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Leah Lamb
Leah Lamb is a writer and producer.

Lamb hosted and produced the green channel at Al Gore's network, Current TV. Her writing can be found on National Geographic News Watch, Planet Green, GOOD Inc, and makes rare appearances on her blog. She was one of the creatives featured in, Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio

Lamb is the creator of Soul Stories, and intuitive practice of calling in your mythic life via a one of a kind story, as well as My Planet, an online film series initiative about people healing through their connection with the natural world.

She is presently based on Maui, where she is completing her first novel, The Whale Dreamer (which happens to be on kickstarter:

Entries by Leah Lamb

Burning Man Isn't Perfect -- And How to Come Home

(11) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 9:30 AM


Kurt Hahn, the founder of Outward Bound, shared a story about how he was shamed by a student after returning from a wilderness adventure he led. "You took me out there, but you didn't teach me how to come back!!!" The experience of...

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8 Steps to Kill Writer's Block and Dance With the Muse

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 9:48 AM


I don't believe in writer's block.

There, I said it.

I do believe sometimes you write better than other times.

I was lucky. I grew up in the world of acting and had teachers who taught me that the creative process was not...

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How Preparing for Hurricanes Taught Me How to Prepare for the Future

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 5:38 PM


When predictions of Iselle arrived, I didn't take them lightly. And for good reason, this wasn't my first rodeo. I've been in a hurricane when a tree fell on our house, I've been in a lightening storm when a friend was struck and...

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Top 10 Ways to Give the Gift of Story This Holiday

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 10:35 AM

So it's almost Christmas time and you're kevetching because you haven't found the right gift yet. You want to give a gift that has meaning, that isn't consumed for the sake of consumption, that didn't harm the planet in the process of its creation. You want to feel good about...

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How I Got F*cked by Burning Man, and Other Sacred Ceremonies

(443) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 3:39 PM

(photo by: Trey Ratcliff)

So there I was, marching through a sandstorm in the middle of the night, tears streaming down my face. I felt myself getting pushed further and further into the desert by the incessant, blaring boom of...

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Stand in Line or Stand for FREE?: yerdle Says Share, Don't Shop

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 11:49 AM

My brother loves to make predictions. Six years ago Alex predicted that we were moving towards a sharing economy. I thought that sounded like a perfectly lovely utopian fantasy, but surely we don't have enough political will to actually shift our core values around ownership. Enter economic downturn from stage...

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Partying for the Planet and Dancing With God (at Burning Man)

(14) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 5:17 PM

2012-09-24-Screenshot20120915at9.47.00AM.png (Photo by Scott London)

It was Burning Man 2012. We had prepared for the worst, and hoped for the best as reports of epic sandstorms streamed in via texts from friends who were already out on the playa. The playa: an empty...

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Whale Inspires Largest Global Interactive Art and Entertainment Experience

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 12:25 PM

"The eye of the whale was as large as my head. It felt like my brain exploded, and something changed in me on that day. It refueled my passion to tell a big story about the ocean." That's what Neville Spiteri shared in a recent interview when discussing the backstory...

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Sweet Fear of Climbing: When Risk Teaches About Life and Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 2:25 PM

I went rock climbing in Yosemite last weekend. It was my first time climbing in the outdoors in over a decade, first time ever at Yosemite. (This is when I confess that the only thing hardcore about my climbing is my hardcore love of the outdoors.) Holy delicious fantastic weekend....

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Changing the Channel From Fear: When Women Face the Music, We All Get to Sing

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 8:17 PM

"What isn't seen are acts of kindness and generosity. Because they don't create peace, and we don't note those things."

Paul Hawken said that. It made me realize just how much I have been listening to fear lately. It hangs out on my plate as I question...

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Letter to a Young Ocean Activist

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 6:02 PM

A few weeks ago, Jill Buck, founder of Go Green Initiative, forwarded an email from Sarah Fyfe, a tenth grader living in Michigan. After learning about the pacific garbage patch Sarah wrote a passionate letter in which she expressed her love and concern for the planet,...

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The Ocean Lover's Green Gift Guide

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 12:57 PM

A few years ago my brother and his wife gave me a Christmas gift that came in the form of a donation to the Heifer International.

While it was an incredibly considerate gift and reflected my values, lets get real. There was no squealing or jumping for joy...

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Reclaiming the Vision of our Future: Living in a Culture of Connection and Creation

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 10:17 AM

There is a disease that is infiltrating our society. It's permeating our imaginations and infiltrating our ideas from every direction via movies, news stories, even video games -- it's the vision of our future. You know what the vision looks like: People have destroyed the planet, we are completely dependent...

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Expanding Envionmental Cousiousness: Meet Nina Simons, Co-founder of Bioneers

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 5:07 PM

Once in awhile, you find yourself in a moment when you realize, in the moment, that this is the moment that is going to impact your future. For me, the first time I sat in the audience at the Bioneers Conference was one of those moments. It's hard...

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Sex, Pandas, Kittens, and Swimming with Whales: Reclaiming the way we talk about the environment

(10) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 1:23 PM

I have a dream of creating stories that reconnect people to the planet, and reclaim the way we tell stories about the environment. What? You say. Reclaim? Yes. Reclaim. Let me tell you why.

After nearly two...

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China's Race to Save the Future: Welcome to the Sustainable Shanghai Virtual Tour

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2010 | 8:32 PM

Let me be frank, I didn't write the Sustainable Shanghai Series for the money (actually, I haven't even covered the cost of the trip). I did it because I got laid off, had some vacation pay, had an opportunity to tag along with the [re]think Shanghai GOAP crew,...

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BBQ Chef Helps Stop Nuclear War by Eating with the Enemy

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 9:21 PM

When author and journalist Kurt Pitzer told me he recently co-authored a book with Robert Egan, my brain started flipping though the memory rolodex...Egan Egan. Wait. THE BOBBY EGAN?!? Bobby Egan has been my party trick for the past year. You know the one you use...

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Ingredients for earth day: 1 cup listening to the enemy, 2 teaspoons of radical love, 3 pounds of self reliance

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 2:23 PM

I am about to break the party line. Forgive me in advance. For the past 5 years I have studied what motivates people to engage with addressing the state of the environment. I have developed a kind of recipe if you will, information, instigation, inspiration, and a distinct absence of...

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Step 1: Realize removing 1000 pounds of garbage out of the oceans by hand is...crazy.

(3) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 4:45 PM

So it's begun! Pulling 560 (I mean over 1000 pounds) of garbage out of the ocean. I now realize this is officially a crazy idea. For many reasons. But I'll tell you this, I have come to learn that there is a unique sect of people who I now refer...

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Tits and Ass or Climate Change? Welcoming the Environmental Journalist to the Endangered Species List

(6) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 3:11 PM

I came up with the idea for this piece when a talented and dedicated journalist who covered the policy beat in DC was let go from her job. It was one more drop in the bucket that demonstrated the state of online journalism.

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