In between, most mornings, I find myself merely a seriously addicted book writer now trying my swing into different genres.
This entry is about why try? Why extend your writer’s wings into the different flights of genre? First answer….well…..
The climate crisis is cornering many of us, both at our coastlines, in firestorms, and in heat waves. But you can come out of the corner, and help improve the prospects by doing more with less.
There is an entire science to the emotional intelligence it takes to stress less. I provide here the first of several excerpts I will provide, with commentary, in the coming year.
All of these short entries will point to one result: You can come out of what we are calling “climate anxiety” into action and change for many good solid human reasons.
INTELLIGENT WORK: It Means Something as it Meanders Between Home, the Office, and Starbucks like a Snake
by Bruce Piasecki, author of Doing More with Less, and 2040
Like the difference between art and pornography, work is “snakey.” Over the time of your life it slithers, with shine that looks like spit, and the value in your day’s work can hide real fast like a snake in the grass.
But like art, when you see it you know it. Intelligent work matters.
THE CASES BEFORE OUR EYES
Think of these two guys: Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama. …