Mountain View, CAUSA 94041
January 14, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.