I've been working with the Sustainability Media Lab at Columbia University and recently attended the launch of Jeffrey Sachs' new book on their behalf. My blog just went up on their website and you can also read it here.
Another essay for How To Change The World - many have reported on the difficulty of getting people to focus on climate change because it’s such a long-term problem. For this piece I described two techniques I have found useful in getting people to either change the pattern of their own energy consumption or to advocate for public policies that address environmental threats.
For an additional assignment, I used photos and sound recordings from my recent experiences at the climate marches in New York City to create a small video for those who weren't there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcmLdJNMGxU
Jim Kim, president of the World Bank Group, ascribed much of the success of the fight against HIV/AIDs to a political movement that pushed powerful groups to deal with this health crisis. For this essay we were asked to describe at least two other examples in which political or social mobilization has had an important impact on fighting disease.