(POP) Philadelphia, PA. 2007- Founder of permaculture group planting
vacant lots, parks, yards.
"Replacing Neglect With Peach Trees" 9/2/07
Author of Health
Democracy: Liberating Americans from Medical
Philadelphia, PA. 2005- Consultant for community economic development.
Speeches and workshops.
Philadelphia, PA. 2005-
Founder of nonprofit, member-owned health financing system. Author, A Crime Not A Crisis: Why Health Insurance Costs So Much
nominee 2004: asked by Green Party US to consider running for U.S.
President or Vice President. Received delegate votes at national
candidate, City of Ithaca, NY. 2003.
named "Best Mayoral Candidate" by Ithaca Times Readers Poll 2003
COMMUNITY NEWS Ithaca, NY. 2000-2006. Founder,
editor: named "Ithaca's Best Website" by Ithaca Times
Readers' Poll 2002.
Cornell Civic Leaders Fellowship Ithaca,
Visiting scholar at Cornell University, Urban & Regional Planning
ALLIANCE Ithaca, NY. 1997-. Founder of nonprofit,
member-owned health financing system. Members paid $100/YEAR for
emergency medical coverage; own their own free
Ithaca, NY. 1991-.
Creator of the Ithaca HOUR, first U.S. bioregional currency, accepted by
thousands of residents (including 500 businesses). Publisher of HOUR
Town 1991-1999. Author of Hometown
Money: How to Enrich Your Community with Local Currency.
Quoted by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS This Morning,
National Public Radio, Mother Earth News, The Economist and most major media. Half hour PBS-TV show about the program. Named "Best Business
Advocate" by Ithaca Times Readers' Poll 1998. Tompkins County
Human Rights Award 1996, Semifinalist for 1996 Ford Foundation Innovations Award. Named "Local Hero" by Ithaca Times
Readers' Poll 1995 & 2000, and by Los Angeles Weekly
Fund for Investigative
Journalism grant, Washington, DC. 1989.
Researcher: Ecological Economics
University, Science Awareness Week, 1989. (one of four
speakers in series with astronomer Carl Sagan, Nobel Prize winner Hans
Bethe & Congressmember Matt McHugh)
PLANNERS Ithaca, NY. 1988.
Researcher, author, illustrator and
Power, a community energy portrait.
OUTREACH Ithaca, NY. 1987-1988.
Researcher, copywriter and designer for ad agency specializing in
messages about world hunger and world peace.
UNIVERSITY Ithaca, NY. 1987.
Lecturer in Government Department for short course:
"Making Green Plans."
Alternatives Fund Ithaca, NY. 1986-1988.
Community organizer on behalf of ecological urban design.
Life story featured in book Midterm Report, published 1986 by
Viking Press, written by David Wallechinsky. Quoted in Parade
International Project for Nicaraguan Appropriate Technology,
Managua, Nicaragua 1986. Research, publicity and funding for alternate
energy sources in Nicaragua. Urban design for Managua planners.
WALKING TOUR Venice, CA. 1985.
Guide to local history, culture, architecture, plants.
VENICE-OCEAN PARK FOOD CO-OP,
Venice, CA. 1984-85. Weekend manager.
of LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA.
1983-1985. Founder of organization devoted to
democratization of urban design. Author of book and slide show Los
Angeles: A History of the Future. Los Angeles Times wrote
half-page article about this work, 11/25/83.
PRESS Los Angeles, CA. 1981. Author,
Amazing Los Angeles: La Increíble Historia de Los Angeles
PRODUCTIONS San Francisco, CA. 1979-80.
Author, Amazing San Francisco
Transcontinental Hike 6/9/78- 12/24/78.
Walked across the United States, entirely on foot, from Boston to San
Diego. Through forests, fields, over mountains and desert. Saw the
effects of land use and population shift on natural resources.
Investigated industry and agriculture.
CITIZEN PLANNERS May, 1978.
Founder of national movement for grassroots ecological urban design.
URBAN GARDENERS Boston, MA. 1978.
Efforts to establish urban agriculture
ARTS COUNCIL Cambridge, MA. 1978. Sidewalk artist
Solar Tour 1978. Visited solar energy innovators with
National Center for Appropriate Technology grantee.
YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS grant 1977. Sidewalk artist
TOWN PUBLICATIONS 1975-1977.
for concept, writing, design and/or publication of a series
of locally-oriented publications, including The Amazing Ithaca History Calendar 1976, Ithaca
100 Years Ago. Collaborated with artists and writers for An
Ithaca Schools Book: Toward Real Learning, Woman's Roots: The History of Women in
Tompkins County, Glorious Ithaca.
a journal of liberation and education 1972-1973. Founder and editor of newspaper promoting community-based
Lafayette, LA. 1971. Co-founder and co-editor of community newspaper
promoting racial and social justice.
CONSUMERS' CO-OPERATIVE Lafayette, LA. 1970-1971. Public
relations for low-income co-operative.
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Auburn, NY. 1969-1970.
Emergency resuscitation squad and inhalation therapist.
ADVERTISING: 1966-1967. Copywriter
ORGANIZING: full-time antiwar organizer (1971-1972),
environmentalist candidate for city council (1973), co-author Ithaca
People's Yellow Pages (1974), started
successful opposition to
construction of a four-lane highway (1976-1989),
organized San Francisco Wastewater Forum (1980), organized public opposition to suburban sprawl (1986-1988),
member of core groups which successfully stopped Wal-Mart's entry to Ithaca (1992-1995) and
stopped permit process for construction of a 177-foot incinerator (1996).
sources of income have included: masseur,
dishwasher, teacher, cartoonist, farmworker, freelance writer, cashier,
chessplayer, sexton, factory worker, graphic artist, library worker,
gardener, yardworker, lumberyarder.
Summit University Santa Monica, CA. 1982. B.A. City
specialization Metropolitan Appropriate Technology
and Long-range Planning.
Harpur College (SUNY Binghamton) 1967-1968. Major in
Mohawk Valley Technical Institute 1965-1967. A.A.S.
Advertising and Marketing.
Editor of college paper.
Ithaca High School 1963-1965. voted "Most Artistic"