Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Signs of movement

Heather Smith (on Twitter, @strangerworks) is interested in the various ways that humans try to save the environment: past, present, and future.

Climate & Energy

How to convince the climate slacker to get serious

This is the best advice we’ve seen yet on how to talk to people about climate change.

High and Mighty

The crazy, complicated world of “organic” weed

Meet the man who does organic bud inspections.


This contest wants you to turn racist, classist city planning into a fun game

Robert Moses did some terrible things to New York City. These folks want to have a little fun with his life.

Business & Technology

More Californians work in “Advanced Energy” jobs than in farming or Hollywood

Wait, what's Advanced Energy?

Business & Technology

They aren’t shiny unicorns, but these startups shine when it comes to clean energy

These companies are young, geeky, and building the technology that will bring clean energy to the masses.

Climate & Energy

Could climate-change warnings on gasoline pumps actually work?

Greens take a lesson from the fight against big tobacco. Stop driving or the caribou gets it.


Seattle’s bike share struggles like an Amazon bro trying to online date

The little bike share that can't. At least not yet.

Business & Technology

Google self-driving car makes history by driving like your grandpa, crashing into bus

This is the first time Google took the blame for a crash.


American-made clothing company owner talks business, bodies, and Betty Draper

The part of a truly sustainable wardrobe that we don’t talk about enough? Fit.