Year 2, Ep. 7: Stay Strong with Can-Do Invitations


Episodes

With corona getting me down, I scrap my original plan of talking about the post-corona degrowth utopia to talk about scaled back ambitions and life in the new corona reality. Inside of giving myself a new challenge, I’m opting for can-do invitations. Plus, a lottery for basic income during the coronavirus crisis (mein-grundeinkommen.de) and more […]

March 31, 2020

Bonus episode: DC Environmental Film Festival streaming!


Episodes, Film Club

I want to share a great resource with all of you staying at home because of coronavirus, a lovely collection of environmental documentaries curated by the DC Environmental Film Festival. Through the end of the month—this coming Tuesday, March 31—the festival has gone online. That means that over 70 environmental films, short- and long-form, narrative […]

March 27, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 3: Degrowth and race


Book Club, Episodes

Today I introduce the concept of degrowth and start my celebration of Black Future Month by looking for black voices who have written about degrowth or related visions. I look at a 2013 article in Sustainability by Brian Gilmore on degrowth and racial inequality, talk about N. K. Jemisin’s short story about anti-colonial technological innovation […]

February 17, 2020

In case you missed it: Sauercrowded does a climate diet


News

This past week, I talked to the ladies of Sauercrowded, a German-language DIY and sustainability podcast, about my experience going on a climate diet. Since our chat is in German, I thought I’d jot down the main points for those of you who don’t speak German. And if you do, head over to their website […]

January 28, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 1: Back on the Scales


Episodes

It’s a new year and I’ve been on a climate diet for 10 months now. So today I step back on the scales and see how my carbon footprint has changed. I find that I’ve lost nearly 2 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent since starting this podcast. Take a listen to hear how I did […]

January 15, 2020

Ep. 27: Buy Nothing Day


climate activism, Episodes

This Friday, November 29, is Buy Nothing Day and the Global Climate Strike! I talk about Buy Nothing Day, why it’s important, and how to get involved. Plus, two stories about divestment–at the European Investment Bank and the Yale-Harvard football game–are giving me hope this week. Happy Thanksgiving, and see you in a few weeks! […]

November 26, 2019