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What’s the plural of phoenix?

What’s the plural of phoenix?

Hey there, “In order to rise from its own ashes,” science fiction writer Octavia Butler once wrote, “the phoenix first must burn.” We are doing just that — here on the West Coast, at least, where massive wildfires are destroying lives and livelihoods, and even those of us out of direct harm’s way are waking […]

Big businesses may be turning over a new (green) leaf

Big businesses may be turning over a new (green) leaf

Hey there, Imagine a leading oil company cutting fossil-fuel production by 40 percent. Or a tech giant wiping out all the carbon it’s ever emitted. Or a wildly popular, multi-gazillion-dollar electronics maker switching to low-carbon materials. These kinds of shifts could have a major impact on our climate crisis, right? Too bad they’re so far-fetched. […]

Staying connected in the time of COVID

Staying connected in the time of COVID

Hey there, We started Fix with the goal of connecting people and connecting the dots among issues. This pandemic hasn’t changed that ambition. What it has done is make us think harder about how to connect, and helped us redefine what connection really means. For example, instead of bringing Fixers together for scrumptious meals or […]

What does the future of transportation look like?

Hey there, We’re seeing so many radical shifts in our society this year, it’s hard to keep up with it all. One thing I’ve been following closely, as a lifelong and diehard mobility geek, is the changes in the transportation sector. In the past few months, we’ve been on a wild ride. During the lockdown, […]

‘That’s why we work so hard to change these dynamics’

‘That’s why we work so hard to change these dynamics’

Dear friend, I stand with those working so hard, and often risking so much, to dismantle our country’s racist, anti-black underpinnings. The work of tackling climate change is inextricably linked to the work of combating racism in all its forms. We have to rebuild, repair, and heal our social systems and our natural systems alike […]

Why local food matters — especially during a pandemic

Why local food matters — especially during a pandemic

Hey there, A few years ago, our local land trust scraped together the money to buy 12 acres of a former berry farm in town, ensuring that the land would remain in production and be protected in perpetuity. Since then, the farm has become a source of fresh produce for our schools, the local food […]

Skip the holiday rush this year — for the planet’s sake

Skip the holiday rush this year — for the planet’s sake

Hey there, It’s that time of year again! Time for holiday cheer, good dark beer, and spending all your freakin’ money getting laptop-friendly bath trays rush-delivered to your house. The off-putting thought of me writing this newsletter from the tub is in service of an actual, serious point: The holidays are coming, and with them […]