Getting Personal…

I'm working on a new bio, inspired by Dan Blank. It's taking it is: I design, write and paint to reveal deeper connecting rivers of light that flow through our problems and carry us to solutions. I am interested in the weave of words, images and form as they fix our focus on what … Continue reading Getting Personal…

Salmon gathering

I had a dream in the early hours this morning – an Earth Day dream. Near my office—we’re somewhere northern—closer to the Arctic Circle. Salmon gathering, next to my friend’s office window, in the river that ran clear past by the office building— under a train bridge, parallel to a turning train line. Stood with … Continue reading Salmon gathering

Why I travel

  Why I travel   Because I am human, and I inhabit a physical body, my experience of the sacred is automatically spatial. My experience of the spirit translates easily into the architectures of faith. I explore this. I travel. Because I am human, and because I engage my physical senses at every moment, my … Continue reading Why I travel

I have a new favorite hashtag

It's #loveourplanet - check it out on all platforms. Instagram is especially good. Find a photo to tag with this everyday. Enjoy! -Maia

Clean Energy Strategies for Urban Resilience

Follow the link to access this presentation about Clean Energy Strategies for Urban Resilience – a good overview in a nutshell.

Journaling my PhD

The presentation I gave as part of a panel on Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change at the Municipal and Regional-scale at the Climate Resilience and Adaptation Symposium became my first public presentation in America. It makes me happy, while I do realize I could have prepared a little more.

While drawing on my work as an intern at NREL, yet not relating to the organization itself, the presentation discusses the synergies that can be achieved by considering sustainability as a process to resilience, rather an a be-all and end-all proposition. At every stage of the emergency management phases as outlined by FEMA, clean energy strategies have the potential to add value imparting greater advantage than singularly focused efforts.

The presentation can be accessed by following this link

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I live in a little village outside of New York City called South Orange, New Jersey. This is an interview with our de facto mayor Alex Torpey, Village President. Alex's time in office took him through the path of Hurricane Sandy, among other environmental issues. Curious to know more, I offered up some questions to Alex, … Continue reading Leadership

Venice, Sea Change

When I pulled the "freehand sketches" card from my editorial calendar inspiration bin, my first thought was to share this quick sketch of Venice, Italy. I drew this on vacation, and was intrigued by the peaks and valleys of the Venetian cityscape, as seen from the top of the Campanile. To tie this into the blog's theme of … Continue reading Venice, Sea Change