If you haven’t seen Majora Carter’s presentation from February’s TED conference, you should (you’ll need Flash).
She started Sustainable South Bronx a few years ago, and works for environmental/social justice and sustainablility in a common-sense, pro-development way (she has "embraced her inner capitalist" in her words).
She makes scads of sense, and tells a great story. You’d have to be pretty thick-headed not to give what she says some creedence, and pretty hard-hearted not to be moved by her story. She’s kind of along the lines of the new, hip environmentalists I posted about before. People like this are harder and harder to ignore, because a lot of them don’t look like extremists anymore.
Speaking of people who are making more and more sense, I’ll probably go see Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth if I get the chance. Anyone want to come with?
I was hoping to see Al-G’s movie if it comes to a theatre in The Fort. I’m interested in what information, if any, is said about ethanol. Living in the Midwest, I’d have to be crazy to mention (out loud) some studies have found to produce one unit of ethanol, it will require an equal amount of fossil fuel. I have a couple more articles to read from both sides before I have a clearer picture. It’s so easy to ‘jump on the band wagon’ when the tune is about your family’s livelyhood, that taking a step back can be like swimming upstream for awhile.