My sustainability journey started in 2010 when
I learned about an organization call Student
Energy. More specifically, a friend of mine
recommended me to the Chair of the
International Student Energy Summit 2011 for
the role of Sponsorship Manager. Despite my
skepticism – to be justified later – I joined
ISES; it changed my life. I now consider myself
an energy nerd and sustainability aficionado.
Why so skeptical? My family is fundamentally
unsustainable. We each drive a gas guzzler.
We live in a remote area. We consume excessive energy. We own a hazardous materials transportation company. Fail!!! I struggled with the idea of whether or not it was morally responsible for me to join a sustainability-based organization, mostly out of embarrassment. I thought to myself “I’m aware of my family’s lack of sustainability, yet I do nothing about it. I would be a hypocrite if I join this.”
Turns out getting the other side of the story was all it took to change me fundamentally. Consider this blog the musings of a 20-something self-professed sustainanerd. Enjoy!