Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's my fault

Did you read New York Times op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman's article this Sunday morning?
It's funny... my sister and I were just talking about this last night.
Mr. Friedman's article re-prints his friend Mark Mykleby's letter to the editor in The Beaufort Gazette in South Carolina. It goes along these lines:

      The environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is not the fault of BP or Transocean... It's my fault. I'm the one to blame. I'm sorry. It's my fault because I haven't digested the world's in-your-face hints that maybe I ought to think about the future and change the unsustainable way I live my life. If the geopolitical, economic, and technological shifts of the 1990's didn't do it; if the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 didn't do it; perhaps this oil spill will be the catalyst for me, as a citizen, to wean myself off of my petroleum-based lifestyle. 

How much of the blame are you willing to take?
Mr. Mykleby concludes:

     So again, the oil spill is my fault. I'm sorry. I haven't done my part.

I think we should all say that line out loud today. It's a place to begin. We have met the enemy and he is us.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

the tourist lane

You know I love street art and street improve...
this is very cute! I love the spray sidewalk chalk.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I watched this 60 Minutes Video on the DeepWater Horizon yesterday...
Now, I can't stop thinking about it.
It's a two part video interview with Mike Williams, a survivor of the explosion.

60 Minutes Part 1
60 Minutes Part 2

Monday, June 7, 2010

street art

June 8th is World Oceans Day

Drill Baby Drill ?

bp cares
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 8th is World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day was officially declared by the United Nations as June 8th each year beginning in 2009.
The concept was proposed on June 8th 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit.

The Ocean Project has been promoting WOD since 2003 and has been working to build awareness of the crucial role of the ocean in our lives.

Given the disastrous events in the Gulf of Mexico the past six weeks, no year more than this do we need the message of the Ocean Project.

World Oceans Day is also a no plastic day.
Find out what you can do at TakePart.
Maybe this year we can expand it to included an increase in offshore drilling regulation.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Can we show solidarity with each other?
Is technology aiding us along the path toward an Empathic Civilization?

I hope so...

million voice project

Students have a voice. The Million Voice Project is a public interest initiative that is gathering and analyzing student's perceptions of education. This student voice project, grades 6-12, will be the largest single initiative to document student engagement and aspirations in American schools.