Today, I convened a call for the leadership team of the Climate Reality Project Boston chapter. Our priorities are beginning to gather momentum, so it was a good time to come together and ensure continued progress.
Today, I joined a conference call convened by the Climate Reality Project. Specifically, the call covered the organization's Pricing Pollution working group, which is its campaign to put a price on carbon.
The Angry Asian Man blog keeps me up-to-date in how the Asian American experience is changing. Or not. The website and social presence is a go-to resource for me. Today, I made a donation to the Stay Angry subscriber drive for 2019.
A few folks in Somerville have been talking about starting a sustainability forum, so neighbors can share thoughts and suggestions about their sustainability journeys. We couldn't decide on a platform though. Facebook? Google Group? Dreamwidth? Reddit? Nothing seems ideally suited. So we've decide to try a couple different ideas and see where they go. Today, … Continue reading Starting a Somerville sustainability forum
Guide dogs are an important way to enrich the daily lives of people with vision loss. Guiding Eyes for the Blind breeds, raises and trains dogs to perform to be those companions, free of charge. Today, I donated to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. One reason I gave is that its headquarters and training center … Continue reading Guiding Eyes for the Blind
The invention of the joint stock company (notably the Dutch East India company in the 17th century) was credited with setting off a revolution in capitalism, accelerating the allocation of capital to companies so they could provide goods and services needed by the public, and, presumably, enrich the populace's wellbeing. It hasn't always turned out … Continue reading Your Stake
The Somerville Sustainability Tour is coming together and now it's time to shift from brainstorming and planning, to execution. Today, I drafted some marketing copy for the Somerville Sustainability Tour, to be used by the city in its outreach but also on our own Eventbrite page.
Affordable housing is the issue of our times in Somerville. (Well, that and climate change, of course.) and there's clearly no magic bullet for solving the affordable housing crisis in the city and region. But there are tools we can use. One tool is a community land trust, which is formed to acquire property under the … Continue reading Somerville Community Land Trust
Too often, climate change is associated with the direct effects of natural disasters. But the effects of a changing climate are disruptive in many other ways, such as public health and food systems. These disruptions have devastating effects on population centers. Today, I attended a webinar on the "Global Climate Refugee and Migration Crisis," which … Continue reading The Global Climate Refugee and Migration Crisis
Today, I attended another rally opposing the manufactured narrative of a "national emergency" in order to secure funding to build a border wall. This one, hosted by Somerville's Welcome Project, was in my neighborhood. Our Mayor spoke, as well as our state representatives, and our newly elected representative in Congress, Ayanna Pressley.