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Karen C.


Fairview, NC
Hometown: Oyster Bay

Member since:

June 4, 2013

Why is sustainable living important to you?

Given the state of our planet, sustainable living is crucial to our survival and quality of life. As a Quaker, being a good steward of the earth is a central to my faith. Sustainable living in a somewhat narrow form, was a core value I grew up with. To my parents, it was "common sense". Waste is just unthinkable. My mother is German and grew up in Hamburg during the war. Taking good care of what you had, recycling, conservation of resources and growing food were necessary for survival. Gratitude and well as a sense of moral responsibility are at the root of my commitment.

How involved do you want to be?... Passive member, plan on attending events, volunteering time, and/or hope to build your own home?

I am very interested in attending events, not just for my own education, but to help inform Clients of options and resources. Volunteering time is also something I am willing to do.

What do you hope to get out of this experience?

I would like to learn more about sustainable living practices and local resources for my own purposes as well as to encourage and educate friends and clients to consider their options.

What skills do you have to offer?

I owned and land development and excavation business for 15 years. My goal was to preserve the integrity of the land as much as possible. I am a certified MCAD developer. While working at Keller Williams I was trained to teach classes. I would be happy to help facilitate educational/outreach programs. Over the past 25 years, I have served on the board of directors for a number of non profit organizations. I am comfortable with public speaking and teaching. I love working with people. I have and continue to provide consultation services for residential and commercial development as well as intentional community organization and development.


I am a certified Eco-Broker/Realtor with a background in permaculture. In addition, I offer consulting service for Land Acquisition, Residential Development & Intentional Communities. Certified by The Mountain Council for Accountable Development.

What Karen C. is saying about this Meetup Group

Seems like a great group of people. I look forward to attending meetings in the future!

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