I keep this post around for fun. The 10-year-old I mention below is now a Sophomore at the University of Oregon!
I was blessed nearly 10 years ago with my beautiful daughter Hadlie, and being a parent has been one of the best gifts the universe could deliver. Not only do I get to see the world through a mother’s perspective, but I also get to “re-live” the world through my child’s eyes. For the past several years I have been working on a double major, Environmental Studies and Journalism (public relations concentration), at the University of Oregon. I am passionate about conserving and protecting our environment and include my daughter in all of my endeavors. She has been to global climate change rallies, written her politicians demanding for a cleaner environment, and attended numerous eco-focused seminars and workshops with me. I feel one of our greatest efforts for preserving the planets health, should be developing good habits in our children, after all, it is much harder to break bad habits when we are older! If we can make it a priority to teach our children to be stewards of their community, we can deliver a generation of citizens who are knowledgeable about, and inspired, to take responsibility for the health of the world.
I have a special interest in ecotourism and the marine environment. Through my many travels abroad, I have learned that collaborating internationally is important for a sustainable future for our planet. This blog will focus on environmental issues (a huge umbrella), parenting and raising children to be eco-conscious, while providing successful communication tools for creating effective messaging. I seek to educate and empower individuals to make a difference, and encourage everyone to take action in the issues that they care deeply about. Welcome to my blog!