Journalism & op-eds


Don’t destroy Hill community, build it up, September 2018

When we say that “redevelopment” of the Hill is important, we treat the invisible but priceless community there like a throwaway consumer product. That’s simply wrong. We should figure out how to build on the community that is already there, by augmenting it, making it more dazzling and more vibrant, with public art, better use of space, more pedestrian access.


Your Co-Op Election: Vote for Sun and Wind, March 2015

We need a PVREA Board that understands the urgency of this and wants to try new ways of tapping Colorado’s tremendous reserves of renewable energy. There are four candidates running for the board who have a track record of intelligent and innovative work with renewable energy.


For Real Sustainability, CSU Should Divest, Feb 2015 

The energy grid and systems that support it are going to take a great deal of work to transition to a non-carbon economy; the sooner we start putting our investments where are values are, the sooner we will get there.


Will Denver Allow Fracking in its City Limits?, Feb 2015.

Fracking is currently in the planning stages not only in Denver neighborhoods, but also the plateau up in the Rockies that supplies almost 40 percent of the city’s water.

A Powerful Tool for Getting Insight into State Energy Policy, Jan. 2015.

About 80 percent of energy regulation goes on at the state level, estimates Jeff Lyng, senior policy analyst at the Center for the New Energy Economy in Denver. But until last year, finding out exactly what states were doing was incredibly labor intensive: One had to go to each individual state government website separately.

Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect, Dec. 2014.

Greenpeace’s renewable data center campaign has been remarkably successful, especially when you look at the size of these companies and the amount of energy the data centers consume. The organization estimates that the cloud consumes as much electricity as a country – and in fact, it would be the sixth-largest country in the world.

Why Environmentalists Should Care About Net Neutrality, October 15, 2014

If you apply the principles of biomimicry to the media then you can imagine a system of vast cultural biodiversity; Nature stores her vast library of history and technology in DNA that is available to every cell on the planet. Universal access to information is a basic principle of biology.

BSR Survey: Investors Don’t Read CSR Reports, Oct. 24, 2012

“We need, as a community, to never mistake activity for achievement. We need to push fast forward.” – Aron Cramer

Earthquake Recovery in Japan: Social Entrepreneurship to the Rescue, Oct. 22, 2012

The group is enlisting 200 fellows from some of the biggest corporations in Japan to move to the recovering region for 3 to 12 months and help run temporary housing units, put companies back together, and rebuild the transportation system.

Australian Carbon Trading Scheme Commences: All Emissions are Not Local, Oct. 16, 2012

The carbon market in Australia has been gearing up for quite some time; there are already 55 different Australian carbon-offset providers listed in the Carbon Offset Guide. There are dozens of brokers, retailers, exchanges, with support for reforestation, renewable energy, and methane capture. Some of the companies started scoping out biomass in 2004 to get ready.

Facebook Begins Invading Users’ Privacy Before Birth, Oct. 15, 2012

Privacy is really kind of a buzzkill in the era of sharing, sharing, sharing, and it is really taken seriously by a small set of punk-rock civil libertarians, like my friends who carry the ACLU’s pocket-sized Constitution in their wallets.

Asian Philanthropy Includes Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Giving, Oct. 15, 2012

Republican Heroes of Renewable Energy, Oct. 1, 2012

One in Three Hospitals Switching to Greener Purchasing, Survey Finds,  Sept. 27, 2012

Carrotmob’s Capitalist Activism Goes to Sea, Sept. 26, 2012

Occupy Wall Street? San Francisco’s Done That Already, Sept. 14, 2012


Colorado’s Solar-Friendly Communities Go National, Colorado Renewable Energy Society Blog, April 15, 2015


The American People are Already With Us,, Dec 2014.


Patagonia founder takes aim: ‘The elephant in the room is growth’, March 01, 2013

Getting behind the psychology of sustainability, February 28, 2013

Will Puma’s EP&L create a New Zeitz-Geist?, Dec. 21, 2012


How to Earn Thousands in Your Spare Time as a Microentrepreneur, Dec. 13, 2012

Shift Change: Doc on People-Centered Businesses, Oct. 22, 2012

Former Cabbie: Ridesharing is the Future, Oct. 8, 2012

Rio Plus 20: Sharing as a Transformative Tool, June 25, 2012.

Open Source United Nations, June 20, 2012.


The Green Economy in the Era of Occupy, E the Environmental Magazine, June 22, 2012.


At Rio Plus 20, Business Leaders Asked for More Regulation, June 26, 2012.


HMOs raising rates, affecting 34,000 in area

Nursing homes bankruptcies on the rise, Bucks County Courier Times

Centennial budget preserves staff, raises taxes

EDUCATION: Over 4 years, effects of early retirement program seen at Centennial

Toddler rescued from swollen Neshaminy Creek

Basset hound lovers flock to courtroom for trial

ENVIRONMENT: Living 8 Years with a Hidden Toxic Spill

FEATURES: Couple Ties the Knot in Wawa

Headache Sufferers Form a Fellowship of the Afflicted

POLITICS: More than 100 lobbying events a day at GOP convention

COLUMNS: Don’t Let L.A. Happen to PA

The Toll of Welfare Reform

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