Earth to Asset Managers – Your Retirement Plans are Ruining Our Future

We need a staggering amount of money to finance solutions to climate change. The World Economic Forum has said that we’ll need to collectively invest at least $5.7 trillion per year for things like renewable energy, efficient buildings, transit, sustainable agriculture, and water-saving technologies. Where are we at now? $360 billion per year, or 6% … Continue reading Earth to Asset Managers – Your Retirement Plans are Ruining Our Future

Dear Democrats: Check Your Blindspot on Climate & Transportation

After awakened grassroots energy and major wins in Virginia and Alabama, Democrats’ chances are looking up in 2018. Polling shows a public souring on the Republican party just as Democrats are flooding the field with new candidates - over five times the number of candidates as Republicans in House races alone. This brightens prospects for … Continue reading Dear Democrats: Check Your Blindspot on Climate & Transportation

Impressions From a Trip to the Everglades

11 things I learned on a environmental trip to South Florida in March 2017 week with Rachel's Network: 1. Everglades: Unique birds everywhere. Birds eating apple snails and fish. Alligators everywhere. Alligators holding hands. Look at the pretty pictures. What comes next is not pretty: 2. South Florida’s cities, farms, and highways wouldn’t exist without … Continue reading Impressions From a Trip to the Everglades

Where are the Climate Activists on Transportation?

In 2010, the Michigan Department of Transportation was planning on spending a few billion dollars widening some highways through Metro Detroit, my homeland. MDOT (and the regional council of governments supporting them) faced community pushback, but in the end, plans went ahead. While Michigan's situation is particularly sad given the state's population exodus and Detroit's … Continue reading Where are the Climate Activists on Transportation?