This week I weigh in on Black Lives Matter, connect it to the climate and sustainability crises, and explain why I’m joining Extinction Rebellion’s next Rebel Wave from June 12-21. A big shout-out to Osita Nwanevu’s excellent February essay “End the GOP” in The New Republic and thanks to everyone who joined the workshop series “Stories from the Future” that I’m facilitating with Dylan Harris as part of ACUD MACHT NEU’s Collective Practices program. Check out the stream of the first workshop while it’s on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=861674787724449.
This coming month I’m going on a media diet. That means canceling my last streaming account to take a larger role in curating entertainment media, spending more time on news and analysis relevant to climate change and less on “stories of the moment,” and trying out new sources that can help me get more useful perspectives. A shout out to the Guardian, HEATED, and Hot Take, as well as Perspective Daily. Finally, why the rediscovery of a presumably extinct plant species in North Carolina is giving me hope (thanks to the Revelator for sharing this).