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Apollo Gonzales, NRDC Alum, DC

Apollo Gonzales

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A Moving Planet

Posted September 21, 2011 by Apollo Gonzales in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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When I was a kid and things became too fast paced or stressful for me I would go outside, take off my shoes, and stand with my bare feet on whatever piece of earth was nearest me. I don't know...continued

Deepwater Dispatches: The Worst Possible Time

Posted May 3, 2010 by Apollo Gonzales in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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I think it goes without saying that there is never a good time for an oil spill.  Certainly, the "drill baby drill" crowd would agree with me on that. Yesterday, sheltered from the pounding rain in his boat Capt. Kip...continued

Deepwater Dispatches (Part 1)

Posted April 30, 2010 by Apollo Gonzales in Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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The first thing you forget when you leave the Gulf Coast, where I grew up, is the humidity. It is also, the first thing you are reminded of when you come home. When I got the call that I was...continued

Copenhagen: Another Perspective

Posted December 17, 2009 by Apollo Gonzales in Solving Global Warming

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We're nearing the end of our time here in Copenhagen and there is a lot going on. Things were hectic last week and I thought it couldn't get busier, but as this week has rolled on it has reached a...continued

Dispatches from Cop15: Over the Atlantic

Posted December 7, 2009 by Apollo Gonzales in Solving Global Warming

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It is 1 a.m., and for the first time in my life I have crossed the Atlantic. I am traveling at 625mph, fast approaching the island that my wife is named for. Somewhere below, Ireland like my wife and son,...continued

Lowering the Cost of Play

Posted November 19, 2008 by Apollo Gonzales in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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In my living room sits a 32" LCD HDTV. I feel guilty every time I turn it on because I know how much energy the thing uses. Every night I turn it off, and not just stand-by, but OFF. It's...continued

Is T. Boone selling you shinola, or something else?

Posted August 25, 2008 by Apollo Gonzales in Moving Beyond Oil

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I grew up in Houston, Texas. Maybe that made me more susceptible than most to the romanticized idea of being a Texas oil man. At the age of 18, the same summer I graduated high school, I went to work...continued

On cycling and a loss.

Posted July 10, 2008 by Apollo Gonzales in Living Sustainably

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When I was about 13 years old, my folks bought me my first 10-speed bike. I’d been riding a single speed starter Huffy for years already, but the gift of the Sears Free Spirit sent a clear message – my...continued

On Leaving My Wallet At Home

Posted November 20, 2007 by Apollo Gonzales

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I am a geek of the worst kind. I am an electronics gadget geek. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of many other geeky things, like comics and video games, but nothing else comes close to my obsession with...continued

From Blacksmith to Environmental Hero

Posted November 1, 2007 by Apollo Gonzales in Green Enterprise, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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I laced up my first pair of climbing shoes in the fall of 1997. At the time, climbing in Texas was relegated to a few over crowded outdoor spaces, and more than a handful of indoor climbing gyms. After an...continued

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