Thursday, March 28, 2013


 "The power to define the situation is the ultimate power." - Jerry Rubin
 Signs and posters placed along I-80, 580 and Ashby Ave.
Quotes by current and former residents of Berkeley, CA.
 "Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling." - Wavy Gravy
 “The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.”  - David Brower
 "The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem." - Michael Chabon
 "LSD is a drug that causes insanity in people who have not taken it." - Timothy Leary
 "When you ain't got no money, you gotta get an attitude." - Richard Pryor

YTD - 161

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hwy 101: Marin/Sonoma

 "Don't hate the media: become the media." - Jello Biafra
 Signs placed alongside Highway 101 in Marin and Sonoma counties.
 "If it turns about that there is a God, I don't think that he is evil. I think that the worst thing you could say is that he is, basically, an under-achiever." - Woody Allen
 "It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly." - Bertrand Russell
 "The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 "Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another" - John Muir
 "We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster." - Carl Sagan
 "Being against evil doesn't make you good." - Ernest Hemingway
YTD - 152

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Signs and Posters in San Francisco

 "If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible." - Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
 Signs placed over and next to freeways in San Francisco.
 "As far as we know, the Earth is the only place in the universe where there is life. Its continued survival now rests in our hands." - David Attenborough
"Nationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met and take pride in accomplishments that you had nothing to do with." - Doug Stanhope
"When the well's dry we know the worth of water." - Benjamin Franklin
 "You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy." - Charles Manson
 "The secret waits for eyes unclouded by longing." - Tao Te Ching
YTD - 141

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

And The Winner Is...

 The winner of the slogan contest is a single mother of twins from Santa Fe. These signs (shown here in Berkeley and Sacramento) will be appearing around California, along with others, over the next few weeks.

2nd place is "Save the humans." courtesy of a public education activist in Pennsylvania, and 3rd place "Location. Location. Location." came courtesy of a Phoenix radiologist who's donating his prize money to The Conservation Fund.
4th place/Honorable Mention goes to the man behind
for the elegant idea of putting crime scene tape around the earth posters.

Thanks to everyone who helped and participated in the contest. I'll probably be having another one next year or sooner, depending on what happens in the Arctic over the summer.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Earth Posters on Freeways

 "The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them."  - Antoine de Saint Exupery
 Posters placed next to freeways in San Francisco, Alameda and Marin counties.
 "When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead." - Ernest Hemingway
 "The Sea
 Will be the Sea
 Whatever the drop's philosophy." 
 - Farid al-Din Attar
 "Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties." - James Jeans
 "My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." - Mitch Hedberg
 "Never believe anything until it has been officially denied." - Claud Cockburn
YTD - 131

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Half-Hearted Fanatic

 "Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast - a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic..."
 Signs and posters placed on freeways in Orange County, CA. Text by Edward Abbey.
 Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here.
 So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space.
 Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much...

  I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators...

promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.
YTD - 128