Caroline F.

Location:

Mountain View, CA

Member since:

January 14, 2013

What are you most passionate about that pertains to sustainability?

In college, I discovered my passion for conserving the wetlands and forests. These are two ecosystems I find most important because they have, in my mind, been most damaged by humans. They have also been most resorted. Wetlands serve humans as a filtration system and provide habitat for a variety of animals that I would like to show my children one day. Forests provide people with timber to build their homes, but those same trees are homes to their own amazing ecosystem. I want to find a way that people can peacefully coexist with the natural world instead of trying to use it to further the destructive path we have designed for our planet.

Where do you learn about sustainability-related events?

Up until recently, I received most of my information on sustainability-related events from an e-mail chain my college professor Dr. Karen Holl. However, because I graduated in 2011 my school e-mail address has been cancelled. I use google for my recent research on events, but I found this particular event through word of mouth. A good friend heard that I am committed to a career in the environmental field, but am a little unsure about which field is best suited for me. She suggested that I attend one of these meet-ups to see if law and policy, education, field work or an internship was right for me.

Who would you like to see as a speaker at EcoTuesday? What kinds of topics are you interested in?

Bob King, is someone I would very much like to see as a speaker. His advancements in the world of Bio-Fuel has been awe inspiring to me. He took something as everyday as cooking oil and made it into something that fuels his car! I began my environmental education trying to tell myself that the only answer to environmental problems was to revert to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. I quickly learned that was not going to be a solution that big business, other people or even myself could attain in a life-time. My focus quickly became alternative fuels, green living and cultural understanding. I also care about supporting local farmer's markets, businesses and communities. The more time and money I spend in these areas the smaller I am making my carbon foot print. Basically I am passionate about not taking more from the environment around me that I am willing to give back.

Introduction

My name is Carrie Foley and I am an environmental enthusiast looking for like-minded people and guidance into my career in environmental protection and conservation. I am passionate about working with others to create a better world now.


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