Sharing a personal view of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, the birth of Earth Day, the founding of Environmental Sciences at UCSB, Environmental Law and decades leading the Solstice Parade on stilts

October 5, 2019

     As the Semester at Sea ship passed from Amsterdam to Gdansk through the waters of the North Sea and into the Baltic, the shipboard community was busily getting acquainted, beginning classes and forming groups around mutual interest and concern. I am happy to repor...

September 21, 2019

Thanks to the Sash Company for sponsoring the Earth Ambassador campaign with this gorgeous sash! It honors the work we're doing, and I wear it with pride. Thanks to the good folks there who created and embellished this official sash with love. I'm honored by this gener...

September 13, 2019

When we ask ourselves the question “what can I do?” we have the answer right at hand: we can do what we can do.

We learn what we can do by doing what we can, and we can learn that what we can do is to work with and/or alongside others who are doing what they can. 

In thi...

September 11, 2019

According to Lao-Tsu, “The way to do, is to be,” and along with my long practice of centering in gratitude for the challenges and opportunities that life brings along to us, I take action based on what I perceive to be the truth of this. So here I am in Amsterdam prepa...

May 16, 2018

Don't miss the 2018 Environmental Defense Center's Green and Blue! Save the date: June 3, 2018, from 2 to 6 pm. EDC will hold our largest fundraiser of the year outside in the beautiful gardens of Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta. More than 500 guests will enjoy...

May 30, 2017

After an intense process of recording, writing, editing, designing and revising, the first boxes of Rise Up: A Stilter's Adventures in Higher Consciousness have arrived. It's a sweet little book detailing how the act of getting up on stilts has revealed new perspective...

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About Marc McGinnes

Marc McGinnes has been inspiring people about what could be possible for this bright blue marble, as an educator, lawyer and activist for over four decades. It's all about collaborative conversation. Join in.


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Earth Day Ambassadors are a community for the Earth and Earth Day, dedicated to generating projects and participation to create Earth Day 2020 as the most impactful ever, on the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day


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