Ecocentricity Blog

Ecocentricity Blog

A bi-monthly blog by John Lanier, director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and grandson of the late Ray C. Anderson.  Musings from John as he manages the private family foundation that keeps Ray's legacy alive. Subscribe here.

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Is Patagonia the Rabbit or the Duck: Why It's Okay to Answer “Both”
John Lanier takes a deep-dive into exactly how Yvon Chouinard gave away his ownership of Patagonia earlier this month. As John notes, the details matter, and they show that Chouinard was both acting philanthropically and in a way that minimized his tax liability.
Sep 28, 2022 9:30 AM ET
Unpacking the Latest Heat Wave in the West
The recent heat wave that struck California and other parts of the west highlights how big of a challenge these weather events already are. As climate change worsens, so too will heat waves. That’s bad news for humans, and it’s bad news for the stability of the electric grids.
Sep 14, 2022 9:30 AM ET
Shifting the Burden of Proof: Why It's Now On the Fossil Fuel Industry to Defend Itself
After many decades of research and advocacy, the climate movement has carried its burden of proof in showing how detrimental the fossil fuel industry has been. It’s now time for the fossil fuel industry to justify its role in our future economy, and I don’t think it looks good for them.
Aug 24, 2022 9:30 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Our Climate Solution Set: The Latest from Project Drawdown
Climate is in the news right now, which seems like the perfect time to revisit Project Drawdown’s trailblazing work in modeling our most effective climate solutions. In their latest update, we get 11 new solutions and some other updates that might surprise you.
Aug 17, 2022 9:30 AM ET
Sailing the Salish Sea, and Why We Should Think Carefully About the Salmon We Buy
My wife and I had an amazing experience off the coast of Vancouver, and it was an experience that taught me a lot about an endangered species and how the salmon we buy contributes to the problem.
Aug 10, 2022 9:30 AM ET

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