In 2009, Paul Hawken delivered these words to the University of Portland’s graduating class of 2009.
“If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse.”
Town Creek is privileged to work with amazing people who strive for environmental progress. Their work is inspiring, fascinating, and transformative. They provide a moment of optimism, in the face of disheartening data. To bring a moment of optimism to you, we will begin posting video interviews highlighting the work of those that are on the ground, working in their communities and regions to effect change.
Our first one is with Joe Uehlein, Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability. Many thanks to Joe and his willingness to sit down with me!