Stronger Than the Ocean?

Text & Photos by K. Cecchini If going down the shore is a rite of passage in New Jersey, then owning a piece of it is a dream. So how do you convince homeowners to return their seaside fantasy to Mother Nature before she sends the repo man? Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating stormContinue reading “Stronger Than the Ocean?”

Inconvenient Truths of a Silent Spring

In our series on female leaders on the environment, we look today at Rachel Carson who ironically died from complications of breast cancer two years after the publication of her landmark book on a well known carcinogen. In 1962, Rachel Carson angered the chemical companies when she wove environmental and health concerns in Silent Spring.Continue reading “Inconvenient Truths of a Silent Spring”

Inconvenient Truths…

Long before Al Gore brought us an Inconvenient Truth, men -and women- were sounding alarms about the human impact on our environs. Today, there are vocal men that I laud for becoming the faces of climate concern, such as Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, but what about the ladies? Of course, nothing fromContinue reading “Inconvenient Truths…”

Ford’s Dirty Laundry

Indigenous representatives from around the world brought their environmental concerns to the Climate Change March in New York this past September. I will admit my own ignorance to the environmental issues that the Ramapough Lenape have been experiencing just beyond New York City. One of the greatest hazards the tribe has been facing is theContinue reading “Ford’s Dirty Laundry”

Pentagon Identifies Climate Change as Threat (…Shocker)

Text by K. Cecchini According to his Department, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel identified climate change as a threat at the Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas today in Peru. Hagel asserted that climate change is likely to aggravate present issues such as infectious diseases, drought and failure which can be a slippery slopeContinue reading “Pentagon Identifies Climate Change as Threat (…Shocker)”

Dear Climate, How do I Love Thee?

“Dear Climate” Marina Zurkow, Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl and Oliver Kellhammer powerHouse Books window display 41 Main Street, (DUMBO) Brooklyn, NY 11201 Click here for more information and FREE images. Text & Photo by K. Cecchini  @tonightatdawn Images by Marina Zurkow, Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl and Oliver Kellhammer who encourage you to freely distribute them.Continue reading “Dear Climate, How do I Love Thee?”

People’s Climate March: Part 2: The South Bronx to Bangladesh

Text & Photos by K. Cecchini @tonightatdawn 310,000 marchers strong in NYC alone, the People’s Climate March was way more than the sum of “tree-huggers” in tie-dye and Crocs. Stretching organizer’s dreams, the Marchers lined up along Central Park West for 33 city blocks and the diverse group represented nearly every corner of our nationContinue reading “People’s Climate March: Part 2: The South Bronx to Bangladesh”

The People’s Climate March: Part 1: Mary Robinson (UN Envoy)

Text and Photos by K. Cecchini @tonightatdawn “We can’t do business as usual with a little bit of green attached,” the first female president of Ireland said during the media’s 15 minute playdate with notable figures at the People’s Climate March. Ms. Mary Robinson emphasized that it makes economic sense for every government to makeContinue reading “The People’s Climate March: Part 1: Mary Robinson (UN Envoy)”

Climate Change: The Present and Future Tenses

Text and Photo by Kimberly Cecchini “We’ve all proven that we can’t be trusted with the future tense. We’ve all been asked, don’t you want to leave a better Earth for your grandchildren and we all have collectively responded,” John Oliver punctuates our collective insolence with a shrug, “eh, f— ’em”. Human nature is shortsighted;Continue reading “Climate Change: The Present and Future Tenses”