This blog is a bit of an archive for various musings I’ve had since I began climate-related work in 2006, first at Climate Changers, a nonprofit my wife Kirsten and I started to make it easy and rewarding for people to reduce their impact on the climate, and then at Post Carbon Institute, where I now work. On occasion, I use this blog to post things of a more personal nature that don’t really belong at postcarbon.org or energybulletin.net.
I became the Executive Director of Post Carbon Institute in October 2008, after having served as the manager of our Relocalization Network program. I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in various capacities. Prior to joining Post Carbon Institute, I founded Climate Changers, an organization that inspires people to reduce their impact on the climate by focusing on simple and achievable actions anyone can take. Some of my previous roles include:
- Partnership Director at Plugged In, an organization working in East Palo Alto, California that connects individuals and cultivates minds by creating the opportunity to produce, express, and contribute using technology;
- International Production Coordinator at Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, which created the largest video archive in the world, containing more than 52,000 interviews conducted in 56 countries around the world;
- Youth Manager at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, which engaged more than 800 teens a year in community service and education about social and environmental issues; and
- Ghostwriter of the autobiography of a Polish Holocaust survivor who fought as a partisan in the forests of Belarus.
I received my B.A. in Creative Writing from The Colorado College in 1996.
I live in Santa Rosa, CA with my wife and two sons. I was born in the Netherlands and have lived in Israel, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Connecticut, Colorado, and California.