We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank our readers for your support during 2021. The editors and writers here at TriplePundit deeply appreciate your loyalty and we look forward to what hopefully will be a far less chaotic 2022 (but we’re prepared if that isn’t the case!).
We’re powering down our laptops tomorrow, Friday December 24. We’ll also be slowing down our publishing schedule for the rest of the year but looking forward to continuing our coverage starting on January 3.
All of us here at 3p and 3BL Media wish you the happiest holiday season. Stay safe, stay healthy, and one more thing: Happy New Year, too!
In case you missed it, we’ve got a list of the stories during 2021 that meant the most to our fine group of writers.
“The comms around climate change was so hyperbolic this year, but it's worth remembering that the way we communicate affects how and whether people, governments, and companies take action.” – 3p’s Kate Zerrenner.
This August story discusses several important topics currently in the headlines: Women's autonomy over their own bodies, mental health awareness, and justice for the abuse survivors in USA Gymnastics, says Megan Amrich.
As the Biden administration's trillion-dollar infrastructure bill welcomes levels of spending on highways not seen since the Eisenhower-era Federal-Aid Highway Act, cities are clamoring to not only repair their crumbling roads, but also right the wrongs the paving left behind – read more from Grant Whittington.
Week after week, long-time senior writer Tina Casey brings a valuable perspective to 3p, as in “I hadn’t thought about it that way.” In this story, Tina talks about why companies need to do more than hire veterans: It’s also important to ensure they can succeed in the private sector as they acclimate to civilian life.
With real immigration reform on the table for the first time in decades, the fight heated up from the halls of Congress to the streets of the largest U.S. cities. The business community, however, had stayed largely silent. And why was that? More from 3p’s senior editor Mary Mazzoni.
Addressing diversity in an honest way was among the final lessons that the popular comedy Schitt’s Creek offers us. As the show continued to generate more buzz and awards — even after it was long known it had filmed its final season — criticism also mounted, and the show’s creator responded and took on that feedback head-on.
As Kate Zerrenner writes, what happened in Texas last winter was so intensely personal. And so deeply frustrating that in the end, the crisis was avoidable.
In many places around the U.S., highways that thrashed through cities, particularly in communities of color, are being transformed into parks and boulevards that reconnect communities, spur investment and depollute the air. Grant Whittington shines light on what is going on in the South Bronx.
From Roya Sabri: To so many, sustainable forestry means keeping forests untouched. Brad Kahn with the Forest Stewardship Council clarifies why that's not always the best approach: Since most forests in the U.S. are privately owned, those owners need to be gaining value from their land. Otherwise, he says, they may not "have an incentive to keep those forests as forests."
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Leon Kaye has written for 3p since 2010 and become executive editor in 2018. His previous work includes writing for the Guardian as well as other online and print publications. In addition, he's worked in sales executive roles within technology and financial research companies, as well as for a public relations firm, for which he consulted with one of the globe’s leading sustainability initiatives. Currently living in Central California, he’s traveled to 70-plus countries and has lived and worked in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.
Leon’s an alum of Fresno State, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Southern California's Marshall Business School. He enjoys traveling abroad as well as exploring California’s Central Coast and the Sierra Nevadas.