When the stars align I blog about climate change and sustainability ideas. Here I catalog innovative ideas that I think contribute to a sustainable and authentic lifestyle. I love art, design, technology, and to travel. I love the idea of minimalism and philosophies that discuss creating value so those ideas sneak in here and there. 

SOTU Cheat Sheet

Not to be missed this week:

I talked about the President's State of the Union Speech a couple of days ago, but didn't discuss his remarks on climate change specifically. Take a listen to what he had to say, and then check out the House Republican's version where they cut climate change out!

The President (thanks to scientists and activists) has been emphasizing 2014 being the hottest year on record. Take a look at this awesome interactive data visualization of average global temperatures for the past 135 years (and the gif of it below) from Bloomberg.

This week is the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos. The super expensive forum is riddled with contradictions.

The Senate humorously voted on if climate change is real this week (as mentioned last). And guess what! It is! But although it is not a hoax, they refuse to admit it is human-induced  -_-

And a bit of good news, West Virginia has decided to teach it's children that climate change is real and caused by humans!