September 21st we joined the People’s Climate March in New York City, reported by the organizers as 310,000 strong. The protest was spirited and civilized. Owen and Megan learned much about climate change and popular politics, and we all learned about participating in something [much] larger than ourselves. Now the hard part – dramatically lowering our carbon output so we can lower the CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere to below 350 ppm. It helps that STRIDER’s wind generator and solar panels provide all our electrical needs, including refrigeration. And we don’t burn fossil fuel when we’re sailing. Other lifestyle changes will be harder. For example, though we don’t eat meat in large quantities, we do love our grill. It’s hard to imagine going fully Vegan!