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Best Music of 2015

I love year end lists. Love reading them, love writing them. Something about listing music in particular captures the spirit of the year in a bottle. [...]

December 16, 2015 Arts & Culture
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After Paris Climate Summit, it’s Time for the Wealthy to Step Up

Climate negotiations wrapping up this week in Paris mark an unprecedented moment of global action and momentum on climate change. They also reveal our utter, collective failure on the issue. That combination only reaffirms that now is the time for [...]

December 10, 2015 Science & Environment
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Sorry Bill Gates, But Billions for Energy Research Is Not How to Win the Climate Battle

Originally published in Inside Philanthropy, December 4, 2015. [...]

December 4, 2015 Science & Environment
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The Chaos Behind Closed Doors: Zero History, The Cabinet & airbnb

Originally published on Blue Ant, August 31, 2015.  Victorian English literature is filled with angst about what chaos lies behind proper and unassuming exteriors. In Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Marlow says Brussels always reminds him of a “whited sepulchre,” a [...]

October 31, 2015 Arts & Culture
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A New Program Is Using Yoga to Enhance Social Work

Originally published at Boston Magazine online, September 3, 2015. [...]

October 31, 2015 Arts & Culture, Science & Environment
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A Pitch to Billionaire Climate Donors: You Made the Pledge; Let’s Get To It

Originally published in Inside Philanthropy on October 12, 2015. [...]

October 12, 2015 Science & Environment
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NY Parks Lawsuit Challenges Privatization of Public Spaces

Originally published July 2, 2015 on Inside Philanthropy.  When news broke about Barry Diller’s plan for a new park and entertainment venue to hover over the Hudson River, we were among the voices saying that it goes too far. Now [...]

July 2, 2015 Science & Environment
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A Call for Diversity Data Is Met With Silence by Many Green Funders

Originally published July 1, 2015 on Inside Philanthropy. An initiative to get nonprofits and foundations to publicize diversity stats is building momentum. But green funders are lagging, prompting some of the biggest players in the sector to urge others to [...]

July 1, 2015 Science & Environment
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For Surdna, Infrastructure is Where Sustainability and Justice Cross Paths

Originally published June 26, 2015 on Inside Philanthropy. Infrastructure. It’s not exactly the first word that comes to mind when you think of environmental grantmaking. [...]

June 26, 2015 Science & Environment
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Free the 990! Why Searchable Tax Forms Are Way More Important Than They Sound

Originally published on Inside Philanthropy on June 22, 2015. Named one of the Five Best Ideas of the Day by The Aspen Institute, cross-posted on Time.  One rabble rouser has been trying to get the IRS to make individual nonprofit [...]

June 22, 2015 Science & Environment