Moral leaders count success not by wealth or power or fame, but as the amount of human flourishing their actions release into the world. You have to be awake. To dream. And then to do the hard work of following through on that dream.

By Jacquline Novogratz – Commencement address, spring 2017 Leadership is a practice. It is a way of living. Moral leaders count success not by wealth or power or fame, but as the amount of human flourishing their actions release into the world. By the way they protect and give voice to the vulnerable, the poor. You don’t have to be …

Everything I Know About Storytelling I Learned From The BBC’s “Planet Earth”

“The writer,” says Donald Barthleme, “is one who, embarking on a task, does not know what to do.” This sounds somehow both daunting and holy — as if writing is going to be all mystic attunement, unaccountable inspiration — but it turns out to be simply and depressingly true. Not knowing what to do on the page is no more pleasant, and no more …

Communication for the Commons: 5 Shapes for Training Without Being the Boss

By Drew Hornbein, Medium and Enspiral  I want to talk to you about an event Nati and Rich of the Loomio Cooperative/Enspiral Network from New Zealand facilitated in Asheville North Carolina. If you put on events I think you’ll find some juicy ideas that will take your work to the next level… but first a story about a garden in …

Self-sufficiency, cost-savings, and frugal innovation are more appealing than “climate” and “justice” to rural residents in US and India

Indians want ‘jugaad’ not ‘climate justice’, study shows, 26 June 2017 The language of self-sufficiency chimes better with Indian citizens than blaming the rich world for global warming, workshops by Climate Outreach find A solar engineering trainer: describing renewable energy as “jugaad” or frugal innovation, played well with an Indian audience (Pic: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh) By Kavitha Rao Dirty energy. …

How do you effectively communicate electric transport (rEVolution Summit Presentation)

By Zach Shahan, Originally published on CleanTechnica, 5 June 2017 I gave a presentation in March in Amsterdam (Holland) at EV-Box’s 1st annual rEVolution summit. When creating my presentation, I decided to dive into a theme that I’ve been increasingly compelled to focus on — how do you communicate electric transport to “outsiders” in the most effective way? Electric vehicle (EV) technology is going to …

Pop-up schools teach about truth and system change. 80% of the world getting by on 5% of its wealth.

Modeled after the Civil Rights Era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump Era. By Chuck Collins posted Jun 12, 2017, Yes! Magazine More than 200 people crammed into a meeting room at Smith College to listen to Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum speak at the May 4 opening ceremony of the Sojourner Truth School for Social …

Lobbying kids with a pipeline to the classroom: how big oil promotes fossil fuels to America’s children

By Jie Jenny Zou This story was a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity and StateImpact Oklahoma, a reporting project of NPR member stations in Oklahoma.  Oklahoma legislators have also championed bills requiring educators teach “both sides” of those scientific concepts.  Documents show how tightly woven group of pro-industry organizations target impressionable schoolchildren and teachers desperate for resources, preying …

How to win the war on science

Macroscope, 12 June 2017 Share a Bold, Inclusive Vision. First, science supporters must articulate a clear choice about the future that all Americans can relate to. Not something abstract, which only scientists care about — like levels of research funding, or pressures on scientists. This needs to be something everyone can appreciate. Do we want to be the America that embraces science …

Instead of expecting people to understand climate change, reframe the problem entirely and talk about pollution or sensible risk policies or health

“Believe In Climate Change” The Way You Believe In Gravity OR reframe the problem entirely and talk about pollution or sensible risk policies or health By Michael Barnard, Clean Technica, 10 June 2017 There’s a problematic question in journalism and science communication. Various people are asking journalists to stop asking politicians whether they “believe in climate change” and to start …