Author: Max

  • ATLANTIS hybrid transatlantic youth summer academy on climate protection and adaptation to climate change | July 11-15, 2022

    (deutsche Version weiter unten) ATLANTIS 2022 connects youth from the Atlanta area in the United States with youth in the Ruhr Valley in Germany through an immersive training program. Participants learn about climate change, and biodiversity loss and health and learn how to address these two challenges, both at the local level and in a…

  • 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. 

  • 2021 Hybrid German-American Summer Academy on Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change in Mississippi

    From July 12 to 16 2021, youth from Germany and Mississippi met online and explored how to preserve coastal biodiversity and how to protect the coasts and coastal ecosystems against the impacts of climate change. They heard from scientists in Germany and Mississippi and ran their own investigative projects. POCACITO, Mississippi State University’s Coastal Conservation…

  • 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 talk, you’ll be able to…

  • 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 what public art can do,…

  • 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 Friday morning. I would like…

  • 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 the joint problems of climate…

  • Growing – Feeding – Building Community

    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. And this is not just…

  • 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 over to people, Eric and…

  • 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 as in Europe. Experts and…