Pictured above: Michael Lai, a Hong Kong activist with 350.org, in front of the famous Star Ferry Activists often struggle at the borders of hope and despair, fraught by the seeming indifference of the public and the necessary limitations of pragmatism. Here, Michael Lai, a Hong Kong activist currently involved with the local 350.org chapter, weaves together stories … Continue reading Cassandra: Thoughts on Climate and Credulity from a Hong Kong Activist
Justine Zhang’s (张婷) workshop is well hidden. In the middle of downtown Jishou, the bustling capital of an autonomous minority prefecture in western Hunan, China, her converted garage-door storage space is tucked away in a shaded side alley. Set back from the chattering masses of vendors and pedestrians, its presence barely registers from the street. … Continue reading Rosaries, Small Business, and the Environment: Justine’s Story
This is a message to everyone who’s followed me so far. I’m currently about 2 months from the end of a year of teaching in Hunan Province in China—and two months away from the wide open road. This summer, I’ll bike more than 2,500 km across China in the first phase of the project that … Continue reading T-minus 2 Months: My Climate Story, A Sketch of My Message
This post provided by Lauren Herbert, my dear mother, who spent the month of April working as a volunteer physician at ASRI in Borneo. Updated to reflect corrections about HIH and ASRI’s collaborative relationship and plans for the future. It is hard to make out the objects in this photo. Two children of the forest … Continue reading Climate Story #2: Health and Environment Intertwine in Borneo
This is Maia, Forrest’s sister. I’m an art major at Whitman College. I want to share something I’ve made with you instead of sharing all the words I have in my head about global warming. I have far too much to say in one post, and I want to mix things up. This series of … Continue reading Guest Post: A zine, for your viewing.
There are places in this world that never lose their new-penny sheen. You can stand there and drink them with your eyes, your brain flooded with beauty, but when you turn from them the experience washes away. When you look again, they’re new, and you’re no closer to understanding what you see. Tiger-Leaping Gorge（虎跳峡） is one such … Continue reading Tall mountains, fast friends, and my first climate story