Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

It's been a while since my last Eco-Music Monday post, but I felt a blast from the past was needed today. First to remind us of how far we've progressed with environmental protection, secondly to keep in the forefront of our minds the continued work that needs to take place, and thirdly to serve as a … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic

I felt this was a worthwhile business venture to share. Concepts Plastics, founded by Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, is a Colombian enterprise that aims to replace informal settlements with decent housing while reducing waste plastic. Using an industrial process called extrusion, Conceptos Plasticos uses multilayered plastics, mixtures of different plastics and rubber to make quality construction … Continue reading Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic

Update (Video): Recovery Act’s Clean Energy Revolution

In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as, ARRA, the Recovery Act, or simply the stimulus). Through the Recovery Act, the Energy Department invested more than $31 billion to support a wide range of clean energy projects across the nation -- from investing in the smart grid and … Continue reading Update (Video): Recovery Act’s Clean Energy Revolution

When federalism fails: EPA knew about Flint

 The "EPA did it's job..." these are the words of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Flint, Michigan lead-poisoned water crisis. State and local officials are rightfully to blame for what has happened in this community of just under 100,000 residents, which has been steadily losing nearly 50% of it's population … Continue reading When federalism fails: EPA knew about Flint

That time I was on the radio talking about #ClimateJustice

Last October I was invited to join the It's Hot in Here radio team on WCBN 88.3 FM-Ann Arbor for a discussion about climate justice. The show kicked off discussing the disparities between developed and developing countries regarding who should be responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and who suffers most when no one does. We then discussed … Continue reading That time I was on the radio talking about #ClimateJustice

Sierra Club Elects First African American President

In 1971 a majority of Sierra Club members responded to a national membership survey that they were opposed to the club concerning itself with the environmental issues of the urban poor and minorities. Fast forward to 2015 and the Sierra Club has elected its first African American president who for over three decades has been of the front … Continue reading Sierra Club Elects First African American President