Fact or Faction

Posted by Sonya Landau | November 3, 2016 | Under Campaign, Climate Change, Communications, Education, Language, LCG Blog, Politics, PR, Vocabulary, What You Can Do, Words, Writing

The Sticky Truth The election is right around the corner and the world is in a tizzy about the outcome. News sites and Facebook feeds are brimming with analyses of the latest Trump gaffe, the panic surrounding the “new” Clinton … Continued

Truthiness: How Hard Can the Windbags Blow?

Posted by Sonya Landau | December 23, 2015 | Under Blog, Brooklyn, Campaign, Cause Campaign, Communications, Education, Language, Law, LCG Blog, Legal, NYC, Politics, PR, Science, Vocabulary, Words, Writing

Truth, Fact, Interpretation, Misdirection – In An Age of Liars, We Need A Decoder Ring Think about this: we know the difference between truth and lies. Presumably, we form our opinions from the information given to us. Certainly, this ought … Continued

Climate Change Scientists Take Nantucket Sleighride

Posted by Sonya Landau | December 17, 2015 | Under Blog, Brooklyn, Climate Change, Education, Environment, LCG Blog, Nonprofit, NYC, PR, Progressive, Science, What You Can Do

Take Your Own Nantucket Sleighride: How Old Whaling Ships Are Helping in the Fight to Stop Climate Change In the wake of the recent UN climate change conference in Paris, there’s lots of discussion about the subject. Some argue that … Continued

CupGate and the Art of Stealing Your Attention for Nonsense

Posted by Linda Gross | November 12, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

The latest idiocy to hit the American consciousness is the kerfuffle over Starbucks’ plain red cup for the “holiday season” which, in its simplicity, apparently is contributing to the “war on Christmas.” Some are referring to this as “CupGate.” This … Continued

Warning Signs: Inoculation Against Action

Posted by Sonya Landau | June 9, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

We all do it. Your mom tells you to clean your room, or take out the trash. You say, “Yeah, I’ll get to that,” then promptly forget to do so. She tells you again; you agree again. Eventually you stop … Continued

On Earth Day: Remembering the First Earth Day and Honoring Its Legacy

Posted by Linda Gross | April 22, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

I remember the very first earth day in 1970.  Although my memories are vague, it made an impression on me. I was a senior in high school, and I remember going down to Earth Day’s NYC headquarters in advance of … Continued

Science and Politics: When Feelings Trump Facts

Posted by Sonya Landau | March 10, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

Looking back on it, there was a time when the US was set on making science a priority in learning. Advancing our technology and teaching our children to strive toward excellence in math and science put us ahead in the … Continued

Virtual Water: With Concern About Future Availability of Fresh Water Worldwide, How Are We Using the Water We Have Now?

Posted by Sonya Landau | January 13, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

Wow, that strawberry shortcake you’re eating sure is delicious. But do you know how much water it took to get those ingredients into the delicacy on your fork? You don’t? If you pay any attention to science news – or … Continued

Latest Client News – Week of June 16, 2014

Posted by Sonya Landau | June 16, 2014 | Under Latest Client News

Last Friday, June 13th, in a follow up to the ongoing NYU expansion struggle in Greenwich Village, a coalition of over 20 community members and groups filed a legal brief in the state appellate court in Manhattan. A trial court … Continued

Latest Client News – Week of April 14, 2014

Posted by Sonya Landau | April 16, 2014 | Under Latest Client News

New! Barbara Winslow’s new biography of Shirley Chisholm was just mentioned and quoted in Newsweek’s obituary of the Harlem politician Basil Paterson. The New York Times just published an article about NYU’s Chairman of the Board, Marty Lipton, calling him … Continued