Puerto Rico is a mess. Or if it’s not, as Tommy Lee Jones observed in the movie No Place for Old Men, “It’ll do til the mess arrives.” That was a dark movie, and this is a dark time for 3.5 million American citizens. While Puerto Rico is not a state, its residents are Americans.Continue reading Elon: Puerto Rico Needs You
In my previous blog (June 2, 2017), I quoted a verse from the Hebrew Bible: “But now ask the beasts to teach you” (Job 12:7) and suggested that it provides a universal, ethical rationale for preserving biodiversity. More specifically, I proposed that animals have something to teach us about regenerative environmental relationships. In this blog,Continue reading The Ethics of Preserving Biodiversity: African Animals & Environmental Regeneration in the Anthropocene (Part II)
When flood waters rose in Houston and Hurricane Harvey spread eastward to already battered regions of the Gulf coast, the urgent priority was preservation of life, evacuation of those threatened and long-term care of the displaced. The unfolding tragedy that is Harvey has already killed dozens, with more to come. Cost estimates rose from $30Continue reading Sue the Bastards
The sense of dread was a chill that spread recognition that things are fixing to get a great deal worse. A tiny mention on my morning news feed reported that someone, likely the Russians, had successfully hacked the Wolf Creek nuclear plant in Burlington Kansas. And a dozen other power plants. Operators rushed to reassureContinue reading Shining Some Sun on Nuclear Nightmares
Who among us has not cursed their job? Regardless, few of us would like to lose it. It remains the ultimate luxury to be able, as the country song says, to tell your boss to “take this job and shove it.” But soon most jobs may tell us to shove it. Before then, we mightContinue reading Take This Job…Well Not So Fast
As many of our readers know, the Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development Institute (SEED) at Regis University focuses on fostering the development of vibrant and resilient cities where all citizens can thrive. During our first year, we have advanced this mission through research, high-impact programming, and the development of an array of online tools thatContinue reading Regenerative Urban Development at the Regis University College of Business & Economics
Satao, a magnificent bull elephant, lived in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. He was one of the few remaining “big tuskers,” a group of elephants whose tusks weigh over 100 pounds apiece. But even among these giants, Satao stood out; his massive tusks reached a length of six and a half feet long and touchedContinue reading The Ethics of Preserving Biodiversity: African Animals & Environmental Regeneration in the Anthropocene (Part I)
As I write, the U.S. Administration is announcing that it is leaving the Paris Climate Accord. The environmental and business communities are outraged. Advocates of withdrawal claim that it will put America first. Little could be further from the truth.
Urbanization, in and of itself, is not a bad thing for the environment. In over-developed countries like the United States, it can even be said that urban life is more environmentally sustainable than living in a rural area surrounded by forests and wildflowers. Urban living concentrates human impacts and leaves more land open for wildlifeContinue reading Lake Victoria and How Urbanization is Happening in Uganda
I was there when we transformed the economy. Were you? It happened 15 – 17 May 2017 at the Regenerative Future Summit. Held in Boulder, Colorado, the Summit featured leading thinkers in the new economy, CEOs, activists and 300 citizens gathered to create a Regenerative Economy.