Talk about one of the hardest working guys in the news business. In spite of the fact that Erik has already entered the new economy, holding down five different jobs simultaneously — he’s a web designer, English teacher at a local college, on his town’s City Council, a PR consultant, and a writer for a Buddhist organization — he still manages to oversee the all-volunteer Transition Voice, serves on several boards, and still gets out to mow with a scythe in the local community garden.
Where does he find the time?
Putting others first
Well, as his wife I can say that Erik is a constant living example of “be the change you wish to see in the world.” He’s the first person to step up to the plate if he can, whether to help make a better, kinder world, or just to lift horse manure for a local vegetable garden planting. But it’s not just his helpfulness, kindness, and readiness that make him such a wonderful person to love and work with.
His mind is also ever at the ready, taking on weighty subjects that effect us all in deep and important ways. All that, and yet he’s got a great sense of humor, too, as you can see in the Global Warming Truth Index below.
Here’s just a small sampling of some of Erik’s “greatest hits” from his writing over nearly three years at Transition Voice (and here’s his full archive). I think you’ll agree that you can’t get this kind of writing everywhere, and that it deserves support to help make it easiest for him to create the time for this kind of work.
- Emancipating Slaves Then and Now
- Cut Off From Society Sports Become Junk
- Empathy: Our Strongest Weapon Against Climate Change?
- It’s Official: Peak Oil Came in 2006
- Solar Power, The Teddy Bear of Energy Sources
- Noah’s Ark: No Kind of Escape Plan
- You Can Love City Hall
- How we can, and why we must, overthrow Big Oil
- Peak Oil Angst and the Lure of Technotopia
- Fighting Corporate Power Since 1776
- And of course, The Global Warming Truth Index
There are many more pieces he’s written for Transition Voice, so please check his archive.
I hope you’ll agree that Transition Voice is putting out some of the most original, thought-provoking and even entertaining writing on the topics of energy, global warming, and global economic crisis out there and that supporting our publication with your donation is a good thing to do. So please donate today and/or drop Erik a line wishing him a very happy — and maybe even relaxing (take a day off, fella!) birthday!
–Lindsay Curren, Transition Voice