Tag Archives: environment

Goldman Prize for Young Baltimore Environmental Leader, Destiny Watford

Grassroots Environmental Leadership in Baltimore Photo and excerpt information from ECOWATCH BALTIMORE, MD: Destiny Watford (center top photo) “Watford, now 20, became an environmental activist when she learned about Energy Answers’ proposal to build the incinerator in Curtis Bay. Her first-hand experience watching neighboring towns wither from industrial pollution motivated her to protect her battered […]

Leadership Optimism Meeting Reality: Can Corporate Leaders Face the Truth about the Cost of Profit?

The United Nations released a groundbreaking report that demonstrates that no industry could report a profit if they accounted for the cost of environmental damage. The report comes amid growing concern that no one is made to pay for most of the use, loss and damage of the environment, which is reaching crisis proportions in […]

CLIMATE CHANGE FEATURE: Wendell Berry, The Art of Leadership

Today, I’m launching my first blog on leadership and climate change, looking for what we can do to make a difference, even now as we see the harsh realities we have created. I’m beginning with a poem by Wendell Berry, a writer who speaks plainly and eloquently to teach us the core leadership values we […]

Freebird: Juliana Machado Ferreira leads the charge against Brazil’s illegal wildlife trade

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Juliana Machado Ferreira holds an ultramarine grossbeak while doing fieldwork in Bahia, Brazil. Photo: Erica Pacifico Conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira uses genetic data to fight illegal wildlife trafficking in Brazil—a $2 billion-a-year business that affects 38 million animals. In 2012, Ferreira founded FREELAND Brasil to raise awareness of the devastating effects…

Bill McKibben and moral leadership: Do the Maths tour, Melbourne

Originally posted on Watching the Deniers:
Bill’s talk in Melbourne “The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice” – Martin Luther King Bill McKibben is a dangerous man. At least to those wanting to stall action on climate change and deny the reality of a warming planet. He is dangerous…

Learning from the Land: Integrative Leadership

Great leadership is about relationships — not just with people, but with the land itself. I’ve just returned from a visit to Hawaii, one of the few places I’ve visited where the land itself is a strong leader.  Even most non-native Hawaiians recognize the power of the land, and talk about “malama aina” — respecting […]

Global Warming: What Leadership Do We Need?

Eugene Robinsonʻs editorial in Fridayʻs Washington Post rang a bell in me. I have been thinking hard and long about the difficulty weʻre having as a species to deal with global warming, and what that means about our leadership skills. I wonder if we have to learn to be a new kind of leader in order […]