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22 – Rory Varrato: The Extinction Rebellion Calls For Action

Rory Varrato is a co-founder of the NYC chapter of the Extinction Rebellion. He, and his organization, recognize that we are quickly facing a point of no return with regard to humanity, our place on the planet, and Earth’s climate. It is a crisis. The current economic and political structures are failing and we have…

20 – Sarah Evans: Dig a Water Well, Make Magic Happen

One Sunday I went out to lunch with my girlfriend. In and of itself, not such an unusual thing to do on the weekend, however during that meal, a friend sitting at a neighboring table introduced me to Sarah Evans. She very well could be one of the most inspirational women I have ever met.…

19 – Wei-Tai Kwok – Inspired To Do More

Wei-Tai Kwok went out to a movie with his wife. Little did he know that it would change his life. Inspired by the Oscar winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, Wei-Tai left the theater realizing that he had the ability, and the desire, to do more to make a difference in addressing a problem that was…

15 – Sara Goddard and Rye Sustainability Committee (FCWC Part 2 sort of)

Sara Goddard is a local activist residing in Rye, NY. She organized and led an effort to eliminate single use bags in her town, being instrumental in forming the Rye Sustainability Committee. Getting rid of plastic bags and drastically reducing paper bags is certainly an admirable accomplishment. What is even more remarkable is that way…

12 – Jeff Gracer tells us what NYC is doing about our climate

Jeff Gracer is an Environmental lawyer, former head of the Environment Committee of the NY Bar Association and co-Founder of the New York City Climate Action Alliance. Not only does Jeff know a lot about the environment and our laws, but he knows how the system works and understands that we have all the tools…