Part Two: What To Do About Our Planetary Pickle? The Answer(s) Could Be Blowing in the Texas Wind!

Part Two: What To Do About Our Planetary Pickle? The Answer(s) Could Be Blowing in the Texas Wind!

Until I attended America’s largest Earth Day Expo and its parallel EARTHxFilm Festival in Dallas two weeks ago, I had no idea that Texas was America’s top wind power state. Oil state? Of course. Full of gas? Guess so. But wind, who knew? I’m from California—the San Francisco Bay Area to be exact—living in a green bubble, though even we are not nearly as eco-savvy as we could be and people might presume. Let’s face it, when it comes ...
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When the “Fair and Balanced” Network Surprises

When the “Fair and Balanced” Network Surprises

It was an extraordinary moment one week ago on April 2: Chris Wallace of Fox News—a media entity that has denigrated climate science and climate activism for years—turning up the heat on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for the latter’s disavowal of the scientific verdict on climate change. Obviously, Wallace won’t be joining 350.org anytime soon; the Fox News Sunday host also has a long history of casting doubt on climate science, and pointedly refused to ask any questions about climate ...
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Rooted In Peace Is Rooted In Hope: A Time for Action

Rooted In Peace Is Rooted In Hope: A Time for Action

Greg Reitman is indeed the right man to make this sweet and poignant film at just the right time—amidst a current backdrop of political bitterness, unprecedented national divisiveness and bellicose buildup of military might at the expense of public health and our environment. Although Donald Trump was not yet on the political scene when Rooted In Peace was conceived and produced, his presidency and dark values loom in stark contrast to the movie’s primary message of the need for peace, ...
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My First Sundance: A Bright Ray of Light in a Storm of Darkness

My First Sundance: A Bright Ray of Light in a Storm of Darkness

It has only been two weeks since I returned from Sundance and already I can hardly wait until next year, although it’s hard to imagine anything matching the drama and spectacle of SFF 2017. And that’s just from what happened outside the theaters. At the closing Awards Ceremony Festival Director John Cooper said, “This has been one of the wildest, wackiest and most rewarding in recent memory. From a new government to the independently organized Women’s March on Main, to ...
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