The POCACITO Blog

Unity House Detroit – with Eric Douglas and Alex Kwon

September 27, 2021 ,,Comments Off on Unity House Detroit – with Eric Douglas and Alex Kwon

Eric Douglas and Alex Kwon are community organizers and sustainability professionals with Graft Living Detroit. They create high-value solutions rooted in sustainability and environmental justice. 

POCACITO German-American Summer Academy on Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change in Mississippi

May 16, 2021Comments Off on POCACITO German-American Summer Academy on Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change in Mississippi

From July 12 to 16, youth from Germany and Mississippi will meet online and explore how to preserve coastal biodiversity and how to protect the coasts and coastal ecosystems against the impacts of climate change. They will hear from scientists in Germany and Mississippi and run their own investigative projects….

Regenerating Sonora: Applying Regenerative Principles and Practices

April 8, 2021 ,Comments Off on Regenerating Sonora: Applying Regenerative Principles and Practices

with special guest Christopher Casillas. POCACITO met Chris when visiting Superior, Arizona in 2019. We are so glad to have him join us online. Regeneration goes well-beyond agriculture. See how a small Arizona town is using regenerative principles and practices to better serve life in their community. By the end of this…

Public Art: What is it Good For?

March 8, 2021 Comments Off on Public Art: What is it Good For?

with Stein Wexler “if social agencies have failed, then art is obliged to step in” Nato Thompson, Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art: 1991-2011 How can we leverage public art as a tool for social change and community sustainability?  In this conversation we’ll discuss not only what public art is and…

In Memoriam John Wackman

January 21, 2021 ,Comments Off on In Memoriam John Wackman

Some of you joined us on January 8 for a webinar on Repair Cafés and the book Repair Revolution where we wanted to hear from the two authors Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman. Only than John wasn’t there. I am very saddened to tell you that John Wackman died that…

Running for Office: Why Climate Candidates Should Run for Local Government

November 23, 2020 Comments Off on Running for Office: Why Climate Candidates Should Run for Local Government

The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. State and local governments are central to the fight on climate change, especially in the face of the Trump administration’s denial of the crisis and rollbacks of Obama-era climate policies. We need energetic leaders who know how to urgently address…

Growing – Feeding – Building Community

November 17, 2020 ,,,Comments Off on Growing – Feeding – Building Community

In on urban food workshop on December 12, 2020, we developed solutions that empower communities and the individual, covering how to grow food, how to prepare nourishing meals and how to build community. With the current social climate, it has become imperative that the lack of food access is addressed….

eDEN – ecodesign DENver: Better Streets for All

November 3, 2020 Comments Off on eDEN – ecodesign DENver: Better Streets for All

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, to create more space for personal mobility, dining and socializing while still practicing 6-foot distancing, the City and County of Denver has temporarily expanded public infrastructure into the public right-of-way on select streets throughout the city. With about 10 miles of roadway turned back…

How to overcome the challenges of online shopping, 11/4/20

October 19, 2020Comments Off on How to overcome the challenges of online shopping, 11/4/20

With the spread of COVID-19, online shopping has seen a massive increase across the globe. Online retail has spurred a massive growth of packaging in recycling streams, but also is a growing contributor to air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and congestion. This is true just as well in the United States…

The Sustainability Profession: What’s Next?

October 13, 2020Comments Off on The Sustainability Profession: What’s Next?

The sustainability profession was changing before Covid came along. Now it’s changing even more. Strategies we are used to (e.g. transit) are being replaced by new ones (e.g. telecommuting). Stand-alone sustainability offices and plans are disappearing. Integration is the new order of the day. We’ll review these changes and discuss…