As I look back on the highlights for 2016, books and their authors catalyzed many of my most memorable experiences. I am an avid reader of books about wildlife, conservation and the environment. [...]
On the first weekend of autumn, I said goodbye to the long days of summer with a backcountry hike in Yosemite National Park, where nighttime temperatures dropped to below freezing, days were [...]
In today’s world there is an urgent need for new ideas and fresh perspectives to spur positive social change and to protect the planet.
“Changing the world starts with transforming an audience, and an audience will only change if you resonate with them.” That was the advice of Nancy Duarte in her presentation at a [...]
A few years ago, I led presentations featuring “wildlife ambassadors” for a diversity of public school students. While showing the kids a desert tortoise, a reptile protected by the [...]
In recent months, nonprofit presses in Berkeley have released new books that highlight diverse Bay Area neighborhoods and unexpected ways communities come together. In September, Heyday Books, [...]