Earth’s Lobbyist: Interview with Brent Blackwelder

Brent Blackwelder has been fighting on behalf of planet earth since the early 1970s. As president of Friends of the Earth, Mr. Blackwelder led an ambitious effort to work on the world’s most daunting environmental problems ranging from climate change, deforestation, and sustainable farming, to economic issues such as inequality accelerated by our obsession with … Continue reading Earth’s Lobbyist: Interview with Brent Blackwelder

Government Failure: Peter Maier’s 37 Year Fight For Clean Water Testing

I met Peter Maier on Twitter where we got into a back and forth discussion about how the Clean Water Act is compromised by faulty water testing. Mr Maier should know. He’s a retired water and wastewater engineer who has been on a quixotic 37-year quest to get Congress, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and … Continue reading Government Failure: Peter Maier’s 37 Year Fight For Clean Water Testing

Dirty Water: Conversation with Waterkeeper Alliance’s Executive Director Marc Yaggi

Marc Yaggi is the Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeeper Alliance acts as the neighborhood watch writ large for an astounding 337 bodies of water, in 39 countries and growing. In the Waterkeeper model, citizens volunteer to watch for polluters and keep an eye on their local waterways. If anything occurs Waterkeeper Alliance helps those … Continue reading Dirty Water: Conversation with Waterkeeper Alliance’s Executive Director Marc Yaggi

General Strike: In Conversation with Joe Keithley of D.O.A. and The Green Party

Joe Keithley is known the world over as frontman, songwriter, and driving force behind the legendary Canadian punk band D.O.A. I’m a longtime fan of D.O.A. and the artist formerly known as Joey Shithead. I reached out to Mr. Keithley to discuss his work in activism. Particularly his political campaigns as a Green Party candidate … Continue reading General Strike: In Conversation with Joe Keithley of D.O.A. and The Green Party

Sto Len Has Been Making Beautiful Prints With Extremely Polluted River Gunk

Over the past couple of years, I’ve made a point to attend the New York Art Book Fair at PS1 MoMA, and to try find weird and exotic zines. This year I came across a zine by an artist named Sto Len at the Cinders Gallery booth that really caught my attention. Sto makes these … Continue reading Sto Len Has Been Making Beautiful Prints With Extremely Polluted River Gunk

Kaye Kiker has been fighting the biggest Toxic Waste Dump In the US for 40 years

Kaye Kiker is one of those rare people who give me hope. Kaye is a hero who against all odds won many battles against corporate toxic waste behemoth Chemical Waste Management, the biggest toxic waste dump in the United States. Chem-Waste opened its largest facility (of many) in Emelle, Alabama in 1978. Emelle at that … Continue reading Kaye Kiker has been fighting the biggest Toxic Waste Dump In the US for 40 years

The Reason This Blog Came to Be

There was a period during the Bush II administration, when I became increasingly concerned with the environment and the imminent effects of climate change. At the time, the effects seemed like a realistic abstraction set somewhere off in sci-fi-future America, and yet here we are. I know it's unpleasant and scary to think about, but … Continue reading The Reason This Blog Came to Be