Cylvia Hayes

Cylvia Hayes is founder and CEO of 3EStrategies. She is also the First Lady of Oregon.

West Coast Leaders Providing Trickle Up Leadership

Monday in San Francisco four elected officials boldly went where few politicians will these days – they talked openly and passionately about the urgent need to take action on climate change including putting a price …

Why Congress Reminds Me of NASCAR

NASCAR and Congress have much in common. They both go round and round in circles burning up vast amounts of resources without ever really going anywhere. Both are driven by big-monied sponsors although only the …

Irony and Idiocy

Sometimes I can only shake my head at the irony of our species calling itself Homo Sapiens, meaning “wise man”, given the sheer idiocy of so many of our actions. Fellow Grist contributor John Upton …

Dalai Lama and a Suicidal Economy

A few days ago I met the Dalai Lama.  He held my hand and embraced me.  Then I drove past the broken body of a person who had just killed himself by jumping off a …

Pacific Northwest paying high price for carbon emissions

It is ironic that despite relatively progressive clean energy policies the West Coast is paying an unusually high price for global carbon emissions. Ocean water off the Pacific coast has absorbed so much carbon that …

Measuring What Matters

Confucius once said, “We are so busy doing the urgent that we don’t have time to do the important.”  I haven’t been able to get that comment out of my mind as I watch the …

Climate & Energy

Getting ready for climate change: How the West Coast can lead the way

Leaders in California, Oregon, and Washington are talking about climate-smart infrastructure, while residents of the states are calling for clean energy investments.

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