It was in my university years that I began to see beyond my little world of family, friends and place to the global village. I especially recall the injustices in South America ....this deeply troubled me. When Robin and I were deciding to sponsor a 3rd world child .... I struggled with the dilemma ...'we should be helping communities become more sustainable not just one child!' My theme song: sustainability involves social environmental and economics.
As a teenager, I lived in Germany, Dad was in the Armed Forces. On one of our school field trips we visited a forestry station. I was very drawn to this service of managing forests, taking care of it and everything to do with it. I enrolled in a College Program hoping to learn how to recreate this job for myself.... instead I found myself taking inventory of the forest .... not what I had in mind!
I switched to the University program for Community Development. This exposed me to the Natural Step, a global non-profit organization committed to helping communities and businesses become sustainable.