Stories about People

July 12, 2019

Interview of the Week: Jim Richards, CEO Milkadamia

Jim Richards is the CEO of Milkadamia, the maker of plant-based, vegan macadamia milk and products produced through regenerative farming techniques. ODP: What are the barriers that prevent regenerative farming from being used more widely? JR: The interest in...

July 11, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Jay Inslee and Lil Nas X

Let’s collab @LilNasX. https://t.co/94KCj3mL9q — Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) July 6, 2019 We’d love to see what a collab between Gov. Jay Insee and rapper Lil Nas X would look like but more than that it’s great to see artists using their platform to talk...

July 9, 2019

Hawaii’s Beaches Get a Helping Hand

Hoola One, a machine developed by mechanical engineering students at the Université de Sherbrooke, is being used to clean up one of Hawaii’s dirtiest beaches by filtering out microplastics. As Atlas Obscura explained, Kamilo Beach was formerly a lovely white sand...

July 2, 2019

Great Reads — Over and Under

If you are looking for a good read this long weekend, you cannot go wrong with “The Overstory,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Powers that is a wonderful naturalists’ guide to trees of the U.S. hidden in a novel about iconic American...

June 28, 2019

Interview of the Week: Andrei Cherny

Andrei Cherny is the founder and CEO of the online bank Aspiration. As CNN reported, “Aspiration is specifically marketing itself as an alternative to dissatisfied Wells Fargo customers. The California startup has a website urging customers to “switch...

June 27, 2019

Climate Protests Heating Up this Summer

Although in 2018, the New York Times had published 795 articles relating to climate issues, protestors last week with the Extinction Rebellion (the same group responsible for massive protests recently in London) called for a change in the rhetoric the NYT uses in its...

June 25, 2019

Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company.  Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement...

June 21, 2019

Millennials Week Recap

We wanted to thank all of our interviewees this week for their thoughtful answers about why they’re fighting for our planet and more equitable circumstances for all people. This generation often gets accused of being entitled and self-centered but this interview...