Michael K., 52°

Profile 

Member Since
423 days ago
Location
Los Angeles, United States
Employer
underemployed and
Website
twitter.com/sustainabilitst

About Me

A ten year Navy Veteran honorably discharged I was lucky to have had 24 excellent Sailors under my charge who maintained one of the finest AEGIS suites aboard the USS John Paul Jones.
I taught Leadership and Management to 1750 students during my final three years at the Center for Naval Leadership to first line leaders. As someone who served during wartime I feel that we Sailors and Soldiers are the ones who do not wish for war, but only to protect those who are being taken advantage of.

I received my Bachelors and Masters in Environmental Management as well as my MBA from the University of Maryland. I was well on my way to working in the hazwaste field when I stumbled into a volunteer opportunity at a nonprofit. After six months of full-time probono work I needed to look for a job, but nonprofit work keeps calling me back; so, I am now working part-time selling shoes and full-time learning how to use Social Media to influence and help others.

I understand that not everyone can think about climate change as they are trying to survive day to day, or are one financial disaster away from poverty. That is just the portion of Society that lives in More Developed Countries. Many of Lesser Developed Countries' Billions are struggling to meet their basic needs. The recent increase in strong weather events portends to greater shifts in weather patterns; the result will likely be nationsize refugee groups emigrating elsewhere to seek food, water and shelter. This will increase the stresses already being felt in MDCs and will result in military conflicts between LDCs.

Lesser developed countries have the greatest opportunity to leap past the lessons learned during the early industrial age of developed nations.

Quotes

“Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

Recent Activity 

Michael is doing this action: Eat less meat

Michael is doing this action: Eat more vegetables

Actions 

Eat less meat. Doing this since in February 2013.

Eat more vegetables. Doing this since in February 2013.