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Photo featured in LA Times

My photo of redwood seedlings has been featured on the Los Angeles Times’ website, alongside another holiday gift guide and mention of Save the Redwoods League.

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Small picture in Alaska Airlines magazine

One of my pictures is featured in this month’s Alaska Airlines Magazine alongside a blurb about Save the Redwood League’s Plant a Redwood Seedling program. It was part of the magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide, in the section about cause-related gifts. It’s just a tiny picture, but it’s one of my favorites, so I’m glad they […]

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WMxqrRkFRU] Redwoods: The Tallest TreesPhotographer Nick Nichols spent a year planning the nearly impossible: a top-to-bottom photograph of a 300-foot-tall redwood tree, featured in a five-page fold-out in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine. It’s on newsstands now. Buy it! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxx2KcPWWZg] Amazing new design technologyWhoah, I need this app! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21OH0wlkfbc] Bert and Ernie tries […]

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Public acceptance of evolutionA sobering and shameful look at our backward nation. Who makes the paper grade?In a new report card from ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance, FedEx Office and Office Depot get high marks for avoiding paper from endangered and controversial sources while Amazon.com, Costco, Target, and others get D and F grades. Download […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTY8-XPhTzQ] Joss Whedon on HumanismThe popular writer and director of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” fame recently received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism, previously awarded to people such as writer Salman Rushdie and Greg Graffin of the punk band Bad Religion. The above five-minute snippet comes from his speech which was […]

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Who’s been naughty this year in the direct mail industry?

ForestEthics has released its annual Naughty/Nice List, their report on the direct mail industry and who’s been playing nice in the past year (phasing out their print catalogs, for example), and who’s been naughty (being secretive about the source of their paper, for example). If you shop at or receive catalogs from any of these […]

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Does your pencil manufacturer get an A or an F?

Maybe you don’t even use pencils anymore. But millions of schoolchildren have been heading back to school this month, stocked with packs of brand new pencils. Most pencils are made from unsustainably harvested wood. Worse yet, many are made from some of the most endangered forests in the West, the Sierra Nevada. But there are […]

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Urge Sierra Pacific to be a better corporate citizen

Sierra Pacific Industries plans to cut down a million acres of California’s forests in the next 50 years. SPI is one of the biggest landowners in California and owns most of the forest lands in the Sierra. Our forests are not all parks, like most American believe. SPI has one of the worst environmental records […]

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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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Junk mailers pay less for postage than you do – a lot less

While individuals now pay 42¢ to mail a regular letter, direct mail marketers have once again been granted a much lower rate by the government bureaucrats who make up the rules. It costs just as little as 14¢ to mail one of those credit card offers you got twelve of yesterday. ForestEthics.org believes junk mailers […]

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