• Awaiting the sunrise  on the trek from Xela to Atitlan.
    Marathon in the Mountains
    July 23, 2012, No comments

    Recently in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, I had the opportunity to be up close and personal with a great changemaker organization called Escuela de la Calle (School of the Street), a school [...]

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    Why We Hike
    July 16, 2012, No comments

    This short documentary centers around a volunteer guide at Quetzaltrekkers, a trekking organization in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, that puts all of its profits towards Escuela de la Calle and El [...]

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    Digitizing Good
    February 4, 2012, 1 Comment

    Right now I’m on the ground in Thailand with Actuality Media, working with crews on short films. I’ve met a lot of locals from Southeast Asia so far – in [...]

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    Plainly Good Bicycles
    October 21, 2011, No comments

    Bicycling is, for so many reasons, my favorite mode of transportation. To make a bicycle takes less resources than it does to make a car, to use a bicycle takes [...]

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    Seeding Farms in Big Cities
    August 22, 2011, 1 Comment

    Last year on a visit to southern Egypt, I careened my neck left and right as I searched both sides of the Nile for the great wheat fields that once [...]

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    A Changemaker With Real Soul
    August 11, 2011, 1 Comment

    Last month I visited a micro-village called La Prusia on the outskirts of Granada, Nicaragua. The village, supported by changemakers from Casas de Esperanza, has a growing community of clean, [...]

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    Food For Life
    July 19, 2011, Comments Off on Food For Life

      On your last trip to the grocery store you may have noticed a new name in the nutrition bar section, or a new logo on your way through the [...]

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    Striding Through the Sea(weed) of Change
    June 27, 2011, No comments

    Farming is the most common form of work outside the industrialized nations, and on every continent there are changemaker organizations working to help farmers – help with their resources, their [...]