So much trash, so much waste

Wow, I just tossed out a bunch of expired food. Boxes of stuff that’d migrated to the far reaches of my cabinets. I’m bothered by the waste. One thing in particular got me, though: packets. Those little packets if sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, all that. I put in the trash so many. I Read More …

Addicted To Debt?

Came across this article recently: Americans Feast on Debt Of particular concern: Debt is reaching new highs: “total household debt achieved a new peak in the first quarter of 2017, rising by $149 billion to $12.73 trillion-$50 billion above the previous peak reached in the third quarter of 2008” Now, I’ve also read some pieces about Read More …

A fine day on the shore 

Late morning my wife and I made our way down to our favorite beach in Edmonds. It was an exceptionally low tide, which is always a delight to explore. These tides expose much that’s hidden, leaving amazing creatures in the tide pools. Below are just a few examples of all that was there.  Normally, where Read More …

The Lexicon of Sustainability

Stumbled upon this site today: Lexicon of Sustainability. A great series introducing so much of the work I valued at Starbucks. One of the deepest privileges of my life: Corporate Social Responsibility. Working with the greatest minds on the cutting edge of societal change transformed me. One constant issue we faced, clarifying such terms as Read More …

Considering Sustainability

Sustainability has been a significant part of my journey for years. Perhaps the most obvious element was my time at Starbucks working in environmental affairs, but that’s really only a piece. Also, my time with the Episcopal Church, where I interacted closely with the Earth Ministry greatly expanding my learning. Just two of the more Read More …