We are one human race, rapidly expanding, living on a finite planet. We continue to ignore the problems of overpopulation, overdevelopment and overshoot at our own peril.  As a ‘book champion’, ‘campaign activist’ and ‘campaign friend’ of the Global Population Speakout network, I’m pleased to share...
There is a certain logic to events that pushes you along a certain path. You go along the path that feels the most true, and most according to the principles that are guiding you, and that's the way the...
Near the end of her career, Helen Keller was asked by a student if there was anything worse than losing her sight. She replied, “Yes, I could have lost my vision.” Grow until we drop As human activity expands to press...
Just when you think you've seen it all when it comes to the disinformation and outright deception coming from the oil sector propaganda machine, a recent report shows the depth of deception—a new low—that the industry can sink to...
Most of us have often used a plastic spoon. And we really never question its origins. The video featured in this post traces the evolution of the plastic spoon from its very beginnings some 4.5 billion years ago to the time you...
In a previous post - From Economic Mind to Eco-Mind - Desmond Berghofer (grandparentsfortheturure) is inspired by Frances Moore Lappe's use of the phrase 'Thought Traps and Thought Leaps'. There are seven thought traps and seven thought leaps needed...
"Where Will the Grandchildren Live" is the title of a letter written by Mike Nickerson to his granddaughter, Lillian. It could easily be the letter anyone of us who is a grandparent could write to one's grandchildren as we...
What is the most sensible diet in today's climate-conscious world? What is the healthiest diet? Most health experts recommend lower meat consumption. Environmentalists would have us all eat less meat and save the planet. The following article by David Suzuki...
  Image credit: www.lifehack.org Eat Better and Help Save the Planet Recent polling indicates that Americans are more worried about chemicals in food than they are about added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium. Accordingly, food companies are removing some of the chemicals that consumers...
A few weeks ago, I turned 65. Of course I wasn't alone. According to PEW Research. approximately 10,000 people are turning 65 every day in the US. Another 1,000 boomers reach 65 daily in Canada. This will go on for the next...