Displace Me: Leave Your Home to Send a Message

Posted on April 11, 2007 Under Life

Last year I wrote about the Invisible Children in war torn Uganda. Josh was moved and immediately pledged his support. On April 28th, in 15 cities across the U.S., thousands of people are leaving their homes for camps in a…

Continue Reading →

Chucks + Ramones + (RED)

Posted on April 7, 2007 Under Fashion

I know I haven't been the nicest person to the (RED) campaign lately, but when you boil it all down, I do appreciate the gesture behind (RED), and lets face it-- it has paved the way for some pretty great…

Continue Reading →

41 Pounds: No More Junk Mail!

Posted on March 31, 2007 Under Life

I followed a reader tip to 41pounds.org, and was delighted to read about this junk mail battling organization. I hate junk mail more than anything-- every time I open my mailbox and it's overflowing with crap, I can't help but…

Continue Reading →

The Love Movement

Posted on March 30, 2007 Under Art

If any of our readers are in need of a nice dose of warm fuzzies this weekend, we suggest checking out The Love Movement, a collective of artists, designers, teachers and architects newly located in L.A. The formerly Philly-based group…

Continue Reading →

Sea Of People: NYC

Posted on March 20, 2007 Under Life

On April 14th, join the masses and head to Battery Park in NYC to participate in the Sea of People, an event which is part of the Step It Up 2007 Campaign, and which has both an environmental activism component…

Continue Reading →

Pii: Building Peace Through Children

Posted on March 9, 2007 Under Life

The Peace Initiatives Institute is using a mix of TV advertising, animation, and activism to make a difference in regions dealing with social strife. It's the first organization to combine TV ads with comprehensive in-class teaching to teach young children…

Continue Reading →

(LESS) vs. (RED) Update

Posted on March 5, 2007 Under Life

A week or so ago, I wrote about the (LESS) campaign-- a 'buy less crap' response to the well-intentioned but mostly ineffective (RED) campaign to which the likes of Bono, Oprah, the Gap and Apple have subscribed. I want to…

Continue Reading →

(LESS) Campaign: Donate Without Consuming

Posted on February 27, 2007 Under Life

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate how big corporations like Gap are turing sales into helpful donations to great causes through the (RED) campaign; I think (RED) has been successful from a wide-spread outreach standpoint. But I also really appreciate…

Continue Reading →

The Feral Robotic Dog Project

Posted on February 26, 2007 Under Life

Natalie Jeremijenko, a loved and non-traditional professor at UCSD (and previously, Yale), has brought her amazing Feral Robotic Dog project to the West coast. This awesomely creative and interesting experiment has students transform old toy robotic dogs into toxin-sniffing, pollution…

Continue Reading →

Carbon Neutral Journal

Posted on February 22, 2007 Under Life

This isn't a post about sneakers, sorry; although Keith Peters did work as a Nike executive for 17 years, where he founded nike.com. Now residing in Jackson Hole, WY, where he runs his own communications company, Keith woke up in…

Continue Reading →