Social Action

Helping Handfuls for Thanksgiving

Tired of all the trash? Join me on pollution patrol and pick up a helping handful. I pick up trash daily when I walk to work, to the park, the the grocery store. It’s never ending. I sure could use some help. Will you pick up a helping handful this Thanksgiving?

 Here are a few of my recent helping handfuls during my pollution patrol. I hope this inspires you to pick up trash, consume less, and think twice about how we treat nature. Remember, we are part of nature, not apart from nature.

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Have you picked up pollution in your neighborhood?

Social Action

It Starts With Trash

 Not being able to walk anywhere without seeing litter causes a great sadness to well up inside of me. It’s a small, but weighted sign of how humanity continues to disrespect our ecosystem; the ecosystem that feeds and waters us; the ecosystem that gives us a home. It’s a sign of the disregard we give to other life, both the “savage” animals we domesticated and hunt, and our own species. It is a metaphor to how we treat women’s bodies as things that we use, step on, and step over on our way to consumer pleasure. I could go on and on about all the litter and consumption metaphors for selfishness and hate that terrorize our world, but do I really need to?

When I pick up trash it feels good, but it’s also a painful reminder of all that is sick in our world. Is there even a reason to hope?  Most days I think not…. And you thought this was just another post about environmental pollution.

Who else feels  walks through their neighborhood picking up litter?


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Book Reviews

FREE BOOK: Be Inspired By Leaders of Social and Environmental Change!

My book of interviews with people around the world, “How Will You Create Positive Change” is FREE today through Friday, December 16th.

This is book one in the Up To You project. Inside you will find sixteen people from around the world have shared their stories of how they created positive change in their communities. Each interview shows how they took action, what obstacles they overcame, and advice on how anyone can be an active participant in creating a better world.


These agents of change are championing for human rights, education, health, environmental sustainability, ending violence, eradicating poverty, mentoring youth, improving their communities, and inventing products that create a better world. They are different genders, skin colors and ages who live in different countries and have different beliefs. What they share in common is taking action.

After reading this book you will be inspired to take action too! Use the resources inside to get started and create positive change!


BOOK ISBN# 9781605004525


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