What's up & what's gone down :: November 2010

cat looking back at itself in mirror
A mostly monthly but forever occasional round-up of what I've been up to and what I plan to be. For full credits and details, see this entry.

Colleen of the future (places I'll be)

Colleen of the Past (stuff I did you might not know about)

  • TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch I attended as an audience member, not a speaker, because I know squattale about the issues. But this info-rich and inspiring event moved me to learn more, and to take action. There should be videos up from the day soon; I especially recommend Long Beach Vice-Mayor Suja Lowenthal's talk on the costs and imperatives of cleaning up a downstream city, Beth Terry's "My Plastic-Free Life," and student activist Jordan Howard's talk on her transformation from studious but self-involved teen to outspoken catalyst for change. (Hey! All ladies, whaddya know?) Out of many excellent talks, these three did an exceptional job of delivering information in a compelling way that made me want to jump up and take action. (Poetry lovers, you will adore Ellyn Maybe's delightful poem!)

Colleen of the Present (ongoing projects)


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