Tag: shift happens

Here’s to a better 2021 — and an even better 2200

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It wasn’t the fireworks. It wasn’t watching Donald Trump board a helicopter for the last time, leaving the White House grounds. It wasn’t even knowing that the U.S. had rejoined the Paris climate agreement and that Joe Biden had revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office (both vital […]

Here’s looking at you, 2021

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Hey there, 2020 was a year of big change. A pandemic. An impeachment. A racial-justice uprising. Record-high temperatures. A smash-hit period drama about chess. Devastating wildfires and smoke. The puppy my family and I got the other week. An election. Some of these changes were expected, many of them were not. For me, the most […]

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

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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

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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’

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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

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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 […]

1,000 reasons not to lose every shred of hope

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Hey there, With all the bad news in the headlines, it’s easy to overlook the good stuff. But this weekend, I’m happy to bring you something truly heartening: I’d like you to meet the 2020 Grist 50 Fixers — your new heroes, and our fifth cohort of emerging sustainability leaders. What fresh faces and fierce […]

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

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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 […]