This time of year tends to bring to mind many memories and leaves me reminiscing through the past. The founding of the Carbon Economy Series is rooted in a lifetime of wonder and knowledge.
I am still the little girl who turned over the rocks to see what was under them. Always wanting to know how things worked, I removed every screw, nut and bolt from my first bike at about three and a half years old. Being the daughter of two brilliant engineers trained to solve problems, I had fantastic role models from whom I’ve received encouragement my entire life. Like my parents, I am constantly looking for ways to improve existing systems.
The Carbon Economy Series was born in the search for what is good, what works and what can be improved in the areas of health, environment and high performance. It has been a life-long commitment to excellence and determining what works for the good of all.
In 2005, I heard a very compelling reason for me to spread this knowledge – if we increased the soil by 3 inches on all arable land, we would sequester enough carbon from the atmosphere to stabilize climate change. When we grow biomass, we grow food, conserve water, store water in soil, increase public health, and reduce our dependence on oil, pesticides and fertilizers. At the same time, we increase biodiversity and sequester carbon to boot. It is a win, win situation.
I am forever grateful for every step in the building of the Carbon Economy Series. As a small non-profit, we seek the most powerful, innovative speakers in the areas of sustainable living and ecological education to bring to college campuses in New Mexico and Texas. To be in the greening industry during this vital time in history is an irreplaceable feeling that fuels me to discover more knowledge and educate the people around me. The delicate balance of our atmosphere is at stake, and I am grateful to be a part of the solution.