Getting to 2100

 

Getting to 2100

Active Citizenship Archive

23 May 2016

In April I was invited to speak at TedXPortland, under the theme of Wonderland. I spoke of the need for people to be critical rather than magical thinkers and how best to do this as a society is to take our kids out of the classroom and into the natural world–Outdoor School for All. Enjoy.

15 May 2015

O how far we’ve come…!Rex Burkholder, co-founder, BTA; Ray Thomas, Bicycle Legal Clinic; Mayor Bud Clark
Rex Burkholder, co-founder, BTA; Ray Thomas, Bicycle Legal Clinic; Mayor Bud Clark (whoop, whoop!)

27 April 2015

Rex jacket-2 The Activist’s Toolkit is about getting things done: what does it take to jump into action.

20 January 2015
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Follow Outdoor School for All and RSVP for the kick-off on Facebook

29 May 2014
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“You have not fully expressed your power as a voter until you have a scientific literacy in topics that matter for future political issues. This requires a level, a base level of science literacy that I don’t think we have achieved yet.”–NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

21 April 2014
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Is it possible to continue to struggle if we are convinced that our chances of success are rapidly approaching zero? How do you deal with this knowledge?
Despair (creative commons)

21 January 2014

Self described “Marketing Director for Nature,” Bond takes his worries about his screen-attached children on a tongue in cheek campaign to connect more children (and their parents) with nature. Source: Project Wild Thing

24 December 2013

Posters of Ciclovias in the various districts of Lima
Posters of Ciclovias in the various districts of Lima

One of the best part about attending Congresses of the Ciclovia Network (CRA) is the chance to get out on a bike in cities throughout Latin America.

20 August 2013
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…a college prank gone good: encouraging people to do anonymous good deeds and leaving behind a “smile card” asking people to pass on the kindness. Kindspring.org grew out of this voluntary movement and claims they’ve shipped over 1 million smile cards, have over 19,000 registered users and their site has over 32,000 “kindness stories.”
smile

14 August 2013

The secret to successful cities is love. Love is the glue that holds humans together, plain and simple. The person watering the thirsty street tree, the mother and her child walking to school and marveling at the turning leaves together, the motorist that slows down to let the cyclist clear an intersection, the reaching out […]