How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
I am involved with a newly formed local anti-global warming collaborative called "Plan Green Ventura County" which includes representatives from the County Board, the city of Ventura (and more cities to follow), non-profit organizations, and green businesses. Our goal is to facilitate a variety of specific projects to address and combat global warming at a local level.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
How can one not be concerned and get active when the very fate of this planet is at stake?. So, I identify with this movement because its obvious to me that we HAVE TO transition off oil and to renewables! Unfortunately, denial has been the way to deal with this crisis at a policy level here in this country until recently - and still isnt nearly enough. Now, its a scramble with very little time to turn things around. I'm hopeful that we can do it - what choice do we have?
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I've been an environmental activist for a number of years and have experience in project management, and event planning.
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
For starters, I havent owned a car for 3 years!. I've also been a member and an activist for the Green Party and so have been able to vote my conscience. As for growing the Transition Movement, I will just keep doing what I've been doing - helping to organize and promote projects and events, and getting the word out that each and every person can make a difference. Collectively, we can change the world.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Sustainability Movement
Your enthusiasm is contagious! Let us know of some Transition-related events in Ventura or Ojai. Are you familiar with the Ojai Valley Green Coalition? They are the subject of that new video that I posted about Grow Food Parties. Do you know about them? Sounds like a collaboration is at hand!