Tag Archives: BAA

Mayor Peter Drekmeier

I’m a bit late reporting this, so I assume most people who’d care will have already heard, but for any of my far-flung readers who hadn’t already heard: Peter Drekmeier was elected mayor of Palo Alto early this year. Palo Alto’s mayor is elected from the ranks of the city council by his/her peers. Peter […]

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Introducing DianeChoplin.com

I spent much of this week coding and testing a new site for my friend (and client) Diane Choplin. Diane is a longtime friend whom I met through BAA, where she was the coordinator of the Schools Group for a year or so. These days she directs the documentary photography program at SF’s Academy of […]

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Peace One Day

Through LinkedIn I learned that BAA Schools Group alum Megan O’Grady Greene is working for London-based nonprofit Peace One Day. From the website: “In 1999 filmmaker Jeremy Gilley decided to try and establish the first ever Day of Peace with a fixed calendar date. In September 2001 the Member States of the United Nations unanimously […]

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Bike to Work 1997

I found this email I sent out 11 years ago about a Bike To Work fundraiser I did for Bay Area Action, and I thought I’d archive it here in the journal. I did survive the 42-mile ride. I don’t, unfortunately, remember how much I raised. A little personal spam from your friend Mark don’t-hate-me-it’s-a-good-cause […]

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Where have all the citations gone?

Bay Area Action and its later incarnation as Acterra. For a few years I wrote and/or edited weekly email newsletters and action alerts. I started doing this for the Headwaters Forest Project at BAA, then created a weekly EcoCalendar of events all around the Bay Area, and later founded Acterra’s first general email newsletter. During […]

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The Gap’s “4 Kids by Kids” clothing line

Okay, if you don’t get it, here are a couple clues: A) It’s the Onion (if you still don’t get that, I can’t help you, you just have to come out from under the rock you’ve been living under for the past 15 years and experience the Onion yourself). B) The Gap uses sweatshop labor. […]

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BAA History Project

I made some updates over at the BAA History Project.

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