How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
I'm a member of Transition Santa Cruz launch committee. I also work for Chelsea Green Publishing, the U.S. publisher of "The Transition Handbook," David Holmgren's "Permaculture: Principles and Pathways," and other relevant books.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I was involved with Sustainable Seattle in the early 90s and subsequently lived for a number of years in a small, island community where I learned a few facets of the meaning of interdependence and community resilience. I am drawn to the work of connecting organizations and am trying to learn to be a systems thinker, and I love the inclusive, creative context that the Transition Movement has created for doing important work.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I'm a student of sustainability, and have some group process and community building skills. I like meetings. I like to grow food. I have some connections with authors and books that speak the language of Transition.