A decade ago, I helped give birth to a movement. It doesn’t matter if anyone knows. All that matters is the movement.
A decade ago, I talked to the Pacific Institute about their report which more or less promised that the coastal metropolis that currently make our state of California the world’s fifth largest economy would be swallowed by global warming.
My latest investigation for Civil Eats is not so much alarming as predictable. The current presidential administration, already an international laughingstock, has targeted farmers markets for elimination. The punishment? Death by pointless cuts.
It may not seem like we need to have a three-day festival in Hollywood celebrating animation as cinema with a capital C. But if that was the case, I would not have spent the weekend with my girls in Hollywood at the Animation Is Film festival.
In a globally warming, warring world where Americans throw away half the food they grow, nourishing activism with a heart and mind in service of renewable peace is paramount. Enter author Julia Turshen, who I profiled for Civil Eats.
This investigation for Civil Eats is about the terminology we take for granted so that billions of dollars can exchange hands in the organic market, as we throw away over a third of the food we ask our burning Earth to provide us.
Stephen King’s horror novel never saw this real-time nightmare coming. A state-sized dead zone at the bottom of the South, which is so deprived of oxygen it might as well be deep space — which is, recalling Alien, where no one can hear you scream.
My latest piece for Civil Eats chronicles the victory of sanity over nonsense, Earth over concrete, regeneration over regression. It was an honor to write, and even more brilliant to witness in person.
Another great perk writing for the conscientious Civil Eats? Greens from across the sociocultural spectrum sharing my data.
One of the great things about writing for Civil Eats is that I get a chance to explore several existential concerns at once. For my second piece, I was lucky enough to analyze and evangelize solarization, decarbonization and an agricultural infrastructure with a future.
I am honored to explore the entire University of California system’s sustainable food efforts for my first piece at Civil Eats. Greening these influential universities will upgrade our state’s profile and power, especially if we can reach full sustainability in the short term, which is no easy feat.
It’s always a surreal blast when the past arrives in the present, especially if it’s my interview with the defiantly principled punk pioneer, Jello Biafra.
“At my age, I wouldn’t release it if I thought it didn’t work.”
[This callout has been syndicated here on HuffPo.] After America’s Veteran’s Day militarism hangover, I scanned what few trustworthy journalism outlets are left but still couldn’t avoid the headhunters. They […]
I spoke with A Fierce Green Fire‘s director Mark Kitchell.
Punch the term “fracking” into DOGGR’s search today and you’ll receive a white screen with the perhaps accidentally ironic query “Did you mean: cracking” in response.
“No matter which door he picks in this Let’s Make a Deal episode, he comes out a loser. It’s kind of awesome.”
I love that The Iron Giant has had a resilient afterlife. It was kind of rough when the film came out, because we all worked really hard on it. No one really seemed to know what it was when it was released, and not that many saw it in theaters.
“I hope hip hop can open itself to the possibilities that Occupy Wall Street presents. If we can use its power, we may see some lasting change from this after all.”
“We’ve already crossed the threshold.”
Here’s a bankrupt idea: Lobby for private toll roads that supposedly ease traffic congestion, rather than public transportation systems designed to provide traffic alternatives. Then greatly overcharge to build said […]
“When the state started to take us seriously and initiated countermeasures, the majority of us folded like bitches.”