Patrick Mazza

My blogs

About me

Gender Male
Industry Environment
Occupation Writer-Researcher-Organizer
Location Seattle, Cascadia - Washington
Introduction I have worked in journalism and advocacy since 1978. I took part in the Northwest ancient forest movement from its early days in the mid-1980s and was a pioneer in the Green City/Urban Sustainability movement, jumping in during the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1994 I was editor of Cascadia Planet, one of the first 11,000 websites on Earth, and one of the very first bioregional sites. From 1998-2013 I worked for a climate group I helped co-found called Climate Solutions. I also co-authored "Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change," with Guy Dauncey. Now I work independently to forward solutions to climate change and global sustainability through my practice, MROC. The Cascadia map on the page banner and in my profile photo is by David McCloskey of Cascadia Institute. To order a fully detailed Cascadia map go to
Interests Music - I sing in a Portland punk band with lineage to the day, and play bass. History - I'm an avid reader of several kinds of history including US, modern, global and environmental. Walking - I love to do what bipedal hominids do best, walk. And my Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle is a tremendously beautiful and varied place to do it.
Favorite Movies The political and apocalyptic. Dr. Strangelove, Apocalypse Now, Escape from New York, Citizen Kane, Parallax View, Three Days of the Condor, All the President's Men
Favorite Music The Clash and Dead Kennedys are my traditional touchstones. I like a broad array of rock from Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and Doors to Nirvana, Bad Religion and Motorhead. Greg Sage and The Wipers are forever iconic to the Portland punk scene - Cobain called Greg the "Godfather of Grunge, " rightfully so.
Favorite Books Too many to mention