Profile

Cover photo
Leif Utne
Works at DrupalSquad
Attended UMass-Amherst
Lives in Bainbridge Island
3,321 followers|90,609 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

 
A frank, sobering take on the real challenge of tackling climate change.
<p>Either you will continue to buy, use, and consume as if there is no tomorrow; or you will make substantial changes to the way you live.</p>
3
Add a comment...

Leif Utne

Shared publicly  - 
 
Gadzooks! +Upworthy picked up GIRL IN A TREE, our little protest song about a local shopping mall development on Bainbridge Island. Pinching myself. Visit http://livingbainbridge.org and sign the petition. ‪#‎nomallsprawl‬

http://www.upworthy.com/people-are-all-so-busy-its-hard-to-grab-anyones-attention-so-this-19-year-old-climbed-a-tree?c=hpstream
6
1
Corbet Curfman's profile photo
Add a comment...

Leif Utne

Shared publicly  - 
 

Wait. What? This is crazy.
First Amendment advocates say the rules ignore press freedoms and are unconstitutional.
1
Nathaniel James's profile photoKai Hagen's profile photo
4 comments
 
Following Backlash, U.S. Forest Service Says Media Won't Need Permits To Shoot On Federal Land

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/forest-service-permit-media_n_5889940.html
Add a comment...
 
It's up! "GIRL IN A TREE" a crowdsourced vid for my song protesting the #Visconsi mall on #Bainbridge http://youtu.be/gUVjSkt1QIY #walgreens   #keybank  
6
1
jfriesem's profile photoMarsha Novak's profile photojudy-B wilson's profile photoCorbet Curfman's profile photo
5 comments
 
Refreshing as clean water and sunshine!  I love the message and inspiration.  Thank you for your purposeful passion.
Add a comment...

Leif Utne

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Nice work, Ellison! Thanks for this.
4
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
3,321 people
Didara Chnybayeva's profile photo
Neil Abbey's profile photo
Mike Pianko's profile photo
Michael Tufekci's profile photo
ward almona's profile photo
Adrienne So's profile photo
Konda Mason's profile photo
Muhammad Mubeen Mushtaq's profile photo
Paul Fairbanks's profile photo

Leif Utne

Shared publicly  - 
 
Ha! Brilliant.
13 Reasons You Should NEVER Move to Bainbridge Island. ATT3007619. At first glance, Bainbridge Island appears to be a fantastic place to live. It has beautiful scenery, great schools, low crime, friendly people, and it's only a short ferry ride from Seattle. It's no wonder so many people want to ...
1
1
Neil Cresswell's profile photo
 
LOL. Great find. Must reshare!
Add a comment...
 
Beautiful short film created by Louie Schwartzberg for the opening of the UN Climate Summit. Wish I could've been there to see how the delegates reacted to this.
4
2
Manjeet Singh's profile photoAmeline Lagasse's profile photoNaeem Balala's profile photo
 
It's a very ameging
Add a comment...
 
Sweet! The Contributor picked up our "Girl in a Tree" video. Please share, and if you live on or frequently visit Bainbridge Island, please sign the pledge to boycott the Walgreens/Visconsi Mall at http://livingbainbridge.org. #nomallsprawl #walgreensboycott #keybankboycott #visconsiboycott
In the department of creative protest tactics, residents in the Seattle suburb of Bainbridge Island are raising their voices in song to stop a shopping mall developer from building a large Walgreens, and have made a fun crowdsourced music video to promote their boycott campaign.
3
Add a comment...

Leif Utne

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
UPDATE: HOW TO UPLOAD:
1. Post your clip to YouTube or Facebook and email a link to leifutne@gmail.com. I will send you an invitation to the Dropbox.
2. Follow the link in your email to "Join" the Dropbox folder and upload your file!
1
Kai Hagen's profile photo
 
Great idea. Good luck!
Add a comment...

Leif Utne

Shared publicly  - 
 
For the first time in history, an independent crew is taking control of a NASA satellite and running a crowdfunded mission. They're doing it all from a makeshift mission control center in an abandoned McDonald’s in Mountain View, California, using old radio parts from eBay and a salvaged flat screen TV. “If I could come up…
1
K Grandia's profile photo
 
Now there's a headline!
Add a comment...
 
What? Insurance companies are now suing cities for not acting quickly enough to mitigate the effects of climate change? Local pols everywhere take note: if you don't have a climate change mitigation plan in place, your town may not only be uninsurable, you might also be liable for insurance claims stemming from floods, wildfires, and other climate disasters. This shit just got real.
Climate change lawsuits: Farmers Insurance filed class action lawsuit last month against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area for failing to prepare for flooding. The suits argue towns should have known climate change would produce more flooding.
3
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
3,321 people
Didara Chnybayeva's profile photo
Neil Abbey's profile photo
Mike Pianko's profile photo
Michael Tufekci's profile photo
ward almona's profile photo
Adrienne So's profile photo
Konda Mason's profile photo
Muhammad Mubeen Mushtaq's profile photo
Paul Fairbanks's profile photo
Work
Occupation
technologist, journalist, musician, activist, flaneur
Skills
marketing, sales, digital strategy, social media, jazz flute and sax
Employment
  • DrupalSquad
    VP of Biz Dev, social techie, journalist, musician, flaneur, 2012 - present
  • Utne Reader
  • Worldchanging.com
  • QuantumShift.tv
  • Conversation Cafe
  • State PIRGs
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Bainbridge Island
Previously
Newton, MA - Minneapolis, MN - Northampton, MA - Langley, WA - Santiago, Chile - Antigua, Guatemala - Pittsburgh, PA - Fitchburg, MA - Amherst, MA - Lowell, MA - Somerville, MA - Seattle, WA
Story
Tagline
VP Community Development, Zanby
Introduction
Leif Utne is a social media evangelist, journalist, activist and musician. As VP of Community Development at Zanby, he helps bring this unique community software platform to the world of mission-driven businesses, nonprofits, and governments. Utne is a board member of The UpTake, an award-winning online video citizen journalism network. He lives on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle.
Education
  • UMass-Amherst
    1997
  • University of Washington
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Universidad de Chile
  • Newton South High School
  • Lexington Waldorf School
  • St. Paul Academy
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Foglio